Daily Rounds: GOP Health Bills; 'Well-Loved' Codman CEO; Portland Shellfish Ban; 'Fat? Not My Kid!'

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Republicans Plan Their Own Health Bills - "By a vote of 253 to 175, the House on Thursday directed four committees to draft legislation that would replace the health care law. The directive sets forth 13 objectives. It says, for example, that the legislation should “lower health care premiums through increased competition and choice,” provide access to affordable coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, increase the number of Americans with insurance and provide states with “greater flexibility” to run their Medicaid programs." (

New Codman CEO has been key deputy, shares vision | Dorchester Reporter "Born and raised in Boston and a product of Boston public schools and Simmons College, Cotterell was attracted to the Codman center because of its holistic approach to serving patients— and its dynamic, hands-on, totally wired leader, Bill Walczak. This week, Cotterell is making plans to take Walczak’s spot as the center’s chief executive when he leaves next month to assume the presidency of Carney Hospital. “If you could create a successor, she’d be the one you’d create,” says Charlie O’Hara, a founding member of the Codman Square Health Committee. “She’s a wonderful person and very competent. And, as Bill has said, she’s well loved. I’ve worked with her, and the health center is in good hands.” (Dorchester Reporter)

Portland Shellfish agrees to stop shipping seafood products - Daily Dose - "Portland Shellfish Co. agreed to temporarily stop shipping its ready-to-eat lobster, shrimp and crab products to retailers in Massachusetts and other states, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday. The company violated the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the FDA alleges, by shipping food across state lines that was "prepared, packed or held under insanitary conditions." So you may not see Claw Island lobster products for a while or Portland Lighthouse shrimp or crabmeat." (

BBC News - Parents 'do not recognise obesity in their children' "Many parents are unable to tell when their own child is overweight. A National Opinion Poll involving over 1,000 parents of children aged 4-7, showed that only 14% of those with an obese child considered that their child was overweight." (The BBC)

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