How to feel a little bit better about ordering a $42 steak

Some need the excuse of a birthday or anniversary to splurge at celeb chef Jody Adams’ Rialto. Entrees at the Harvard Square restaurant run from $26 for roasted eggplant agrodolce (golden raisins, pine nuts, mozzarella, saffron tomatoes, chickpea arancini ) to $43 for grilled Tuscan sirloin steak (portabella, arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano, truffle oil). For those interested in … Continue reading How to feel a little bit better about ordering a $42 steak

Boston conference on technology and global health.

The World Health Medical Technology Conference, was a “workshop dedicated to exploring the opportunities and challenges of designing, building and funding medical technologies for the developing world.” In other words, trying to find inexpensive tests and treatments that are simple to use and don’t require a lot of infrastructure, like labs and clean water.   … Continue reading Boston conference on technology and global health.

Infectious disease and Bostonians from Africa

Passing this along from the Running a Hospital blog, which is run by BIDMC chief Paul Levy.  According to World Health Organization reports, nearly half of deaths due to infectious diseases globally, occur in the Sub- Saharan Africa. Particularly, of all the people infected globally by various diseases, 89% of those infected by malaria, 77% of … Continue reading Infectious disease and Bostonians from Africa