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Attendings encouraged to apply to Clinical Professorial Series

Attending physicians at Cedars-Sinai who actively participate in the Cedars-Sinai teaching mission are now eligible for appointment in the Clinical Professorial Series. Academic titles are conferred via a peer-review process similar to other institutions of higher learning. The series launched early this year.

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Arm yourself against the flu

Flu vaccine clinics begin right after Labor Day

Cedars-Sinai will begin offering free flu vaccinations to all employees, including medical staff, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4, immediately following the Labor Day holiday.

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Navigating Crimson on your own

New tutorial enables MDs to surf the physician performance site whenever they like

Cedars-Sinai physicians who have undergone a review of their performance with a Crimson adviser can now have access to their own data 24/7.

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New critical high value for potassium (K)

The serum potassium (K) critical value call back will change from >6.5 to >6.2 next month. The projected go-live date for this change is Wednesday, Sept. 26.

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In war with 'superbugs,' C-S researchers see immune-boosting vitamin as a new weapon

Cedars-Sinai researchers have found that a common vitamin may have the potential to provide a powerful weapon to fight certain "superbugs," antibiotic-resistant staph infections that health experts see as a threat to public health.

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Survival statistics show hard fight when malignant brain tumors appear at multiple sites

When aggressive, malignant tumors appear in more than one location in the brain, patient survival tends to be significantly shorter than when the disease starts as a single tumor, even though patients in both groups undergo virtually identical treatments, according to research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Research Institute.

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