Health & Science

JJ Stone standing with arms crossed in a lab. Not wanting to choose between a career as a researcher or a doctor, this Ph.D. student chose a veterinary path.
January 10, 2020 Large Image
Not wanting to choose between a career as a researcher or a doctor, this Ph.D. student chose a veterinary path

It’s hard to think of a profession—never mind an education—that would allow someone to study flu at the molecular level in a laboratory, work with...

A deer tick lurking on a grass stem. Tufts students are competing to find the best new ideas for fighting the tick-borne illness Lyme disease.
January 9, 2020 Large Image
Cast your ballot for the best new ideas in fighting a growing health problem

In the video, Kobe the German Shepherd is getting his check-up at the veterinarian’s office. His owner says the dog is doing well, but she does...

A doctor discusses a prescription with a patient. A Tufts University case study found that a health clinic could change the way it handles chronic pain patients and prevents and treats opioid use disorder.
January 8, 2020 Large Image
A five-year case study changes old clinic attitudes and systems for treating chronic pain and opioid use disorder

For the 20 percent of Americans who suffer from chronic pain, prescription...

Close-up of a dog’s brown eye and black fur. A veterinary ophthalmologist explains what colors dogs can see and why that is.
January 7, 2020 Large Image
Veterinary ophthalmologist Stephanie Pumphrey, V08, an assistant professor at Cummings School, responds

Dogs do see color, although not as vividly as people do.

The retina is the thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye that transforms...

A sliced half lemon partly filled with supplements. For a balanced diet and good health, pay particular attention to ten essential vitamins and minerals.
January 6, 2020 Large Image
For a balanced diet and good health, pay particular attention to these essential vitamins and minerals, says Cheryl Gilhooly of the HNRCA at Tufts

Most of us know that people require water, protein, carbohydrates, and fats to stay alive. But when it comes to essential vitamins and minerals,...

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