I feel sooooo much better when I get a decent night’s sleep. Doesn’t everyone? But we’re experiencing an epidemic of chronic sleep deprivation. Chronic lack of sleep contributes to many medical problems from mood to metabolic disorders. Seriously, when I have a patient who is struggling with weight, […]
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.
I know very well that a whole-foods plant-based diet is the ideal everyday-for-life diet. Hubby and I cook and enjoy a vegetarian meal about three or four nights a week, sometimes more. Heck, we get excited about things like brussel sprouts and broccoli rabbe. But our kids’ diet […]
I rarely get to the gym, and when I do get there, I’m on a tight schedule. So I want the biggest cardiovascular benefit and most calorie burn in the least amount of time. Plus, I’m a Type A, perpetually multitasking, frighteningly nerdy medical professional… and you know […]
My breakfast was recently featured over on Harvard Health Blog. Seriously, it is my usual breakfast, sitting on my desk. I was inspired to write the post as I’ve had a fair number of patients ask me what I eat, and this very, very simple recipe has been […]
Oh, man, did I struggle with breastfeeding. I’ve written about my personal pain, struggle, and small temporary success, and I’ve reflected on the whole experience. Yes, breast milk is definitely, without a doubt, the healthiest option for an infant… when there is that option. For those moms who […]
Yes, I could write about the horror and tragedy of yet another senseless massacre on American soil. But what really gets me is why this is allowed to keep happening. I had a clue when I was originally considering offering to cover this topic for Harvard Health Blog. […]
If I wasn’t a parent, being on call wouldn’t be so bad. Except for these pathetically outdated pagers with the visually challenging black-on-green screens. One is forced to squint — painfully — in order to read the message. There was an effort to switch over to text pages, […]