Posts Tagged 'Boston Primary Care'

Malcolm Gladwell: Tell People What It’s Really Like To Be A Doctor

by Robert Pearl

HBR In last week’s article, Malcolm Gladwell dissected and diagnosed American health care.

Throughout our interview, he tackled controversial topics from the Affordable Care Act and medical malpractice to the contrasting Canadian health care system and much more. I expected him to dive deep below the surface and provide new and intriguing perspectives. He didn’t disappoint.

But it was his closing comment that caught ...

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To Your Health: Lyme disease really ticks me off!

By Dr. Rick Donahue/


Brookline — Lyme disease can be challenging for doctors to diagnose and treat, as well as frustrating and sometimes devastating to the people who have it. In 2009, there were 4,028 cases of reported Lyme disease in Massachusetts, with 456 cases registered in our Norfolk County alone!

Interestingly, the young and not-so-young are the two age groups most affected: Lyme disease has two peaks, at ages 5 ...

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