The Ruderman Family Foundation, a Boston nonprofit whose philanthropy focuses on the disabled, commissioned a study last year and found firefighters and police officers in the country were more likely to die in 2017 of suicide than in the line of duty.

Mental health worries override stigma as first responders address growing need

Grant Welker |

Police officers, firefighters and paramedics are overcoming old stigmas in making sure mental health worries from their demanding jobs are addressed.


Cannabis is now legal to buy, but we still don't know what to expect

Grant Welker |

The first shops are now open, but the medical community is as unsettled as ever on marijuana's benefits and harms, and few know what to expect for health effects in Massachusetts.

Professionals working to fight health effects of loneliness among seniors

Livia Gershon |

Loneliness is a particular problem among older adults, carrying major potential health concerns comparable to obesity or smoking cigarettes. Professionals are working to fix that.

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