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October 2012 

Wednesday, October 31
Lighter lunches leave kids hungry – Boston Herald
quotes MGHfC physician Ron Kleinman

Tuesday, October 30
Really? Celiac Disease Is Influenced by Season of Birth – Well/New York Times Online
mentions MGHfC research study

Thursday, October 25
Late Eliot teen gave gift of organs, tissues to others – Seacoast Online/Portsmouth (N.H.) Herald
mentions that hand transplanted into MGH patient was among tissues donated from local teen

Mass General Launches Country's Second Angelman Syndrome Clinic – Becker's Hospital Review

Justin Bieber is big ticket item at Storybook Ball – Names/Boston.com
coverage of event benefiting MGHfC, includes photo of MGH president Peter Slavin

Tuesday, October 16
Criteria for Concussions Found to Be Inconsistent – PsychCentral News
coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Ann-Christine Duhaime

Monday, October 15
coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Ann-Christine Duhaime
New study highlights flaws in “concussion” diagnosis – Daily Dose/Boston.com
Circumcision Guidelines By Consistent Criteria for Sports Concussion Might Aid Diagnosis – HealthDay News

Monday, October 1
Need help with picky eaters? The French get it right – Child Caring/Boston.com
includes information from MGHfC physician Ronald Kleinman

September 2012 

Monday, September 24
When an adult child is ill – Boston Globe
article written by MGH physician Suzanne Koven

Tuesday, September 11
New view in an old debate on circumcision – Boston Globe
Q&A with MGH physician Marvin Wang

An All-Out Assault on Autism – U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" issue
quotes MGHfC physicians Martha Herbert and Margaret Bauman and mentions MGH-affiliated Lurie Center

Monday, September 10
Boston schools’ breakfast now free for all students – Boston Globe
mentions 2000 MGH research study

Tuesday, September 4
Ukrainian Orphan Treated For Severe Burns – Associated Press
story covers burn patient treated at MGH

Anxieties kids face the day before back to school – Fox 25
interview with MGH physician Gene Beresin

Fighting food allergies– Boston Globe
covers research by MGHfC investigator Wayne Shreffler

'Try to always be happy' – Concord Monitor
covers MGHfC patient who received proton beam therapy

August 2012 

Thursday, August 30
Advice for moms working to regain pre-baby figure – The Morning Show/NECN
video report featuring interview with MGH physician Laura Riley

Monday, August 29
CommonHealth: A New Policy Cites Benefits Of Infant Circumcision – Radio Boston/WBUR.org
excerpts from radio program include comments from MGH physician Marvin Wang

Tuesday, August 28
coverage MGHfC physician Marvin Wang
Circumcision, the ultimate parenting dilemma – BBC News Magazine
Circumcision Guidelines By The AAP Have Been Revised For The First Time Since 1999 – Huffington Post

Monday, August 27
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children – Capability Mom
blog posting about MGHfC-sponsored event

Friday, August 24
Phase in earlier bedtimes before school starts, experts say – Washington Post
Q&A with MGHfC physician Craig Canapari

coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Carlos Camargo
Vitamin D may thwart kids' winter colds – HealthDay News
Vitamin D can halve kids chances of developing common cold: Study – RTT News

Tuesday, August 14
Will he grow out of asthma?– Food Allergy Buzz
Q&A with MGHfC physician Craig Canapari

Wednesday, August 8
Reducing Anxiety in the ER – Autism Speaks
article written by MGHfC physician James Perrin

July 2012 

Wednesday, July 25
Talking to Your Kids About the Colorado Shooting – Boston Parent's Paper
article with tips from MGH physician Eugene Beresin

Tuesday, July 24
How to Talk to Children About the Colorado Movie Theater Shooting – ABC News Radio
quotes MGH physician Eugene Beresin

Monday, July 23
Parents: Won't keep kids from Batman movie– WHDH-TV, Ch. 7
video report includes comments from MGH physician Eugene Beresin

Tuesday, July 10
He's riding for Emma – Exeter (N.H.) News-Letter
coverage of participant in event benefiting MGH Cancer Center, mentions care his daughter received from MGHfC physician Howard Weinstein

Dental Care Disparity Narrows for Black Children – Medscape News
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Inyang Isong

Monday, July 9
Babies in dog-owning families may be healthier – Reuters Health
quotes MGHfC physician Bernard Kinane

How young is too young for a cellphone? – Boston Globe
article written by MGH physician Suzanne Koven

Thursday, July 5
More kids, black and white, seeing the dentist – Reuters Health
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Inyang Isong

Monday, July 2
program segments featuring MGHfC physician Brian Skotko
Down Syndrome: One Family's Decision – Chronicle/WCVB-TV, Ch. 5
Earlier, Easier Down Syndrome Test – Chronicle/WCVB-TV, Ch. 5

June 2012 

Wednesday, June 27
Care for babies with food allergies lagging: study – Reuters Health
quotes MGHfC physician Wayne Shreffler

Tuesday, June 19
What if spanking works? – Boston Globe Magazine
quotes MGHfC physician Peter Greenspan

Thursday, June 14
Fighting Back: Run of Hope – Chronicle/WCVB-TV, Ch. 5
includes coverage of "Run of Hope" to benefit MGH Cancer Center

Monday, June 11
Linking music and medicine – Boston Globe
interview with MGHfC physician Lisa Wong

Friday, June 8
Ortiz joins the Run of Hope on Saturday – Extra Bases/Boston.com
item on event benefiting MGHfC

Tuesday, June 5
Swampscott Dad and Daughter Among The One Hundred – Swampscott Patch
coverage of individuals honored by MGH Cancer Center "the one hundred" program

Monday, June 4
Kids & anesthesia: How safe is it? – WFXT-TV, Ch. 25
video report featuring MGH physician Charles Cote

Swampscott dad, daughter to be honored by MGH – Lynn Daily Item
coverage of individuals honored by MGH Cancer Center "the one hundred" program

Overcoming sleep disorders in children – Boston Globe
quotes MGH physician Craig Canapari

May 2012 

Friday, May 18
Child epilepsy keeps household up all night – MedPage Today
coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Elizabeth Thiel

Thursday, May 17
Study: Checklist improves care at childbirth in Indian hospital – Boston Globe
coverage of study co-led by MGH investigator Jonathan Spector

coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Elizabeth Thiel
Parents often lose sleep over child's epilepsy, study finds – HealthDay News
Epilepsy in children 'affects sleep patterns' – Epilepsy Research UK

Monday, May 14
Easton mother's book explains in vitro fertilization to children – Brockton Enterprise
article mentions MGH physician Thomas Toth

Thursday, May 10
Many kids exposed to smoke despite parents' claims – Reuters Health
quotes MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

Wednesday, May 9
Weight Loss Surgery Now an Option For Obese Teens – WFXT-TV, Ch. 25
video segment featuring MGH physician Janey Pratt

Health-Related QoL Evaluated for Children With Brain Tumors – HealthDay Physicians Briefing
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Karen Kuhlthau

April 2012 

Monday, April 30
Obesity-Linked Diabetes in Children Resists Treatment – New York Times
quotes MGH physician David Nathan

Study: Few Treatment Options For Children With Type 2 Diabetes – WBUR Radio
includes audio link to segment featuring MGH physician David Nathan

Hidden Secondhand Smoke Risk Revealed – MyHealthNewsDaily.com
quotes MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

Friday, April 27
College students vulnerable to bipolar disorder – Boston Globe
quotes MGH physician Andrew Nierenberg

Monday, April 23
reports featuring MGHfC physician Mark Pasternack
U.S. measles cases highest in 15 years – WFXT-TV, Ch. 25
U.S. measles cases highest in 15 years (choose video link) – NBC Nightly News

Friday, April 20
Harvard Students Promote Smoke-Free Graduate Housing – Harvard Crimson

Tuesday, April 17
Boston Marathon Notebook – Metro West Daily News
Photo of volunteers supporting MGH Marathon Team

Monday, April 16
Peabody Woman Runs Boston in Memory of Preschooler – Peabody Patch
item on participant in MGH Marathon Team

Mom's caffeine not linked to infant sleep problems: study – Reuters
quotes MGH physician William Barth

Friday, April 13
When Father Died of Cancer, Actress Decided to Become Doctor, Run Marathon – Somerville Patch
Covers Boston Marathon runner supporting MGHfC

Thursday, April 12
New Year's baby battles heart problem – South Coast Today/New Bedford Standard Times
quotes MGH physician Doreen Yeh

Running notebook: Houston runner finds inspiring cause – Houston Chronicle
article on MGHer Jenna Norton's participation in MGH Marathon Team

Wednesday, April 11
Runner Profile: Newton Doctor Runs Marathon to Fight Childhood Cancer – Newton Patch
item on MGH physician Howard Weinstein

Tuesday, April 10
Genetic and Environmental Links to Autism – Living on Earth/NPR
transcript of interview with MGH investigator Mark Daly

Monday, April 9
The Autism Revolution: Is Autism Reversible? – WFXT-TV, Ch. 25
video interview with MGH physician Martha Herbert

coverage of study led by MGH investigator Jayaraj Rajagopal
Big Advance against Cystic Fibrosis – FARS News (Iran)
Coming soon: A treatment for cystic fibrosis? – The Indian Express

Friday, April 6
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Jayaraj Rajagopal
Boston scientists grow lung tissue from cystic fibrosis patients’ skin cells – White Coat Notes/Boston.com (also in Boston Globe)
Scientists Grow New Lung Tissue For Cystic Fibrosis Research (includes video link) – CommonHealth/WBUR.org
Drug to control cystic fibrosis 'comes closer to reality' – Asia News International

Thursday, April 5
coverage of study led by MGH investigators Mark Daly and Benjamin Neale
Autism Linked to Inherited Gene Mutations, Particularly From Dad – ABC News
Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism – HealthDay News
Mutations in Autism May Be Due to Older Fathers – Bloomberg News
Gene Studies of Autism Point to Mutations and Parents’ Age – New York Times
Gene studies begin to unravel autism puzzle – Reuters
Guest post by Ben Neale: Evaluating the impact of de novo coding mutation in autism – Genomes Unzipped

Monday, April 2
Improvements in autism symptoms vary kid by kid – Reuters
quotes MGH physician Andrew Zimmerman

March 2012

Wednesday, March 28
coverage of study co-authored by MGH physician Anupam Jena
High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Kids' Asthma Drugs Could Pose Dangers – HealthDay News
Co-pays may affect which kids get their meds – Reuters Health
Most Parents Don’t Fill Their Kids’ Asthma Meds: Study – HealthBlog/Wall Street Journal Online

Tuesday, March 27
How parents are changing the course of autism research – Boston Globe
quotes MGH investigator Andrew Zimmerman

Rethinking Autism As A ‘Whole Body’ Condition – CommonHealth/WBUR.org
excerpt from book co-authored by MGH physician Martha Herbert

Friday, March 23
'Hunger Games' Violence – WHDH-TV, Ch. 7
video report including comments from MGH physician Steven Schlozman

Sen. Shaheen’s granddaughter shares fight against diabetes – Seacoast Online
mentions patient's participation in MGH clinical trial

Wednesday, March 21
We Hear: David Ortiz, Steven Tyler, Marc Edwards and more... – Inside Track/Boston Herald
item on event supporting MGH YouthCare program

Tuesday, March 20
Little boy lost to cancer inspires Peabody woman’s marathon bid – Lynn Daily Item
article on participant in MGH Marathon Team

Friday, March 16
Fat is the new ugly on the playground – CNN.com
quotes MGH physician Jennifer Thomas

Thursday, March 15
Hoping That Art Helps With Healing – The New York Times
mentions patient art program at MGHfC

Book available for families with mitochondrial disease – Foster’s Daily Democrat
quotes MGH physician Katherine Sims

Monday, March 12
Friends, family support 4-year-old Amherst boy with rare form of cancer – Daily Hampshire Gazette
story of patient scheduled to receive proton therapy at MGH

Thursday, March 8
Tweens Ask 'Am I Ugly?' On YouTube – WCVB-TV, Ch. 5
quotes MGH psychologist Jennifer Thomas

Type 1 diabetes may develop more slowly than thought – American Medical News
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Denise Faustman

Prayer and protons – Concord (N.H.) Monitor
article on patient receiving proton therapy at MGH

Tuesday, March 6
coverage of patient participating in clinical trial at MGH
Artificial pancreas gives girl a vacation from diabetes – CNN Health
quotes physician Steven Russell
Medical device trial gives NH diabetics hope – Manchester Union Leader
NH Girl Tests Artificial Pancreas – WMUR-TV, Ch. 9

Youngest kids in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD – CNN Health
quotes MGH physician James Perrin

Friday, March 2
More Thoughts On A Gluten-Free Diet For Children With Autism – CommonHealth/WBUR.org
quotes MGH physician Margaret Bauman

February 2012

Wednesday, February 29
Leap baby blues – Boston Herald
story covers patient who gave birth at MGH

Leap Year Babies: Expecting On February 29? – Parents/Huffington Post
quotes MGH physician Laura Riley

Monday, February 27
Beta Cells May Function Years After Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis – asweetlife.org
coverage of study by MGH investigator Denise Faustman

Cambridge, Mass. runners prep for Boston Marathon – Cambridge Chronicle
mentions MGH employee’s marathon participation to benefit MGHfC

Thursday, February 23
C-Peptide Still Produced After Decades of Diabetes – HealthDay Physician's Briefing
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Denise Faustman

coverage of study led by MGHfC investigator Andrew Zimmerman
Can some children simply 'grow out' of autism? One mother tells how her son's life has been transformed – Daily Mail (U.K.)
'Growing out of autism' claim unfounded – Littlehampton Gazette (U.K.)

Is It ADHD or Immaturity? Recent Research Says The Answer Isn’t Always Clear – TribLocal Mundelein (Illinois)
quotes MGHfC physician James Perrin

Wednesday, February 22
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Denise Faustman
Type 1 Diabetes May Develop More Slowly Than Thought – HealthDay News
Study detects C-peptide production in diabetes patients decades after disease onset – Pharmaceutical Business Review

Tuesday, February 21
Love, labor, and loss – Boston Globe
column on parents married at dying infant's bedside in NICU, quotes MGH physician Muhammad Aslam

Thursday, February 16
Latest Drug Shortage Threatens Children With Leukemia (includes link to radio segment) – Shots/NPR.org
quotes MGH physician Howard Weinstein

You Asked...about risks of tobacco – Sleepy Eye (Minn.) Herald Dispatch
quotes MGH physician Jonathan Winickoff

Exercise, regardless of amount of sedentary time, improves risk factors in kids – The Heart.org
quotes MGH physician Aaron Baggish

February 15
Shortage of ADHD drugs spans country – WFXT-TV, Ch. 25
quotes MGH physician Timothy Wilens

Tuesday, February 14
Pediatric Emergency Departments Find Ways to Lower CT Use – Medscape News
mentions MGH CT-scan-ordering protocol

Friday, February 10
Do Pregnant Teens with Chronic Ailments Make You Nervous? – The Hospitalist
quotes MGH physician Laura Riley

Tuesday, February 7
Jackson Lab find clues to common birth defect – Hartford Business
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Patricia Donahoe

Wednesday, February 1
3 Changes to Children's Vaccine Recommendations Announced – My Health News Daily
quotes MGHfC physician Peter Greenspan

What To Do For Oxygen-Deprived Newborns? Cool Them Down. – CommonHealth/WBUR.org
mentions that cooling procedure for hypoxic newborns is offered at MGH

January 2012

Tuesday, January 31
Survival Odds Low for Severely Burned Children – Medscape News
quotes journal editorial by MGH physician Ronald Tompkins and cites 1998 report by MGH physician Colleen Ryan

Monday, January 30
Narrowing the Definition of Autism – New York Times
includes letter to editor from MGH physician Martha Herbert

Tuesday, January 24
Some children may 'grow out' of autism, suggests study – The Daily Mail (U.K.)
coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Andrew Zimmerman

Monday, January 23
Anxiety, other disorders more common in autism – Reuters Health
coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Andrew Zimmerman

Monday, January 9
For Kids With ADHD, The Elimination Diet Falls Short Of Success – Salt/NPR.org
quotes MGH physician Benjamin Prince

Plugged In Teens To Present Benefit Concert Jan. 13 – Needham Patch
quotes MGH physician Ronald Thibert

Tuesday, January 3
Perth family plays key role in hunt for diabetes cure – Ottawa (Ontario) Citizen
article focuses on the research of MGH investigator Denise Faustman

It Costs More, but Is It Worth More? – The Opinionator/New York Times Online
blog entry co-authored by Steven Pearson of MGH-based Institute for Clinical and Economic Review mentions MGH Proton Therapy Center

December 2011

Wednesday, December 28
Parents show modest gains after smoking programs – Reuters
quotes MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

Thursday, December 22
Toddler is latest Cops for Kids recipient – SouthCoastToday.com/Gazette
mentions philanthropic gift to MGHfC pediatric oncology

Todd English: David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic – Super Chef (blog)
mentions David Ortiz’s golf fundraiser for MGHfC

Monday, December 19
Preterm births still a mystery – Boston Globe
quotes MGH physician Michael Greene

coverage featuring MGH psychologist Richard Ginsburg:
Sports parents bad behavior (video report) – WFXT-TV, Ch. 25
Parents can’t stay on the sidelines – Boston Herald

St udy: Significant Number of Young Americans Get Arrested – ABC News Online
quotes MGH physician Eugene Beresin

Hospital employees donate to 'Toys for Tots' – WHDH-TV, Ch. 7
video report of toy collection at MGH, featuring anesthesia resident Tom Caruso

Wednesday, December 14
Maternal Substance Use May Increase Abuse Risk in Children – Medscape News
coverage of meeting presentation by MGH physician Amy Yule

Tuesday, December 13
Some of World's Tiniest ‘Preemies’ Are Growing Up Healthy – WebMD
quotes MGHfC physician Leslie Kerzner

Friday, December 9
David Ortiz gives back by helping kids – Boston Globe
mentions Red Sox player's support of MGHfC activities, quotes Eugene Mahr of MGHfC Development

Wednesday, December 7
Family Works: Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) in kids – WFXT-TV, Ch. 25
video report featuring MGH psychologist Ellen Braaten

Childhood disorder prompts study of infection link to mental illness – Los Angeles Times
quotes MGH physician Michael Jenike

Clipboard: The e-cigarette debate – White Coat Notes/Boston.com
cites Twitter comment from MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

Monday, December 5
Ortiz wants security from Red Sox – Boston.com
quotes MGH president Peter Slavin

Thursday, December 1
The Real Reason Kids Shouldn't Drink Apple Juice – EveryDay Health
quotes MGH physician Mallika Marshall

November 2011

Wednesday, November 30
Bad technique, overwork both harmful for young pitchers – Gloucester Times
quotes MGH physicians Thomas Gill and Luke Oh

Friday, November 18
Where there’s smoke, there’s misery – Enid News and Eagle (Oklahoma)
mentions study by MGHfC investigator Jonathan Winickoff

Thursday, November 17
Ticks and colder weather: We're not out of the wood – New Bedford Standard Times
quotes MGHfC physician Mark Pasternack

Monday, November 14
First Human Gene Therapy Trial Planned For Deadly Tay-Sachs Disease – Commonhealth/WBUR.org
quotes MGHfC investigator Florian Eichler

Dr. Mallika's 5 Fast Facts: Why Kids Need the Chickenpox Vaccine
– Everyday Health
article written by MGH/MGHfC physician Mallika Marshall

Wednesday, November 9
Celebrity doctors, beware – CNN Online
commentary written by MGHfC physician Victoria McEvoy

Friday, November 4
Sisters Thrive on Experimental Cystic Fibrosis Drug – ABC News Radio
story focusing on children treated at MGHfC, quotes PICU nurse Kim Cheevers

Kerry: Dover family on the front lines with autism research – Dover-Sherborn Press
op-ed article by Senator Kerry focuses on family of child treated at Lurie Autism Center at MGHfC

Wednesday, November 2
Jake the Vet: Pet therapy – New England Cable News
video report on MGHfC Pet Therapy program

October 2011

Friday, October 28
Column: Cutting SSI would only hurt children – USA Today Online
opinion piece co-authored by MGHfC physician James Perrin

Monday, October 24
Chemo, radiation, and song – Boston Globe
quotes MGH/MGHfC Cancer Center music therapist Lorrie Kubicek and nurse Suzanne Rose

Friday, October 21
Are Too Many Babies Getting Acid Reflux Drugs? – WebMD
quotes MGHfC physician Esther Israel

Organizing care for special needs kids saves money
– Reuters
quotes MGH/MGHfC physician Karen Kuhlthau

coverage mention collaboration between David Ortiz Children’s Fund and MGHfC
Ortiz says he wants to stay – Boston Globe/Boston.com
Red Sox’s David Ortiz Chosen 2011 Winner of MLB’s Roberto Clemente Award
– Bloomberg News
Ortiz wins Roberto Clemente Award – Fox Network/Sports Network

Thursday, October 20
Moving on out: Study shows link between neighborhood poverty and obesity, diabetes – The Heart.org
quotes MGHfC physician Nicholas Oreskovic

Wednesday, October 19
Adult congenital heart operations cheaper than children's – The Heart.org
coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Oscar Benavidez

Tuesday, October 18
Special school nurtures special kids – New Bedford Standard Times
mentions MGH-sponsored Margaret L. Bauman Award for Excellence in the Autism Community

A Gotham look at Storybook Ball – Names/Boston.com
item on MGHfC Storybook Ball

Tracked Down: Kevin Bacon, Kenny Wormald, Johnathan Lee Iverson and more – Inside Track/Boston Herald
mentions visit by circus performers to MGHfC patients

Thursday, October 13
Caution urged in weight-loss surgery for teens – Booster Shots/LA Times Online
cites journal editorial by MGHfC physician Julie Ingelfinger

Wednesday, October 12
A New Hope for Treating Spinal Cord Injury: 5 Points on InVivo Therapeutics' Technology – Beckers Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management
article on company based on technology developed by MGH investigtor Joseph Vacanti and colleagues

New Anti-Smoking Efforts Target Housing – CommonHealth/WBUR.org
cites research study led by MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

Tuesday, October 4
Boston's Top 100 Events – BizBash
MGHfC Storybook Ball in second place on list of top local events

September 2011

Thursday, September 22
Key to healthy kids: Table talk – Boston Globe/Globe West edition (subscription required)
quotes MGH/MGHfC psychologist Anne Fishel

Annual Nobel Predictions Announced, but Forecasting Prizes Remains a Tricky Business – Scientific American
MGH/MGHfC investigator Joseph Vacanti among those listed in predictions of possible Nobel recipients

Tuesday, September 20
Half of U.S. kids treated with proton therapy are under 8 – DOT Med News
mentions MGH as one of three largest centers responding to survey of proton therapy centers

Monday, Sept. 19
Annabelle Rie Honored By Mass. General For Cancer Research Fundraising – Melrose Patch
coverage of MGHfC Cancer Center patient honored in "the one hundred" program, cites nomination by  MGH physican Beverly Moy

Millburn family trying to raise awareness and funds for dystonia with bike ride and walk – Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger
quotes MGHfC physician Nutan Sharma

Thursday, September 15
Data Is Power: Michigan Fights Childhood Obesity by Tracking It – ABC News.com
quotes MGHfC physician Christina Scirica

Kara Kelly is a childhood cancer survivor – Garnett Valley Press (Newtown Square, Penn.)
article on patient who received proton therapy at MGHfC Cancer Center

Floating Hospital designated a top pediatric trauma center – White Coat Notes/Boston.com
mentions MGHfC among other local Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers

Wednesday, September 14
David Ortiz to hit links for kids – Boston Globe (subscription may be required)
photo of MGH president Peter Slavin with Sox slugger Ortiz announcing event to benefit MGHfC

Tuesday, September 6
Tulsa Marine, teammates gave their lives to save Iraqi child – Tulsa World
mentions care of Iraqi girl treated at MGH/MGHfC in 2006

Brave Megan home at last after beating cancer – The Independent (Ireland)
coverage of MGHfC patient treated with proton therapy

Thursday, September 1
Megan rings in end of therapy – Irish Examiner
coverage of MGHfC patient treated with proton therapy

August 2011

Wednesday, August 10
2001-2011: MassGeneral’s Story-Themed Ball Becomes Vital Boston Fund-Raiser – BizBash.com
article on MGHfC Storybook Ball

Tuesday, August 9
Tool kit aimed at screening military families for deployment stress – White Coat Notes/Boston.com
MGHfC physician Paula Rauch quoted in article about Red Sox Foundation/MGH Home Base Program

Monday, August 8
Chronic Lyme Disease Is A Growing Problem – WBUR Radio
quotes MGHfC physician Mark Pasternack

Youth Care Camp Focuses on Special Needs, Development – Westwood Patch
video report on program of MGH Charlestown Health Center

Monday, August 1
HIV PIs Increase Risk of Preterm Delivery, but Not Serious Infant Health Problems – AIDSMeds
coverage of study led by MGH/MGHfC investigator Kathleen Powis

coverage of Irish child who received proton therapy at MGH/MGHfC

Miracle girl Megan is cancer free after U.S. treatment – IrishCentral
Miraculous Megan set to come home -- cancer free – The Independent (Ireland)

July 2011

Friday, July 29
Harvard testing a checklist for safer deliveries – White Coat Notes/Boston.com
quotes MGHfC physician Jonathan Spector

Monday, July 25
coverage of MGH team in Haiti
Boston health team battles Haiti cholera – Boston Globe
quotes MGH/MGHfC physician Marjorie Curran
Rainy Season Brings More Cholera to Haiti – Christian Broadcasting Network

Wednesday, July 13
Young minds at risk from secondhand smoke – Science News
quotes MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

coverage of Stanley Cup visit to MGH/MGHfC
Dose of Cup – Boston Herald
Stanley Cup pays a visit to local children – New England Cable News
Stanley Cup brightens spirits at MGH – WHDH-TV, Ch. 7
The Stanley Cup Visits Mass General Hospital – WFXT-TV, Ch. 25/Facebook page

Tuesday, July 12
How physicians can help children avoid obesity – American Medical News
quotes MGHfC physician Ronald Kleinman

Friday, July 1
No such thing as safe – Worcester Telegram & Gazette
quotes MGH/MGHfC physician Colleen Ryan

Immunotherapy Trials Have Poor Showing at ADA – Medscape Today
mentions meeting presentation by MGHfC physician Nicole Sherry

June 2011

Wednesday, June 29
coverage of meeting presentation by MGHfC investigator Nicole Sherry
Drug May Treat Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes – Web MD
ADA: Drug Misses Type 1 Goal, but May Help Beta Cells (also choose video link) – MedPage Today
Studies suggest teplizumab may be beneficial treatment for type 1 diabetes – Endocrine Today

Wednesday, June 22
7 Healthcast: Food allergies (also choose video link) – WHDH-TV, Ch. 7
includes comments from MGH/MGHfC physician Wayne Shreffler

Researchers examine the links between ADHD and substance abuse (choose audio link)
– Midmorning/Minnesota Public Radio
program segment features MGH/MGHfC physician Timothy Wilens

Thursday, June 16
For 3 periods, there’s no leukemia, no chemo, only the B’s – Boston Globe
article on MGHfC Cancer Center patient, also quotes MGH nurses Karen DaRocha and Debbie McCarthy

Wednesday, June 15
coverage of "Run of Hope" benefiting MGHfC Cancer Center
Run against cancer – Names/Boston Globe
photo features MGHfC patient and physician Howard Weistein
Maria Menounos makes a run for it
– Inside Track/Boston Herald

Monday, June 13
Cheers from (no) peanut gallery – Boston Globe
quotes MGH/MGHfC physician Wayne Shreffler

Friday, June 10
Season of Birth May Influence Celiac Disease – Celiac.com
coverage of study led by MGHfC investigator Pornthep Tanpowpong

Wednesday, June 8
Estrogen replacement improved BMD in girls with anorexia nervosa – Endocrine Today
coverage of meeting presentation by MGHfC physician Madhusmita Misra

Run of Hope: Helping kids with cancer – WFXT-TV, Ch. 25
coverage of event benefiting MGHfC Cancer Center

Tuesday, June 7
Skin Wrinkles May Provide a Glimpse Into Bone Health – Medscape News
quotes MGHfC investigator Madhusmita Misra

SSI program needs close look, but provides critical support – Boston Globe
letter to editor co-authored by MGHfC physician James Perrin

ADHD Increases Risk of Substance Use Disorders – MedPage Today
coverage of study led by MGH/MGHfC physician Timothy Wilens

Monday, June 6
coverage of meeting presentation by MGHfC physician Madhusmita Misra
ENDO: Estrogen Alone Builds BMD After Anorexia – MedPage Today
Estrogen Therapy Increases Bone Mass in Anorexic Girls – MedIndia

7 tips to avoid HIPAA violations in social media – KevinMD.com
blog posting by Dave Ekrem of MGHfC

ADHD is risk factor for substance use – Boston Globe
coverage of study led by MGH/MGHfC physician Timothy Wilens

Friday, June 3
Kids With ADHD Face Greater Risk of Substance Abuse – ParentDish
coverage of study led by MGH/MGHfC physician Timothy Wilens

Thursday, June 2
coverage of study led by MGH/MGHfC physician Timothy Wilens
Children With ADHD More Prone to Substance Abuse: Study – HealthDay News
Childhood ADHD Linked to Later Risk of Drug Abuse – WebMD
ADHD Increases Likelihood Of Substance Abuse – Third Age

Wednesday, June 1
coverage of study led by MGH/MGHfC physician Timothy Wilens
Study: ADHD May Be Primary Factor In Substance Abuse (includes audio link to longer report) – WBUR Radio
ADHD link to more smoking, substance abuse – United Press International
ADHD Increases Risk of Substance Abuse – PsychCentral.com

May 2011

Monday, May 31
For Military Kids, Massachusetts Can Be A Lonely Place – WBUR.org
quotes MGH/MGHfC physician Paula Rauch

Girl’s treatment less invasive than traditional method – Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
mentions MGH pioneering use of proton therapy

The baby who is neither boy nor girl: As gender experiment provokes outrage, what about the poor child's future? – Daily Mail (U.K.)
quotes MGHfC physician Eugene Beresin

Friday, May 27
Baby Storm Raised Genderless Is Bad Experiment, Say Experts – ABC News Online
text article quotes MGH/MGHfC physician Eugene Beresin

Wednesday, May 25
Smokeless smokers – Philadelphia Inquirer
quotes MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

Tuesday, May 24
SI program is flawed, chief says –The Boston Globe
quotes MGHfC physician James Perrin

Monday, May 23
The proper balance – The Boston Globe
Quotes MGHfC physician Brian Grottkau

Head of Wareham School Recognized for Excellence in Special Education – SouthCoastToday.com/The Standard Times
Mentions The Lurie Center founder Margaret L. Bauman and an award in her name presented this weekend

Monday, May 16
Ban on menthol cigarettes urged – UPI
Coverage of study featuring MGHfC physician Jonathan P. Winickoff

Friday, May 13
Making a strong case for ban on Menthol cigarettes – Boston.com Daily Dose Blog
Coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

Tissue Engineering Pioneer Takes Inventing the Future Literally – American Transplant Congress newsletter
Coverage of address by MGHfC surgeon in chief and researcher Joseph P. Vacanti

Monday, May 9
Kids' Birth Month Seems to Be Linked to Celiac Disease: Study – HealthDay News
coverage of meeting presentation by MGHfC investigator Pornthep Tanpowpong

Number of students requiring health services on the rise
– Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal
quotes MGHfC physician James Perrin

Neenah mom runs Boston Marathon as tribute to young cancer victim – Appleton (Wisc.) Post Crescent
article on participant in MGH Marathon Team

Teen’s charity lives on – Nashua Telegraph
article on program established in memory of MGHfC patient

Friday, May 6
Some fear program could be bad for our health – Boston Globe
letter to editor co-written by MGHfC physician Jennifer Kasper

Tuesday, May 3
Children endangered by smoking in cars (scroll down) – USA Today
report on meeting presentation by MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

Monday, May 2
Recipe for Healthy Kids: Regular Family Meals – My Health News Daily
quotes MGHfC physician Christina Scirica

April 2011

Thursday, April 28
We Hear: President Obama, Paul Haggis, Maria Menounos and more... – Inside Track/Boston Herald
mentions event in support of MGHfC Cancer Center

Wednesday, April 27
Facebook Depression? Not So Fast Say MGH Shrinks – CommonHealth/WBUR.org
coverage of article written by MGH/MGHfC physicians Eugene Beresin and Triston Gorrindo

Autism Now: MacNeil Answers Viewer-Submitted Questions on Series – PBS Newshour
refers to comments by MGHfC physician Timothy Buie

Monday, April 25
Severe obesity no link to teen depression – United Press International
coverage of study led by MGHfC investigator Elizabeth Goodman

Friday, April 22
Super High-Fat Diet Can Work Miracles for Seizures in Kids (includes video link) – ABC World News
quotes MGH/MGHfC physician Elizabeth Thiele

How Can a High-Fat Diet Treat Epilepsy? Dr. Besser Reports
– ABC News Online
full transcript of interview with MGH/MGHfC physician Elizabeth Thiele

Severely obese teens 'no more likely to be depressed' – Asia News International
coverage of study led by MGHfC investigator Elizabeth Goodman

CHS Grad Josh Copp Runs Boston Marathon (scroll down) – Coronado (Calif.) Eagle & Journal
item on participant in MGH Marathon team

Thursday, April 21
Hundreds keep ‘Promise to Nicholas’ – New Hampshire.com
quotes MGH/MGHfC physician Katherine Sims

Saugus resident Pambianchi runs Boston Marathon in honor of patient partner
– Saugus Advertiser
article on member of MGH Marathon Team

Wednesday, April 20
Study: 'Thirdhand smoke' poses danger to young children, pregnant women – Oakland (Calif.) Tribune
cites previous MGHfC research study

Tuesday, April 19
coverage mentioning current or past participants in MGH marathon team
Plenty of local finishers at this year's Marathon – Lynn Daily Item
Norfolk's Campbell top local Marathon finisher – Attleboro Sun-Chronicle
A Determined Run – The Salem News
Not Just a Race: Profiles of area runners in the 2011 Boston Marathon – The Patriot Ledger
Cancer and chemo won't stop her Marathon run – MetroWest Daily News
Boston Marathon Profile: Ipswich's Cynthia Ingelfinger – Ipswich Chronicle

Autism Now: Dr. Timothy Buie Extended Interview – PBS Newshour

Monday, April 18
coverage of TV program featuring MGHfC physician Timothy Buie
Autism Now: Robert MacNeil Shares Grandson Nick's Story – PBS Newshour
PBS on Autism: Robert McNeil's Grandson's Severe GI Dysfunction – Age of Autism
Autism Now on PBS NewsHour – About.com

Workload is nurses’ sticking point – Boston Globe
cites MGHfC nurse-to-patient ratio for pediatric intensive care

Friday, April 15
coverage of runners participating in MGH Marathon Team
Cancer survivor follows in her father’s footsteps – The Boston Herald
Running to Give Back – The Salem News
Emberley will keep her pace under the speed limit – The Lynn Item
Canton woman to run marathon for sick children
– The Canton Journal

Thursday, April 14
Chronic illnesses lead to a childhood of limitations – USA Today
quotes MGHfC physician Jeanne Van Cleave

Monday, April 11
Cuts in childhood obesity – Boston Globe
quotes MGH/MGHfC physician Janey Pratt

A Historic Marathon
– The Salem News
profile of former MGHfC Cancer Center patient now participating in MGH Marathon Team

Friday, April 8
Unlocking the doors – WFXT-TV, Ch. 25
video includes interview with MGHfC physical therapist Elise Townsend

Thursday, April 7
Baby myths answered: Teething, fevers & more – WFXT-TV, Ch. 25
interview with MGHfC physician Victoria McEvoy

Monday, April 4
Mom’s kidney saves ailing toddler – Boston Herald
coverage of MGHfC kidney transplant

coverage of participants in MGH Marathon Team
Swampscott's Kristin Santanello runs to give back after overcoming leukemia – Lynn Daily Item
Wakefield's Fauvel to Run 115th Boston Marathon for a Cause – Wakefield Patch

Children’s Exposure To Secondhand Smoke – KYW-TV, Ch. 4 (Philadelphia)
mentions MGHfC research study

March 2011

Thursday, March 31
Expired school food prompts outrage – Bay State Banner
quotes MGHfC physician Daniel Nicklas

'Any mom would do it': Mother donates kidney to her desperately ill two-year-old son – The Daily Mail (U.K.)
coverage of living-donor kidney transplant at MGHfC, quotes MGHfC physician Avram Traum

Tuesday, March 29
coverage of living-donor kidney transplant taking place at MGHfC
‘Any mom would do it’ – Boston Herald
Doc ‘cautiously optimistic’ about prognosis
quotes MGHfC physician Avram Traum
Mother and Son Kidney Surgery: Photo Gallery
includes photos of physician Avram Traum

Monday, March 28
After painful ordeal, boy now enjoying life – Laconia (N.H.) Citizen
article on child treated at MGHfC

Friday, March 25
coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff
Most parents agree: Test children for smoke exposure – American Medical News
Test children for tobacco smoke exposure (subscriber access only) – New Scientist

Tuesday, March 22
coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff
Majority of Parents Approve of Smoke Exposure Testing – HealthDay Physicians Briefing
Should Children Be Routinely Tested for Cigarette Smoke Exposure? – ABC News Radio

Monday, March 21
Overweight kids benefit most when family is in it together – Boston Globe
letter to editor from MGHfC physician Christina Scirica

Friday, March 18
Local doctors-to-be find their match – Metrowest Daily News
A Match Day story that mentions newly matched MGHfC pediatric resident Stephanie Ruest

46 years later, Winterport Peace Corps Volunteers Reach Out Again
– Bangor Daily News
Mentions an MGHfC Pediatrician serving at JFK Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia

Monday, March 14
Young Swine Flu Survivor Needs Heart, Lung Transplant – The Eagle Tribune
Profile of a 15 year old swine flu survivor; her pediatrician credits her care at MGHfC with saving her life after the illness

Thursday, March 10
Mandate Spurs Mental Health Screening for Kids – MedPage Today
coverage of study led by MGHfC investigator Karen Kuhlthau

Blood Pressure Drug Delays Kidney Disease in Diabetics – HealthDay News
quotes MGH/MGHfC physician Julie Ingelfinger

Wednesday, March 9
Fashion Icon Tackles Eating Disorders – Harvard Crimson
quotes MGH/MGHfC physician David Herzog

Tuesday, March 8
State rise in pediatric mental health screenings – Daily Dose/Boston.com
coverage of study led by MGHfC investigator Karen Kuhlthau

Friday, March 4
Newton doc brings in top fashion designers for panel on eating disorders
– Newton Tab
article on MGH/MGHfC physician David Herzog

Passion drives founder of Christopher’s Haven
(full article available to subscribers only) – Boston Business Journal
article on founder of residence for families of MGHfC Cancer Center patients

Thursday, March 3
Measles cases on rise in Boston – Reuters
quotes MGHfC physician Mark Pasternack

Cigarette Smoke in Housing Units Unsafe – Epoch Times
coverage of study co-led by MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

February 2011

Friday, February 18
Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays – HealthDay News
coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Melissa Woythaler

Wednesday, February 16
Developmental Delays More Likely in Late Preterm Infants – HealthDay Physician's Briefing
coverage of study led by MGHfC physician Melissa Woythaler

Thursday, February 10
Harwich toddler thrives with tube feeding (may need to scroll down to story) – Cape Cod Times
quotes MGHfC dietitican Katie Hanley

Wednesday, February 9
Smoking ban in parks proposed – Boston Globe
quotes MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

Tuesday, February 8
Your Voice: Mass. Residents Debate Mental Health Issues – WBUR Radio
includes comment from MGHfC physician Michael Jellinek

Monday, February 7
Seeing local scientists at heart of regenerative medicine – Boston Globe
review of TV program featuring MGH/MGHfC investigators Joseph Vacanti and Harald Ott

Provider Shortage Leaves Parents Searching, Doctors Overwhelmed – Radio Boston/WBUR Radio
quotes MGH/MGHfC physicians Eugene Beresin and Liz Pinsky

How Safe Are E-Cigarettes? – Discovery News
quotes MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

Friday, February 4
Stakes High For Improving Mass. Children’s Mental Health System - WBUR Radio
includes audio link to program including MGH/MGHfC physician Eugene Beresin

Born to run: Lifelong resident sets sights on Boston Marathon
- Wakefield Observer
article on participant in MGH Marathon Team

Thursday, February 3

Coalition medical team gives hope to young Afghan female burn victim – Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System
mentions the work of MGH/MGHfC physician Rob Sheridan

Mental Health Screening Exposes Access Problems – RadioBoston/WBUR Radio
quotes MGH/MGHfC physician Eugene Beresin and mentions MGH-developed mental health symptom questionnaire

Tuesday, February 1
Kids and tobacco, Live chat – Chicago Tribune
quotes MGHfC physician Jonathan Winickoff

January 2011

Tuesday, January 18
Dr. Michael Linshaw: solved mysteries of the kidney – Boston Globe
obituary for MGHfC physician

Local organ recipients praise Arizona girl's family for agreeing to transplants – Patriot Ledger
quotes member of MGHfC Patient Family Advisory Council

Monday, January 10
Doctors take crack at nut allergies – Boston Herald
article on study led by MGHfC physician Wayne Shreffler

Salem's Fitch has extra incentive in training for Boston Marathon – Salem News
coverage of participant in MGHfC Marathon team

Teens and stress: Coping skills for kids – Fox 25
features Rana Chudnofsky from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine

Thursday, January 6
Apartment Living Exposes Children to Second-Hand Smoke – Epoch Times
coverage of study led by MGH physician Jonathan Winickoff

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