MGH Hotline for Friday, February 8, 2013

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MGH celebrates Black History Month

    The MGH Patient Care Services and the Partners Diversity Supplier Program hosts its annual Black History Month event.
  • New workout equipment unveiled

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

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