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  • Medical malpractice awards: How much is enough?

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    Sitting in his wheelchair, head tilted, Michael Markow was having trouble speaking into the voice-amplifying microphone he must use in order to be heard clearly.

    Markow’s caretaker sprayed some water into Markow’s mouth, which often dries out because of the drugs he takes to help...

  • New Cedars-Sinai registry aims to link women with researchers

    3 weeks ago

    Historically, women have been under-represented in clinical trials. As a result, research findings have not always taken into account factors — including genetics, hormones, body size and physiology — in which women and men differ.  

    This discrepancy spurred clinicians at...

  • Cedars-Sinai to host symposium on inherited cancer risk

    3 weeks ago

    As a gynecologic oncologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the late 1980s, Dr. Beth Karlan and her colleagues noticed that cancer seems to cluster in certain families. In 1991, they established the Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Program to investigate the role heredity plays in...

  • Obamacare: At 29, covered and faithless

    March 26, 2014 | 1:14 pm

    The disappointment, like so many others, began with a promise. “If you like the plan you have,” President Barack Obama told the nation on June 6, 2009 at the nadir of the economic downturn, “You can keep it.  If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only...

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  • Northridge quake baby

    January 15, 2014 | 2:50 pm

    As soon as the tremors that rocked her hospital bed stopped, 12 doctors rushed into Michelle Gurman’s delivery room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Lying on a rolling cot and hooked to machines, Gurman at first thought the shaking was a side effect of her medication.

    “I was in...

  • Cedars-Sinai preps for next disaster

    By Jared Sichel

    January 15, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    On the evening of Jan. 17, 1994, Dr. Joel Geiderman, co-chair of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s department of emergency medicine, hailed a taxi at Los Angeles International Airport and headed straight for the hospital. 

    He’d been at his aunt’s funeral in Chicago, took the first...

  • Dr. George Berci: Beyond the scope

    October 30, 2013 | 12:42 pm

    Those who know Dr. George Berci describe him as a visionary, and it’s not just because the world-renowned surgeon pioneered the techniques that serve as the foundation for endoscopic procedures that have changed the field.

    At 92, the Holocaust survivor is still contributing to...

  • Ron Diskin: Mapping defenses against HIV

    By Simone Wilson

    October 9, 2013 | 1:38 pm

    The race to find a cure for AIDS, one of Earth’s most pressing epidemics for more than three decades now, is often more of a chaotic relay. Thousands of international scientists must constantly revise their own projects to keep up with findings from across all scientific...

  • Need for genetic testing raised by new initiative GeneTestNow

    By Rebecca Steinberger

    March 13, 2013 | 7:53 am

    Significant advances in science enable us to no longer question what’s in our genes. This is especially important for Jews, who are far more likely to be carriers of certain genetic diseases than the general population. 

    Education and awareness about genetic screening have been...

  • Carmen Warschaw, Democratic activist, philanthropist, 95

    By Tom Tugend

    November 7, 2012 | 4:03 pm

     

    Carmen H. Warschaw, passionate political activist, strategist, financial backer and “Jewish mother” to generations of Democratic office holders, died — fittingly — on Election Day, Nov. 6, after watching the television prognostications on the presidential race. She was 95.

    ...
  • Giving as a fountain of youth

    By Rachel Heller

    May 23, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Al Azus has found his fountain of youth, and he’s not keeping it a secret. In fact, the 92-year-old philanthropist recently published a memoir whose title all but gives his formula away: “Live Longer by Giving.”

    Azus has donated time, energy and millions of dollars from his...

  • Kids helping kids

    December 14, 2010 | 11:35 pm

    Ryan Gurman and Brandon Newberg, both 13, have never met. They live in different parts of Los Angeles, go to different schools, attend different synagogues and celebrated their bar mitzvahs almost a year apart. Yet over the past few months, the young men have shared a common purpose:...

  • LAPD investigating alleged embezzlement at cardiac nonprofit

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles police last week began looking into the possible embezzlement of more than $700,000 from the Save A Heart Foundation, a nonprofit affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center that offers paid fellowships to Israeli cardiologists who want to study under specialists at the...
  • Cervical cancer vaccine stirs hope and debate

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The first human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine approved last year is inspiring passionate debate as state legislatures take up the issue of compulsory inoculation for preteen girls as a way to prevent cervical cancer. HPV infection is the major cause of cervical cancer in women. A...
  • Passing the Torch

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Passing the Torch -- Binah There...

    Roz Goldstine and Ethel W. Schwartz received the prestigious Women's League for Conservative Judaism's Torah Fund Binah Award at a luncheon in Philadelphia.

    The event hosted 1,300 women from across the country and featured Arnold M. Eisen,...

  • Healing Torah Makes Hospital Rounds

    By Amy Klein

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    One day last year Rabbi Levi Meier, the Jewish chaplain at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, was summoned to the room of an elderly Russian man in the ICU who had cancer.

    He was in poor spirits, so Meier decided to bring in the Torah from the chaplaincy ark. The patient's eyes lit up at...

  • Community Briefs

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Rabin Tribute Marks 10th Anniversary of Assassination

    A lively, heartfelt tribute to former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin brought more than 400 people to the University of Judaism to mark the 10th year since an assassin took his life.

    "I miss the man himself; I miss the man...

  • Briefs

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Mel Gibson Donates

    $5 Million to Cedars-Sinai

    Actor Mel Gibson has made a $5 million donation to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to help children from overseas receive expensive medical care, part of a Gibson family commitment dating back several years to a charity that helps sick...

  • Jewish Groups Stay Silent on Union Vote

    By Mike Levy

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A showdown between Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and hundreds of its registered nurses over unionizaton will come to head after three days of balloting ending Friday, Dec. 13.

    The hospital has strongly opposed the registered nurses push to be represented by the California Nurses...

  • Did You Know…?

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center spans over 24 acres and encompasses 1.5 million square feet.

    • Commits more than $71 million for community benefit, which includes more than 120 diverse community health programs and services.

    • Ranks among the top 10 non-university hospitals to receive...

  • Cedars-Sinai: Best in the West

    By Mike Levy

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    TheAmerican Jewish community supports the best medical centers in the country, from sea to shining sea, according to a new study published in the May/June issue of Modern Maturity magazine.

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is the No. 2 hospital in the country and the best in the Western...

  • Bentley’s Drive

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    You might call her the first lady of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

    Barbara Factor Bentley, a Cedars-Sinai board member for more than 15 years, was the first woman to sit on the board of directors' executive committee. She was also the board's first female vice chair. And now, she has...

  • Physician, Heal The Soul

    By Mike Levy

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Physicians played a significant role in the Holocaust, and today's doctors can learn from the ethical failures of that period, according to an article recently published by Dr. Joel Geiderman, co-chair of the emergency department (ED) of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

    "I've always...

  • A Committed Life

    By Judy R. Gruen

    October 22, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    For as long as she can remember, Dr. Beth Karlan has been driven to answer one elusive question: what is the difference between a normal cell and a cancerous cell? While the question is common among medical researchers, Karlan's progress in discovering at least a partial answer has...
  • Cedars-Sinai Merges with Two Westside Hospitals

    By Rob Eshman

    October 2, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    When Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced last Monday that itplans to take over management of two smaller West Los Angeleshospitals, the headlines could easily have read, "Man Bites Dog."

    In these days of brutal health-care competition, it is largefor-profit health-care conglomerates...

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