A Doctor Retires, but Continues the Fight

Originally published on The Boston Globe. The beautiful baby girl fidgets in her mother’s lap as the kindly doctor with a stethoscope around her neck approaches her tiny patient with the affection of a doting grandmother who’s just popped in for a visit. “OK, my little friend,’’ the doctor says as 10-month-old Alana Nguyen suddenly […]

The war on childhood hunger. In Boston. In 2016.

Dr. Deborah A. Frank met Duvon Haughton when he was 10 months old, rushed to Boston Medical Center with an infection. The baby weighed a scant 14 pounds, roughly the weight expected for a 3-month-old. “He was lying on the bed, floppy-looking,” recalled Frank, founder and director of the hospital’s Grow Clinic. The youngest of […]