Health & Science

“Currently, we have an unjust food system. Many of the people who work hardest in the food system get paid the least,” said Parke Wilde, a professor at the Friedman School who studies the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program program. Photo: Ingimage
April 30, 2020 Large Image
The challenges of accessing food are getting steeper for many during the pandemic, say experts at the Friedman School—but there’s no cause for panic

Lines at the grocery store. Empty shelves. Delivery windows that seem impossible to snag. Plus, job loss that shrinks household food budgets....

Patrick McGarry, director of the emergency clinic at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, wearing a mask and scrubs. When the COVID-19 crisis shuttered the bustling clinical operations at the school, care for the most urgent cases fell to the emergency clinic.
April 30, 2020 Large Image
When the pandemic arrived, Tufts’ dental emergency clinic sprang into action

You could say that Patrick McGarry has been preparing for this moment for more than a decade. McGarry, D83, was studying for a master’s degree in...

 “Our food supply is remarkably resilient precisely because our sources of food are geographically dispersed. It's not like a chain—it’s like a mesh," said William Masters, a professor at Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Photo: Ingimage
April 27, 2020 Large Image
COVID-19 has highlighted weaknesses and inequities in America’s food supply system, as well as the need to fix them

Empty shelves lining supermarkets, farmers...

Prison bars shown in shadow on a prison floor. A new Tufts group draws attention to the spread of coronavirus in prisons, jails, immigration detention centers, and juvenile facilities—which affects us all
April 24, 2020 Large Image
A new Tufts group draws attention to the spread of coronavirus in prisons, jails, immigration detention centers, and juvenile facilities—which affects us all

Physical distancing to avoid coronavirus exposure is almost impossible in most prisons and detention facilities, which has led to massive COVID-19...

A dog looking sheepish by a torn up pillow on the floor. A Tufts veterinary behaviorist discusses why the new stay-at-home normal is hard on cats and dogs—and shares tips for fostering healthy behaviors for us all.
April 23, 2020 Large Image
A veterinary behaviorist discusses why the new stay-at-home normal is hard on cats and dogs—and shares tips for fostering healthy behaviors for us all

As the COVID-19 pandemic closes many schools for the rest of the year and confines nonessential workers and the unemployed to staying at home,...

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