Jailed family member increases risks for kids’ adult health

People whose childhood included a member of the household becoming imprisoned have a 18-percent greater risk of reporting lower overall health quality in adulthood, a new study finds. The risk is independent of other childhood adversity.
Commentary: Dr. Josiah Rich

Federal law enforcement personnel to carry naloxone

Dr. Josiah Rich of the Alpert Medical School, the School of Public Health and the Miriam Hospital, an expert on the epidemic of heroin overdose, praised U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that federal law enforcement officials will begin to carry naloxone, which can save the life of someone undergoing a heroin or opioid overdose.