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

Sleeping with Dinosaurs

Medical staff members and their families enjoyed dinner and a sleepover adventure at the Natural History Museum on Feb. 8 as part of a special "Overnight at the Museum" event sponsored by Cedars-Sinai.

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Here Is Your Chance to Honor a Deserving Nurse!

Online nominations for the 2013 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses are being accepted now through Monday, March 11.

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Update for Physicians: Monthly Improvements to CS-Link

Earlier this month, several improvements were added to CS-Link™. Click "read more" to learn about the key improvements providers will benefit from and experience with these additions.

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Orthopedic Surgeon Recognized for Dedication to Advancing Hip, Knee Surgery in Israel

Andrew I. Spitzer, MD, has traveled to Israel more than a dozen times over the past decade to perform his own brand of community service: Teaching surgeons the latest techniques for replacing hips and knees while treating many patients without charge.



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William Binder, MD: Heart of Bold

A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, neonatologist William S. Binder, MD, gets part of his fix leading the airborne Neonatal Transport Program. Off the clock, the medical director of the Neonatal Transport Program at Cedars-Sinai’s Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center skydives to sate his passion for taking flight.

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Study of Brain Cooling and Clot-Busting Drug Therapy for Stroke Receives FDA OK to Expand

An international multicenter clinical trial led by a Cedars-Sinai neurologist on the combination of brain cooling and "clot-busting" drug therapy after stroke has received Food and Drug Administration approval to expand from 50 patients to 400.

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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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Circle of Friends Honorees for January

The Circle of Friends program honored 73 people in January. 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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Wear Red Event Puts Spotlight on Heart Disease

Numbers don't lie – a broken heart is the No. 1 killer of women. While progress is being made to reach and educate women about their risk, more research focused on women is needed in order to reverse heart disease's toll on women, said Puja K. Mehta, MD, director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Function Research Laboratory at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute's Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center.

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