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Hundreds Turn Out for Sand 'N' Snore

More than 200 physicians and their families took advantage of excellent beach weather and attended this year's Sand 'N' Snore event, which was held July 19-20 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.

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CS-Link Tip: Placing Orders for Pre-Admission

Patrick Lyden, MD, brings us this CS-Link™ tip. When a patient has a scheduled admission pending, an order can be placed on the chart by following a few steps.

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Hometown Medical Mission Brings Surgical Care to Children From L.A. and Across the Globe

At first, it looked like any other day at the 310 Building, Cedars-Sinai's Outpatient Surgery Center on San Vicente Boulevard. It was business as usual, until you noticed the patients were all children, the surgeons were all volunteering, and the entire day of surgery was part of a charitable mission, a partnership between Cedars-Sinai and the medical nonprofit organization Mending Kids International.

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Stem Cell Clinical Trials Expert to Lead Cardiology Division at Heart Institute

Timothy D. Henry, MD, an expert known for his innovative work in developing stem cell treatments for advanced heart disease patients, has joined the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute as director of Cardiology.

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Recognition for Czer, Gangi, McGovern, Nasmyth

Physician News

Lawrence Czer, MD, speaks at the UC Davis medical school graduation; ASCO honors Alexandra Gangi, MD; Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD, earns a $2.5 million grant; and Mary Nasmyth, MD, has a new role.

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FDA Investigating Zyprexa Relprevv

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating two unexplained deaths in patients who received an intramuscular injection of the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine pamoate). The deaths did not occur at Cedars-Sinai.

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Cedars-Sinai Establishes Accredited Complex Surgical Oncology Fellowship

The Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute has established the medical center’s accredited Complex Surgical Oncology Fellowship program, joining an elite group of 16 U.S. hospitals that have received accreditation for this type of training from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

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Joining Forces to Discover Causes of Dystonia

Three Cedars-Sinai researchers are combining forces to probe the causes of dystonia. Funded by a $75,000 grant from the Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation, they hope their study will contribute to improving current treatment regimens or suggest new strategies.

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