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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Feb. 15, 2013 | Archived Issues

Free flu clinic to keep your family protected

Medical staff is invited to bring family members to Feb. 10 flu clinic

Having trouble finding the flu vaccine for family members? Cedars-Sinai is offering a free community flu clinic that medical staff and their family members can attend on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Educational Conference Center (ECC), located on the North Tower Plaza Level. Cedars-Sinai employees also are welcome to bring family members to this community clinic.

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New clinic provides expertise in pediatric neurogenetic, neuromuscular disorders

Southern California pediatricians, pediatric neurologists and parents of children with inherited neurological diseases or nerve-related muscle disorders have a new resource for expert diagnostics, genetic testing, and state-of-the-art research and treatment facilities: Cedars-Sinai’s newly opened Pediatric Neurogenetics and Neuromuscular Clinic.

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Ideas sought for Great Debates topic

The Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition committee is soliciting suggestions for a topic for this annual spring event. The debate will convene for its 10th year at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, in ECC A-C.

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Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams delivers stirring remarks at MLK Day Celebration

In 1966, Keith Black was in the fifth grade when he attended his first integrated school in Alabama. Without the sacrifices made by civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers, as well as U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren's efforts in the Brown v. Board of Education decision, which banned segregation in public schools, his narrative might be different. Black, MD, professor and chair of Cedars-Sinai's Department of Neurosurgery, pointed this out last week to a packed Harvey Morse Auditorium as one of the speakers at Cedars-Sinai's 11th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.

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July is coming, and so are fireworks, Sand 'N' Snore

It's not too early to start thinking about summer, and July has a couple of treats in store for medical staff members and their families.



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P&T decisions, notification of injury risk with Samsca

Pharmacy focus

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee recently addressed an addition to the Cedars-Sinai formulary and a warning about methadone. In addition, the FDA is noting the risk of liver injury with the drug Samsca®.

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Wear Red Day for Women today

Support women's heart health by wearing red today – Friday, Feb. 1 – when Cedars-Sinai will mark the seventh annual Wear Red Day for Women to increase awareness of heart disease as the leading killer of women.

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Circle of Friends honorees for December

The Circle of Friends program honored 307 people in December. 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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Heart Institute study: Stem cells boost heart's natural repair mechanisms

Injecting specialized cardiac stem cells into a patient's heart rebuilds healthy tissue after a heart attack, but where do the new cells come from and how are they transformed into functional muscle?

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Predictions of a digital health revolution

Eric Topol, MD, believes the digital revolution is producing the biggest shakeup in the history of medicine − reshaping research design, health monitoring and the physician-patient relationship. And the revolution is just getting started. "We have only begun to scratch the surface of where this is going," Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, told a standing-room-only crowd in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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