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Newswise: 3D Mammograms: Are They Worth It?

3D Mammograms: Are They Worth It?

Cedars-Sinai

As 3D mammography, also called digital breast tomosynthesis, has become more available nationwide, a big question many women face is whether they should step up and get one. Are they safe, more effective and for every woman?

Channels: Cancer, Women's Health,

Released:
8-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: What Parents Need to Know About Protecting Their Children From Measles

What Parents Need to Know About Protecting Their Children From Measles

Cedars-Sinai

Children and older adults are considered to be at higher risk for contracting measles. In this advisory, Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, associate director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, shares what parents need to know about measles, including risk factors and tips for preventing it.

Channels: Children's Health, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Vaccines,

Released:
30-Apr-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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From “Touching the Stars” in a U-2 Spy Plane to Bringing Babies into the World

Cedars-Sinai

Cholene Espinoza, MD, is the second woman to fly a U-2 spy plane, and while her experience “touching the stars” was breathtaking, it doesn’t compare to the magic of her richest role yet: welcoming babies to the world.

Channels: Aviation and Aeronautics, Women in Business, Local - California, Local - LA Metro,

Released:
6-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Sen. McCain's Death Sheds Light on Glioblastoma, Most Common Form of Adult Brain Cancer

Cedars-Sinai

The death today of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) sheds a new light on glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer that the American Brain Tumor Association estimated would be diagnosed in nearly 13,000 people this year. A full fact sheet on the disease is available as a resource for media outlets by clicking here. Black can be available for interviews.

Channels: Cancer, Cell Biology, Neuro, Local - California, Local - LA Metro,

Released:
25-Aug-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Epidemiologist Discusses Best Ways to Stay Healthy as Flu Season Peaks

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

Cedars-Sinai

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.

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Influenza, Local - California, Local - LA Metro,

Released:
8-Jan-2018 5:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Joint Replacement Expert: Exercisers in Their 40s and 50s Should “Agercise” Their Workouts

Joint Replacement Expert: Exercisers in Their 40s and 50s Should “Agercise” Their Workouts

Cedars-Sinai

Sprains and strains are painful, but they can also be a blessing, says Dr. Robert Klapper, co-director of Cedars-Sinai's Joint Replacement Program. These injuries are a wake-up call -- warnings that if you keep doing what you’re doing, you could do major damage. “We need to listen to our bodies,” said Klapper, “especially as we get older.”

Channels: Aging, Exercise and Fitness, Sports, Local - California, Local - LA Metro,

Released:
20-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EST
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Prominent Cancer Expert Reveals Five Easy Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

Cedars-Sinai

In a new video posted today, Cedars-Sinai melanoma expert Omid Hamid, MD, offers five easy actions you can take to protect you and your family from skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the U.S. The video is available for streaming and downloading here.

Channels: Cancer, Public Health, Local - California, Local - LA Metro,

Released:
25-May-2016 4:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Feb. Medical Tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai: MS and Depression, Kidney Cancer Immunotherapy, More

Feb. Medical Tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai: MS and Depression, Kidney Cancer Immunotherapy, More

Cedars-Sinai

Kidney cancer immunotherapy, MS and depression, ACE and Alzheimer's, air pollution and brain tumors, and more are story ideas detailed in the Feb. tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai.

Channels: Alzheimer's and Dementia, Cancer, Neuro,

Released:
20-Feb-2014 1:00 PM EST
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Leading Colon Cancer Expert Available to Comment on CDC Report that Too Few Undergo Colon Screening

Cedars-Sinai

A Cedars-Sinai physician and colon cancer expert is available to comment on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention report that too few patients, age 50 to 75, are screened by colonoscopy or less invasive test options.

Channels: Cancer,

Released:
7-Nov-2013 2:20 AM EST
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Stem Cell Clinical Trials Expert to Lead Cardiology Division at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Cedars-Sinai

Timothy D. Henry, MD, an expert known for his innovative work in developing stem cell treatments for advanced heart disease patients, has joined the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute as director of Cardiology. As Henry begins his tenure, Prediman K. Shah, MD, the renowned cardiologist who has led the Division of Cardiology for nearly 20 years, is stepping down to focus on patient care and on basic and clinical research, including his quest to develop a vaccine and mutant-gene-based therapies that would thwart heart attacks by preventing and possibly reversing arterial cholesterol buildup.

Released:
23-Jul-2013 7:00 PM EDT
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