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FDA Warns About Opioids, Diabetes Medications

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about safety issues with the entire class of opioid pain medicines and with Type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin.

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

Click the PDF link below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - April 2016 (PDF)  

Education Schedule - May 2016 (PDF)  

Surgery Scheduling

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Two Minutes With …

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This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the physicians in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery. This month's installment features and Rodrigo Alban, MD, and Monica Jain, MD.

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Cedars-Sinai Helps Test Therapy for Sleep Apnea

The Cedars-Sinai Sleep Apnea Treatment Center is participating in a clinical trial of the ImThera Medical Targeted Hypoglossal Neurostimulator to evaluate the safety and efficacy of implantable therapy in patients who have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea and who cannot use CPAP therapy.

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Morgenstern Debate Tackles Physicians and Social Media


The 13th Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will convene Friday, June 3, at 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. This year's topic is "Physicians and Social Media: Threat to Professionalism or an Essential Part of Contemporary Medical Practice?"

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Recognition for Alban, Sax, Danoff, Murrell, Soukiasian

Physician News

Rodrigo Alban, MD, and Harry Sax, MD, presented a poster at the American College of Healthcare Executives annual meeting, Dudley Danoff, MD, discussed his new book before a large crowd at the Medical Library, Zuri A. Murrell, MD, spoke to a church congregation about colorectal cancer, and Harmik J. Soukiasian, MD, was featured in a Wall Street Journal article.

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CS-Link Central Has New Design, Easier Navigation

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Take a few moments to check out the newly designed CS-Link Central — your source for CS-Link information and resources. The website now offers a fresh look and feel, easier-to-use layout and navigation, better search capabilities and mobile-friendly functionality.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for March


The Circle of Friends program honored 354 people in March. 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.

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