Daily Rounds: Food Fight; Black Infants Are Dying; Health Insurers Seek New Profits; More Bigger Breasts

Boston school nutrition director is ousted - The Boston Globe ( "The Boston public schools ousted their longtime director of food and nutrition services yesterday after finding 280 cases of out-of-date food in 40 cafeterias amid allegations from a city councilor of systemic mismanagement and widespread waste."

Is Racism Hurting Boston’s Black Infants? | WBUR "A black baby born in Boston today is four times more likely than a white infant to die before the first birthday, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. We begin our look at why this is happening with the story of one mother." (WBUR | 90.9 FM)

Health Insurers Look Far Afield For Future Profits : Shots - Health Blog : NPR "The starkest assessment of the future for health insurers comes as a coda to the story. David Brailer, a health IT guru in the George W. Bush administration who now runs an investment firm, says:
If you're a health plan, you either become a care delivery system or an information services company. The traditional business is dead." (

Cosmetic Breast Surgery on the Rise - "Last year surgeons performed 296,203 breast implants, a 2 percent increase over 2009 and a 39 percent jump since 2000. Women in the Mountain and Pacific states are most likely to seek breast enhancement, accounting for nearly 40 percent of procedures." (

This program aired on March 22, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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