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A Couple Shares Their Journey Through Kidney Transplant

After Hermine Honarvar Rule was told that she was in critical need of a kidney transplant, two relatives and a friend each volunteered to give up a kidney to help save her. But during the screening process all three candidates were discovered to...
17-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Cedars-Sinai Funds Psychiatry Fellowship for Primary Care Providers

Family physicians play a crucial role in mental healthcare, but many lack the specific training needed to help their patients. Cedars-Sinai aims to close that gap by funding a new yearlong psychiatry fellowship. Through a $650,000 grant, 30 Los...
15-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Going the Distance to Donate a Kidney to a Stranger

Here's a great story about a Kentucky woman who donated a kidney to a perfect stranger from New York who 21 years earlier had undergone a heart-liver transplant. The two women met on the Matching Donors website, a non-profit organization that...
11-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, Elected to Association of American Physicians

Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, director of Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Phase ONE Foundation Distinguished Chair in Oncology, was introduced as a new member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP) at the group's annual meeting in Chicago on April 6.
8-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Shows 18 Percent Misdiagnosed

A recent study found that nearly 18 percent of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis before being referred to two major Los Angeles medical centers for treatment actually had been misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease. The investigators...
8-Apr-2019 6:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study: Protein Key to Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Other Nerve Diseases

A new study provides critical insight into a little-known, yet relatively common, inherited neurological condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The findings point to a pathway to possible treatments for this disease and better understanding...
4-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Treatments Can Prevent Aneurysms From Becoming Critical

For decades, many have considered aneurysms a death sentence, but thanks to innovative, minimally invasive procedures, many can be treated before they become critical. Simi Valley, Calif., resident Roxanne Hanks is living proof that aneurysms are...
3-Apr-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Cedars-Sinai Takes Multipronged Approach to Reduce Health Inequities

Cedars-Sinai is front and center in the growing trend of population health studies, which addresses environmental, cultural and genetic factors to understand why certain populations—groups defined by race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status—have...
26-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


Warning Signs: Is Someone You Love at Risk for Suicide?

8-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT


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


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


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

Cedars-Sinai Breast Cancer Expert Discusses Latest Mammogram Guidelines and Controversy in New Video

11-Jan-2016 3:00 PM EST

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