Summer 2012


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Big Road Blues

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

A World of Hurt

Why is pain so undertreated, and what can be done to help those who suffer from it?

Bench to Bedside

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute builds bridges between research and patients

My Rotation as a Teacher

On the Pine Ridge Reservation, I found sparks of talent, resilience and curiosity among my students


Determined parents put their trust in Tufts clinicians and a pioneering treatment for cleft palate

Here, But Not Really

Solving the problem of employees who are at their desks, but not fully functioning

Lightening the Load

Members of the Class of 1958 pitch in to help students defray the high cost of a medical education

Sprinting on Our Behalf

What Oscar Pistorius' achievements mean for all of us

Best Match Ever

Tufts Medical Center draws 10 percent of the matches; 11 percent of class headed to Harvard-affiliated hospitals

Perfect Pitch

Evan Barnathan, '14, brings a cappella to high school students in Chinatown

Kernel of Truth

Just how good for you is popcorn, anyway?

Name That Hospital

Branding campaign ups the profile of Tufts Medical Center in a competitive market

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Tuberculosis, the disease you thought was history, continues to be a scourge across much of the world

Size Effect

Obesity in children can lead to dental problems

Fat but Fit

Even if kids carry extra pounds, fitness has lasting health benefits

Level One Won

Tufts Medical Center awarded trauma center designation

Moving with Parkinson’s

The ancient Chinese martial art of tai chi improves balance and lowers the risk of falls