Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Felice J. Freyer Globe Staff December 10, 2018 Sixth in an occasional series about breaking the grip of opioid addiction.Read the other stories here. The woman came to Dr. Alister Martin three years ago, pleading for help. She was in the throes of opioid addiction, he in the first year of residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital emergency department. “I don’t want this life,” she told him.But when Martin asked his supervisor what he should do, the attending physician said to send her home. A world-famous Harvard-affiliated medical center, the biggest hospital in Massachusetts, offered nothing to this patient.That was hardly unusual, then or now. For decades, programs for people with addiction have developed largely outside the medical system. Advertisement But the young Mass. General doctor was appalled. Martin had chosen to … [Read more...] about Emergency rooms once had little to offer addicted people. That’s starting to change.
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Adam Geller, Allen G. Breed and Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press Updated 9:17 pm PDT, Monday, October 29, 2018 Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, of Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation hugs Rabbi Cheryl Klein, left, of Dor Hadash Congregation and Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a community gathering held in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. less Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, of Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation hugs Rabbi Cheryl Klein, left, of Dor Hadash Congregation and Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a community gathering held in the aftermath of a ... more Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation stands across the street from the synagogue in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Tree of Life shooting suspect Robert Gregory Bowers is expected to appear in federal court Monday. Authorities say he … [Read more...] about ‘I’m going to die:’ Survivors relive horrors at Tree of Life
HTV National Desk Published 10:37 am CDT, Thursday, October 4, 2018 The Emergency Room Gentleman's Lounge could be mistaken for the emergency room of a real hospital, some San Antonio residents say. The Emergency Room Gentleman's Lounge could be mistaken for the emergency room of a real hospital, some San Antonio residents say. Photo: EDWARD A. ORNELAS, Edward A. Ornelas There are some basic low expectations at these establishments — like high cover charges and ATM fees — but reviewers on Yelp took it upon themselves to dive a little deeper into their San Antonio strip club experience. less There are some basic low expectations at these establishments — like high cover charges and ATM fees — but reviewers on Yelp took it upon themselves to dive a little deeper into their San Antonio strip club ... more Photo: San Antonio … [Read more...] about Strip club called ‘Emergency Room’ sparks fears people will confuse it with hospital
By Washington Post | PUBLISHED: September 7, 2018 at 8:36 am | UPDATED: September 7, 2018 at 8:42 am By Peter Holley | The Washington Post They have been pouring into emergency rooms around the nation all summer, their bodies bearing a blend of injuries that doctors normally associate with victims of car wrecks – broken noses, wrists and shoulders, facial lacerations and fractures, as well as the kind of blunt head trauma that can leave brains permanently damaged. When doctors began asking patients to explain their injuries, many were surprised to learn that the surge of broken body parts stemmed from the latest urban transportation trend: shared electric scooters. In Santa Monica, California – where one of the biggest electric-scooter companies is based – the city’s fire department has responded to 34 serious accidents involving the devices this summer. The director of an emergency department there said his team treated 18 patients who were seriously … [Read more...] about Scooter use is rising in major cities. So are trips to the emergency room.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Charles Taylor August 17, 2018 If you want to understand the cluelessness of the American male when it comes to dress, consider a recent Men’s Wearhouse commercial in which a fellow freaks out simply because he doesn’t know what’s appropriate to wear on Casual Friday. The spot offers an admirably simple solution: collared shirt, slacks, sports coat. Except that for too many American men, nothing that involves a sports coat could ever be considered casual. At the men’s store where I work part time, a young man recently asked me, “Do you have anything more casual?” He was referring to chinos. My mind drifted back to an old Bill Maher crack: “We’re a nation of slobs who won’t be happy until we can go to the mall in a diaper.” I spent most of the first four decades of my life in Boston before moving to New York, … [Read more...] about A “real man” should know how to dress himself. But America celebrates slobs.