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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Oct. 15, 2010 Issue | Archived Issues

Free Flu Shots Now Available

Free influenza vaccinations are now available to medical staff, including private physicians, in Employee Health Service (EHS) located in SSB-200. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Physician News

Mahul B. Amin, M.D. …

Shlomo Melmed, M.D. …

John Williams III, M.D. …

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Navigating PACS Images

Web/VS Tip of the Week

PACS Images can be accessed in Web/VS as follows:

  1. Log into Web/VS and select a patient in the usual way.
  2. Select PACS Images from the "Reports" menu OR click the "PACS" icon displayed to the left of a report title on either the Imaging Reports list or the Recent Results listing.

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Meetings and Events

Irwin M. Weinstein, M.D., Endowed Lectureship in Health and Public Policy
Oct. 8

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff
Oct. 18

Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception
Oct. 19

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Free Flu Shots Now Available

Free influenza vaccinations are now available to medical staff, including private physicians, in Employee Health Service (EHS) located in SSB-200. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Flu shot clinics are planned this month for ...

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Medication Shortage Update

Pharmacy Focus

Ascorbic Acid 500mg/ml 50ml injection vials ...

Furosemide, Bumetanide, Torsemide ...

Epinephrine 0.1mg/ml 10ml syringes ... 

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Printing Patient Results

Web/VS Tip of the Week

When you need to print patient results, use the "Print" icon at the right end of the silver banner across the top of the page.

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Meetings and Events

Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception
Oct. 19

"Divination and DNA: The Hazard, but Inevitability, of 'Divination' in Our New Genomics"
Oct. 20

Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Obesity
Oct. 22

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Leading Parkinson's Specialist Joins Cedars-Sinai

Michele Tagliati, M.D., one of the nation's leading research and treatment specialists in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, has been named director of the Movement Disorders Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Tagliati is one of the pioneers and top educators of deep brain stimulation, a treatment that uses implanted electrodes to modulate the faulty electrical impulses that trigger involuntary movements. He also is an expert in the use of botulinum toxin injection therapy to control involuntary muscle contractions.

Prior to accepting the position at Cedars-Sinai's Department of Neurology, Dr. Tagliati served as associate professor of neurology and division chief of movement disorders at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, which has one of the largest programs for Parkinson’s disease and dystonia in the United States. Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily. Various types of dystonia affect one, several or many muscles, and can force the body into repetitive and often twisting movements as well as awkward, irregular postures.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Tagliati often serves in faculty and advisory roles with such organizations as the American Academy of Neurology, the Movement Disorder Society, the National Institutes of Health, the Parkinson Study Group, the National Parkinson Foundation, the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and the Parkinson Alliance.

"We are fortunate to have such an internationally recognized expert join our department at Cedars-Sinai," said Patrick D. Lyden, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai.