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2004 News Releases


  • Multi-Center Study Finds Therapy Boosts Kidney Transplants in "Highly Sensitized" Patients (December 7, 2004)
  • Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Find That a Small Protein Delivered Via a Genetically Engineered Virus Increased Immune Cells and Slowed the Growth of the Deadly Brain Cancer Glioblastoma Multiforme in Laboratory Rats (December 6, 2004)
  • Wife and Mom Celebrates Family and Fifth Christmas Free of Large Tumor Crowding Her Brain (December 1, 2004)
  • Team Approach to Reproductive Disorders Provides Efficient Diagnosis and Treatment (November 15, 2004)
  • New Director of Comprehensive Transplant Center Brings Additional World-Class Expertise (November 11, 2004)
  • A Baker's Dozen: Cedars-Sinai Nutritionist Offers Holiday Weight Management Tips for Parents and Their Kids (November 8, 2004)
  • Mel Gibson Donates $10 Million to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA (October 12, 2004)
  • Lab Study Defines and Blocks Mechanism That Lets Brain Tumors Sidetrack Immune Response (October 22, 2004)
  • Specialist Suggests Pregnant Women Request Influenza Vaccine to Protect Both Mom and Baby (October 19, 2004)
  • Use of Over-the-Counter at-Home Defibrillators Strongly Supported by Leading Cardiologist (Sept. 24, 2004)
  • Cultural Diversity in Recruitment Is an Ongoing Practice at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (September 17, 2004)
  • Beating the Odds, Patient Can Hear after Large Benign Tumor Is Removed from Inner Ear (September 9, 2004)
  • Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Report That Two Specific Proteins Delivered Via a Genetically Engineered Virus Prevented the Progressive Loss of Nerve Cells That Cause Parkinson's Disease in Laboratory Rats (September 8, 2004)
  • Activity Level Predicts and Prevents Heart Disease in Women Better Than Focus on Weight (September 7, 2004)
  • Stress Tests May Miss Latent Heart Disease: Additional Coronary Calcium Screening May Help When Patients Have Normal Stress Test Results (August 17, 2004)
  • Immune Vaccine Followed by Chemotherapy Slows Incurable Brain Tumors, Lengthens Survival (August 15, 2004)
  • Back to School Safety: Avoiding Backpack Injury (August 11, 2004)
  • The Hyperspectral Imaging Endoscope: A New Tool for Noninvasive in Vivo Cancer Detection (August 10, 2004)
  • Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program Established at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (August 5, 2004)
  • Minimally Invasive Procedure Inserts Device to Provide Temporary Support for Damaged Heart (August 4, 2004)
  • National Labor Relations Board Rules in Favor of RNs at Cedars-Sinai Health System (August 2, 2004)
  • Study Shows That Fluorescence Spectroscopy Can Distinguish Brain Tumor from Normal Tissue (August 1, 2004)
  • New Minimally Invasive Approach to Upper Lumbar Fusion Surgery Reduces Complication Risk (August 1, 2004)
  • Washington Family Scholars Arrive with Impressive Credentials and Eyes to the Future (July 19, 2004)
  • Vaccine Targeting Cancer-Related Antigens in Brain Tumors Appears to Prolong Survival (July 15, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai Names Arthur J. Ochoa to Lead Community Relations Efforts (July 14, 2004)
  • Journal Cancer: Protein Shift Predicts Brain Cancer Grade, Recurrence and Patient Survival (June 18, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to Host 20th Annual National Marfan Foundation Conference, July 7-10, 2004 (June 17, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai Re-Designated a Magnet Hospital for Enhancing Nurses' Growth, Patient Care (June 14, 2004)
  • New Intraoperative MRI Lets Neurosurgeons Minimize Risk While Maximizing Tumor Removal (May 27, 2004)
  • New Technology Blocks Gene to Increase Immune Response against Deadly Brain Tumor Cells (May 24, 2004)
  • Antioxidant Component of Green Tea Blocks New but Not Established Arterial Plaque in Mice (May 24, 2004)
  • Many "Big Hearts" Make Life-Saving Cardiac Surgery Possible for Boy from Mexico (May 20, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Establishes the New Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute (May 18, 2004)
  • Women's Health Research Registry Aims to Improve Women's Health for Future Generations (May 11, 2004)
  • Researchers Define Mechanism That Enables Stem Cells to Track Migrating Brain Tumor Cells (May 4, 2004)
  • Major Study Finds That an Experimental Testosterone Patch Significantly Improved Sexual Desire and Activity in Surgically Menopausal Women Experiencing Low Libido (May 4, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Receives Full AAHRPP Accreditation for All Research Involving Human Subjects (May 3, 2004)
  • Bakersfield Couple Attribute Birth of Healthy Baby to Prenatal Diagnosis at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (April 30, 2004)
  • Memories of Patients' Gratitude Prominent as Cedars-Sinai Staff Members Ready for Medical Mission to Guatemala in May (April 23, 2004)
  • Major Study: Bioartificial Liver Reduces Mortality by 44% in Acute Liver-Failure Patients (April 22, 2004)
  • Physicians at Cedars-Sinai Shoot for a "Slam Dunk" at Annual Alumni Association Basketball Game (April 21, 2004)
  • Transplant Reunion Picnic 2004 - Media Advisory (April 10, 2004)
  • Hartmann Quadruplets Fact Sheet (April 8, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai's Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Offers Tips for Seasonal Allergy Sufferers (April 7, 2004)
  • Pauletta and Denzel Washington to Award Neuroscience Scholarships Named in Their Honor (April 6, 2004)
  • New High-Tech Hip Replacement Technique Offered at Cedars-Sinai Reduces Ordeal of Surgery and Recovery Time (March 30, 2004)
  • New Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Delivers Expertise in Gestational Diabetes (March 17, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai Nursing Institute Integrates Education into New, Novel Approaches to Nursing Shortage and Retention (March 11, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai Endourologist Helps Usher in New Era of Minimally Invasive Treatment of Urological Disorders (March 10, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai Psychiatrist and Director of Addiction Medicine Offers Tips on How to Have Fun while Staying Safe during Spring Break (March 3, 2004)
  • Agustin Garcia, MD Appointed as New Director of Breast Cancer Research at the Women's Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (March 1, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Food and Nutrition Department Will Host "The 2004 Anti-Aging Seminar" (February 24, 2004)
  • Specialists: Laparoscopy Can Help Infertile Women Avoid Months of Unnecessary Treatments (February 23, 2004)
  • Recreational Hazards to Your Child's Health: Tips to Help Your Kids Play It Safe (February 18, 2004)
  • Nonsurgical Treatment Is Often Available for Women Who Suffer from Urinary Incontinence (February 16, 2004)
  • Cheryl Tiegs Headlines Third Annual Women's Health Conference March 5 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (February 12, 2004)
  • Large-Scale Analysis of Women with Androgen Excess: Thorough Treatment Can Reduce Symptoms (February 4, 2004)
  • Heart Attack ABC's: How to Recognize a Heart Attack (February 2, 2004)
  • Heart Attack 1-2-3's: What to Do During a Heart Attack (February 2, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Names Mark R. Gavens as New Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for Clinical Care Services (February 2, 2004)
  • Heart Month and Valentine's Day: Cardiologist Says New Findings Keep More Hearts Ticking (January 26, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff Elects Dr. John Gordon Harold as New Chief of Staff for 2004 (January 22, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai's Health, Fitness and Wellness Management Program Offers One-on-One Coaching to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions All Year Long (January 22, 2004)
  • Scientists Identify Cell Defects That Limit Immune System's Impact on Late-Stage Tumors (January 21, 2004)
  • Patient Simulator "Simman" Is State-of-the-Art Star in Training Programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (January 7, 2004)
  • An Important Public Service Announcement for Women in Their 40s or 50s Who Are Experiencing Symptoms That May Be Related to Menopause (January 5, 2004)
  • Cedars-Sinai's New Menopause Support Group to Provide Monthly Expert Medical Information to Women in Their Mid-Life Years (January 5, 2004)

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