Last month, Lara Holmes celebrated two birthdays—her normal birthday, and the first birthday since she received the gift of a lifetime: a new pancreas and kidney.
Mother’s Day, our annual reminder to honor amazing moms everywhere, is next Sunday, May 9. Cedars-Sinai invites you to learn more about two mothers who went to heroic lengths to deliver their children, and another mother who is inspired by her heroic daughter.
Two internationally prominent cancer experts from Cedars-Sinai and USC will train a new generation of investigators to propel scientific advances in cancer through a novel grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.
To anyone else, it’s just a walk around the block. But for Frank Coburn, 57, and his wife, it’s a miracle. A miracle that resulted from Coburn becoming the first Southern Californian—and possibly first in the U.S.—to receive a minimally invasive double lung transplant. The procedure was performed at the Smidt Heart Institute.
With cosmetic procedures in high demand during the pandemic, Cedars-Sinai dermatologist Jasmine Obioha, MD, has seen an unfortunate side effect: botched treatments for patients of color.
n many ways 19-year-old, Brenna Kahlen is a typical teenager. She is living at home in Newport Beach, working and going to college. But unlike most of her peers, Brenna is a now a medical first.
The Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai sees more than 85,000 patients each year. Among the first to greet those patients and their loved ones–even during the coronavirus pandemic–are Cedars-Sinai’s blue-coated volunteers, who are honored this week during National Volunteer Appreciation Week.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder, affecting 10-15% of the world’s population. Approximately two-thirds of those who suffer from IBS are women. The disease can have mild forms or cause severe debilitation as diarrhea alternates with constipation. Severe cramping and bloating also are common. Because chronic IBS is so debilitating, it often disrupts the daily lives of people with this disorder.
Leading healthcare and faith leaders addressed key issues that are contributing to vaccine hesitancy in Black communities during a national online discussion this week, explaining that a lack of access to healthcare, concerns over vaccine safety, and religious beliefs are keeping many from getting COVID-19 vaccines.
Researchers have discovered a new way to transform the tissues surrounding prostate tumors to help the body’s immune cells fight the cancer. The discovery, made in human and mouse cells and in laboratory mice, could lead to improvements in immunotherapy treatments for prostate cancer, the second most common cancer in men in the U.S.
At just 8 years old, Benjamin Gordon’s life was flipped upside down when his father, Greg, was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer.
When Maria Reynoso developed low-back pain, she thought it was not serious and would quickly go away. She was an active gym member who had recently retired after 33 years as a second-grade schoolteacher and was always available to help her aging parents.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented innovation on the part of healthcare providers everywhere who rose to meet the challenges of the past year.
And the next generation of healthcare innovations will be on display during the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Demo Day, on Wednesday, April 7, from 3:30-5 p.m. Click here to register to attend the virtual event.
New research from the Smidt Heart Institute shows that more patients—specifically those with medical risk factors or from underserved communities—opted into telehealth appointments for their cardiovascular care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dominic Emerson, MD, and Pedro Catarino, MD, both transplant surgeons with the Smidt Heart Institute, know how to be spontaneous. At any given moment, they can get the call that a donor heart or lungs are available, requiring them to quickly board a private aircraft to procure the vital organs.
Susan Cheng, MD, MPH, MMSc, recalls hearing the first reports of a mysterious illness in China early last year and thinking: “This is going to be important.”
Long-term, regular use of baby aspirin—at least 15 times per month—prior to a diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) may reduce the risk of death from the disease by limiting the spread of cancerous tumors pre-diagnosis, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai Cancer researchers.
COVID-19 swept into Southern California a year ago, a silent and forbidding foe that randomly upended the lives of patients young and old, hearty and frail, ready or not. Some survivors can recall every detail of their illnesses, while others say that memories of days spent on a ventilator or in a fog of fever are irretrievable. Loneliness was their constant, and often only, companion.
In July 2020, the Cedars-Sinai Newsroom checked in with new residents as they were entering their careers in medicine to a world of unknowns in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One year has passed since stay-at-home orders went into effect across the U.S. and the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives in profound ways. During this dark year, we’ve witnessed overwhelming loss of life and livelihood, and separation from those we love. But we have also seen courageous patients and heroic healthcare workers battling the disease, as swift breakthroughs have brought us vaccines and hope.
David L. Skaggs, MD, MMM, has joined Cedars-Sinai as co-director of the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center, director of the Pediatric Orthopaedics Program and executive vice chair of the Department of Orthopaedics.
Yvette Camacho of Fontana, California is home with her newborn baby, Emery, and enjoying every moment, well aware that two months ago there was a strong possibility neither would live.
COVID-19 disproportionately affects men compared with women, raising the possibility that a hormone like progesterone may improve clinical outcomes for certain hospitalized men with the disease. New research from Cedars-Sinai published online in the journal Chest supports this hypothesis.
Many office-based employees find themselves still working from home a full year after the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic forced work as we knew it to change dramatically.
As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more readily available to people across the country, many patients living with multiple sclerosis (MS), an often debilitating autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, are questioning whether patients on certain medications should get the shot.
New guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention open up the world just a bit for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But don’t toss away your collection of masks just yet.
Eleven-year-old Samantha Lewis is sad, and her mother says she’s been sad for months. “She misses her friends,” said Lisa Cockrell, a business operations manager at Cedars-Sinai. “And the saddest part is that she might end up graduating fifth grade and moving to a new school without the opportunity to say goodbye.”
Discussions about digestion and elimination can be embarrassing, so many people, young and old, tend to avoid them. But ignoring the topic and skipping colorectal cancer screening can lead to deadly results, experts say.
At 36, neuroscientist Tanuj Gulati, PhD, is still in the early phases of his career, but his contributions to the field of neurosciences have been nothing short of impactful. His research is so promising, in fact, that the National Science Foundation has awarded Gulati with the foundation’s top honor, the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award.
Lisa Stewart doesn’t dwell on the fact that she might be the first in the nation to undergo both mitral and tricuspid valve replacement procedures. She’s too busy counting her blessings.
Healthcare workers might not be so different from the general population in the factors that determine their risk of getting COVID-19. A new study led by Cedars-Sinai shows that healthcare workers are more likely to have antibodies to COVID-19 in their blood if they are African American or Latino or have hypertension.
A surgical procedure advanced and studied by vascular neurosurgeons at Cedars-Sinai dramatically reduced the rate of recurrent strokes among patients with atherosclerotic disease, a new study shows.
The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator has selected and welcomed seven startup health-tech companies from across the United States to its newest class.
Like every nurse at the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai, Hannah Jaruszewski, RN, is skilled at treating patients–from starting an IV and assisting during an emergency procedure to sending patients home with clear instructions.
A new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that women have a lower “normal” blood pressure range compared to men. The findings were published today in the peer-reviewed journal Circulation.
A new strain of the coronavirus in Southern California, first reported last month by Cedars-Sinai, is rapidly spreading across the country and around the world as travelers apparently carry the virus with them to a growing list of global destinations, according to new research published today in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The strain now accounts for nearly half of current COVID-19 cases in Southern California.
Valentine’s Day is a little sweeter this year for first-time mother Donet Teimourian, 33, who gave birth to son Roman at Cedars-Sinai in September.
Leslie Nigos, RN, a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center nurse for 13 years, was caring for short-stay cardiac patients and looking for a change. So she transferred to the Labor and Delivery Unit and was excited to start a new career path.
Medical science has come a long way in efficiently diagnosing and effectively treating women with heart disease, but with upward of 500,000 women in the U.S. being treated for it every year, there is more work ahead, says one of the nation’s leading experts.
For the first time in humans, investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified the neurons responsible for canceling planned behaviors or actions-a highly adaptive skill that when lost, can lead to unwanted movements.
The COVID-19 vaccines have been described by many as the light at the end of the tunnel and the best tool we have to stop this pandemic. But along with the vaccine rollout, there have been a number of myths circulating about their safety and effectiveness. To set the record straight, Cedars-Sinai’s Newsroom talked with Priya Soni, MD, a pediatrician and an infectious disease specialist.
Cedars-Sinai chaplains usually spend their days rounding on patients, tending to the sick and their families by offering a listening ear, a guiding word or a hopeful prayer. But the COVID-19 pandemic has altered their workload, with chaplains increasingly tending to the needs of tired, frustrated and burnt-out frontline healthcare workers.
Cedars-Sinai has launched the COVID-19 Recovery Program to meet the needs of a growing number of COVID-19 patients who experience lingering symptoms weeks and even months after physicians say they are virus-free.
When Shari Baugh, 61, woke up on her birthday last October, she had two new reasons to be grateful for another trip around the sun: the healthy heart and kidney she had just received from Cedars-Sinai transplant surgeons.
New research from the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai has found for the first time that during nighttime hours, women are more likely than men to suffer sudden death due to cardiac arrest. Findings were published in the journal Heart Rhythm.
A new strain of the coronavirus has been found in more than one-third of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles and may be contributing to the acceleration of the recent surge of cases across Southern California, according to new research from Cedars-Sinai.
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Cedars-Sinai employees have stepped-up and stepped-in to support patients and colleagues alike. And while there has been no shortage of selflessness, one group of volunteers shines a bright light on both the innovation and teamwork spurring from the past 10 months of treating the sickest of patients.
Anyone who sees Colin Clark, 57, running, cycling or swimming around the Big Island of Hawaii, likely notices his athleticism and the smile permanently adorning his face.
Internationally prominent gynecologic oncologist Kenneth H. Kim, MD, recently was selected to direct the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Cancer. He also serves as chair of the cancer center’s Committee for Oversight of Training and Education.
Cell-derived exosomes are effective in treating disease when mixed with the dominant protein in breast milk and given orally, a new Smidt Heart Institute study of laboratory mice shows. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, could help develop new oral medications for treating patients with muscular dystrophy and heart failure.