With Massachusetts voters’ approval of marijuana for medical purposes in 2012, it will soon be available as a drug therapy option in the state once legislation passes through Mass. bureaucracy. Continue reading
Tufts University on May 16 announced that it will seek approval from the Boston Public Health Commission to build a 1,700 square foot biosafety level 3 research laboratory within its School of Medicine’s existing Biomedical Research and Public Health Building at 136 Harrison Avenue. The Arnold 8 Biosafety Laboratory will enable Tufts researchers to find new ways to detect, prevent and treat serious infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, for which treatments exist but for which new therapeutics are needed. Continue reading
Yi Hua Chen is a Pathologist at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. For Sampan’s Asian American Heritage Month special, Dr. Chen was kind enough to sit down and have a chat with us. Here is our conversation: Continue reading
A community forum focused on the health of Chinatown put together by the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) took place on April 27 at the Metropolitan Community Room. Continue reading
The Sampan’s special medical edition is out on stands now! As part of the newspaper’s ongoing efforts to provide the Asian American community with health and healthcare information, this edition covers all three of the Sampan’s areas of concern: Obesity, Diabetes and Smoking Cessation. In addition to information on quitting smoking, eating a better diet and new diabetes research, a few of Sampan’s columnists have written informative pieces on their areas of expertise and links to healthcare. We hope you find the Sampan’s medical edition useful! Click on the sections you’d like to look at!
Smoking and all other forms of tobacco use are now prohibited inside and within 25 feet of all Tufts Medical Center buildings Continue reading