Winter 2014

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Wide-Angle Healing

U.S. medicine must consider illness from a social perspective if it is going to deliver better health

Old-School Doc

Herbert Levine, beloved cardiologist, left his mark on Tufts in countless ways

Periodic Table of Art

Professor Dan Jay synthesizes the chemist and the artist within

Goal Keeper

On a soccer field in West Africa, Mattia Chason, A07, M14, learns that caring goes both ways

What’s in the Bag?

Students’ lunches packed at home are heavy on snacks and sugar

Our Ailing Patient

U.S. medicine is not delivering the value it should, says Rishi Manchanda, who offers a prescription for the future

Ah, Youth…

Older adults are healthier, happier when they have children in their lives

Body By Smartphone

Can the thousands of mobile apps on the market aimed at diet and fitness really make us healthier?

Decoding the Itch

The cause of most scratching is harmless, dermatologist says

Medical Research Lab Wins Approval

Dean Berman hails opening of TB facility as “a landmark event”

Broccoli on the Brain

You can learn to crave healthy foods

Rooted in Giving

A family steps forward to help students pursue medicine without acquiring crippling debt

One Good Deed

Baystate psychiatrist cited for outstanding achievement

The Start of a Mission

200 new medical students don their white coats

Debt Relief

Getting a medical education is costly these days, but the generosity of others has helped lighten the financial burden for many of our graduates

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Potential Liver Cancer Breakthrough

An obscure finding from the 1940s leads researcher to a hormone that may help prevent the disease

Your Brain on Lutein

Green, leafy vegetables carry multiple benefits

Bugs for Better Health

Chemicals produced by the microbes in the gut may determine how healthy we are 

Double Trouble

Is there a link between mouth ulcers and gastrointestinal disease? 

Real-World Science

The Tufts Institute for Innovation crosses disciplines to take on global problems

Enough with the Demons

Descriptors for mental illness should be carefully considered, psychiatrist writes

Dual Pathology Honors

Magnani cited for leadership, expertise

World Toppers

Five Tufts researchers are among the most influential