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Deborah Wang reports on the Failure to Thrive Clinic at the Boston City Hospital
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[Boston City Hospital clinics treat malnutrition]
Original Airdate: 11/30/1988

Length: 00:03:09
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Deborah Wang reports that Boston City Hospital offers a weekly Failure to Thrive Clinic for malnourished children. She notes that a team of doctors, nurses and psychologists treat the children and talk to their families. Wang reviews the symptoms and effects of malnourishment. Wang's report includes footage of health care workers treating patients at the Failure to Thrive Clinic. Wang interviews Dr. Deborah Frank (Boston City Hospital) about malnourishment and its effect on children. Frank talks about the importance of the clinic to the lives of children. The report shows Frank examining children at the clinic. Wang reports that malnourished children are often victims of poverty and that some are neglected or abused. Wang reports that 80% of children attending the clinic have stabilized or improved their condition. Wang's report includes footage of a 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. Wang's report includes footage of children at the Clinic. This tape includes additional footage of health care workers and patients at the Failure to Thrive Clinic.

Contributor : Reporter
Deborah Wang
Format : Tape 6165   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102937 
VHS cassette 105218 
Betacam cassette 79524 
digital betacam cassette 105198 

Subject : Keywords
Medical care
Urban poor

Subject : Personal Names
Frank, Dr. Deborah
Wang, Deborah

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston City Hospital

Type : Genre
News - Television

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