NICU Admissions Increasing for Normal Birth Weight and Term Infants

A new Dartmouth study found that admission rates to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are increasing for newborns of all weights. In effect, NICUs are increasingly caring for normal, or near normal, birth weight and term infants. The study, recently published online by JAMA Pediatrics, raises questions about possible overuse of this highly specialized and expensive care for some newborns.  Read more »

AAMC Award for Geisel and CHaD Project to Improve Care of Opioid-Exposed Newborns

A team of Geisel faculty, students, and pediatric staff at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock received a Clinical Care Innovation Challenge Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges for creating a new model of care for in utero opioid-exposed and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome-affected newborns.  Read more »

Wennberg International Collaborative Policy Conference Accelerates Reach of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

Using knowledge derived from the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care and colleagues from around the world, more than 160 policymakers, physicians, and researchers gathered to grapple with questions and to share ideas about the value of measuring health care at a local level during the Wennberg International Collaborative’s first open international policy conference held last month in Berlin, Germany.  Read more »

Bright and Shiny MOLAARS: Dental Cleanings and Screenings for Migrant Farm Workers

June 4, 2015 was a big day for the Migrant Health Project at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. In seven hours, four first-year medical students and a pre-medical volunteer coordinated 12 dental cleaning and screening appointments for migrant farm workers at Barton Street Dental in Bradford, VT.  Read more »

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