Summer 2014

Just Warming Up

Climate change is already affecting human health—and it’s early yet

Melting glaciers and rising sea levels are just the start of the trouble; >>

Buzz Cuts for Cancer

Cuts for a Cause raises money for Floating Hospital

A bunch of tough-guy hockey players, hospital executives and fathers of children undergoing >>

By the Numbers

Check out what's going on at the library

Illustration: Betsy Hayes, Source: Hirsh Health Sciences Library at Tufts University, 2014

Ode to Filth

Living with dirt can be good for your health

A woman named Whitney Barthel recently described her attitude toward dirt by writing >>

License to Cure

Pink-ribbon Massachusetts plate funds breast cancer research at Tufts Cancer Center

As a Bay State driver, you may not know it, but every car >>

Can You Hear Me Now?

Obamacare may aid those with hearing loss

Although still in its early stages, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is >>

Teen Angst on Moving Day

Study finds rise in need for counseling after families relocate

Lots of kids get anxious when parents start talking about securing moving vans >>

Honored by Medical Society

Rheumatologist Hubert Caplan has been a leader in organized medicine

Hubert Caplan

Hubert Caplan, ’55, a rheumatologist and resident of Wellesley, Mass., was >>

Pumped Up for Life

With age, our skeletal muscles tend to lose mass and strength in a >>

Top Stories

The Greater Good

Prompted by a new curricular requirement, more medical students than ever are volunteering in the community

The Boss Who Barked

He could be brusque and opinionated. But however he carried himself, Tufts professor Louis Weinstein ranked as a founding father of the field of infectious diseases

Father, Brother, Son

Tufts Medical School has touched three generations of this writer’s family

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A Digital Version of You

Geneticist J. Craig Venter says synthetic biology and big data will revolutionize our understanding of aging

TB on the Comeback Trail

Microbiologist works to decipher the defenses of the centuries-old bacteria

Antidepressants and Early Birth

Pregnant women and their doctors should carefully consider potential effects of medication, study finds

The First Spark

Targeted philanthropy supports early stages of promising research into health challenges

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

Lessons from Above

Psychiatrist Ronald Pies culls the wisdom of Judaism, Buddhism and Stoicism for advice in coping with life’s vicissitudes