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drmoniquetello

My name is Monique Tello, and I’m writing from Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. I’m a primary care physician and a mom, both jobs that demand great attention, and bring rich experiences. I also write regularly for the Mothers in Medicine group blog, and I have posted at Kevin, MD, the New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge+ blog, and the Harvard Health blog.

Sometimes You Plant the Seed; Sometimes You Provide the Space

I’ve been wanting to write about this backyard phenomenon we’re experiencing. Below is a photo of the eight-foot-long, four-foot-wide, very healthy, still-growing pumpkin plant that has literally spilled out over the edge of our garden, and taken over a chunk of our lot. It’s elicited many ooohs and […]

Your Heart Is In Your Hands

The Centers for Disease Control has launched an ambitious campaign aimed at preventing a million cardiovascular events by 2022, appropriately titled Million Hearts.  Their website has some very basic information about the prevention of heart disease, summarized under the call to “Practice Healthy Living Habits” and including a ton […]

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