Health & Science

June 15, 2020 Large Image
Older adults with low vitamin K had higher death risk over 13 years compared to those with adequate vitamin K levels

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Janetrix Hellen Amuguni in her office in February. Tufts researchers are studying how sex and gender affect individuals’ risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19.
June 15, 2020 Large Image
Tufts researchers to study how sex and gender affect individuals’ risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19

Most people know that the novel coronavirus has killed older people in far higher numbers and disproportionately affected people of color. But the...

Three women stand outside Boston Hope, the field hospital for COVID-19 patients set up at the Boston Convention Center. Tufts School of Medicine volunteers have been fighting the pandemic from behind the scenes.
June 9, 2020 Large Image
Medical student volunteers fight the pandemic from behind the scenes

As a data manager at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Leah Shaw, A16, MG17 (MPH), typically uses her background in epidemiology and...

June 9, 2020 Large Image
Researchers estimate national law will prevent tens of thousands of heart disease and type 2 diabetes cases over five years

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David Munson, M09, and Rebecca Lee, M16, speak with a homeless man on a snowy street. Tufts University School of Medicine alumni who care for the underserved talk about what they are learning from the pandemic.
June 8, 2020 Large Image
What physicians caring for vulnerable groups are learning from the pandemic

COVID-19 has been called “the great equalizer,” but statistics disagree. Recent data from...

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