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Preemies With Most Common Heart Defect Benefit From New Procedure

Maxwell and Mason are twins who were born prematurely, weighing just 2 pounds and 10 ounces each, and each with a hole in his heart. At two weeks of age, the brothers underwent a nonsurgical procedure to fix their hearts - a physician guided a...
7-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Patrick Lyden, MD, Receives Eminent American Stroke Association Award

Patrick D. Lyden, MD, a world-renowned stroke expert who played a key role in the pivotal clinical trial leading to approval of the first proven stroke therapy, will receive the American Stroke Association’s prestigious William M. Feinberg Award...
5-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Measuring Patient Steps Post Surgery Can Predict Hospital Stays

It's no secret that wearable, pop culture tech devices like Fitbit can aid in achieving fitness and activity goals. Now, a new study shows that using Fitbit activity monitors to measure how many steps a patient takes in the days after surgery can...
5-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Translating Patient Feedback Into Better Cancer Treatments

New experimental cancer treatments are raising hopes among clinicians and patients for longer survival times and cures. But clinical trials that test such treatments also need to analyze the impact on patients of potentially harsh side effects,...
30-Jan-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Why Liver Transplant Waitlists Might Misclassify High-Risk Patients

A new study in the journal Gastroenterology reveals that the standard method for ranking patients on the waitlist for lifesaving liver transplantation may not prioritize some of the sickest candidates for the top of the list.
24-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cedars-Sinai Pharmacists Play Key Role in Transforming Clinical Practice

When patients fail to take prescribed medications—or don't use them the right way—they risk return trips to the hospital and cost the U.S. healthcare system more than $100 billion a year. Older hospital patients are most susceptible to...
21-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Martin Luther King III Inspires Hope, Respect at Commemoration for His Father

On what would have been his father’s 90th birthday, Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the celebrated civil rights leader, addressed a capacity crowd in Cedars-Sinai's Harvey Morse Auditorium, taking them on a stirring journey through his...
17-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

National Geographic Features Cedars-Sinai’s Stem-Cell Science

A special edition of National Geographic on "The Future of Medicine" highlights the innovative stem-cell science of Cedars-Sinai, showing how investigators are seeking to use stem cells and Organ-Chips to tailor personalized treatments for...
9-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST 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

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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

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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