In this week's issue: "Weight Center restructures," "Team fights increased cholera in Haiti" and more.

Stories in the 08/05/2011 Issue of Hotline

“Ride for Our Heroes”

THE RED SOX FOUNDATION and Mass General Home Base Program is hosting the inaugural “Ride for Our Heroes,” a motorcycle ride to celebrate and benefit veterans in the Home Base program.

Chronicling two centuries

IN ADDITION TO the hospitalwide history, Something in the Ether: A Bicentennial History of Massachusetts General Hospital, 1811-2011, by father-daughter duo Webster and Martha Bull, several departmental history books have been or will be published this year in honor of the bicentennial.

CSAC helps Charlestown “take back”unused prescription drugs

DRUG ABUSE AMONGST TEENAGERS does not always start in the streets – it can start at home with unused prescription medications.

Materials Management moves into Lunder Building

LEAVING BEHIND its former home in the Gray and Bigelow basement, MGH Materials Management has successfully moved into the Lunder Building as of July 23.

Multidisciplinary team recognized for individualizing care

UNDERGOING AN OPERATION can be frightening for anyone. For a patient with autism, surgery is even more daunting.

Team fights increased cholera in Haiti

AS HAITI CONTINUES to recover from the devastating January 2010 earthquake, a team from the MGH Center for Global Health traveled there July 17 to combat rising cases of cholera, an outbreak which began last October.

Weight Center restructures

ACCORDING TO RECENT DATA from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately one-third of U.S. adults and 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years are obese.


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