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GBM, Glioblastoma, Brain Tumor, Brain Cancer

Cedars-Sinai Brain Tumor Expert Available to Discuss Diagnosis and the Latest Treatment Options for Glioblastoma and Other Brain Cancers

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Affordable Care Act , Obamacare, Uninsured, Chugh, Eric Stecker, OHSU, Heart Institute, Knight Cardiovascular Institute , Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, Heart Rhythm Center

Health Insurance Expansion Linked to Fewer Sudden Cardiac Arrests

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The incidence of sudden cardiac arrest, a sudden and usually deadly loss of heart function, declined significantly among previously uninsured adults who acquired health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest, left ventricular ejection fraction, LVEF, Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, Chugh

Cedars-Sinai Team Develops Risk Assessment Score to Predict and Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigator and his team have developed a new risk assessment tool that brings physicians closer to predicting who is most likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, a condition that is fatal in more than 90 percent of patients.

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Nearly Half of US Women Don’t Know Heart Disease Is Their No. 1 Killer

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Women and their physicians are largely uneducated when it comes to females and heart disease, putting women’s health and lives at greater risk, a new study out today shows. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, shows that 45 percent of U.S. women are not aware that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.

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congenital heart , Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Heart Institute, Evan Zahn , pediatric heart disease, pediatric cardiology

Heart Expert Explains New Nonsurgical Treatment for Most Common Heart Defect in Premature Babies

In a new video posted today, Cedars-Sinai heart expert Evan Zahn, MD, explains a new treatment for babies born with patent ductus arteriosus, a “hole in the heart,” the most common structural heart defect in newborns. The video is available for streaming and downloading.

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Cedars-Sinai Recognized As One of Computerworld’s 2017 Best Places to Work in IT

Cedars-Sinai has been named one of the best places to work in information technology, according to an annual list published by IDG’s Computerworld, a national publication for IT and business technology professionals. This is the ninth consecutive year that Cedars-Sinai has received the Computerworld honor.

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Melanoma, Mark B Faries, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute

Common Surgical Treatment for Melanoma Does Not Improve Patients’ Overall Survival, Study Shows

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Patients who receive the standard surgical treatment for melanoma that has spread to one or more key lymph nodes do not live longer, a major new study shows.

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Depression, Readmission, Waguih William IsHak

One in Three Hospitalized Patients Experience Symptoms of Depression, Study Shows

About one in three hospitalized patients shows symptoms of depression, potentially affecting their clinical outcomes, a new Cedars-Sinai study has found. The study appears in the Journal of Hospital Medicine and shows that screening hospitalized patients for depression is both feasible and important.

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Readmission, Healthcare Quality, Quality Improvement, Teryl Nuckols

Quality Improvement Measures Reduce Hospital Readmissions but Do Not Produce Consistent Savings, Study Shows

Efforts to reduce hospital readmissions are working, but they’re not always saving money, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, evaluated the effectiveness and financial benefit of quality improvement programs at medical centers in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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Health-Tech Startups Thriving One Year After Graduating From Cedars-Sinai Accelerator

One year after graduating from the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars, several health-tech startups are swiftly expanding their innovations into hospitals and other healthcare settings for the benefit of patients.







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