Health & Science

four medical students opening packages with stethoscopes
October 6, 2017 Large Image
Members of the School of Medicine’s Class of 2021 received the gift thanks to a new program

It’s one of the most enduring symbols of modern medicine: the stethoscope. 

Thanks to the School of Medicine’s new Stethoscopes for...

illustration of an eye made of food
October 4, 2017 Large Image
Why complex carbs like whole grains are the clear choice for preserving vision, especially when it comes to age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—the leading cause of vision loss after age 50—can leave a person feeling powerless. Over months or years,...

mother talking with daughter
October 4, 2017 Large Image
The best way to confront the epidemic is to be upfront with children and not shy away from difficult questions, Tufts professor says

By now, most people are aware of the enormity of the opioid epidemic. In 2015, over 33,000 Americans died from an...

roasted pumpkin
October 3, 2017 Large Image
Lisa Freeman, J86, V91, N96, head of the veterinary nutrition service at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, fills us in

I hear from owners—and vets—all the time that they’ve added pumpkin to a dog or cat’s diet to increase the fiber. Dog and cats don’t require any...

man looking at wall with shadows of hands reaching out for him
October 2, 2017 Large Image
Researchers find underlying neurological mechanism for mediating fear response

A toddler may reach for a honeybee buzzing around a bright flower—but a child that has previously been stung by a bee may shrink from the insect....