In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with an official bib number.
I can’t know if my mother had the death she’d wanted, writes Julie Wittes Schlack. But I do know that it was needlessly prolonged due to our state’s prohibition against...
Cities are where the ill effects of climate change are most severe, write Jon Sawyer and Pat Kinney. They are also where action to solve climate change has been most...
A new report finds that many Massachusetts school districts hold kids publicly accountable for unpaid cafeteria bills, a practice known as "lunch shaming."
In spite of our disagreements, can we at least find common ground in the love we have for our children? asks Jay Baruch.
No adult suggested that I get help with my own adolescent struggle with depression, writes Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser.
The president's policies have steadily eroded our government’s ability to safeguard well-being: our air, our education, our housing and our economic prospects, writes Sandro Galea.
A pending decision by the Supreme Court could put basic benefits even further out of reach for workers, writes Rich Barlow.
Author Megan Devine discovered our culture's unwillingness to acknowledge grief after her partner died suddenly in 2009.
For sufferers of eating disorders, the simple act of ordering off a menu can trigger a crisis.
Think about the contributions I can make, writes fourth-year Harvard Medical School student Dalia Larios, but also remember my humanity.
It is the content of treatment that is likely to make a difference, writes Bachaar Arnaout, rather than the setting where it is delivered.
The Trump budget's "solution" for dealing with America's hunger epidemic is especially perverse, writes Miles Howard.
The Global Gag rule has been a political football for decades, writes physician Lina Roa, but Trump’s policy is more restrictive than ever.
The global divide in cancer care is neither inevitable nor insurmountable, writes Ruth Allen.
Until we’re all able to put aside our fear of looking directly at all forms of abuse, of knowing and naming it, we won’t transcend it, writes Tracy Strauss.
We have a drug that effectively treats opioid addiction, writes Jun Nakagawa. Now we need to convince doctors to use it.
First, do no harm. Next, find a solution to DACA. An open letter from four undocumented doctors-in-training.
The emergency state in Puerto Rico grinds on, writes Abby Maxman, because we do not treat Puerto Rico with the respect for its integrity and prosperity that we grant to...
The perseverance and dignity of Haiti’s people, in the face of unceasing racism, injustice and violence, has strengthened many leaders in the U.S.’s own battles for justice and equity, writes...