Tufts Medical Center Health News
When it comes to your child, there is no room for rumor or false information. A Tufts Medicine pediatrician debunks some popular parenting myths.
From allergies to asthma to back pain. How much do you know about staying healthy? Tufts Medical Center experts dispel popular medical myths.
Teenagers often experience acne, but does that mean they’ll also have breakouts in their 30s and 40s?
We all know we need to stay hydrated for good health. But, you may be surprised at just how much water is enough.
Since the 1970s, it’s been suggested that all fats are bad. Come to find out, some are very important for good health.
Start with small steps like eating less and exercising more and you’ll be successful in slimming down. Right? Maybe not...
It may be routine when stepping up to bat or getting loose before typing a term paper. But can cracking knuckles cause medical problems?
Runny nose, watery eyes and a cough. Oftentimes the symptoms of a cold or allergy can be similar. Here’s how to know the difference.
Schedule an appointment with our medical experts. Appointments are available in Boston and Braintree.
Advances in technology and vascular medicine have produced a number of minimally invasive treatments to lessen and eliminate varicose veins.
Tufts Medical Center - Vein Center provides innovative treatments for spider veins, varicose veins, venous ulcers, pelvic congestion syndrome and other vein aliments. Find out if you need vein treatment today.
Based on the American Heart Association recommendation, an overall healthy dietary regimen includes a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy sources of protein. We asked Payam Salehi, MD, PhD, Chief of Vascular Surgery at Tufts Medical Center, to tell us more about these healthy foods.
You’ve likely heard the saying “an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away” – but researchers from the US Preventive Services Task Force have re-examined their advice regarding what many Americans consider a fairly routine part of their day.
Now more than ever, it’s vital that we stay attuned to our health and our bodies. Just ask Financial CEO and Tufts Medical Center patient Tom Trkla.
Cardiologists have referred to heart failure as a “global pandemic” - it’s one that affects approximately 26 million people worldwide, and though there have been incredible advances in cardiac care over the last few decades, the number of cases continues to climb. We will take a look at what’s to blame for this increase as well as what you can do to help decrease the odds that you will suffer from heart failure.
In 1985, a heart transplant procedure was as risky as it was uncommon. But that didn’t deter an ambitious group of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons at Tufts Medical Center (then known as New England Medical Center) in Boston.
Right now, there are more than 120,000 people in the United States awaiting a life-saving organ transplant, including over 5,000 in New England alone. And although there are over 120 million registered organ donors in the country, on average twenty-two people will die each day while waiting for the organs they need.
PAD or peripheral arterial disease is a progressive disorder that affects 20 million Americans (and greater than 200 million people worldwide). That’s more than cancer, stroke and congestive heart failure. Fortunately, there are treatments.
How accurately does that smartwatch or fitness tracker you’re wearing measure your heart rate? Modern wearables are more popular now than ever, but, are they reliable? How does that device on your wrist measure the ebbs and flows of your heartbeat?
The Korths’ had to choose their child’s birthplace carefully when their pregnancy was considered high risk. Find out why families choose Tufts Medical Center, a hospital with the expertise, experience, and technology to handle their potentially problematic pregnancy and delivery.
Wondering what to pack for the hospital when it is time to have your baby? Our list will help you get started.
Learn about how your baby develops month over month during your pregnancy.
At Tufts Medical Center, doctors encourage mental health screening for women at specific points before, during, and after pregnancy to provide the best care possible.
Babies don’t come with instruction, but your pregnancy can. Download the Guide to Pregnancy.
Just because you’re past your “prime,” doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your chance at motherhood. Learn about the risks vs. rewards of pregnancy over 35.
Eating right when you’re pregnant is crucial to fetal development. Our expert shares the list of the Top 10 Foods packed with the nutrients that you and your growing baby need.
Increase your chance of a healthy pregnancy by considering these steps before getting pregnant.
Schedule an appointment with our pregnancy experts. Appointments are available in Boston and Braintree.
As we pull out our summer wardrobe from a year ago, a lot of us are starting to notice that we haven’t exactly stayed on top of our weight. Here's how you can reverse the trend and trim down.
A few ideas to help you trim down, from the experts of the Weight and Wellness Center at Tufts Medical Center.
Need some healthy recipes for the big game, a family gathering or because you are tired of the same old, same old? Try these, from the registered dietitians at The Weight and Wellness Center at Tufts Medical Center.
Your fridge is empty – the official motivator for a supermarket run. What you buy can have a significant impact on your weight and health. Registered dietitians at The Weight and Wellness Center at Tufts Medical Center suggest five tips to help you make good decisions when you start pushing that cart.
Grocery shopping can be an overwhelming process due to the tempting food aisles. Reading food labels, as well as understanding the Nutrition Facts Label, can help provide more information on the foods you eat.
Delicious go-to snacks while on-the-go.
If you’ve had a lifelong battle with weight, read on.
When Delaynee realized she wanted help managing her weight, she turned to the Weight and Wellness Center.
View our patients before and after surgery photos.
There are a number of surgical weight loss options that you may be considering. It is important to learn more about these options and determine if you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery.
Quiz: How much do you know about weight and wellness? Take our Quiz.
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Tufts MC is the only local hospital offering an innovative solution for blocked arteries. Learn more:
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Canines can collar stress by affecting hormones. Read more:
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How asking your parents, grandparents simple questions can prevent cardiac issues. Watch our video.
Call the CardioVascular Center at Tufts Medical at 617-636-2273
Ever feel “butterflies” in your tummy? Dr. Stanley Lau, Tufts Children’s Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterologist, shows some deep breathing exercises that can calm those nerves that are affecting your belly.
Test your knowledge with this informative quiz by our Tufts Children’s experts!
Learn why it’s more important than ever to make sure your child is developing normally, staying healthy, and meeting important milestones by attending regular checkups.
With similar symptoms, how do you know if you or your child has COVID-19, the flu or a cold? Shirley Huang, MD Chief of Pediatric Primary Care at Tufts Children's Hospital explains how you can find the correct diagnosis.
Have an upcoming appointment at Tufts Children’s Hospital? You are safe with us! Follow our friend, Bob the dog, around to see what we’re doing to ensure that you and your family are safe when you need to go to the doctor.
Parents have been grappling with how to help our children cope with the COVID pandemic for numerous months now – read more about how to continue to support them and help them to stay on track during these concerning winter months.
Are children with asthma more susceptible to developing COVID-19? Scott Schroeder, MD Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy at Tufts Children's Hospital has been fielding questions from worried parents over the last few months. We talked with Dr. Schroeder to get the answers you are looking for.
It’s never been more important to ensure that children are getting the physical activity they need – and for some, that may mean organized team or individual sports. We talked with Stuart Braun, MD, Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at Tufts Children's Hospital about how to do this safely.
At Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children's Hospital, we are closely following and preparing for the spread of COVID-19. This situation is rapidly changing, which poses an important question for parents, “How do I talk about the coronavirus with my kids?” We are here to help guide the conversation.
Preventing acne, skin and lip irritation caused by mask use.
How much do you know about the disease that has changed our lives? Take our quiz.
Our lives have been disrupted by COVID-19. Stress is increasing. It’s no wonder our waistlines are too. Learn what can help.
How to answer your child’s questions and fears.
And tips to get them to mask up!