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Healthy Living: Let's Get Real About Healthy Kids' Lunches with Tara McCarthy, RDN

Healthy Living: Let's Get Real About Healthy Kids' Lunches with Tara McCarthy, RDN

Tara McCarthy is a registered dietitian nutritionist at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Her above-and-beyond effort to personally experience the special diets she recommends– creating, testing, and eating a variety of recipes– was just featured in the news! I was thrilled to have her on […]

Long Day, But It's Okay

Long Day, But It's Okay

Here’s a true story from my yesterday, as in, New Year’s Eve 2019: I had wrapped up my clinic and was looking forward to maybe leaving the office earlier than usual. Most of our docs have been away for the holidays, and I’ve been one […]

Time to Talk Lifestyle

Time to Talk Lifestyle

Boston enjoyed the first snowstorm of the season this week, and I was lucky enough to have clinic scheduled smack dab at the height of it. We pretty much never cancel clinic for a snowstorm, though there have been blizzards when I literally couldn’t get […]

Feeling Thankful for the Therapeutic Mom’s Night Out

Feeling Thankful for the Therapeutic Mom’s Night Out

All work and no play makes anyone a little depressed. It’s not that work is boring. There’s never a dull moment over at Man’s Greatest Hospital, that’s for sure. I’m taking busy to new levels, taking on a lot of new responsibilities, inventing some even, […]

A Hospital Angel

A Hospital Angel

My longtime patient told me the story of how she met an angel in our hospital one night. My patient gave me permission to share this story. All identifying details and clinical specifics are omitted, of course. Not only for ethical reasons and HIPAA compliance, […]

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real with Peter Grinspoon M.D.

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real with Peter Grinspoon M.D.

I was thrilled to host physician and author Peter Grinspoon and his dog Benji! (This episode originally aired on TV in September, but it took me until now to get my YouTube act together.) Peter is incredibly open about his history of opioid use disorder, […]

Worried about your memory? You’re not alone, and here’s what you can do.

Worried about your memory? You’re not alone, and here’s what you can do.

“Doctor Tello, I’ve been forgetting things… I’m worried about my memory.” This is one of the most common patient concerns I encounter, and with good reason. 50 million people worldwide have dementia, an astronomical number that is projected to triple by 2050. For people who have witnessed […]

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real

I’m thrilled to share the pilot episode of Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real, a casual and honest (read: very low-budget) nutrition and lifestyle TV series. In the show, healthcare providers share their own stories and real-life healthy habits. The pilot episode features Laura Etre, a […]

This Meat Research Study is Bad to the Bone

This Meat Research Study is Bad to the Bone

So you may have seen some sensational nutrition headlines saying things like Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice and Is Eating Beef Healthy? The New Fight Raging In Nutrition Science. They’re talking about a horribly flawed research study […]

Searching for Meaning in Medicine

Searching for Meaning in Medicine

Clinical medicine, and especially primary care, is in kind of a bad place right now. When healthcare systems of all developed countries in the world are compared, the U.S. has the embarrassing distinction of spending the most and being the worst. It’s well-established that our […]