October 7, 2021

Give incarcerated people evidence-based addiction treatment

You don’t need to be a scientist to recognize that incarcerated individuals are disproportionately impacted by epidemics. The health harms from being incarcerated and the underlying […]
September 8, 2021

The pandemic changed the trajectory of America’s overdose and suicide crises

Overdose deaths surged during Covid-19. But suicides declined. What happened? After years of steadily moving in tandem, two of America’s worst public health trends diverged during […]
August 3, 2021

How addicted are people to social media? We found a way to measure it

Just as with smoking, people will pay to have their behavior restricted The average person with Internet access spends 2.5 hours each day on social media, […]
July 12, 2021

It’s time to go back to the doctor’s office. In person this time

There’s no reason to delay any longer I am a primary care doctor who runs our chronic disease and preventive care initiatives at Massachusetts General Hospital, […]
June 29, 2021

In pandemic, drug overdose deaths soar among Black Americans

St. Louis — She screamed and cried, banged on the dashboard, begging her husband to drive faster, faster, faster toward her brother lying face-down on his […]
June 2, 2021

Airline passengers are behaving worse than ever. One proposed solution? Ban alcohol

Southwest, American and United have all taken steps to curb in-flight alcohol consumption — and, hopefully, passenger incidents. After a marked increase in disruptive — and […]