Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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AHSP Open House Set for May 1

Members of the medical staff and all employees are invited to attend a special open house from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, to preview the new Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion before it opens to the public.

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Todo Wins Debate With Argument Against Tying Insurance Premiums to Lifestyle

Plenty of statistics – leavened with good, clean humor and wit – were thrown out during the 10th Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition. The competition played out in front of a standing-room-only crowd estimated at over 300 physicians, nurses, administrators and friends of the medical center.

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New Pilot Program Announced for 'Medi-Medi' Patients

A new three-year pilot program, Cal MediConnect, has been approved by the federal government for patients who are referred to as "dual eligibles" because they are covered by both Medicare and Medi-Cal. Participation in the pilot is fully voluntary.

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Chest Physiotherapy No Longer Routine Post-Op Order

A drop-down menu has been added on CS-Link™ to help remind physicians when it is appropriate to order chest physiotherapy (CPT), which is no longer a routine post-operative order.

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New Diagnostic Technology May Lead to Individualized Treatments for Prostate Cancer

A research team jointly led by scientists from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California, Los Angeles, have enhanced a device they developed to identify and "grab" circulating tumor cells, or CTCs, that break away from cancers and enter the blood, often leading to the spread of cancer to other parts of the body.

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CS-Link Tip: Using the Sidebar

This edition's CS-Link™ Tip comes from Joe Kim, MD, from the Division of General Internal Medicine. When Kim is reviewing "reports" such as other physician dictations or laboratory reports in Chart Review, he will launch them as a sidebar report for easy viewing while continuing his charting or ordering in a CS-Link navigator.

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Surgeon Gives Girl a Reason - and the Ability - to Smile

During three decades as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Randy Sherman, MD, has faced plenty of tough cases. One of his most fulfilling cases, however, has involved one of his youngest patients – 8-year-old Hayley Brang, who suffers from Moebius syndrome, a congenital disorder that paralyzes facial muscles, compromising her ability to eat, talk and smile.

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Chung, Rader, Shiao awarded CTSI grants

Three researchers at Cedars-Sinai have been awarded UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute Scholar Seed Grants, which are funded by the National Institutes of Health. They are Alice Chung, MD, Florian Rader, MD, and Stephen Shiao, MD, PhD. The grants support training in translational research.

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P&T Committee Adds Drugs to Formulary

Pharmacy Focus

February decisions by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and pertinent agenda topics include several additions to the formulary and update on drug shortages.

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July Is Coming, and So Are Fireworks, Sand 'N' Snore

Summer is on its way, and July has a couple of treats in store for medical staff members and their families.

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