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In this week's edition: "Intense flu season at the MGH," "Brink named new chief of Radiology," "Weathering the winter at the MGH," and more.

Stories in the 01/11/2013 Issue of Hotline

Brink named new chief of Radiology

James A. Brink, MD, has been named the new chief of the MGH Department of Radiology.

In memoriam: Zareh Demirjian, MD

Zareh Demirjian, MD, a longtime MGH physician known for his kind and caring demeanor and his dedication to his patients and colleagues, died Dec. 24 at the age of 76.

Intense flu season at the MGH

At the MGH, there has been a considerable increase in the number of flu cases in the past several weeks, with health centers, outpatient practices and the Emergency Department reporting seeing an additional 40 to 80 patients a day with flu-like illness.

New home for Saint Gauden art

The Augustus Saint Gauden portrait bas-relief, which called the Warren Library home for more than 80 years, was moved from the former library space in late December for cleaning.

Surprise visit

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz visits MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

Three months after surgery, patient has new lease on life

The MGH was the first hospital in New England to offer a new procedure in which a flexible bracelet of magnetic titanium beads is laparoscopically implanted around the esophagus to help treat GERD.

Weathering the winter at the MGH

Preparing for winter weather – and other weather-related events – is essential at the MGH. Tom Herrmann, administrative manager of MGH Emergency Preparedness, offers tips on how MGHers can best be prepared and stay productive.

What's Happening: Jan. 11, 2013

What's Happening: Jan. 11, 2013

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