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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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Father's Day: This Father and Son Have A Lot of Heart

While many parents and children go into related lines of work, few do it with as much heart–literally–as a father-and-son duo at Cedars-Sinai. Fardad Esmailian, MD, transplants hearts. His 23-year-old son, Gabby Esmailian, is part of the crew...
12-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Heart Valve Procedure Safe for Patients With Common Heart Defect

A new analysis conducted by investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute shows for the first time that patients with a common heart defect who undergo catheter-based valve replacement procedures have the same survival and complication...
6-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Recreate Blood-Brain Barrier Defect Outside the Body

Scientists can't make a living copy of your brain outside your body. That's the stuff of science fiction. But in a new study, they recreated a critical brain component, the blood-brain barrier, that functioned as it would in the individual who...
6-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Awards Record Number of Advanced Degrees

The Cedars-Sinai Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded a record number of advanced degrees at its 7th annual commencement, where a Nobel laureate urged the graduates to "tackle our greatest challenges" by sustaining their commitment to...
4-Jun-2019 2:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Names New Vice President to Lead Development

Cedars-Sinai has appointed Heather Renshaw Vucetin, a seasoned fundraising executive with two decades of experience in academic medicine, as vice president of Development.
29-May-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Stroke Patient Makes Full Recovery, Runs Two Marathons in Five Months

Meditation techniques helped Gregory Rutchik make it through his stroke when he was just 51 years old. Now those techniques are helping him keep his cool while running marathons.
20-May-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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