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Artist Perseveres Through ALS

Ken Brenner continued to make art despite a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which gradually paralyzed his legs, arms and hands. Read more.

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Nurse Shares Congenital Heart Journey

Jacqueline Avalon was born with a congenital heart condition known as ventricular septal defect, a condition where there is a hole in the wall that separates the two ventricles of ...

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The Long Path to Bone Marrow Transplantation

Cathy Griffin shares her journey to the lifesaving bone marrow transplant that addressed her leukemia at Cedars-Sinai. Read more.

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Pediatric Cancer Patients Inspire Through Their Art

The "Shutterbugs Gallery" features photos from 11 photographers ranging in age from 6-18 years old and will be on display through the month of September in honor of Childhood Cance...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 16, 2021

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Testimony: Why I'm so Glad I Had Valve Surgery at Cedars-Sinai

Dr. Danny Ramzy uses minimally invasive techniques for heart surgery whenever possible and has an exceptional record. Cedars-Sinai patient, Whitney Kell explains why Dr. Danny Ramz...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 01, 2021

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Parkinson's: A Patient's Journey With Deep Brain Stimulation

Yoheved Hasson believed the involuntary shaking in her leg had to be something more. When she visited a neurologist, she got the diagnosis: Parkinson's disease. After researching h...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 16, 2021

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Perspectives from a Brain Tumor Survivor

After strange symptoms sent him to urgent care, Desmond, then 35, underwent a flurry of emergency tests and appointments before a surgeon told him there was nothing he could do to ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 02, 2021

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Specialists Work Together to Protect Fertility During Cancer T...

Cedars-Sinai patient Lauren Bratman was hoping for news that she was pregnant. She got a breast cancer diagnosis instead. Read More.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 30, 2021

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Navy Veteran Gets Lifesaving Heart Surgery

Navy veteran Eric Axel Jensen underwent a lifesaving heart surgery by Dr. Fardad Esmailian, who had successfully replaced his aortic valve with a bovine (cow) valve and repaired hi...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 09, 2021

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First Person: I joined a clinical trial—here's why and how it ...

Michelle Mindlin is highly experienced with cancer treatments. Over the course of a decade, the 66-year-old has survived—and thrived—thanks to cutting-edge care, a positive outlook...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 01, 2021

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Thevi's Story: Finding Beauty During Chemo

Last year in the midst of the pandemic, 19-year-old Thevi Jean-Louis was diagnosed with cancer. The seemingly healthy teenager was getting ready to start his sophomore year at Bard...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jun 29, 2021

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Scars and Curves: A Scoliosis Patient Finds Healing in Art

Sandra Gray doesn't remember her first scoliosis surgery. That's because she was just one and a half years old. This signaled the start of a 25-year journey against an unusually ag...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jun 21, 2021

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A Lifesaving Second Opinion for Melanoma

When Kathy Dailey Ripperger was told she had stage 4 melanoma and only a year to live, she cried, yelled and got depressed. Then she decided to fight and sought a second lifesaving...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 18, 2021

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Three's a Charm: Woman Has Triplets After "Roller Coaster" Jou...

Everyone has a pandemic story, but Rommy Coutelin and her husband, Casey, had a life-changing year that ended with three bundles of joy. Read their against-the-odds story and hear ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 21, 2021

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Bone Marrow Transplant Transforms Two Lives

A bone marrow transplant drastically changed the lives of both the donor Aline Muske and recipient, Christy Canin.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 05, 2021