Health & Science

“The connection you have with a pet is almost so deep in your soul that it's hard to express. People have a loss in their life that they can't fill,” said Eric Richman, MSW, LICSW, a clinical social worker at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center.
May 29, 2020 Video
Tufts’ veterinary social worker offers ways to process grief and build a new normal after a pet passes away

While people are grappling with losing family and friends to COVID-19, losing a pet may seem small in comparison. But the reality is that it's a...

May 27, 2020

BOSTON (May 27, 2020)—Tufts University School of Medicine is launching an...

Embryonic brain repair
May 27, 2020 Large Image
Researchers suggest the discovery offers a roadmap for exploration of therapeutic drugs that could help repair birth defects in humans


The main allergy symptom for most pets is itchiness, but how it manifests and the areas affected are different in cats and dogs, said Ramón Almela, a veterinary dermatologist at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Photo: Ingimage
May 26, 2020 Large Image
Two Cummings School veterinary dermatologists offer advice for owners of cats and dogs with environmental and flea allergies

With an uptick in pollen comes the torturous sneezing and watery eyes. Pets get seasonal allergies, too, but they exhibit discomfort in different...

“What we're seeing in the pandemic, with people getting sick or losing jobs, is a reshuffling of couples’ roles with each other, which causes anxiety," said AnnaMarie Vu, clinical assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Photo: Ingimage
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Tufts psychologists offer tips for cooped-up partners to strengthen fraying relationships

Living through a pandemic is extraordinarily stressful, and the stress has to go somewhere. Some of us are aiming it squarely at our partners....