Health Reporter and White Coat Notes Blogger, Boston Globe
Health reporter and White Coat Notes blogger, Boston Globe
commonhealth.wbur.org — Budget Victim: Inspections For Compounding Pharmacies. Really? Remember all that outrage last year when we learned that a Framingham compounding pharmacy, the New England Compounding Center, was at the heart of national meningitis outbreak? And remember what followed: a flurry of new government oversight measures, tough public health safeguards, pledges of "Never again."
boston.com — I wrote in Sunday's Globe about nine trauma nurses at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who played a very private but critical role in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing: They cared for gravely wounded suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a heavily-guarded ICU, nursing him back to health.
bostonglobe.com — WASHINGTON - When millions of Americans around the country sign up for insurance under President Obama's sweeping health care law in October, the system they encounter will lack some of the key protections and cost controls that Massachusetts consumers receive.
boston.com — Check out a great new resource on the Massachusetts health care system from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts: the Massachusetts Health Care Delivery System Map. As the state's new Health Policy Commission seeks to get its mind and arms around the issue of market concentration, the Foundation's new site boils the issue down to the key factors in an impressively accessible and compelling way.
bostonglobe.com — The 29-year-old trauma nurse was on-call at home, unwinding in front of a "Friends'' television marathon on a Friday night. She had been ministering to patients horribly injured in the Boston Marathon bombings and craved a distraction. But she couldn't resist flipping to the news, and as she did, police surrounded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, cowering and bloody inside a parked pleasure boat.
commonhealth.wbur.org — The Yuck Factor: CDC Says Pools Are Full Of Poop Finally, after a week of wool socks and extra blankets, today is feeling like a groovy summer day. But don't get too excited yet. With summer comes pools, and for many of us, public pools that are, according to a new report from the CDC, chock full of poop.
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