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In this week's issue: "Uniting to support neighbors in need," "MGH on the front lines: A historical perspective of the MGH through wartime," "MGH and MGHfC celebrate passage of three child-safety laws," and more.

Stories in the 11/12/2010 Issue of Hotline

Education session emphasizes vascular health

MGH Hotline 11.12.10 Venous disease is a common yet often misunderstood condition affecting more than one million Americans. To share information about vein health and disease prevention, the MGH Vascular Center offered an Oct. 16 patient education event at Mass General West in Waltham.

Iditarod champion shares cancer story

MGH Hotline 11.12.10 Although oct. 22 was a typical autumn day with temperatures in the 60s, patients and staff were magically transported to the frozen Alaskan tundra when four-time Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race winner Lance Mackey paid a visit to the MGH Cancer Center.

MGH and MGHfC celebrate passage of three child-safety laws

MGH Hotline 11.12.10 On Oct. 21, members of the MGH and MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) gathered with state legislators and advocates to commemorate the passage of three Massachusetts child-safety laws.

MGH on the front lines

MGH Hotline 11.12.10 On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, Americans pause to recognize and honor the servicemen and servicewomen who have valiantly and selflessly served on their behalf.

Michelman appointed to national advisory council

MGH Hotline 11.12.10 Bonnie Michelman, director of MGH Police, Security and Outside Services, has been appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Uniting to support neighbors in need

MGH Hotline 11.12.10 "Doors opened for me that were sealed shut before. Now I had people standing on the other side of the doors, asking me to come in," says Rayshawn English, as he discusses the positive impact Bridge Over Troubled Waters (BOTW), a United Way-supported agency, has had on his life.

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