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In this week's issue, "Seconds count," "New mural on Bigelow 6," "March is Social Work Month," "Steps to Sucess," and more.

Stories in the 04/01/2011 Issue of Hotline

Improving care for patients with autism

MGH Hotline 4.1.11 April is Autism Awareness Month, and at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), a team led by Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD, a second-year resident in Pediatrics, is working to improve the inpatient experience for patients with autism and their families.

March is Social Work Month

MGH Hotline 4.1.11 As part of its bicentennial celebration, the MGH recognizes the important legacy of the Social Service Department. In 1905, the MGH was the first hospital in the United States to establish such a department.

New mural on Bigelow 6

MGH Hotline 4.1.11 Televisions, sneakers, giant lollipops and tennis racquets usually aren't found in trees.

Seconds count

MGH Hotline 4.1.11 From the time a person first experiences symptoms of a heart attack, such as shortness of breath or chest discomfort, to the time he or she undergoes cardiac catheterization -- a procedure used to diagnose and treat a blocked coronary artery -- every second is of utmost importance.

Steps to Success

MGH Hotline 4.1.11 "Where do I start?" This and other questions were addressed at "Taking the First Step, Strategies to get on a Successful Career Path," hosted by the MGH Training and Workforce Development Office on March 17.

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