MGH Hotline 03.26.10 Dedicated to the career advancement of hospital faculty members, the MGH Center for Faculty Development (CFD) has been a vital resource for MGH faculty in support of their careers.
MGH Hotline 10.08.10 In commemoration of Women in Medicine Month, the MGH last month hosted Eve J. Higginbotham, SM, MD, senior vice president and executive dean for Health Science at Howard University, who presented "Cracking the Glass Ceiling in Academic Medicine," Sept. 20 in the Thier Conference Room.
Patients admitted to hospital with coronary artery disease are twice as likely to quit smoking after receiving intensive smoking cessation support compared to minimal support.
Smokers today have many options to help them quit, and those who think they have "tried it all" usually have not.
Hospital-sponsored stop-smoking programs for inpatients that include follow-up counseling for longer than one month significantly improve patients’ ability to stay smoke-free.
An MGH program described in the August 20 issue of JAMA increased the proportion of hospitalized smokers who successfully quit smoking after discharge by more than 70 percent.
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