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Analysis Shows Lack of Evidence That Wearable Biosensors Improve Patient Outcomes


Wearable biosensors have grown increasingly popular as many people use them in wristbands or watches to count steps or track sleep. But there is not enough proof that these devices are improving patient outcomes such as weight or blood pressure, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai investigators published in the new Nature Partner Journal, npj Digital Medicine.



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Cedars-Sinai Epidemiologist Discusses Best Ways to Stay Healthy as Flu Season Peaks


Influenza is a serious illness that sometimes can result in death. Jonathan Grein, MD, Cedars-Sinai medical director of Hospital Epidemiology, is available to discuss ways to keep healthy as flu activity surges dramatically.



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Transplant Games’ Medalist Represents Cedars-Sinai in the 2018 Rose Parade

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Three months after receiving a kidney transplant, Holly Miyagawa was back on the beach playing volleyball. That was 17 years ago. Since then, the Hermosa Beach, CA, resident has gone on to medal in volleyball at the World Transplant Games and the Transplant Games of America. This New Year's Day, she'll accompany the Donate Life float in the Tournament of Roses Parade, representing Cedars-Sinai, where she received her transplant.



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Cedars-Sinai Investigators to Lead Multi-Center Study Into How Memories Are Formed


Cedars-Sinai investigators will lead a multi-center study into how the brain’s circuitry forms and recalls memories — research made possible by a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.



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Startup Tech Companies in Cedars-Sinai’s Third Accelerator Class Announce New Deals and Partnerships


Ten innovative health-tech companies that completed the fall 2017 session of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars have announced new contracts and partnerships to bring their leading-edge technologies to patient care.





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Cedars-Sinai Helps a Future Physician Grow From Cradle to Medical School


Shannon Sullivan, 26, a student at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C., has already co-authored a major study in a prominent neuroscience journal and earned a coveted fellowship. She traces her career ambitions to age 12, when she learned she had spent her first months of life in the Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). "I want to save babies the way the doctors at Cedars-Sinai saved me," Sullivan remembers telling her parents.



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Holiday Loneliness Can Be Harmful to Seniors’ Health


Loneliness in older Americans is linked to serious medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and heart disease as well as a higher risk of premature death. But loneliness can be easily overlooked as a health risk because healthcare providers can neglect asking their older patients about their social lives, and many older adults are too proud or embarrassed to ask for help, experts say. Cedars-Sinai geriatricians suggest tips for seniors who may feel especially isolated during the holidays.



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Renowned Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Researcher Honored by Metabolic Institute of America


Richard Bergman, PhD, an internationally renowned diabetes and obesity researcher, received the Distinguished Leader in Insulin Resistance Award for his groundbreaking efforts to predict, prevent, treat and ultimately cure diabetes.



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Medication Errors for Admitted Patients Drop When Pharmacy Staff Take Drug Histories in ER


When pharmacy professionals — rather than doctors or nurses — take medication histories of patients in emergency departments, mistakes in drug orders can be reduced by more than 80 percent, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai.



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Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Receives Rare Honor of Three-Year Accreditation With Commendation From the American College of Surgeons


The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai has been honored with a three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the college’s quality assurance program, called the Commission on Cancer, demonstrates a cancer program’s commitment to high-quality, multidisciplinary patient care.

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