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Study: Women’s Blood Vessels Age Faster Than Men's

Many medical experts have long believed that women simply 'catch up' to men in terms of their cardiovascular risk, but new research shows for the first time that women's blood vessels age at a faster rate than men's. The findings could help to...
13-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Lung Cancer Expert to Head Medical Oncology at Cedars-Sinai

Prominent lung cancer expert Karen L. Reckamp, MD, MS, has been selected to be director of the Division of Medical Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Cancer. Reckamp also will serve as medical oncology director of the Women's Guild Lung Institute in...
14-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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2020: A Year for Female Leaders in Cardiology

Christine Albert, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Cardiology at the Smidt Heart Institute, was recently named President-elect of the Heart Rhythm Society. She is just one of a slew of women cardiologists who are serving as current or incoming...
8-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Epilepsy Study Shows Link Between Brain Activity and Memory

A new study reveals how memory and abnormal brain activity are linked in patients with epilepsy who often report problems with memory. The data show that abnormal electrical pulses from specific brain cells in these patients are associated with a...
6-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Acid Reflux Affects Nearly a Third of U.S. Adults Weekly

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder that causes hearburn and other uncomfortable symptoms, may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults each week, and most of those who take certain popular medications for it still have...
18-Dec-2019 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Receives $20M to Create Kao Autoimmunity Institute

Cedars-Sinai today announced a $20 million gift from Dr. and Mrs. Min H. Kao and the Kao Family Foundation to create the Kao Autoimmunity Institute to advance research and treatment of rheumatologic diseases. The gift also will establish the...
10-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Study: Liver Condition Might Cause Type 2 Diabetes

A liver condition long associated with Type 2 diabetes might actually cause the disease, and testing for it could provide an early warning for at-risk individuals, according to a Cedars-Sinai study. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of...
9-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Holiday Dinner With a Side of Impeachment Hearings

Sitting down to a holiday season meal with friends and family can be fun, but it can also be a recipe for disaster if it serves up political opinions, invasive questions and family gossip. This time of year can be stressful, and the recent...
9-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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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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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