In this week's edition: "It's all in the genes: Identical twins fight high cholesterol," "Students explore health and science careers options," "Antidepressants and the effects on heart rhythms," and more.

Stories in the 02/08/2013 Issue of Hotline

Antidepressants and the effects on heart rhythms

Roy Perlis, MD, MSc, director of the MGH Psychiatry Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics, explains a recent study published in the journal BMJ that he led and outlines what it means for people who take antidepressant medications.

Going red for heart health

The MGH teamed up with the AHA’s Go Red for Women campaign to present a series of heart health events in recognition of February as American Heart Month.

It's all in the genes: Identical twins fight high cholesterol

Identical twins control FH, an inherited lipid disorder, thanks to apheresis treatments at the MGH - the only site in Massachusetts to offer the treatments for adults.

MGH celebrates Black History Month

The MGH Patient Care Services and the Partners Diversity Supplier Program hosts its annual Black History Month event.

MGHfC gets a Halloween treat

Spirit Halloween SuperStores representatives Dan Mathis and Michael Cutting presented the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Child Life Department with a check for $33,840 on Feb. 5.

New workout equipment unveiled

The Clubs at Charles River Park has introduced the latest addition to its health club – the PurMotion FTS 200.

Students explore health and science career options

Making the students feel at ease in a large teaching hospital was the job of more than 75 MGH volunteers who hosted 100 students throughout the campus on Feb. 1 as part of the annual MGH Job Shadow Day, sponsored by the Center for Community Health Improvement.


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