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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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Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - March 2013 (PDF)

Health Information Committee Retools, Will Address CS-Link Policies and Practices

In December, the Medical Executive Committee approved a restructuring of the Health Information Committee, a committee of the medical staff. With the adoption of CS-Link™ as the major platform for the health system's medical record, governing its use is an important role for the medical staff. HIC has been charged by virtue of a refreshed charter to establish policy with regard to physicians' use of CS-Link.

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CS-Link Tip: Using Optimized Filter in Chart Review

This week’s CS-Link™ tip is how to use the optimized filter now made available in Chart Review. These filters will save clinicians time when trying to find clinical information.

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Antidote for Confusion: Some Facts about Payments and Pricing

Here's something everyone can agree on: The current payment and pricing system for health care is confusing, and a huge source of dissatisfaction and frustration.

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Surgeons Will Enjoy State-of-the-Art ORs When AHSP Opens This Summer

Recognizing the need for additional operating room capacity, Cedars-Sinai is opening eight new large ORs on the fifth floor of the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion this summer.

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Changes to Dental Program Announced

As part of Cedars-Sinai's efforts to focus on its core strengths, changes are being made to the dental program. On June 30, the Cedars-Sinai dental clinic and residency program will close, and new patients will be referred for treatment to a variety of other providers in the area.

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Holocaust Historian to Speak at Yom Ha'Shoah Commemoration on Monday, April 8

Award-winning historian Deborah E. Lipstadt, PhD, will speak at Cedars-Sinai's 29th annual Yom Ha'Shoah commemoration on Monday, April 8. The event will run from 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Gracie Allen Road Work to Begin April 1

Road work starting Monday is part of a project to provide a stronger image for Cedars-Sinai at the main entry point to the campus: the intersection of Gracie Allen Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard.

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Cedars-Sinai Study: Obesity May Be Linked to Microorganisms Living in the Gut

How much a person eats may be only one of many factors that determines weight gain. A recent Cedars-Sinai study suggests that a breath test profile of microorganisms inhabiting the gut may be able to tell doctors how susceptible a person is to developing obesity.

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Special Coagulation Laboratory Opens April 8

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has announced the formation of a Special Coagulation Testing Laboratory under the direction of Oxana Tcherniantchouk, MD, and Sumire Kitahara, MD. The laboratory will open April 8.

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Risk of Potentially Fatal Heart Rhythms with Azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax)

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has strengthened a previous warning regarding a small but significant increased risk of fatal arrhythmias associated with azithromycin (marketed as Zithromax® or Zmax®). Also, the FDA is evaluating unpublished findings by a group of researchers that suggest an increased risk of pancreatitis and pre-cancerous cellular changes in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with a class of drugs called incretin mimetics.

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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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