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In this week's issue, "'Tis the season," "Shedding light on harmful effects if tobacco smoke," "Red Sox Holiday Caravan stops at MassGeneral Hospital for Children," and more

Stories in the 12/17/2010 Issue of Hotline

‘Tis the season

MGH Hotline 12.17.10 MGHers exchanged greetings for the season, enjoying festive treats and music during this year's holiday receptions, hosted by Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president.

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.

Hall of Fame visit to MGH Cancer Center

MGH Hotline 12.17.10 He's considered one of the best linemen ever to play professional football, and on Dec. 2, former New England Patriots player and National Football League Hall of Fame member John Hannah helped brighten the day of patients and employees at the MGH Cancer Center when he stopped by for a visit.

Handmade pillowcases bring holiday cheer

MGH Hotline 12.17.10 While having visions of sugarplum fairies, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patients will be resting their heads on colorful handmade pillowcases they helped sew on Dec. 11 in the Ellison 18 Playroom with volunteers Marie Nader and Jane Cunniffe of ConKerr Cancer: A Case for Smiles.

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).

Red Sox Holiday Caravan stops at MassGeneral Hospital for Children

MGH Hotline 12.17.10 As the Boston Red Sox were making waves at Fenway Park with their off-season trades and signings, a few members of the team found time Dec. 9 to bring holiday cheer and smiles to the pediatric patients at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

Shedding light on harmful effects of tobacco smoke

MGH Hotline 12.17.10 MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) pediatrician-researcher Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, FAAP, has been a vocal advocate of the health and protection of children from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke.

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