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More Heart Valve Patients May Choose Minimally Invasive Procedure

Since August, when the FDA approved a minimally invasive heart valve procedure for an expanded group of patients with aortic stenosis, many more patients are opting for the procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). With this...
15-Oct-2019 6:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Awarded $10 Million to Study Pancreatic Diseases

A scientific team led by Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $10 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to investigate the risk factors and behaviors that contribute to pancreatic diseases and develop potential treatments and lifestyle...
25-Sep-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Freezing Breast Cancer Cells May Help Avoid Surgery

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming up, this timely story highlights a treatment option that kills cancer cells by freezing them -- thereby allowing many early-stage, low-risk breast cancer patients to avoid surgery. Jeanne Anderson is one...
24-Sep-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Focus on Osteoporosis for Falls Prevention Awareness Day

More than one-fourth of seniors in the U.S. fall each year, and many risk breaking a brittle bone, according to the National Council on Aging, which today is marking Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Nurse practitioner Kathleen Breda leads the...
23-Sep-2019 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cardiovascular Surgeons Heal a Man's Torn Aorta

When James Inman, 59, first experienced chest pain one night, he tried to brush it off and go back to sleep. But the pain became unbearable and Inman felt like something was wrong, so he called 911. That decision saved his life. He was airlifted to...
19-Sep-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Federal Guidelines for BRCA Testing: Should You Be Screened?

More women than ever are being encouraged to undergo screening for BRCA gene mutations, based on newly announced U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. The task force recommends that:
12-Sep-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smidt Heart Institute Names Joanna Chikwe, MD, Founding Chair of Cardiac Surgery

Joanna Chikwe, MD, FRCS has been named Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Chikwe comes to Cedars-Sinai from the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, where she was a professor...
9-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Named Coordinating Center for National Stroke Study

Cedars-Sinai has been named the coordinating center for a multicenter stroke research program that will be the first of its kind in the U.S. Dubbed the Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN), the NIH-funded program will assess the...
4-Sep-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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3D Mammograms: Are They Worth It?

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?
8-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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What Parents Need to Know About Protecting Their Children From Measles

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...
30-Apr-2019 6:05 AM EDT

From “Touching the Stars” in a U-2 Spy Plane to Bringing Babies into the World

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.
6-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

Sen. McCain's Death Sheds Light on Glioblastoma, Most Common Form of Adult Brain Cancer

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...
25-Aug-2018 8:05 PM EDT

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Warning Signs: Is Someone You Love at Risk for Suicide?

8-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT

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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.
8-Jan-2018 5:00 AM EST

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

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...
20-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EST

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

20-Jul-2017 3:05 AM EDT

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