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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF April 12, 2013 | Archived Issues

Link Between Lifestyle, Insurance Premiums Subject of Debate

Residents Seth Felder, MD, and Tsuyoshi Todo, MD, will take the podium at the 10th Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition on Thursday, April 18, at 8 a.m. in ECC A-C.

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Memorial Service for Leon Morgenstern, MD, Set for April 18

A memorial service for Leon Morgenstern, MD, will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Morgenstern was the founding director of Surgery for Cedars-Sinai and senior adviser to the Center for Healthcare Ethics.



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Encrypting Email is Easy - Here's How

Physicians are reminded that federal laws require electronic protected health information to be secured, including when it is sent via email to addresses outside Cedars-Sinai. To assist you, the medical center's email system includes an easy way to use encryption to keep emailed information secure and protected from unauthorized access.

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CS-Link Gets Variety of Improvements

Several improvements were added to CS-Link™ on April 2. They include updates to the Patient Header, improved sorting of Active Orders, and other changes to increase patient care and safety. For more information on the changes, visit cslinkcentral.org.

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Hawking Visits with Cedars-Sinai Scientists, Speaks to Packed House

Legendary physicist Professor Stephen Hawking paid a rare visit to Cedars-Sinai this week, meeting with scientists investigating the use of stem cells to slow the progression of the muscle-wasting disease that has virtually paralyzed the scholar best known for his theories about black holes in the universe.

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Overflow Crowd Attends Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony

A reverent crowd filled Harvey Morse Auditorium to overflowing on Monday morning for Cedars-Sinai's 29th annual Yom Ha'Shoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day.


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Higher-Precision Radiation Therapy Offers New, Better Choices to Prostate Cancer Patients

An innovative form of radiation therapy at Cedars-Sinai is offering high-risk prostate cancer patients a new treatment option that minimizes radiation exposure to healthy surrounding tissues, thus lowering side effects. This new treatment regimen, known as high dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR), was recently introduced to the medical center's cancer-fighting arsenal by radiation oncologist Paul Song, MD.

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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Earns 7th Honor from International Society

The world's premier academic society of anatomic, surgical and diagnostic molecular pathology once again has recognized the Cedars-Sinai Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for the number of first-authored abstracts it presented at a recent gathering.

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Women's Registry Boosts Recruitment for Cancer Studies

research for her Will Be the First at Cedars-Sinai with Online Registration

When Catherine Dang, MD, a breast cancer surgical oncologist, and BJ Rimel, MD, a gynecologic oncologist, sat next to each other during Cedars-Sinai's Clinical Scholars Program, it wasn't long before the two were collaborating.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for March

The Circle of Friends program honored 154 people in March. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai. When a gift is made, the person being honored receives a custom lapel pin and a letter of acknowledgement.

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Once Common, Now Forgotten - What Is It?

Can you identify this instrument? The Cedars-Sinai Historical Conservancy is collecting materials for display. This instrument/device was recently donated. What is it?



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