Spring 2014

Antibiotic Crackdown

New FDA policies limit drugs’ use in food animals, consumer goods

The widespread use of antibiotics in American life, a practice long criticized by Stuart Levy, >>

A Year of Distinction

Johanna Seddon honored by her alma mater and her colleagues in ophthalmology

Johanna Seddon, professor of ophthalmology and director of the Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Genetics Service >>

Unified Global Health Agenda

New center will take advantage of Tufts’ unique constellation of schools

Tufts University is marshaling its far-ranging research and policy expertise to address global health challenges >>

Fast-food Calorie Alert

Posting the numbers in restaurants is just a first step in changing consumer behavior

The Federal Affordable Care Act now requires restaurant chains with 20 or more locations to >>

Muddled Directives

Confusion among patients and health-care proxies is widespread

Family members who sign “do-not-hospitalize” orders on behalf of older relatives likely to be >>

Parity for Mental Health

The struggle for coverage by insurers should ease under Obamacare

Despite its troubled debut, the Affordable Care Act will attempt to correct a long-term >>

Bianchi Named to Institute of Medicine

Geneticist is recognized with elite national honor

Diana W. Bianchi, the Natalie V. Zucker Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology at >>

Maine Track as a Model

Keeping young people in the state could draw on the Tufts example

Our lobster-rich neighbor to the north has a demographic problem. According to data from >>

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Tell Me More

Because interviewing patients effectively is such a precious skill in medicine, Tufts has redoubled its emphasis on teaching students how to do it right

Remembering Jane

A virtuoso physician, teacher and hematologist, Jane Desforges, ’45, cared for patients in a way that has students and colleagues, decades later, still marveling at her example

Into the Big Picture

Elizabeth Kong, a geneticist by training, loves getting people excited about science. Now, as director of a brand-new exhibit space at the Museum of Science, she does that every day

When Swimming in a River Can Make a Child Sick for Life

At a handful of labs in the world, including several at Tufts, the hunt is on for a cure for a debilitating infection that afflicts 200 million people

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A Life Regained

Overcoming the odds for her critically wounded patient came naturally

The Unasked Question

Military service is too often left out of the patient’s medical profile

Inside Obamacare

One of the architects of the Affordable Care Act talks about its lesser-known benefits

Carrying It Forward

These four alums provide support and guidance for the next generation of caregivers

Watching Fish Swim

The pastime could lead to better artificial limbs and nimbler submarines