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2011-12-16 11:01:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec.16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint announced today that the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute will provide clinical expertise to help shape WellPoint's new health care solutions that will utilize IBM's Watson technology. WellPoint announced plans in September to develop the first commercial application utilizing IBM Watson to help improve patient care and support physicians in their efforts to make the most informed, personalized treatment...

2011-12-01 15:16:00

DETROIT, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DMC Sinai-Grace has become the first healthcare facility in Michigan to successfully resynchronize a patient's heartbeat using a breakthrough pacemaking device. The new Unify Quadra(TM) cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), just recently approved by the FDA, is the smallest pacemaking device and the only quadripolar pacing system available. The Quadra uses a pacing lead with four electrodes (instead of the usual two), which...

2011-11-21 09:15:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the establishment of a strategic alliance with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for the center to operate as a Roche Molecular Center of Excellence (MCOE) for the next five years. As a nationally recognized Roche MCOE, the Medical Center's molecular diagnostics laboratory will be one of the first centers of excellence to offer physicians and patients some of the latest and most...

2011-11-08 10:00:00

Researchers plan joint clinical trials of new cancer treatments and personalized therapies SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare is expanding its efforts to accelerate advances in cancer care with the addition of Cedars-Sinai's Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in Los Angeles as a collaborator in clinical trials to develop personalized therapies that could lead to more effective cancer...

2011-11-02 09:10:45

Among the most commonly used treatments for IBS, a targeted antibiotic was shown to be the safest in a new study by Cedars-Sinai researchers Among the most commonly used treatments for irritable bowel syndrome — which affects as many as 20 percent of the United States population — a targeted antibiotic was shown to be the safest in a new study by Cedars-Sinai researchers, based on an analysis of 26 large-scale clinical trials. The study, for presentation at the American...

2011-10-25 15:27:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Barbra Streisand and Robert Barth will be honored by the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors at their annual Gala on Tuesday, November 8th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Proceeds from the Gala, sponsored by Lexus, will benefit the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Lexus will donate a 2012 Lexus LS 600h L Luxury Hybrid sedan to be raffled off during the Gala. The Gala will be hosted by Seth Rogen, and will include a performance by Marvin Hamlisch. The...

2011-10-20 10:19:42

New psychotherapy developed at Cedars-Sinai helps depression patients cultivate optimistic outlook instead of traditional therapy focus on negative thoughts about past Patients with major depression do better by learning to create a more positive outlook about the future, rather than by focusing on negative thoughts about their past experiences, researchers at Cedars-Sinai say after developing a new treatment that helps patients do this. While Major Depressive Disorder patients...

2011-10-10 13:13:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York-based rating agency, Fitch Ratings, has upgraded Mount Sinai Medical Center's bond ratings status to BBB- from BB+. Since fiscal year 2008, Mount Sinai has continued to generate increased, positive revenues while still increasing its charity care to the community year after year. The upgrade reflects Mount Sinai's continued improvement of operating performance and significant expense reduction despite having expanded...

2011-10-06 17:55:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 7th Annual run for her® 5K Run and Friendship Walk is Sunday, November 13th at Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles. It raises awareness about ovarian cancer and supports the Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Register as a "Sleepwalker" and be part of the race no matter where you live. Find out more at www.runforher.com or call (323) 866-6410. SOURCE Cedars-Sinai...

2011-07-26 17:10:00

MIAMI, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In a continuing effort to aid area charitable efforts, Dade Medical College has agreed to donate $250,000 to the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation, the Miami Beach, FL-based Mount Sinai Medical Center's philanthropic arm. The college announced the donation and presented a check to foundation Executive Director Michael Milberg on Friday, July 15, 2011 during a ceremony that also featured a very special guest - Florida Senator Bill Nelson....