Improving Lives



Nara Michaelson: Music and Medicine in Concert

As both an aspiring physician and a musician, first-year Geisel medical student Nara Michaelson believes rather than being at odds, music can complement, renew, and strengthen a life in medicine.



U.S. Spends More on Cancer Care, Saves Fewer Lives than Western Europe

Despite sharp increases in spending on cancer treatment, cancer mortality rates in the United States have decreased only modestly since 1970, Samir Soneji, PhD of Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice has found.


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Are Super Bowl beer ads a bad idea?

In an opinion piece at, Dr. James D. Sargent, theStuart Professor of Pediatric Oncology, says that parents should approach ads for alcoholic beverages with great caution in light of a new study led by Dr. Sargent and his colleagues, which showed that youths’ exposure to alcohol advertisements influenced their drinking behaviors.

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