Winter 2014

Wide-Angle Healing

U.S. medicine needs to take a step back and consider patient complaints from a broad social perspective if it is ever going to get better at delivering optimal health

It was an unseasonably warm spring day in South-Central Los Angeles in 2011. Veronica, >>

Periodic Table of Art

Professor Dan Jay synthesizes the chemist and the artist within

When he was a boy, Dan Jay’s father would hoist him onto the counter >>

Goal Keeper

Mattia Chason, A07, M14, ventured to Africa to care for children at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital. But on a dusty soccer field, he learned that caring goes both ways

The small bus is rocking along a dusty rural road, its young teen >>

Dockside Medicine

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

The morning was hushed and cold. I wore the grubbiest clothes I could >>

Old-School Doc

Herbert Levine, beloved cardiologist at Tufts for nearly a half century, left his mark on the place in countless ways

My first impression of Herb Levine was that I had somehow gotten the wrong guy. It >>

A Smarter Diet

Proposed federal guidelines skewer Americans’ consumption of red meat

Every five years, the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services put >>

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Dockside Medicine

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

Periodic Table of Art

Professor Dan Jay synthesizes the chemist and the artist within

Old-School Doc

Herbert Levine, beloved cardiologist at Tufts for nearly a half century, left his mark on the place in countless ways

Wide-Angle Healing

U.S. medicine needs to take a step back and consider patient complaints from a broad social perspective if it is ever going to get better at delivering optimal health

Goal Keeper

Mattia Chason, A07, M14, ventured to Africa to care for children at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital. But on a dusty soccer field, he learned that caring goes both ways

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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

Bugs for Better Health

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

Body By Smartphone

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

TB on the Comeback Trail

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

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