Tag Archives: Public Health

Older adults are facing dual public health emergencies

This article, by Lenard Kaye of the University of Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on April 21, 2020. By Lenard W. Kaye, Opinion guest column • April 21, 2020 6:00 am By now we all know that adults 60 years and older are at heightened risk of serious, if not fatal, health […]

Look to Portugal to address the opioid crisis

This article, by Robert W. Glover of the University of Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on August 13, 2019. By Robert W. Glover, Opinion guest column • August 13, 2019 6:36 am Updated: August 13, 2019 7:28 am In the 1990s, Portugal faced a staggering opioid crisis. Roughly 1 in 10 individuals was using heroin; 1 […]