Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?
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Of all my memories of that summer in Peru—drinking pisco in the desert, finding a mummified baby, unwrapping it under less than scientifically optimal conditions— the one that stands out most is the memory of my first lucid dream. At 9 o’clock, I climbed into the bottom bunk and curled up in my sleeping bag, worn out from physical exertion and the monotony of digging. I set my alarm for 5 am and drifted off almost immediately, my body too tired to let my mind wander down its usual anxiety-laden paths. And then, the scene changed. It was a summer afternoon—not the Andean summer, with its thin warmth and cloudy nights, but a real summer, the kind of heat so extravagant you jump in the water and dry off in the sun. I soaked up the warmth I’d been craving, treading water in some bucolic pool I’d never seen before. I don’t particularly like swimming in real life; I don’t like exercising in any form without the distraction of podcasts or … [Read more...] about Lucid Dreaming: This Retreat Can Train Your Nighttime Visions
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
Gallery: Beth Harwell wants to continue strong fiscal record with gubernatorial run Bio Name: Beth HarwellPolitical Party: RepublicanAge: 60Education: Bachelor’s degree, David Lipscomb University; master’s degree, George Peabody College; doctorate, Vanderbilt UniversityFamily: Husband, Sam Harwell; three children, Allie, Sam and TuckerWork: Assistant professor at Belmont University; state legislatorVolunteer/service: Harwell has served on numerous boards, councils and foundations, including the Tennessee State Museum Foundation, the National Foundation for Women Legislators, the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee, and the Nashville Children’s Theater Board of Trustees.Why are you running for office: “We’re a fiscally well managed state. Since I’ve been in the leadership role as speaker, we’ve eliminated two taxes and phased out a third. My number one priority as governor is to make sure our financial health stays in … [Read more...] about Beth Harwell wants to continue strong fiscal record with gubernatorial run
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Updated 10:17 am, Sunday, April 8, 2018 Photo: G_muradin, Getty Images Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi, Carolyn: What exactly is self-care? Life is chaos right now, lots of changes happening, little time to take it all in, responsibilities are adding up. I feel exhausted and overwhelmed and I feel like crying a lot. I'm already under a doctor's care for anxiety and depression, so I don't think it's a full-fledged emergency, I just need the words to say to be able to take care of myself right now. -- Chaos It's so individual in its details, but, in general, self-care is a focus on giving yourself what you need. That can mean being careful to get enough sleep, to the point of enforcing a bedtime even if you haven't finished everything you need to do; it can mean taking care to eat nutritious foods on a disciplined schedule instead of hosing bags of processed foods … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: What is self-care?