Reimagining Primary Care: When Small is Beautiful

by Eric J. McNulty The attempts to “fix” the U.S. healthcare system have taken at least one well-worn market-based path: strive for economies of scale. Hospital consolidation is on the rise, a trend that shows no signs of abating as providers try to streamline back-end operations and deploy big data analytics in hopes of improving outcomes […]

New Clues for Detecting Colorectal Cancers Earlier

by Ann Lukits A study of how often people visit their doctor may offer a way to help detect colorectal cancers earlier. The study, in the International Journal of Cancer, found patients with colorectal cancers saw their family doctor significantly more often in the year before their diagnosis than did people without cancer. Before they […]

Doctor-Patient Rapport

By Richard Donahue, MD Boston is a mecca for some of the finest medical education in the country. While 20th Century medicine unraveled the complexity of cells within organs, 21st Century medicine is unraveling the medical mysteries connecting our organs; messenger hormones, reactive and protective inflammation pathways, and the neurocircuitry connecting our brain, moods and […]