Health & Science

Michael Tutt, chief medical officer for the Tséhootsooí Medical Center. As one of the few Native American physicians, he employs traditional and western medicine practices.
August 15, 2019 Large Image
Michael Tutt, M88, employs traditional and Western practices to heal his community

As a group, American Indian and Alaska Natives suffer the worst health in the nation. They have higher rates of chronic diseases, such as diabetes...

A cat on a veterinary examination table. Picking cats up by the scruff of their necks to calm them does more harm than good; in adult cats, its triggers fear and stress rather than relaxation.
August 14, 2019 Large Image
Veterinary behaviorist Stephanie Borns-Weil, V07, and emergency/critical care veterinary technician Michelle Damon from the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, respond

Many of us were taught that “scruffing” a cat—or grabbing the animal by the loose skin at the back of the neck—is not only an effective mode of...

A woman gesturing as she is talking. Madeleine Oudin explains what tumors are, their origins, and why some spread.
August 12, 2019 Video
A Tufts assistant professor of biomedical engineering explains how they start and how they can migrate

The Tufts video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions for the...

A veterinarian examines a rabbit, while a veterinary tech staffer looks on. A new Tufts study shows that GI ultrasounds may reveal source of life-threatening illness for rabbits.
August 8, 2019 Large Image
New study shows that GI ultrasounds may reveal source of life-threatening illness for rabbits

Gastrointestinal issues are the most common emergency that brings pet rabbits—...

A woman pushing a shopping cart in a grocery store. Reporting based on findings of nutrition research is rife with exaggerations, contradictions, and flat-out inaccuracies.
August 7, 2019 Large Image
Jeanne Goldberg of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy offers advice for making smart food decisions

In today’s social media world, it’s easier than ever to find “facts”—and increasingly difficult to figure out which of them are actually true....