Health & Science

A mosquito on skin. An expert on mosquito-borne diseases gives tips about how to stay safe from EEE and West Nile virus when outdoors.
August 20, 2019 Large Image
The rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus has been detected in Massachusetts and Connecticut

A second human case of Eastern equine encephalitis virus infection this year was confirmed in Massachusetts last week, in a young Grafton man....

A Bernese mountain dog with only three legs walking on a beach. Clinical trials at Cummings School seek to improve the treatments and prognosis for pets—and hopefully someday children—battling osteosarcoma.
August 20, 2019 Large Image
Clinical trials at Cummings School seek to improve the treatments and prognosis for pets—and hopefully someday children—battling osteosarcoma

When Truman, a Bernese mountain dog, started limping in March 2018, his owners did not waste any time getting him to a veterinarian. Unfortunately...

A woman gesturing as she is talking. A Tufts assistant professor of emergency and critical care and anesthesia at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine explains how anesthesia works.
August 20, 2019 Video
There’s local and general—and they work very differently

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

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...

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