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  • Beyond book smarts: What this international medical school gives future doctors

    October 7, 2014 | 3:08 pm

    For most pursuing a career in medicine, the long-haul investment in studying, training and preparing to become a physician is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Others have personal goals too, whether it’s to explore their Jewish backgrounds or spend time in a new location. Some...

  • When Your Doctor Takes Vacation.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    July 8, 2014 | 7:32 am

    Last week, I took a six day vacation.  Two days before and two days after, I put in a total of 32 unpaid hours of work which was cut short by a call from my daughter asking me why I am working during my time off.  While away with my family, I ran into people of different walks of...

  • To Cut Cost of Medical Care, Pay Doctors More!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 27, 2014 | 7:13 pm

    Sorry Medicare.  You’ve got it wrong!

    Overwhelmingly, doctors’ reimbursement has been the target of government programs and insurance companies.  The idea underlying this movement has been, pay doctors less and curtail their incentive to see patients and the cost of medical care...

  • The worst news in healthcare is the increasing number angry physicians!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    March 13, 2014 | 6:33 pm

    The worst news in healthcare is not antibiotic resistance, drug-drug interactions, hospital acquired infections, lack of communication between systems of medical records, and certainly not the alarming rate of obesity in our youth. 

    The worst news is the increasing number of...

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  • My Patient, The Terrorist!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    February 18, 2014 | 5:24 pm

    A 52 year old diabetic man was urgently referred to me for cardiac clearance because of an abnormal electrocardiogram.  He had fractured his shoulder in a motorcycle accident and needed emergency surgery.

    We took him in promptly as a walk-in patient.  After the consultation, I...

  • P.A. health minister makes landmark visit to Hadassah Hospital

    May 7, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    A Palestinian Authority minister of health visited Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem reportedly for the first time.

    Dr. Hanu Abdeen, accompanied by other senior officials from the Palestinian Authority, visited the hospital on Sunday and met some of the dozens of Palestinian...

  • European doctors: U.S. colleagues support circumcision out of bias

    March 19, 2013 | 7:53 am

    Thirty-eight physicians from Europe wrote a paper alleging that “cultural bias” was behind the pro-circumcision stance of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    The commentary, published Monday on the website of the U.S.-based Pediatrics journal, disputes a report by the academy...

  • From TB to T-Cell

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Sometimes, adversity strikes gold. In Los Angeles, three major medical institutions, including Cedars of Lebanon and Mount Sinai -- the independent hospitals that merged to form Cedars-Sinai Medical Center -- and the City of Hope sprang from Los Angeles' Jewish tuberculosis problem.

    ...

  • Physician, Heal The Soul

    By Mike Levy

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Physicians played a significant role in the Holocaust, and today's doctors can learn from the ethical failures of that period, according to an article recently published by Dr. Joel Geiderman, co-chair of the emergency department (ED) of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

    "I've always...

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