Editorials

How to Address the Coming Shortfall of Primary Care Doctors

July 28, 2018
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About 20,000 students recently graduated from U.S. medical schools. Now, they’re beginning the next chapter of their training, as residents. Yet less than 7,000 will be pursuing careers in primary care. America will be short up to 43,100 primary care physicians by 2030, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical schools have...

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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

July 28, 2018
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A recent news article in the Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly-important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent to...

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What President Trump Wants Us to Forget

July 21, 2018
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By now, nearly every American has seen the terrible images of children being torn from their families, heard the sound of children begging immigration officers to call their relatives. Those images and sounds are the truth of what has been happening at our border because of Donald Trump’s despicable and immoral immigration policies. Now,...

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Letter to the Editor

July 21, 2018
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A more appropriate location Dear Mayor Walsh, Boston Common is the center of civic life for our City, and our most sought-after greenspace for recreation, reflection, celebration and protest. It is the neighborhood park for over 35,000 people in five neighborhoods, and a destination for millions more throughout the year from across the City...

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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

July 13, 2018
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Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s...

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Make the Most of Summer

July 13, 2018
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Our father who lived an extraordinary life, used to say, “When you look back on your life, you realize that all you really have is a lot of memories.” What brings these words to mind is the realization that the long, hot summer is upon us. With school out and the excitement of the...

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Letter to the Editor

June 28, 2018
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Plan for 82 Mount Vernon St. raises grave concerns Dear Editor: I am writing to inform you of what is happening at 82 Mount Vernon St., here in Beacon Hill. Back in July of 2017, a developer purchased the entire building for $4 million with a loan from Hingham Institution of Savings for purchase...

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Promises to Make to Yourself

June 28, 2018
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You make promises to others but what promises do you make to yourself?  Making appropriate commitments to yourself is essential for guiding your life in the direction you desire.  If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Start with a belief in yourself along with recognizing that you have inside you...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

June 28, 2018
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, soon will be upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended five-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of...

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Residents Lack Access to Primary and Specialty Care

June 21, 2018
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While Massachusetts has led the nation with health care reform, residents of the Commonwealth continue to lack basic access to primary and specialty care across the state. Poor patient access to care, an uncontrolled opioid epidemic and rising healthcare costs together present a perfect storm.  Many states however, have been proactive about removing practice...

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