March 28, 2019

Sentinel & Enterprise: Tax, marketing restrictions eyed to reduce soda consumption

By Katie Lannan “The average child consumes enough sugary drinks each year to fill a bathtub — more than 30 gallons — according to two organizations that this week recommended a suite of policy options aimed at reducing kids’ access to such beverages and encouraging healthier alternatives.On Beacon Hill, lawmakers have offered a pair of proposals that take aim at …

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March 13, 2019

CommonWealth Magazine: Dialing up the road safety debate

By Andy Metzger “Rooted in one of the most abominable facets of the nation’s past, racial profiling remains a risk today for drivers of color. At the same time, the havoc caused by motorists distracted by smartphones, a triumph of ingenuity and engineering, presents a uniquely modern hazard on streets and highways. “I look at this as a public safety …

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November 22, 2018

Physicians take on the NRA: This is our lane

By Jon Santiago As a result of the NRA telling physicians to “stay in their lane,” Representative Elect Dr. Jon Santiago stepped up to articulate the reasons why physicians should get involved in the gun violence debate. “As physicians, surgeons, and frontline providers, we are well within our right to advocate for stricter regulations on guns and greater funding for …

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