Spring 2016

Danger in Your Drink

The toxic metal uranium has found its way into public water supplies throughout California’s farming regions 

Radioactivity isn’t the only thing to fear about uranium. Ingested, traces of the toxic >>

Body and Mind

Hospital seeks to integrate mental and physical health services to improve patients’ overall well-being

A  new program at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts, is making it easier >>

Medical Society Honors

Deeb Salem has mentored generations of students and residents

Deeb Salem, physician-in-chief at Tufts Medical Center, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical >>

Easy Does It

A little exercise is better than none at all, according to a Tufts study of older Americans

People who may need to exercise the most for better health often talk themselves >>

Hall of Famer

Vivian Pinn has dedicated her career to women’s health issues

Vivian Pinn, a physician, professor and researcher who has spent her career advancing women’s >>

Obesity Trigger

Restaurant meals pack a whopping number of calories

Something like two-thirds of American adults are overweight, and the way they eat when >>

Science Writing Prize 

Alumnus Sean Carroll recognized for bridging science and the humanities

Evolutionary biologist, educator and author Sean B. Carroll, a 1983 graduate of the Sackler >>

Top Stories

The Gift

Over the past 30 years, the live-donor liver transplant program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has treated more patients than any comparable program in the country. One of those patients had his life saved thanks to a donation by his son, a Tufts medical student. Here, in their own words, is the story of that experience

Always the New Kid

My life as a minority of one has made me stronger and inspired me in ways I never could have imagined

Converging on Breast Cancer

Tufts launches a multipronged assault on the disease

The Alzheimer’s Hope

First, neuroscientist Philip Haydon made himself an expert in a little-known area of brain science. Now he is testing a revolutionary new approach that shows great promise for the treatment of this dread modern disease

Editor's Picks

Anatomy of a Magazine Cover

Artist Davide Bonazzi talks about how he developed concepts to illustrate Phil Haydon’s Alzheimer’s research

Assault on the Opioid Crisis

Massachusetts medical schools confront a growing public health problem 

Big Road Blues

Living near a highway can be bad for your health in a million small ways

Dockside Medicine

Born into a lobstering family, I worry about their well-being in a special way 

Obesity Trigger

Restaurant meals pack a whopping number of calories

Resistance Fighter

Longtime faculty member Stuart Levy has spent a lifetime studying mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and crusading to abolish the use of antibiotics in animal feed