How many #marijuana puns can you fit in a lead? Find out as #Massachusetts opens its first recreational #pot shops.

Hey bud. It’s a green day in Massachusetts. Not to be blunt, but it's a stone-cold fact –  marijuana /weed/ kush/grass goes on sale legally at two stores today. Medical marijuana has been on sale for a more than a year. Now, leaf peepers can score over the counter. Recreational operations  with names like Commonwealth … Continue reading How many #marijuana puns can you fit in a lead? Find out as #Massachusetts opens its first recreational #pot shops.

Talk: Can we predict and #prevent #suicide?

Students are rolling back into town, and many of them will already be stressed out. Some will try suicide; some will succeed. As the CDC reported this summer, suicide rates are rising. Can suicide be prevented? A top researcher asking that question will be in town Thursday. It's a bit of a hoof and in … Continue reading Talk: Can we predict and #prevent #suicide?

In Spanish and English: Staying safe in super hot weather

Probably won't wear long sleeves but...  

Public health advocates at Harvard have some video recipes to help cooks stay on the healthy side.

Muffins,  farrow and more. A variety of diced vegetables are slow-roasted and mixed with whole-grain farro in this hearty, satisfying dish. You can easily change the recipe depending on the season, to include summer or winter produce and herbs. View the full recipe From Harvard Chan Cooks:       https://youtu.be/m5bIPn8H1nY   https://youtu.be/dc4RU7MCjmA     … Continue reading Public health advocates at Harvard have some video recipes to help cooks stay on the healthy side.

Can comics help us heal? Graphic medicine exhibit comes to UMass Med in the fall.

This exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, coming to UMass Medical in the fall: Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!  Comics and medicine? LIbrarian Matt Noes explains after a session at Harvard Medical School.@NoetheMatt https://t.co/tAQ8n09Rh7 pic.twitter.com/jdsUQhPJ4Z — Tinker Ready (@tinkerrr) July 24, 2018 A few recommendations from Noes The Bad Doctor  Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: … Continue reading Can comics help us heal? Graphic medicine exhibit comes to UMass Med in the fall.

UMass doc comments on pediatricians statement re: plastic food containers

Umass doc weights in on this. Also see research from Silent Spring Institute. AAP release here.   From Times: “Because hormones act at low concentrations in our blood, it is not surprising that even low-level exposures to endocrine disrupters can contribute to disease,” said Laura N. Vandenberg, an assistant professor in the department of environmental health … Continue reading UMass doc comments on pediatricians statement re: plastic food containers

After Opioid Overdose, Only 30 Percent Get Medicine To Treat Addiction via KHN and WBUR, in Spanish and English

Study by BMC docs. Story by Martha Bebinger at WBUR See English version below or listen here. Luego de una sobredosis de opioides, solo el 30% recibe tratamiento contra la adicción Martha Bebinger, WBUR Más de 115 estadounidenses mueren al día por sobredosis de opioides. Muchos otros sobreviven gracias al antídoto naloxone. Pero un nuevo … Continue reading After Opioid Overdose, Only 30 Percent Get Medicine To Treat Addiction via KHN and WBUR, in Spanish and English