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Ten O'Clock News; BCH and malnutrition


Deborah Wang reports that Boston City Hospital offers a weekly Failure to Thrive Clinic for malnourished children. A team of doctors, nurses and psychologists treat the children and talk to their families. Wang reviews the symptoms and effects of malnourishment. Health care workers treating patients at the Failure to Thrive Clinic. Interview with Dr. Deborah Frank of Boston City Hospital about malnourishment and its effect on children. Frank talks about the importance of the clinic to the lives of children. Frank examines children at the clinic. Wang reports that malnourished children are often victims of poverty and that some are neglected or abused. 80% of children attending the clinic have stabilized or improved their condition. Staff meeting of clinic employees. A health care worker talks about the improved condition of one of his patients. Wang reports that there are six Failure to Thrive Clinics, but that the clinics are underfunded. She adds that some families in Boston are not yet receiving the necessary care for malnourishment. Following the edited story is additional footage of health care workers and patients at the Failure to Thrive Clinic.

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Ten O'Clock News

BCH and malnutrition

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Boston City Hospital
Medical care
Urban poor
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Wang, Deborah (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; BCH and malnutrition,” 11/30/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7954BC8A9C204A1DB45B0014FEDC0ACE.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; BCH and malnutrition.” 11/30/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7954BC8A9C204A1DB45B0014FEDC0ACE>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; BCH and malnutrition. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7954BC8A9C204A1DB45B0014FEDC0ACE
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