Trust gap for minority patients

Trust gap for minority patients

By Esther J. Cepeda

New research confirms that many Hispanics, blacks and other minorities perceive that doctors just don’t care about them and that their medical care isn’t as good as it could be.
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Take a deep breath, America is doing great

Take a deep breath, America is doing great

Before we get too far into 2016, I sure wish America would take a deep breath. Things are not nearly as bad as some of the loudest voices in the room would have us think.

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End-of-life talks key part of health picture

End-of-life talks key part of health picture

The Portland Press Herald

Six years ago, a proposal to compensate physicians for talking to patients about their treatment in their last days was stripped from the Affordable Care Act after critics made dark predictions about “death panels” and government … Read Full Story

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The complexities of race and ethnicity

The complexities of race and ethnicity

By Esther J. Cepeda

Our society gives a lot of lip service to the importance of diversity in fields such as science, medicine and technology because multicultural people bring unique viewpoints, varied life experiences and new ideas.
Rarely do we … Read Full Story

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An investment that always pays off

An investment that always pays off

While many people are still down in the doldrums following the Great Recession, the evidence is unmistakable that the economy is recovering. Unemployment Massachusetts was 4.6 percent in September and in Rhode Island it was 5.4 percent.
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A scary political thought for Halloween

A scary political thought for Halloween

Dorothy and her companions in “The Wizard of Oz” chanted, “Lions, tigers, and bears, oh, my! Lions, tigers and bears, oh, my!” Today, we are all trying to follow the chant of the populace that goes, “Democrats, Republicans and tea … Read Full Story

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Smartphones are changing our brains

Smartphones are changing our brains

In Stephen King’s “Cell,” published in 2007, a pulse hits people as they are speaking on their cellphones, turning them into zombies.
No, that hasn’t happened, at least not yet. But our phones are changing us, it’s happening fast and … Read Full Story

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Failure to communicate on immigration

Failure to communicate on immigration

By Esther J. Cepeda

New research has confirmed that our national conversation about immigration is so tainted by bad feelings and misinformation that it’s nearly impossible to actually converse.
Most of those who have been entrenched in the immigration issue … Read Full Story

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letter to the editor: Remain vigilant when it comes to teens and tobacco

letter to the editor: Remain vigilant when it comes to teens and tobacco

As school begins again in Bristol County, I want to remind parents in our area that the tobacco industry continues to produce new and varied nicotine delivery products, like e-cigarettes and vape pens that are sweet, cheap and easy for … Read Full Story

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Dreams for local teams crushed in sectional semi-finals

Dreams for local teams crushed in sectional semi-finals

All three local high school soccer teams that had survived through the first week of post-season play fell short, and as a result there will be no state champions this year in Southeastern Massachusetts.

The Dartmouth girls turned in a … Read Full Story

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Revs leave for Arizona Saturday

Revs leave for Arizona Saturday

After concluding five days of training at the club’s indoor facility in Foxboro, the New England Revolution will depart tomorrow for a second training camp in Tucson, Arizona, this time for a 16 day stay.
The Revs will then return … Read Full Story

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Portugal loses out, USA gets a double win

Portugal loses out, USA gets a double win

José Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo shutout, Pia Sundhage and Abby Wambach are best in the world

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium

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