- Having a heart: Sharing pediatric cardiac care across the world
Since 1999, Children's HeartLink, an international medical nonprofit that works to prevent, treat and cure heart disease among children in developing countries, has been sending doctors to Lanzhou, China to teach Chinese clinicians new techniques and advanced methods for treating children with heart conditions. Recently, Jeff Myers, MD, chief of Cardiac Surgery at MassGeneral Hospital for Children(MGHfC), led a team of MGHfC physicians on a mission to Lanzhou from Sept. 13 through 20 to share the latest congenital heart surgery techniques and provide care to pediatric patients at the First Hospital of Lanzhou University.
- Sharing in a traditional Muslim celebration
In the spirit of community building and unity, MGH Patient Care Services, Human Resources, Chaplaincy and Muslim employees hosted a community Iftaar dinner in the Thier Conference Room Sept. 16 to celebrate the breaking of the fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
- Women leaders in medicine
The year 1867 marked a major milestone in MGH history – that year, the Board of Trustees voted to allow female students to study at the hospital for the first time. However, women still faced restrictions – their admission was left to the discretion of visiting physicians and surgeons on an individual basis, they could only enroll in classes that were separate from their male counterparts, and they were allowed to attend clinical practice only on female wards. Women at the MGH have come a long way since then, and yet in the field of medicine overall, many challenges still remain.
- In memoriam: I. David Todres, MBChB
I. David Todres, MBChB, a pediatrician and anesthesiologist with the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), died Sept. 26 after a long illness. He was 73 years old.
- Knowing your risk for Peripheral Artery Disease
Nearly 75 percent of at-risk patients have never heard of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), yet nearly nine million Americans have this disorder, which increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and death. To help raise awareness about PAD, the MGH Vascular Center hosted several events to educate patients and staff as part of National PAD Awareness Month in September.
- CVRC investigator receives NIH New Innovator Award
Sean Wu, MD, PhD, of the MGH Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC), is one of 31 recipients of the 2008 New Innovator Awards from
- Ringling Brothers clowns bring smiles to MGHfC patients
Pediatric patients at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) enjoyed some special entertainment Sept. 23 when two clowns from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus stopped by the Ellison 17 playroom for an afternoon visit.
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