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 […]
May 24, 2021

On Parole, Staying Free Means Staying Clean and Sober

Joy Thompson was in her early 50s when she started using opioids. Pain medication prescribed for hip replacement surgery in 2014 sent Ms. Thompson, now 58, […]