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Emergency Medicine Pioneer Marks 40 Years of Transformation, Growth

In 1976, Joel Geiderman, MD, decided he would take a leap of faith and specialize in a new area of medicine: emergency medicine. Now the co-chair of Cedars-Sinai's Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department discusses the transformative growth that...
16-Jul-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Grants Address Homelessness and Other Critical Needs

Cedars-Sinai is significantly increasing its financial support for safety-net organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness and others who are vulnerable. The institution is contributing $15 million to 108 nonprofit programs and...
15-Jul-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute Builds Leadership Pipeline

Over the last two decades, alumni of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program have played a significant leadership role in the nation's foremost sports medicine society. The legacy of the orthopaedic clinic continues...
9-Jul-2019 6:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Meet the Health-Tech Companies in New Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Class

The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator is welcoming 11 health-tech companies from across the United States and Europe to its newest accelerator class. The companies are innovating solutions for a wide variety of healthcare challenges-from the way hospitals...
1-Jul-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Joins BioLA to Advance Scientific Innovation

Cedars-Sinai has become a founding sponsor of Bioscience Los Angeles County, a new organization established to advance the pace of scientific innovation among major academic institutions, research hospitals, investors, companies, trade associations...
27-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to Safely Get Rid of Unused Medications

Every year, millions of Americans misuse or abuse prescription medications, sometimes leading to emergency room visits, addiction or even death. The problem has worsened amid the ongoing opioid crisis. To prevent drugs from falling into the wrong...
26-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Expert: Try Non-Opioid Solutions to Pain Management

As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and shatter families across the nation, a Cedars-Sinai expert is urging physicians and patients to try managing pain without the addictive pills. The news release below includes 5 tips for opioid-free...
17-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cancer Survivors Celebrate Strength, Self-Care

To survive in his struggle against an aggressive form of prostate cancer, Bin McLaurin didn't only have to overcome the disease attacking his body. He said he also had to toss out his long-held image of masculinity.
13-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

Prominent Cancer Expert Reveals Five Easy Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

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...
25-May-2016 4:05 AM EDT

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