Winter 2014

What’s in the Bag?

Students’ lunches packed at home are heavy on snacks and sugar

Kids have been bringing bag lunches to school forever. In 2014, in fact, >>

Dual Pathology Honors

Magnani cited for leadership, expertise

Barbarajean Magnani, pathologist-in-chief at Tufts Medical Center and professor and chair of anatomic >>

World Toppers

Five Tufts researchers are among the most influential

This fall, five Tufts researchers were named to Thomson Reuter’s 2014 list of >>

Broccoli on the Brain

You can learn to crave healthy foods

Illustration: Betsy Hayes,

People tend to assume that they were born >>

Ah, Youth…

Older adults are healthier, happier when they have children in their lives

Little stress-buster. Photo:

“Parents are often shocked when I tell them >>

Decoding the Itch

The cause of most scratching is harmless, dermatologist says

People worry when certain parts of their bodies start itching. That’s just the >>

One Good Deed

Baystate psychiatrist cited for outstanding achievement

Professor of Psychiatry Lewis Cohen, who works with the Psychiatric Consultation Service at >>

Top Stories

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