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In this week's edition: "Patient education offers comic relief," "Beating the winter blues," "12:12 on 12-12-12," and more.

Stories in the 12/14/2012 Issue of Hotline

12:12 on 12-12-12

Noelle Joy Klinker knows how to make an entrance – she was welcomed into the world at 12:12 pm on 12-12-12, a moment that comes along just once every 100 years.

ARCH helps seniors find answers to health questions

The Chelsea Senior Center are pleased to now have six new computers and a dedicated website from ARCH (Access to Resources for Community Health) to access vetted health information.

Beating the winter blues

Michael Henry, MD, medical director of the MGH Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, discusses holiday blues and the signs and symptoms of depression as well as coping mechanisms.

In General Awards and Honors: Dec. 14, 2012

In General Awards and Honors: Dec. 14, 2012

In memoriam: Steve Beauville

Steve Beauville will be remembered for being kind, funny, smart and charming – but his friends and colleagues say above all, it will be his infectious smile and the love he shared with them that they will miss the most.

Johnson to retire after 40 years as health reporter

Former MGH physician Timothy Johnson, MD, one of this country’s most respected sources of medical news, will retire from WCVB-TV Channel 5 at the end of the year after four decades of informing New England viewers about breaking health news and the latest medical advances.

Leffert lecture addresses aging population

The second annual Robert Leffert, MD, Palliative Care Memorial Lecture took place Nov. 27 in the O’Keeffe Auditorium, featuring Christine Ritchie, MD, Harris Fishbon Distinguished Professor for Clinical and Translational Research in Aging in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California San Francisco.

Patient education offers comic relief

The MGH Diabetes Education Program incorporates comics into patient education information.

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