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In this week's edition: "Honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," "Overdose leading cause of death for Boston homeless," "Sharing the magic of Disney," and more.

Stories in the 01/18/2013 Issue of Hotline

A look back: MGH and the flu

While the 2012-13 flu season has been an intense one so far, it is by no means the worst in the lengthy history of the MGH.

At a glance: Flu season at the MGH

Like many hospitals across the nation, the MGH has been seeing many influenza (flu) cases and patients with flu-like symptoms.

Concert raises funds for children with disfiguring birthmarks

Nearly $15,000 was raised during the third annual Vietnam Vascular Anomalies Center Benefit Concert, hosted by the MGH Department of Dermatology and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine and held at the Goethe Institut Boston.

Honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Association of Multicultural Members of Partners (AMMP) and the MGH Multicultural Affairs Office hosts annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute.

Overdose leading cause of death for Boston’s homeless

Drug overdose was the leading cause of death among homeless adults in Boston from 2003 to 2008 and accounted for one-third of deaths among those ages 25 to 44.

Sharing the magic of Disney

Former patient and Disney enthusiast donates collectibles to MGHfC.

Staff notice: Magnet Recognition Program site visit

Staff notice: Magnet Recognition Program site visit

Winterfest wows with a memorable afternoon

More than 150 children and their families turned out to the annual Winterfest celebration, hosted by the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center Jan. 13 at the Liberty Hotel.

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