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Newswise: The Math of Epidemics: Q&A with Dalin Li, PhD
Released: 10-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT
The Math of Epidemics: Q&A with Dalin Li, PhD
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How can epidemics spread so quickly among entire populations? The Newsroom asked an expert, Cedars-Sinai research scientist Dalin Li, PhD, to explain the math behind the spread of COVID-19. Li was the first author of a recent study that showed how just a few infected individuals who came to the U.S could have generated more than 9,000 COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases.

Newswise: Expert Q&A: Cancer, COVID-19 and Mental Health
Released: 8-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Expert Q&A: Cancer, COVID-19 and Mental Health
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Cancer patients and survivors had a lot to deal with before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now, the stress of coping with a chronic condition and the threat of catching the infectious respiratory illness is creating additional anxiety for patients handling both. Psychiatrist Scott Irwin, MD, PhD, addresses the top mental health concerns of cancer patients and survivors and offers advice about how to handle them.

Newswise: Ethics, Jewish Law and the Baseball Cheating Scandal
Released: 20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Ethics, Jewish Law and the Baseball Cheating Scandal
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Has the newly revealed baseball cheating scandal – especially the signal-stealing scheme by the Houston Astros – got you down? Cedars-Sinai ethics and Jewish law experts agree that cheating in the national pastime can be jolting, and offer tips on keeping things in perspective while acknowledging that the revelations have been painful.

Newswise: 3D Mammograms: Are They Worth It?
Released: 8-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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?

Newswise: What Parents Need to Know About Protecting Their Children From Measles
Released: 30-Apr-2019 6:05 AM EDT
What Parents Need to Know About Protecting Their Children From Measles
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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.

Newswise:Video Embedded from-“touching-the-stars”-in-a-u-2-spy-plane-to-bringing-babies-into-the-world
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Released: 6-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
From “Touching the Stars” in a U-2 Spy Plane to Bringing Babies into the World
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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.

Released: 25-Aug-2018 8:05 PM EDT
Sen. McCain's Death Sheds Light on Glioblastoma, Most Common Form of Adult Brain Cancer
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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.

Newswise: Warning Signs: Is Someone You Love at Risk for Suicide?
Released: 8-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
Warning Signs: Is Someone You Love at Risk for Suicide?
Cedars-Sinai

Waguih W. IsHak, MD, a Cedars-Sinai expert in detecting and treating depression, is available for interviews today and throughout the weekend to discuss how you can help a loved one who is having suicidal thoughts.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Epidemiologist Discusses Best Ways to Stay Healthy as Flu Season Peaks
Released: 8-Jan-2018 5:00 AM EST
Cedars-Sinai Epidemiologist Discusses Best Ways to Stay Healthy as Flu Season Peaks
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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.

Newswise: Joint Replacement Expert: Exercisers in Their 40s and 50s Should “Agercise” Their Workouts
Released: 20-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EST
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.”

Released: 25-May-2016 4:05 AM EDT
Prominent Cancer Expert Reveals Five Easy Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer
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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.

Newswise: Feb. Medical Tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai: MS and Depression, Kidney Cancer Immunotherapy, More
Released: 20-Feb-2014 1:00 PM EST
Feb. Medical Tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai: MS and Depression, Kidney Cancer Immunotherapy, More
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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.

Released: 7-Nov-2013 2:20 AM EST
Leading Colon Cancer Expert Available to Comment on CDC Report that Too Few Undergo Colon Screening
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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.

Released: 23-Jul-2013 7:00 PM EDT
Stem Cell Clinical Trials Expert to Lead Cardiology Division at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
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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.

Newswise: In Honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, Expert Recommends Top Three Tips for Survivorship
Released: 29-May-2013 4:30 PM EDT
In Honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, Expert Recommends Top Three Tips for Survivorship
Cedars-Sinai

Incorporating just three easy steps into a daily routine can increase a cancer patient’s chance at survival, according to a physician who specializes in cancer survivorship. Five cancer survivors with compelling stories are available for interviews as part of National Cancer Survivors Day.

Released: 27-Mar-2013 3:35 PM EDT
Director of Gynecologic Oncology Available to Explain New Findings on Life-Extending Treatments for Ovarian Cancer
Cedars-Sinai

Beth Y. Karlan, MD, director of the Women’s Cancer Program and Gynecologic Oncology at Cedars-Sinai’s Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, is available for interviews to discuss a new study that shows many ovarian cancer patients don’t get the expert care and new treatments that could help them survive.

Newswise: The Future of Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis for Acute Stroke Therapy: Fine Tune the Procedure or Go Back to the Drawing Board?
Released: 7-Feb-2013 7:00 PM EST
The Future of Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis for Acute Stroke Therapy: Fine Tune the Procedure or Go Back to the Drawing Board?
Cedars-Sinai

Patrick D. Lyden, MD, chair of Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Neurology and director of the Stroke Program, is available to comment on breaking news from the International Stroke Conference and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Released: 17-Oct-2012 9:00 AM EDT
Don’t Get Tricked Into Over-Indulging in Holiday Treats - Weight Loss Expert Says Managing Halloween Festivities Sets the Tone for the Holiday Season
Cedars-Sinai

'Tis the season for ghouls and ghosts, witches and skeletons, and the bane that arrives around fall to haunt our scales and waist lines: the holiday creep. "How you manage this holiday really sets the tone for how you will handle the rest of the season," said Adrienne Youdim, MD, medical director of the Cedars-Sinai Weight Loss Center. "It marks the beginning of a holiday season that is laden with sweets, pies, celebratory feasts, cocktails, parties and other temptations that can derail important lifestyle changes."

Released: 21-May-2012 7:00 AM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Experts Available to Discuss CDC Hep C Screening Recommendation
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Cedars-Sinai experts are available to comment on a newly-released Centers for Disease Control recommendation that Baby Boomers be screened for Hepatitis C.

Released: 19-Apr-2012 9:00 AM EDT
Howard Sandler, MD, Expert on Prostate Cancer, Available to Discuss Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment Options and Quality of Life Issues
Cedars-Sinai

If you are seeking an expert on prostate cancer Dr. Howard Sandler is available. To arrange interviews, or for more information, please contact Simi Singer at 310-423-7798.

Released: 15-Apr-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Glenn D. Braunstein, MD, Authority on End-of-Life Care, Discusses Advanced Planning for Terminally Ill Patients
Cedars-Sinai

Vice president for clinical innovation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center available for interviews on the need for ‘living wills,’ other directives as National Healthcare Decisions Day approaches on April 16

6-Apr-2012 8:00 AM EDT
Outside Expert on Dental X-Rays and Brain Tumors Available for Interviews
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If you’re seeking an outside expert to comment on an upcoming (embargoed) study suggesting a link between dental x-rays and brain tumors, Keith L. Black, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical center is available. He hasn't had a dental x-ray in 20+ years.

Released: 4-Apr-2012 4:35 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Expert Available to Comment on Medical Testing Recommendations
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In light of today's unified recommendation by nine specialty medical boards for less medical testing, Glenn D. Braunstein, MD, vice president for clinical innovation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is available for interviews. Dr. Braunstein says medical specialty boards are right to call for fewer tests at a time when medical providers are trying to simultaneously provide quality care and contain costs. “Our healthcare system is very fragmented, and this results in a lot of unnecessary testing,” he says.

Released: 6-Oct-2011 12:10 PM EDT
Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Cancer Expert Available for Interviews
Cedars-Sinai

Edward M. Wolin, MD, co-director of the carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor program at Samuel Oschin Cancer Center, is available today to discuss Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Cancer. He has one of the nation’s largest practices specializing in pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. He did not treat nor see Jobs but can authoritatively discuss the disease and newly available treatments for patients fighting it.

Released: 31-Aug-2011 3:25 PM EDT
Post-Traumatic Stress Expert Who Treated 9/11 Survivors, Responders Available to Explain Psychiatric Aftermath
Cedars-Sinai

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center terrorist assault approaches, Anand Pandya, MD, a psychiatrist who worked with families and first responders in New York City immediately after the attack, is available to discuss the psychological effects on Ground Zero survivors, first responders and Americans in general.

Released: 14-Jul-2011 2:00 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Psychiatrist Offers Tips to Beat `Carmageddon’-Related Road Rage
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A Cedars-Sinai psychiatrist who specializes in helping patients cope with stress advises Southern California drivers to protect themselves from becoming victims of road rage during the 405 freeway closure, scheduled July 15-17, and dubbed “Carmageddon.”

Released: 1-Apr-2011 2:15 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Heart Valve Experts Available to Comment on New Studies
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New transcatheter heart valve studies will be presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting in New Orleans on April 3 and 4. The studies compare patient outcomes from minimally invasive catheter procedures with those from open-heart surgery. Two experts from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are available for interviews: Raj Makkar, MD, and Saibal Kar, MD. The studies compare patient outcomes from minimally invasive catheter procedures with those from open-heart surgery.

Released: 16-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EDT
Potassium Iodide Expert Available for Interviews
Cedars-Sinai

If you’re seeking an expert to discuss the increased public demand for potassium iodide in the wake of response to nuclear reactor problems in Japan, Glenn Braunstein, M.D., is available for interviews. Dr. Braunstein is Chair of the Department of Medicine and director of the Thyroid Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and is an experienced on-air and print interview.

Released: 14-Feb-2011 3:30 PM EST
Nationally Recognized Aphasia/Stroke Expert Available for Interviews
Cedars-Sinai

Patrick Lyden, M.D., a natoinally recognized stroke expert and chairman of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Department of Neurology, is available to discuss Aphasia, stroke and related neurological conditions.

Released: 19-Jan-2011 5:10 PM EST
Cedars-Sinai Physical Medicine Chair Available to Discuss Rehab After Gunshot and Other Traumatic Brain Injuries
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Richard V. Riggs, M.D., Medical Director and Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, is available to discuss rehabilitation after gunshot and other traumatic brain injuries.

Released: 10-Jan-2011 11:15 AM EST
Cedars-Sinai Neurosurgeon Available to Discuss Gunshot Injuries to the Brain
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Keith L. Black, M.D., Chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, is available to discuss gunshot and other traumatic brain injuries. He is an outstanding interview with extensive national interview experience -- both live on-air and via telephone. To arrange interviews, please contact Sandy Van at 808-526-1708 or 1-800-880-2397.

Released: 22-Dec-2008 4:25 PM EST
Expert Serves Up Recipe for Healthy Holiday Eating
Cedars-Sinai

The holiday season may bring visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads, but trouble can ensue when pies, cakes, cookies and other fatty holiday treats start dancing on our plates. With careful planning and smart choices, you can have your fill of holiday cheer without filling your plate with calorie-rich foods, said Netty Levine, RD, CDE, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Released: 9-Dec-2008 10:00 PM EST
Expert Offers Prescription for Holiday Blues: Focus on the Joy, Not the Toy
Cedars-Sinai

With so many families struggling with economic uncertainty this year, the seasonal blues can be threatening. Many have coped with the loss of a job or financial instability in the past year, and that monetary strain is bound to affect gift- buying, party-hosting and other holiday activities. Focusing on the meaning of the holidays can help ward off depression and anxiety brought on by the season's fiscal demands.

Released: 25-Mar-2008 8:00 AM EDT
Pulmonologist Offers Commonsense Advice on Coping with a Prolific Allergy Season in California
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California's generous winter rains have set the stage for a spectacularly lush spring"”and a potentially severe allergy season, says Zab Mosenifar, M.D., medical director, Women's Guild Lung Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Mosenifar offers tips on the steps one can take to reduce the effect of pollens and other allergens.


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