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20/20 Vision: The Most Critical Discoveries This Century

At the dawn of a new decade, let’s look back with 2020 vision at how some of the biggest medical advances of the past 20 years have emerged from Cedars-Sinai’s labs and transformed patient lives.

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Fearless—and No Longer Breathless

Despite an incurable lung condition, Shalini Waran is thriving following treatment including stem cell therapy. Today, she can walk farther and go up and down stairs without being out of breath. Read more.

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Good Blood

In 2015, Kevin McDevitt’s dream of buying a vintage VW van and taking a once in a lifetime road trip was put on hold after a month in isolation waiting to find out if a bone marrow transplant had worked. Today, he celebrates the ...

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Saving Grace

After a crippling fall, the Cedars-Sinai/USC Kaufman Dance Medicine Center helped aerialist Kerry Wee get back on her feet. After a strong comeback she took a welcome hiatus to raise a family but still performs and teaches aerial arts ...

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Side by Side

Mary Wong Lee was one of the first patients to receive an experimental vaccine for an aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma. That treatment gave her time which meant she could attend her two sons’ weddings, met her grandsons and ...

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Small Portions, Full Life

After a long journey, Natalie Harris got her life back after receiving personalized treatment at Cedars-Sinai for Chron's disease. Today, the Texas native says she's in the best shape she's ever been in. Read more.

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Your Fertility and Your Future

Krista Parker had just begun planting roots for herself. What she didn’t know was that she was suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Nor did she know the extent of the link between reproductive health and lifelong wellbeing. ...

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Climate Change and Health

Medical experts anticipate that between 2030 and 2050 at least 250,000 people will die from complications caused by climate change. We asked Cedars-Sinai experts share the ways our bodies may suffer on a warming planet—and how to protect...

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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Nurse Celina Minissian

When Celina Minissian decided to volunteer at Cedars-Sinai as a high school junior, she had no idea how much of an impact the hospital would have on her life, going on to become a Cardiac Nurse at the institution. Read more.

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Heart to Heart

The inaugural chairs of two departments in the Smidt Heart Institute were recruited for their inventive approaches to improving patient care. In turn, Christine Albert, MD, and Joanna Chikwe, MD, chose Smidt for its excellence. Read more.

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A Real-Life Stress Test

Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common complication new mothers experience, affecting 1 in 7 women, and one of the ailments they’re most reluctant to talk about. Cedars-Sinai is working to identify, treat and predict postpartum ...

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Arthur J. Ochoa, JD, Recognized with Diversity Award

Arthur J. Ochoa, senior vice president of Advancement and chief advancement officer at Cedars-Sinai, was recently awarded the Leadership in Diversity Award from the National Medical Fellowships. Read more.

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YED Program Adapts and Continues to Help Students

One year after the 1992 riots that rocked Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai launched a program to provide disadvantaged young people in the city inspiration and an eye-opening view of career opportunities. Read more.

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Antibody Accelerator

In the race to figure out how to detect and treat the novel coronavirus that engulfed the United States and the world in a matter of months, Cedars-Sinai scientists are looking to antibodies. Read more.

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DIY Pandemic Supply

When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened Cedars-Sinai’s access to critical supplies, the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator quickly improvised a solution: Do it ourselves. Leaders from the technology incubator mobilized staff and supplies from across...

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