MGH Hotline for Friday, August 27, 2010

  • Circular Letter bicentennial

    MGH Hotline 08.27.10 On Aug. 20, 1810, Drs. James Jackson and John Collins Warren penned a petition calling for the support of efforts to establish a hospital in Boston.
  • Instant care for the smallest, sickest patients

    MGH Hotline 08.27.10 Imagine it's the middle of the night, and a resident in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) needs to consult with the attending physician on call about a patient.
  • Cops for Kids with Cancer

    MGH Hotline 08.27.10 During what's become a summertime tradition, several pediatric cancer patients, along with their siblings and parents enjoyed an evening filled with exciting activities designed to give them a break from the stresses of cancer treatment.
  • MGH Transplant Center hosts inaugural golf tournament

    MGH Hotline 08.27.10 Nearly 100 golfers -- including MGH President Peter L. Slavin, MD; MGPO Chairman and CEO David F. Torchiana, MD; and Chief of the MGH Division of Transplantation James F. Markmann, MD, PhD -- took to the links at the Weston Golf Club July 12 for the inaugural MGH Transplant Center Golf Classic.
  • Iftar: A Muslim tradition shared

    MGH Hotline 08.27.10 One of the religious observances during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is Iftar, the communal breaking of the daily fast.
  • Palliative care

    MGH Hotline 08.27.10 Integrating palliative care early in the treatment of advanced lung cancer not only improved patients' mood and quality of life, but also extended their lives.
  • MGH grant supports study of electronic insulin-order system

    MGH Hotline 08.27.10 Administering the correct dosage of insulin to hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes is a top issue in quality and safety for many hospitals.

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