Many, if not most, people spend a lot of their time thinking about the food they are eating. How many calories? How much fat? How many carbohydrates? All are questions we ask ourselves often. But for diabetics, keeping an eye on the nutritional value and quantity of food you eat is especially important. However, diabetes does not have to limit the choices you have when dining. In fact, most recipes don’t have to change much at all when shaping your diet around your body’s needs. But there are a few lifestyle and dietary choices that require some extra caution:
An interview with Deeb N. Salem, Chairman of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, Physician-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center, and a long time member of AACA’s Board of Directors.
This was Yiqing Guo’s second visit to See, Test, & Treat, a free breast and cervical cancer screening program at Tufts Medical Center geared towards underserved and uninsured Asian and Asian American women. Over forty women and even more walk-ins took the tests this month, a significant rise from last year when the program began.
The local Asian community is vast and encompasses a wide variety of different nationalities, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. In response to the health needs of the local Asian community, Tufts Medical Center, in consultation with the South Cove/Chinatown Neighborhood Council, established the Asian Health Initiative (AHI) and its advisory committee in 1995. The AHI identifies public health issues of particular prevalence or concern to the local Asian community and seeks to work collaboratively with local community-based organizations to help address those health issues in a culturally and linguistically appropriate setting.
When Ellen Zane took over as the Chief Executive Office of Tufts Medical Center in 2004, the institution was hemorrhaging money as it attempted to plug holes and place band-aids on the wounds of a failed merger. Seven years down the road, the turnaround at Tufts under Zane is unmistakable: the hospital was voted sixth in the country (of 98 academic medical centers) last year for safety and quality, and increased patient volume while also bringing in nearly $7 million.
On Saturday October 15, Tufts Medical Center will host the College of American Pathologists See, Test & Treat breast and cervical cancer screening prevention program. The event was held for the first time last year and was successful in identifying early disease. The event being offered at Tufts Medical Center is a one-day event designed for Asian-American women, 21 years of age and older who live in the Boston-metro area, however all women are encouraged to attend.