In the Community

At Tufts Medical Center, we're committed to promoting wellness in our community, and increasing access to quality healthcare.  This means creating meaningful connections with the people who live, work and play in Boston neighborhoods, and beyond. 

As part of these efforts, we've partnered with local blogs and online resources to bring our doctor's and their expertise straight to readers.  

A drawing of a broccoli stalk for Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Healthy Eating - All Year Long

It seems like every time the seasons change, there’s a new push for a “new (insert season here!) diet” or “getting your best body for (insert holiday here!)”.  But the dietitians at the Tufts Medical Center Weight and Wellness Center caution against a diet when it means “a prescribed and restrictive eating pattern”.  Instead, they encourage healthy habits of nourishment that still allow for the occasional indulgence – in moderation, of course!  Caught in Southie has the start you need to build healthier eating habits >  

A drawing of care for women for Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Thinking of Starting a Family? 

If you’re thinking of starting a family or expanding the one you have, there is a lot to think about! Set yourself up for success. From pre-natal health to maternity leave and childcare options, Megan Evans, MD, OBGYN at Tufts Medical Center has insight into where to look and how to start preparing. Read more practical tips to prepare yourself for pregnancy >

Graphic of a blue winter hat with a red heart in the middleHow to cope with holiday stress + Seasonal Affective Disorder

There is so much good around the holiday season but there is also an uptick in stress. This season, Dr. Niamh Carroll shares steps for dealing with this stress and what to know about seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Read more about seasonal affective disorder and general tips for managing stress >

A drawing of a woman jumping for Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Vitamin D & Calcium: Your New Best Friends

During the winter, it becomes more and more difficult to get the recommended amount of Vitamin D, which is crucial for calcium absorption and subsequently, bone density! Tufts MC Primary Care doctor Niamh Carroll, MD and Orthopaedic Surgeon Matthew Salzler, MD gave Caught in Southie some input about these important vitamins! Make sure you get enough Vitamin D & Calcium this winter >

A drawing of sleep medicine for Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.7 Steps to Better Sleep

A good night’s sleep can make the difference between a good day, and a bad day.  But a National Sleep Foundation study reports that 30% of women don’t get the recommended 7-9 hours each night!  Dr. Kim Schelling, MD, a primary care physician here at Tufts Medical Center, gave her best tips for better sleep to Boston Mamas.  Read on for your best night’s sleep yet! >

A drawing of health care for Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.A Guide to Health Screenings by Age

Preventative healthcare – even the healthiest of people need it!  A good diet and exercise are proactive ways to stay healthy, but preventative screenings and exams are just as important in maintaining your health and catching potential problems before they become large health issues. In addition, regular trips to the doctor builds a relationship with them – which helps your doctor tailor your preventative care to YOU.  Julie Tishler, MD, a primary care physician here at Tufts Medical Center, explains the screenings women should get based on their age. Read on for the healthcare you should get by decade >