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  • very old book from 1556 being held open to its title page

    The Hirsh Health Sciences Library isn’t just books and journals—librarians did a deep dive into the collection to fill us in on some of their most unusual items and best-kept secrets.

  • Physician Fatima Cody Stanford

    Physician Fatima Cody Stanford tells a Tufts audience how bias about obesity and overweight is damaging patients

  • Green plate with spinach, egg, tomatoes and bread, on brown place mat

    Adequate intake of certain nutrients is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality when the nutrient source is foods, but not supplements, according to a new study.

  • Alvar Gustafson, who died October 13 at age seventy-two, put students first. During his more than forty years at Tufts University, he taught medical, dental, and veterinary students, earning a reputation as an inspiring professor at each school. He was the founding faculty director of the medical school’s Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MBS), created to strengthen the credentials of students applying to medical, dental, or other health-sciences programs.

  • Hi, I’m Cathy Leamy, MG15 (Health Comm) and I’m a Medical Cartoonist! What the heck is that? Like a medical writer! But I write and draw comics. Mostly for patient education.

    What exactly does a medical cartoonist do? Below, Cathy Leamy, MG15 (Health Comm), explains her chosen profession with a comic.

  • Tufts PA student Elizabeth Huebner at the entrance to Kopanong Hospital

    Physician Assistant students are getting a new worldview, thanks to a clinical rotation in South Africa at the University of Witwatersrand. For eight weeks starting in August 2018, two Tufts students participated in clinical rotations at both the rural Kopanong Hospital in Vereeniging, and the more urban Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg.

  • Connor O’Boyle, MG17 (MBS), M21, and Dublin, his golden retriever at the Floating Hospital for Children

    For an hour every Sunday, Connor O’Boyle, MBS17, M21, and Dublin, his three-year-old English cream golden retriever, visit patients at the Floating Hospital for Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit via Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s Paws for People volunteer program.

  • Three items from the Smithsonian exhibit on epidemics

    To mark the hundredth anniversary of the 1918 “Spanish flu”—which killed at least 50 million people worldwide—the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History recently opened an exhibit that explores how human pandemics emerge from animals and the environment.

  • Teenage girl sitting on a fence while vaping

    Vaping, the practice of inhaling aerosol from electronic cigarettes, is rampant in schools. An estimated 3.6 million American middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in the past thirty days, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2018, one in five high schoolers reported vaping in the past month—up from about one in 100 in 2011—and the numbers are rising.