Friday, February 3, 2012

What's Happening: Feb. 3, 2012

MGH Senior HealthWISE
MGH Senior HealthWISE will host the following free events for seniors age 60 years or older: a lecture, “Eating Right With Color,” Feb. 16 from 11 am to noon in the Haber Conference Room with guest speaker Tara Linitz, RD, LDN, MGH Be Fit dietician; a book club discussion of “The Brothers Bulger” by Howie Carr Feb. 16 from 3 to 4 pm at the West End Library; and hypertension screenings Feb. 27 from 1:30 to
2:30 pm at the West End Library. For more information or to register for the lecture, call 617-724-6756.

Clinical Research seminars
The MGH Clinical Research Program is offering the following seminars in the Simches Center, Room 3.110:

•  “Ethics and Clinical Research Protocols” Feb. 21 from 3 to
4:30 pm. Participants will receive an overview of the ethical foundation of Human Subject Protection in clinical research.

 •  “Applied Biostatistics for Clinical Trials” March 6, March 13 and March 20 from 3 to 4:30 pm. Elkan Halpern, PhD, chief statistician for the Department of Radiology, will present a statistical approach to problems commonly encountered in research.

 Register at For information, contact Suzanne Powell at  


Provider directories available online
Medical provider directories for the health plans offered to MGH employees are available online:

•  Blue Cross Blue Shield:

•  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care:

 •  Tufts Health Plan:

 For questions about medical plans or the online provider directories, contact the Benefits Office at 617-726-8133 or email

‘Go Red for Women’
In collaboration with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, the MGH health centers and the MGH Community Health Associates Wellness Center will host a series of heart health events for women during the month of February. Events will feature information about heart and vascular health, stress reduction, diabetes, smoking cessation and relationship safety; blood pressure screenings and body mass index measurements; and a “Wheel of Fortune for Heart Health.” All events will be held from 10 am to 2 pm on Feb. 7 at the Revere HealthCare Center, Feb. 10 at the Chelsea HealthCare Center, Feb. 14 at the Charleston HealthCare Center, Feb. 16 at North End Waterfront Health and Feb. 21 at Everett Family Care. For more information, call

Black History Month film
The MGH Patient Care Services Diversity Program and the Department of Psychiatry Diversity Committee will present a film, “Can We Talk: Learning from Boston’s Busing/Desegregation Crisis,” Feb. 10
from 10 to 11 am in the O’Keeffe Auditorium. For more information, call Deborah Washington, RN, at

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