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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Aug. 31, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

Physicians hit the beach at annual Sand 'n Snore

About 210 physicians and their families took advantage of the perfect beach weather and attended this year's Sand 'n Snore event, which was held July 20-21 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.

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Medical mission team in Guatemala sees increased need for care

The goals are the same, but the situations always change when the team based at Cedars-Sinai travels to Guatemala on its annual medical mission. This year 96 doctors, nurses and support staff found the city of Joyabaj to be in extreme need.

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Cedars-Sinai awarded $17.8 million grant to develop ALS treatment

Cedars-Sinai's Regenerative Medicine Institute recently was awarded a $17.8 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to develop stem cell treatments for patients with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a progressive, fatal and currently incurable neurodegenerative disease. The grant is the largest to date from the stem cell agency to Cedars-Sinai.

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Congenital heart disease expert joins Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Evan Zahn MD

New Congenital Heart Disease Program to offer lifelong treatment and nonsurgical options to patients with structural heart problems

Evan Zahn, MD, an expert in treating children born with life-threatening structural heart problems, has joined the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute to advance the study of congenital heart disease and develop more minimally invasive treatments.

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Cedars-Sinai studies galaxy-exploring camera in the operating room

Neurosurgeons and researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute are adapting an ultraviolet camera to possibly bring planet-exploring technology into the operating room.


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Researchers link Kawasaki disease in childhood with increased risk of adult heart disease

Cedars-Sinai researchers have linked Kawasaki disease, a serious childhood illness that causes inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body, with early-onset and accelerated atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease in adults.

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The day is young: 24 hours in the life of the Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center

A photographer spent 24 hours capturing the lifesaving work of NICU physicians and nurses, the nimble response of surgeons and transport teams, the joy of families bringing home a healthy newborn, and, occasionally, the heartbreaking delivery of bad news.

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