December 2, 2020: Documentary Remember This Year
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Dr. Tello is featured several times in this documentary chronicling the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the South Boston suburb of Milton, Massachusetts. The film was created by longtime videographer for CBS' 60 Minutes Tom Fahey and later aired on PBS Rhode Island.

May 15, 2019: Featured guest on PBS news show Greater Boston
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Dr. Tello joins Jim Braude on Greater Boston to discuss how many doctors who have spoken out to support immunization for public health have experienced cyber-harassment on physician-rating websites, organized by people against vaccinations.

July 31, 2019 - The Atlantic's HUMANITY TECH 2019
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Discussing the problems of medical misinformation online and physicians being cyber-bullied with esteemed journalist John Donvan and UCLA professor/author Sarah Roberts at The Atlantic’s 2019 Humanity & Technology event in Boston.


USAToday August 21, 2020. Healthcare providers push to fix racism in the medical industry as COVID-19 devastates communities of color. Dr. Tello is quoted. 
The Boston Globe March 12, 2020. Severe shortage of tests blunts coronavirus response, Boston doctors say. Dr. Tello is pictured and quoted.
The Boston Globe May 11, 2019. This doctor posted online in favor of immunization. Then vaccine opponents targeted her. Dr. Tello is featured and quoted.
Dr. Monique Tello, a practicing physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, and published author, says that a lot of people struggle with guilt related to self-care: particularly parents, caregivers, and those in health or service professions. It is a common belief that self-care is self-indulgent, but the truth is that it isn’t optional. “If you think of a car, we don’t expect it to run endlessly without some kind of maintenance,” she says. “Self care is taking care of the maintenance of your car, your body and mind, so that you can function.”
“We’re seeing more and more evidence that heart and brain health are closely linked, and that’s because of blood flow,” says Monique Tello (pictured left), a practicing physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and author of Healthy Habits for Your Heart. “The research goes back to the 1970s, and now it’s widely accepted that anything that improves blood flow to the brain—which is the same as blood flow to the heart—can help prevent some forms of dementia. What’s fascinating about [the World Health Organization’s] dementia prevention guidelines is how similar they are to those for heart disease prevention.”
Since a cold is caused by a virus, antibiotics will not make a difference. You also want to be sure you recognize cold versus flu symptoms. "The earliest signs are usually a scratchy or sore throat, then nasal stuffiness, sneezing, and coughing. A low-grade fever or fatigue may also be present," says Monique Tello, M.D., a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and author of Healthy Habits for Your Heart. "A deeply productive cough, shortness of breath, high fever, or muscle aches suggest it’s something more serious. Then you should see a doctor."

EatingWell 3/2019 Fifteen Little Ways to Protect Your Heart: #8 "Bypass the Halloween bargain bin variety and head straight for the dark stuff—containing at least 60 percent cacao. "People who eat about three 1-ounce servings a week have a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular and other heart-related diseases," says Monique Tello, M.D., a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and author of Healthy Habits for Your Heart..."

CNN NewsSource 3/2019 Diabetes study ties lower risk to moderate body strength: "The study's findings point to how important both muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness are for having a lower diabetes risk, said Dr. Monique Tello, a practicing physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School..."

MDLinx 1/2019 Here's how intermittent fasting can be safe and effective: "...In light of these results, can any intermittent fasting regimen be undertaken safely? Absolutely, said Monique Tello, MD, MPH, FACP, author of  the newly published “Healthy Habits for Your Heart.” Dr. Tello, internal medicine physician, Massachusetts General Hospital, and clinical instructor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, also contributes to the Harvard Health Blog, where she has written about intermittent fasting."

Chicago Tribune article by Claire Altschuler: Physician moms Hala Sabry, Uzma Yunus, Eleni Linos, Rachel Salas and Monique Tello discuss struggling in a male-dominated culture.

AAMCNews article by Dinah Weisenberg Brin: Report on physician mothers in the "diversity and inclusion" section of the American Academy of Medical College's Newsletter, featuring Katherine Chretien, Hala Sabry and Monique Tello.


Constant Wonder (BYU Radio): Of course you know that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” You've heard it a million times. But is it true? Is breakfast even necessary? Host Marcus Smith and I discuss how both the cereal industry and the bacon industry helped create the myth of breakfast.

Physician's Guide to Doctoring: Bradley Benjamin MD and I discuss evidence-based good habits development with a focus on my book, Healthy Habits for Your Heart.

Public Radio Tulsa: John Schumann MD and I chat about Healthy Habits for Your Heart in this lighthearted episode for Studio Tulsa's Medical Monday.

MDEdge Postcall Podcast "Getting your book published with Monique Tello MD": Host Nick Andrews and I discuss the nontraditional publishing path of Healthy Habits for Your Heart. "This week, Dr. Tello talks about how she got her new book published and how you can, too."

MDEdge Postcall Podcast "Bullied by Antivaxxers": "Anti-vaccination protesters targeted Monique A. Tello, MD, MPH (, in late summer 2018 by leaving bad online ratings and writing false and defamatory comments in her online profiles. Dr. Tello wrote about her experience in a blog post ( where she opened up about how difficult the process has been, and how she has found support in a community of her colleagues."

The GetHealthy 360 podcast: Host Kris Ferguson MD and I chat about Healthy Habits for Your Heart on his informal, in depth, and often personal podcast.

NPR article and podcast: It's long been known that vitamin D helps protect our bones, but the question of whether taking vitamin D supplements helps guard immunity has been more controversial.Vitamin D supplements may reduce the risks of catching colds

Harvard Health Blog podcast: Feeling blue is normal. Bouts of sadness, disinterest, or lack of motivation happen to everyone. But when those feelings persist for more than two weeks, it's more than just a run-of-the-mill bad day. It's depression. That's why diagnosis and treatment of depression is so important. Today we sit down with psychiatrist Guy Maytal and primary care physician Monique Tello, both from Massachusetts General Hospital. They're here to help us fully understand depression and the different treatment options for anyone suffering from persistent blues.