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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Feb. 10, 2017 | Archived Issues

Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds


Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - February 2017 (PDF)  


Milestones

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Topics Sought for Morgenstern Debate

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The 14th annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will convene on Friday, June 2. The debate committee is soliciting topics that are timely and relevant to all specialties.

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Cedars-Sinai Turns Red for Women's Heart Health

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Cedars-Sinai is helping to raise awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of women in the United States. The annual Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Day — sponsored by the Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute’s Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center — encouraged people across Cedars-Sinai to wear red on Feb. 3 to bring attention to heart disease in women.

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Research Day Highlights Hearts and Minds

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Christine and Jonathan Seidman lend new meaning to William Shakespeare's poetic paean to love: "the marriage of true minds." As co-directors of the pioneering Seidman Lab at Harvard Medical School, they are partners in both life and science. The Seidmans met in an undergraduate biology class at Harvard University and married in 1973. On Jan. 13, they shared their unique insights at an annual showcase of Cedars-Sinai's research achievements.

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New Advertising Campaign for Cancer Care

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Cedars-Sinai has unveiled a new consumer advertising campaign for cancer care, which is being featured throughout the greater Los Angeles area in a variety of channels including television, radio, print and digital.

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Cedars-Sinai Helps Thousands at Telemundo Fair

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Nearly 500 healthcare professionals from Cedars-Sinai provided thousands of free health screenings at the annual Telemundo 52-KVEA health fair last month at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event served as an essential healthcare resource for an estimated 25,000 attendees.

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Letter From Chief of Staff: Doximity Survey for Nation's Top Hospitals

Reputation plays a major role in the scoring for U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the nation's top hospitals. U.S. News has partnered with Doximity to conduct an annual online survey for the rankings. The survey period opens in mid-February.

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New Technology Offers Hope Against Tinnitus

As many as 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, a debilitating health condition commonly known as ringing in the ears. New technology is taking a radically different approach to treating the condition by retraining the brain to ignore these types of sounds, alleviating them altogether.

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FDA Warns of Rare, Severe Reaction to Chlorohexidine Gluconate

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning about a rare but severe IgE-mediated allergic reaction to chlorhexidine gluconate, a commonly used over-the-counter and prescription skin antiseptic product. The FDA safety communication is a reminder to always obtain and document patient allergies prior to administration of medication or topical agent.

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CS-Link Tip: Using SmartLinks

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SmartLinks can save time and are easy to set up on CS-Link™. SmartLinks pull chart information and simplify writing notes. Some already use SmartPhrase templates for things like .id, which brings in the patient’s name, age and gender.

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