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  • Hi, I’m Cathy Leamy, MG15 (Health Comm) and I’m a Medical Cartoonist! What the heck is that? Like a medical writer! But I write and draw comics. Mostly for patient education.

    What exactly does a medical cartoonist do? Cathy Leamy, MG15 (Health Comm), explains her chosen profession with a comic. Click to see the whole thing.

  • Illustration of the nasal air passage

    Tufts School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine have come together to find new ways to improve the diagnosing and monitoring of sleep apnea, a condition that affects about 30 million people in the U.S.

  • The Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) at Tufts Medical Center—established in 1998 to advance understanding of cardiovascular diseases, identify new clinical strategies, and train the next generation of cardiovascular scientists—just celebrated its twentieth anniversary.

  • Michael Apkon, the new CEO at Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children, shared his goals for the hospital.

  • What are the hidden health costs, though, that might not be reported immediately, but which are a result of a natural disaster? A new study from researchers and scholars at Tufts examined changes in the number of cardiovascular disease hospitalizations before and after Katrina, and the disparate effect of Katrina on black and white older adults in Louisiana.

  • Two Tufts alumni contributed to research providing a critical clue into the mysterious cause of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

  • Aerial view of Somerville, MA

    Researchers from the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering are investigating ways to improve indoor air quality in multifamily housing built near major roadways and highways.

  • Tufts Now recently spoke to Carol Kumamoto, a microbiologist at Tufts School of Medicine, about her research on C. albicans and some of the surprising implications that this work has for understanding the balances of bacteria and fungi in our guts.

  • New narrowly focused approach shows how long-range connections between nerve cells lock brain plasticity into place; could advance treatments for disorders such as autism

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