Kay Lazar

Lazar is a health reporter who focuses on aging, sports medicine, and public health. Her experience combines more than two decades of print and broadcast reporting. She previously worked as a news writer and producer at ABC and CBS radio networks.

Latest stories

Lawmakers move to tighten oversight of nursing homes

By , Globe Staff

State senators voted to raise maximum fines on troubled facilities and to require regulators to scour the finances of homes.

How much marijuana is too much for drivers?

By , Globe Staff

Mass. does not have a law to define impaired driving from marijuana, and the topic results in disagreement among scientists.

Workers who help elders, disabled stay in their homes get a raise

By , Globe Staff

An agreement with the state government ensures a $15 hourly wage for legions of workers by 2018.

The untold cost of the opiate epidemic: elder abuse

By , Globe Staff

Reports of suspected elder abuse in Massachusetts have surged over the past five years, according to state figures.