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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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Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, Named Founding Chair of Department of Cardiology

Following an extensive national search, physician-scientist Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, has been named founding Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiology in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Albert joins Cedars-Sinai from...
4-Sep-2019 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Delivering Immunotherapy Directly to Brain Tumors

A new study published this week gives insight into how cancer immunotherapies might one day be delivered directly to the brain in order to treat brain tumors.
29-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Ranked No. 8 Nationally in U.S. News & World Report

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center once again has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation. The medical center ranked No. 8 nationally in the magazine's "Best Hospitals 2019-20" analysis, matching its rank from...
30-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Joins U.S.-United Arab Emirates Business Council

Cedars-Sinai has joined the U.S.-United Arab Emirates Business Council to better provide care for patients traveling from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for specialized care, and to develop stronger ties with private and public healthcare...
26-Jul-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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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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