Report raises alarm about physician burnout

Peabody, MA - 01/015/19 - Dr. Alain Chaoui (cq) co-authored a new report on physician burnout. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Priyanka McCluskey) Topic: (17burnout)

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The report portrays a profession struggling with the unyielding demands of electronic health record systems and ever-growing regulatory burdens.

// Top state representative grabbed incoming lawmaker’s backside, colleagues say

The speaker’s office says it’s probing claims of “inappropriate conduct.”

Here’s a list of the 100 highest-paid Massachusetts workers in 2018

The data covers the entire Massachusetts state payroll for 2018, including the MBTA.

In this Jan. 9, 2019, photo, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, second from right, standing with, from left, Vice President Mike Pence, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to reporters following their meeting with Democratic congressional leaders and President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

GOP dismiss suggestion that State of Union be postponed

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech, but Republicans cast her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.

// Watchdog says agency ignored emoluments in OK’ing Trump hotel lease

A report says the General Services Administration improperly ‘‘ignored’’ the US Constitution when it green-lit President Trump’s management of his Washington hotel after his 2016 election.

// Four Americans killed in Syria blast weeks after withdrawal announcement

The situation calls into question President Trump’s claim that ISIS has been defeated in Syria — his stated reason for pulling 2,000 American troops out of the country.

// A list of Boston-area businesses offering free things to furloughed workers

These Boston-area restaurants and companies are offering free meals, bowling, and tickets — among other things — to workers affected by the government shutdown.

Dave Epstein

// Snow arrives Friday, and another system is on the way for Sunday

Many of us should at least see the ground covered in white, come Friday.


Purdue cemented ties with universities and hospitals to expand opioid sales, documents contend

Purdue Pharma saw relationships with Mass. General and other hospitals as a way to gain sway at the most influential academic medical centers in the country and boost its revenues, according to a court document.

Jury awards Lexington police officer $500,000 in defamation suit

A Lexington officer sued two men in a defamation lawsuit stemming from a distracted driving citation he issued nearly five years ago.

Many scientists say exposure to electromagnetic fields may pose a health hazard. They’re especially concerned about cellphones, because of their position close to the user’s head.

Victor J. Blue/New York Times/File 2016

Could your cellphone’s electromagnetic field make you sick?

Health activists want Massachusetts health officials to release data they hold about the risks of cellphones and other wireless technologies.

// As they head to Harvard, Gary Cohn and Heidi Heitkamp criticize shutdown

The former senator and former Trump aide will be two of 10 new fellows at the Institute of Politics who hope to model civility and the free exchange of ideas.

Frankie Shaw (right) with Rosie O’Donnell in “SMILF.”

Television Review

In the new season of ‘SMILF,’ Frankie Shaw raises her game

In the Boston-based show, the series’ showrunner and star goes deeper to shape one of the most authentic portraits of a single mother on TV.

Yvonne Abraham

// The Rose Kennedy green ribbon of hope

This slice that sutured together Boston after the Big Dig turns 10 this year, a worthy celebration in this season of drudgery and dank idiocy.

Stethoscope and doctor sitting with laptop stress headache about work in hospital

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Opinion | Alan Chaoui, Steven Defossez, and Michelle Williams

Doctor burnout is real. And it’s dangerous

Nearly half of all physicians experience burnout in some form, and the number will continue to grow.


// No, ISIS isn’t defeated in Syria — and Trump lacks a strategy

The deaths of four Americans in Syria Wednesday provided tragic new evidence of just how foolhardy President Trump’s decision was to declare that ISIS had been defeated.

special report

They were the top of their class at Boston public schools. Then life happened

This morning, the Globe will release a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn’t quite turn out the way they expected.


// Celtics beat first-place Raptors at TD Garden

Irving (27 points, career-high 18 assists) touted his team after halting three-game losing streak with an impressive win vs. first-place Raptors.


// Bruins hand the game to Flyers

Left wing Peter Cehlarik scored twice in his first game of the season, but Boston has now lost three of its last four games.

// Companies are plastering the Boston accent all over ads, and some locals have had enough

On billboards and subway placards across the city, brands peddling everything from bourbon to cold medicine are dropping their r’s in the name of sales — and drawing the ire of locals.


// John Bogle, Vanguard founder, dies at 89

Mr. Bogle simplified investing for the masses by introducing the first index mutual fund for individual investors in 1976.

Ms. Bloom starred in the docudrama “Medium Cool’’ with Robert Forster.


Verna Bloom, memorable in ‘Medium Cool’ and ‘Animal House,’ dies at 80

Ms. Bloom was born in Lynn and died Jan. 9 in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Special reports

Boston, MA - 1/16/1919: Looking across North End Park on Jan. 16, 1919, the day after a giant tank at the Purity Distilling Co. on Commercial Street collapsed, sending a wave of an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses through the streets of Boston. The great molasses tank was located in the center of this picture. Sections of the metal may be seen at the extreme left and right in the picture. Twenty-one people perished, including two 10-year-olds, Pasquale Iantosca and Maria Distasio, who were collecting firewood near the molasses tank while home from school for lunch. (Boston Globe Archive/) --- BGPA Reference: 150115_MJ_001

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Globe Magazine

The day Boston was swamped by a deadly wave of molasses

One hundred years ago today an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through the North End.

The Big Picture

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The best Globe staff photos of 2018

Our photographers share the stories behind what went into making the year’s best photos, as selected by the editors of the Globe Magazine and photo department.


// Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

The story of a profoundly troubled young man and the ugly underside of America’s most popular sport.


// Court Sense

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Real Estate

12 must-see open houses in Greater Boston this weekend (Jan. 19-20)

As snow (potentially) begins to fall this weekend, you can spend your time searching for a new home. From a condo in Malden to a house with a barn in Dover, the open houses this weekend are plentiful. Check them out: Under $500,000 131 Piece St.


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VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics

Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will work together to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups while exploring broader cooperation on battery-powered and autonomous vehicles


// Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin

Mass. AG Maura Healey filed a revised complaint Tuesday with new details about Purdue’s promotion of OxyContin.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Love Letters: Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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