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11/01/2013: Kenneth L. Minaker, MD, honored with endowed chair

Kenneth L. Minaker, MD, chief of the Geriatric Medicine Unit, was honored Oct. 9 as the inaugural incumbent of the MGH Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine.

03/15/2013: Weight gain after quitting smoking does not negate health benefits

A recent MGH study analysis may have answered a question that has troubled individuals considering stopping smoking: do the health effects of any weight gained after quitting outweigh the known cardiovascular benefits of smoking cessation?

11/30/2012: New program addresses complexity of older patients

Tne new MGH Senior Health Geriatric Consultation Program, is led by Katherine Hesse, MD, MSW, a physician in the Geriatric Medicine Unit, offers 90-minute consultations for patients ages 65 years and older experiencing either a new or existing health problem.

04/06/2012: Departments collaborate to transform care for senior patients

Two MGH departments have joined together to redesign the way care is offered to senior patients with bone fractures.

07/19/2011: MGH ranks #2 in nation

MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

05/06/2011: MGH Senior HealthWISE hosts cabaret

The talented students of the Boston Conservatory sang and danced several cabaret selections for members of MGH Senior HealthWISE during an April 26 performance at the Thier Conference Room.

12/17/2010: EAP services and resources help balance eldercare and work

MGH Hotline 12.17.10 During her 14-year career as administrative assistant at the MGH Department of Pathology, Carol Ann Gould -- like thousands of other Americans -- went through a challenging period as she juggled work while caring for her elderly parents.

12/17/2010: NCQA recognizes MGH Senior Health

MGH Hotline 12.17.10 MGH Senior Health, a practice within the Geriatric Medicine Unit, has been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

08/28/2009: Empowering aging parents with advance planning

MGH Hotline 082809 While many enjoy the benefits that modern health care offers, such as enhanced quality of life and extended life expectancies, many other Americans find themselves moving into unfamiliar territory -- caring for their aging parents.

07/24/2009: Caring for our elders

MGH Hotline 07.24.09 At some point in one's later years, conversations are likely to turn from caring for children to caring for aging parents.

Senior HealthWISE Newsletter
04/01/2009: Senior HealthWISE Newsletter

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Community wellness, involvement, support adn education

03/01/2009: Senior HealthWISE Newsletter

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Community wellness, involvement, support and education

02/01/2009: Senior HealthWISE Newsletter

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Community wellness, involvement, support and education

01/01/2009: Senior HealthWISE Newsletter

Senior HealthWISE January 2009 Newsletter
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11/01/2008: MGH Senior Healthwise Newsletter

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12/12/2008: Senior HeathWISE events

MGH Senior HealthWISE will host the following free events for seniors age 60 years or older:


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