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Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Pioneering Surgery

Cedars-Sinai's Heart Transplant Program celebrated the 50th anniversary of Christiaan Barnard's pioneering surgery—and its own 30th anniversary—at a packed event at Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Prepare for LA Marathon Street Closures March 18

The Los Angeles Marathon will be held Sunday, March 18, and could affect commutes to Cedars-Sinai. Physicians headed to the medical center that morning are advised to arrive before 5 a.m., when most of the road closures near Cedars-Sinai will begin. Most roads close to the medical center should reopen by 2 p.m.

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Honor a Deserving Nurse

Online nominations for the 2018 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses are open through Friday, March 23. Only members of the medical staff may submit a nomination for this award, which recognizes nurses who exemplify professionalism, clinical excellence and caring.

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Study Looks at Undiagnosed Heart Attacks in Women

Women who complain about chest pain often are reassured by their doctors that there is no reason to worry because their angiograms show that the women don't have blockages in the major heart arteries, a primary cause of heart attacks in men. But a National Institutes of Health study, led by investigators at the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center in the Smidt Heart Institute, shows that about 8 percent of those women have scars on their heart that indicate they experienced a heart attack.

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New Advertising Campaign for Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedics

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

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Research Day: Crafting Cancer-Killing Drugs

It's not every day that you can spend your lunch hour learning about a historic breakthrough in cancer treatment from the physician-scientist who helped achieve it. That rare opportunity helped draw a capacity crowd to Harvey Morse Auditorium last month to hear Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD, deliver the keynote address at Research Day, an annual showcase of scientific achievements at Cedars-Sinai.

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Cedars-Sinai, Emulate Advance Precision Medicine

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Scientists at Cedars-Sinai and Emulate Inc. are pioneering a Patient-on-a-Chip program to help predict which disease treatments would be most effective based on a patient's genetic makeup and disease variant—a new approach to precision medicine for improving patient care and health.

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Scientists Re-Create Living Gut Lining on Chip

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Investigators have demonstrated how cells of a human intestinal lining created outside an individual’s body mirror living tissue when placed inside microengineered Intestine-Chips, opening the door to personalized testing of drug treatments. The study's senior author is Robert Barrett, PhD.

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FDA Warns About Prescribing Clarithromycin to Heart Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising caution before prescribing the antibiotic clarithromycin (Biaxin) to patients with heart disease because of a potential increased risk of heart problems or death that can occur years later.

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CS-Link: Cleaning Up InBasket

To prevent clutter, avoid storing results in your InBasket even if you think you'll need to return to it later. Results will always be part of the patient's chart and can be easily retrieved by going to your InBasket at the botton left of your screen. Check under "completed work," and click. Folders of previous work will pop up.

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