It only takes a few minutes, writes Dr. Richard Leiter, and it may allow your loved ones to protect you when you’re most vulnerable.
I've taken care of too many children who are injured by distracted drivers, writes pediatric trauma surgeon David Mooney. The current law doesn't do enough to keep kids safe.
Instead of evaluating Donald Trump’s mindset, writes Alex Green, we should look at where his actions definitively violate our laws.
The third week of September is dangerous for asthma sufferers. It's when germs and allergens come together to make breathing particularly difficult. If only Peter DeMarco's wife Laura had known....
Boston is failing to implement the climate policies we know are right, to the detriment of some of the state's poorest and most vulnerable residents, write Roseann Bongiovanni and John...
Humanity is not part of the Trump administration's agenda, writes Wendy E. Parmet.
When someone as talented as Luck retires, citing injuries, the league’s code of silence gets shattered, writes Steve Almond.
Massachusetts' "red flag" law does not allow physicians and other licensed clinicians to petition the court for the removal of a gun. The law should change, writes forensic psychiatrist David...
Jails don’t need more suicide-resistant smocks, video cameras and stripped-down cells, writes Reena Kapoor, they need more mental health professionals who can provide compassionate, high-quality care.
Hospitals can help the chronically homeless -- high users of emergency departments -- find housing, write Dr. Alister Martin and David Velasquez.
It's not hard to see the parallels between "Operation Clean Sweep" and well-documented human rights abuses happening elsewhere, writes Miles Howard.
It’s easy to blame the horrors of a mass shooting on some kind of cognitive aberration, writes Thom Dunn. But racism and terrorism are not predicated on mental illness.
To be single-payer or not to be single-payer: That is the question, writes Rich Barlow.
You're not imagining it -- water and sewer rates are rising, writes Martha F. Davis. By 2022, more than a third of Americans won't be able to afford these basic...
The recent U.N. condemnation is a heartbreaking twist on how our country, which once set the gold standard for human rights, is now being investigated for violations, writes Kari Hong.
When I got pregnant at 17, my mother's friends didn't say, “You made your bed, now lie in it,” writes Holly Robinson. Instead, they told me they knew someone in...
Legislators are considering bills that address "surprise bills," hospital charges for patients treated nowhere near hospitals and soaring pharmaceutical costs, writes Tom Croswell.
We should learn from the shortcomings of the tobacco settlement, argues Mark Gottlieb, and use the money to combat this public health crisis.
The U.S. has yet to challenge sexual assault against women in a serious and meaningful way, writes Janna Malamud Smith.
The high cost of prescription drugs is a systemic problem, writes Sarah Ruth Bates, driven by under-regulation and the misplaced incentives of pharmaceutical companies.