As 2015 draws to a close, we’d like to share with you some of the most popular stories on Geisel NewsCenter this year. From the Geisel Communications team, Happy Holidays and have a safe and Happy New Year!
New Hampshire Union Leader – Quotes Seddon Savage, adjunct associate professor of anesthesiology and a member of the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery, about how doctors at specialty pain clinics usually concentrate on treatments and procedures, while nurse practitioners and physician assistants handle medications and prescriptions. “Prescribing opioids, particularly prescribing them well, is very time-consuming,” says Savage. “I think everyone needs more training.”
The shells of a common plant virus, inhaled into a lung tumor or injected into ovarian, colon or breast tumors, not only triggered the immune system in mice to wipe out the tumors, but provided systemic protection against metastases, report researchers from Dartmouth and Case Western Reserve University.
Follow-up times for colorectal cancer screening abnormalities lag behind those for breast and cervical cancers, according to new study of one million patients.
Valley News – Paula Schnurr, research professor of psychiatry and executive director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, received the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Lifetime Achievement Award last month at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La.
Health – Quotes James Stahl, associate professor of medicine, about a recent study showing that mind-body interventions offer a way for patients to engage in their own treatment, thus reducing doctors visits and nipping problems in the bud.
Paula Schnurr, PhD, a Research Professor of Psychiatry at Geisel and Executive Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, was presented with the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans in November.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Quotes Scott Wallace, visiting professor of community and family medicine, about how employees who regularly engage in “presenteeism,” or going to work while ill, is more costly than absenteeism and is detrimental to employees and employers alike. “Unhealthy workers are unproductive workers—and they’re expensive,” says Wallace. “The impact on employees is tremendous when they show up at work sick. The stress makes them sicker, and their performance level at work is in the gutter.”
Reuters – Quotes Elisabeth Erekson, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about how after menopause more than half of women have vulvovaginal symptoms and most do not get the standard treatments necessary.
Aaron V. Kaplan, MD, professor of Medicine and of Community and Family Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine and an interventional cardiologist at the Heart & Vascular Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, has been named a 2015 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is a professional distinction accorded…