Primary Care

Patients, legally, now have online access to all their clinical records. But full transparency is still a work in progress.

Peter L. Slavin and Timothy G. Ferris discuss a shortage of primary care physicians and how to address the problem.

Long the bedrock of medicine, the practice of primary care has been in need of a reinvention. Several models show promise. None of them will be cheap.

Should primary care physicians be trained to spot unusual, medically important cases?

Physician-chef Rani Polak explains why clinicians should learn cooking skills—and teach them to patients.

Talking and texting while driving cost hundreds of lives every year. Should physicians intervene before those accidents happen?

Telehealth could be coming to a computer near you.

MGH’s pioneering telestroke network brings virtual consultations to outlying hospitals

Many doctors and patients still swear by an annual visit. But this expensive habit may not be the best way to head off disease.

Top Stories

To show her love, the author learns the value of lying to her mother.

Once regarded as a purely mental condition, functional neurological disorder emerges from the shadows.

Burnout, the pandemic and other pressures have sent record numbers of health care workers rushing for the exits. What would make them stay?

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.