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How Will COVID-19 Affect Flu Season?

With flu season fast approaching, health officials are urging the public to help contain the spread of influenza and avoid another outbreak amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The two viruses are very similar, and it's going to make this flu season...
16-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Marks the Year 5781 by Using Innovation to Bring High Holidays to Jewish Patients During Pandemic

Friday at sunset marks the beginning of Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year. This year, even the shofar will be wearing a mask. That is just one of the unconventional ways that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is changing how Cedars-Sinai will be...
15-Sep-2020 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Robotic Surgery May Improve Outcomes in Mouth and Throat Cancer

Robotic surgery for patients with early stage, oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer is associated with improved health outcomes, including better long-term survival, according to a Cedars-Sinai study published Thursday in JAMA Oncology. Oropharyngeal...
18-Aug-2020 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Cedars-Sinai Predicts Number of COVID-19 Patients

When the novel coronavirus started spreading across the U.S., hospital leaders were faced with a unique challenge: How could they accurately forecast the number of patients who would need hospitalization when no one knew what to expect from this new...
12-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smidt Heart Institute Enhances Congenital Heart Program

The Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is expanding its surgical care for children and adult congenital heart disease patients by embarking on a new initiative that includes the expertise of the...
11-Aug-2020 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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European Heart Journal: Cell Infusions Benefit Heart Patients

Three years after the ALLSTAR clinical trial ended prematurely, the study's data shows that treatments of cardiosphere-derived cells -- the same cells used as an experimental therapy tested in COVID-19 patients -- demonstrated unexpected promise in...
4-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Physician Hosts Forum to Help Caregivers Share COVID-19 Feelings

Cedars-Sinai palliative care physician Erin Reeve, MD, will host a virtual "open mic night" for healthcare professionals who have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic so they can share their stories and feelings in creative ways....
30-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dermatologist Says Skip the ‘Maskne,’ Not the Mask

If you are noticing red, irritated skin or small pimples under your face mask, you are far from alone. Allison Truong, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, says she is now seeing many patients complaining of what's...
30-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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The Math of Epidemics: Q&A with Dalin Li, PhD

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...
10-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT

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Expert Q&A: Cancer, COVID-19 and Mental Health

8-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT

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Ethics, Jewish Law and the Baseball Cheating Scandal

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...
20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST

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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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