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Treatment Model for Serious Mental Illness Inspires Others
In San Antonio, a quiet revolution in treatment has been taking place over the past decade.
Leon Evans, head of the city’s mental health department, is the leading force behind the change. Just a decade ago, San Antonio’s Bexar County Jail was being sanctioned by the state of Texas for severe overcrowding.
Women in the Global Legal Profession
Women make up increasing proportions of the global legal profession, but their progress differs dramatically by culture and nation.
Women and Professional Development
Ideas from experts on how law firms can improve professional development, better retain women and minorities, and adjust to the reality of working families’ lives.
Listening to Mothers in the Delivery Room
In the United States, home to advanced medical technology, women giving birth may face too much of a good thing.
According to Lamaze International, safe childbirth guidelines include low to no medical intervention — it’s simply not necessary in healthy, routine childbirth.
Childhood Exposure to Lead, Mercury, and Pollution
Too many children in the U.S. still have high blood lead levels. What should parents do about lead poisoning in children, mercury, and other pollution hazards?
Maximizing Options in the Law
Women lawyers and business leaders share their expertise.
Jails Are America’s Largest Mental Health Care Providers
More than half of those incarcerated nationwide may have mental health problems.
The severely mentally ill are now more likely to find themselves in jail — and inadequately treated there — than to receive care in the community.
Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
Heart attack symptoms in women are sometimes hard to spot. Here's why heart disease is often missed in women.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. As many women as men die from it each year. Yet it’s still often thought of as a man’s disease — and signs of it can be overlooked by both women and their doctors.
Doing Good While Doing Well
It’s well known that in September 2008, AIG—the world’s biggest insurer—declared bankruptcy.
Less remarked is that lawyers played a role in its downfall.
BPA—and Its Replacements—in Childhood
Childhood comes with a lot of precautions these days. Helmets and kneepads? Check. Filtered water? Check.
Toxic chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates are another issue our grandparents might have laughed off. But, scientists say, you should probably add this concern to your list.
The Surprising Power of Your Gut
Scientists are exploring a new frontier: the human digestive system. Some are calling it the most exciting area of medical research today.
Meaningful Work Supports Recovery from Serious Mental Illness
A unique method for helping the seriously mental ill is attracting national attention.
Called the “clubhouse” model, it has its roots in an organization called Fountain House in New York City. Founded in 1948, Fountain House is at the center of a movement to create a support system for the seriously mentally ill that helps reintegrate them into productive employment and community life.
How Regulation Is—and Isn’t—Changing Legal Services
Regulatory change in the law is needed, but what will such changes bring? The answer still seems to be anybody’s guess.
The United Kingdom’s Legal Services Act took effect in 2012, and in doing so introduced regulatory changes to the venerable U.K. market that sent shock waves through the legal world. Nonlawyers are now permitted to own a stake in U.K. law firms.
The Pragmatic Innovator
Sometimes it’s not where you’ve been, but what you learn along the way.
Silicon Valley–based Legal OnRamp, founded in 2007 by Paul Lippe (HLS '84), began life as a secure professional-networking platform for lawyers. In a growing field of contenders, the company is generally regarded as one of the first to combine technology and law.
Antiquing near Boston
New England offers one of the best areas for antiques in the country. Take advantage of our collective history to furnish your own place.
We highlight some of the best antique hunting grounds near Boston, and a few worth a longer drive.