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Newswise: Parkinson's Disease May Start Before Birth
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    27-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST

Parkinson's Disease May Start Before Birth

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People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to EMBARGOED Cedars-Sinai research that will publish Jan. 27 in the journal Nature Medicine. The research points to a drug that potentially might help correct these disease processes.

Channels: All Journal News, Neuro, Parkinson’s Disease, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, Staff Picks,

Released:
24-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
Newswise: Ethics, Jewish Law and the Baseball Cheating Scandal

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.

Channels: Ethics and Research Methods, Religion, Sports,

Released:
20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Study: Women’s Blood Vessels Age Faster Than Men's
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    15-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST

Study: Women’s Blood Vessels Age Faster Than Men's

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Many medical experts have long believed that women simply 'catch up' to men in terms of their cardiovascular risk, but new research shows for the first time that women's blood vessels age at a faster rate than men's. The findings could help to explain why women tend to develop different types of cardiovascular disease and with different timing than men.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Women's Health, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Lung Cancer Expert to Head Medical Oncology at Cedars-Sinai

Lung Cancer Expert to Head Medical Oncology at Cedars-Sinai

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Prominent lung cancer expert Karen L. Reckamp, MD, MS, has been selected to be director of the Division of Medical Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Cancer. Reckamp also will serve as medical oncology director of the Women's Guild Lung Institute in Cedars-Sinai's Department of Medicine and associate director for Clinical Research at Cedars-Sinai Cancer.

Channels: Cancer, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: 2020: A Year for Female Leaders in Cardiology

2020: A Year for Female Leaders in Cardiology

Cedars-Sinai

Christine Albert, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Cardiology at the Smidt Heart Institute, was recently named President-elect of the Heart Rhythm Society. She is just one of a slew of women cardiologists who are serving as current or incoming presidents of top heart organizations.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Epilepsy Study Shows Link Between Brain Activity and Memory

Epilepsy Study Shows Link Between Brain Activity and Memory

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A new study reveals how memory and abnormal brain activity are linked in patients with epilepsy who often report problems with memory. The data show that abnormal electrical pulses from specific brain cells in these patients are associated with a temporary kind of memory disruption called transient cognitive impairment.

Channels: Epilepsy, Neuro, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Acid Reflux Affects Nearly a Third of U.S. Adults Weekly
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    19-Dec-2019 10:00 AM EST

Acid Reflux Affects Nearly a Third of U.S. Adults Weekly

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder that causes hearburn and other uncomfortable symptoms, may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults each week, and most of those who take certain popular medications for it still have symptoms, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study.

Channels: All Journal News, Digestive Disorders, Healthcare, Staff Picks,

Released:
18-Dec-2019 7:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Receives $20M to Create Kao Autoimmunity Institute

Cedars-Sinai Receives $20M to Create Kao Autoimmunity Institute

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Cedars-Sinai today announced a $20 million gift from Dr. and Mrs. Min H. Kao and the Kao Family Foundation to create the Kao Autoimmunity Institute to advance research and treatment of rheumatologic diseases. The gift also will establish the Scleroderma Program within the institute to provide interdisciplinary and integrated care for scleroderma patients and to support research, outreach, training and education to help those with the disease.

Channels: Arthritis, Autoimmune Diseases, Bone Health, Immunology,

Released:
10-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Study: Liver Condition Might Cause Type 2 Diabetes

Cedars-Sinai Study: Liver Condition Might Cause Type 2 Diabetes

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A liver condition long associated with Type 2 diabetes might actually cause the disease, and testing for it could provide an early warning for at-risk individuals, according to a Cedars-Sinai study. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, a condition that affects more than 30 million Americans.

Channels: All Journal News, Diabetes, Liver Disease,

Released:
9-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Holiday Dinner With a Side of Impeachment Hearings

Holiday Dinner With a Side of Impeachment Hearings

Cedars-Sinai

Sitting down to a holiday season meal with friends and family can be fun, but it can also be a recipe for disaster if it serves up political opinions, invasive questions and family gossip. This time of year can be stressful, and the recent impeachment hearings and divisive political climate only add to the potential tension, say mental health professionals. Chaplains and mental health counselors at Cedars-Sinai offer tips on navigating holiday dinners and get-togethers.

Channels: Health Food, Nutrition, Obesity, Winter Holidays,

Released:
9-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST
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