Pill Pushers in White Coats

An addiction doctor lays the blame for the opioid epidemic on a medical profession ‘trapped in a system gone mad.’ 02.12.2017/ By Abigail Zuger, M.D. It was in 2011 that the Centers for Disease Control first drew public attention to the ongoing nationwide opioid crisis. Much earnest commentary has explored the roots of this new killer epidemic More...

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By MassCentral On Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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What is Sustainable Living and 10 Easy Steps Towards Sustainability

Earlier last year it was made official that in the 136 years of record keeping, 2015 was the hottest recorded year, beating 2014 by the widest margin. Then, January 2016 broke the record by claiming the title of More...

By MassCentral On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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Poll Phows Millennials Hate Being Called “Millennials.” That’s Great News

(Photo via Tumblr) In a poll that will come as no shock to millennials, we all hate being called millennials. Fewer than half of millennials identify as millennials, according to a study earlier this year from More...

By MassCentral On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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30,000-Year-Old Ice Age Art Reveals Ancient Humans Developed Culture On the Go

Archaeologist Muhammad Ramli from the Preservation of Cultural Reserves Association, Indonesia, points out examples of cave art more than 30,000 years old in Sulawesi. YouTube   Adam Brumm, an archaeologist More...

By MassCentral On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Making (some) Sense Of Hospital List Prices

Hospital list prices – often called “Chargemaster prices” – have become infamous in health care. From a $500 single stitch to a 10,000% markup on Aspirin, it is tempting to regard hospital Chargemaster pricing More...

By MassCentral On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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‘Good enough’: CA high School Replaces Bathroom Mirrors With Posters

Screen Shot – Twitter A California high school has replaced its girls’ bathroom mirrors with signs of affirmation. Instead of seeing themselves in the mirror every day as they tidy up for class, the female More...

By MassCentral On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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Tina Fey Warns Educated White Women: “Don’t Look Away” From Trump Admin

Though she is not often on the list of highly politically-involved celebrities, comedian, actress and writer Tina Fey came out over the weekend to urge white, College-educated women like herself to pay attention More...

By MassCentral On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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Woman Who Was Raped Backs Judge Over Alcohol Warning

Megan Clark says judge’s comment that rapists ‘gravitated towards girls who were drinking’ did not equate to victim-blaming Megan Clark, on the BBC Victoria Derbyshire show, when she said she More...

By MassCentral On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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Slay Your Seasonal Allergies with These 10 Foods

Seasonal allergies — with their symptoms of sneezing, sniffling, coughing and itching — are tough for any of us to deal with, but some great fresh foods are terrific choices for combating the body’s allergic More...

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