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PATH Study Will Improve Understanding of Tobacco Use, Associations with Health Outcomes – Healio HemOnc Today

Read article – The Geisel School of Medicine collaborated on a study that found that more than one in four adults and nearly one in 10 young adults in the United States report some form of tobacco use. The study was conducted as a joint effort through the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH), meant to assess tobacco trends in the United States.

Evaluating the Feasibility and Accessibility of Digital Technology Interventions for Global Mental Health

An advocate for evidence-based interventions, John Naslund and colleagues reviewed preliminary studies on the effectiveness of using digital technologies to treat mental disorders and summarized their finding in Lancet Psychiatry.

Dr. Mariétou Ouayogodé on Predictors of ACO Performance on Preventive Care – The American Journal of Managed Care

Read article – A video interview with Mariétou Ouayogodé, PhD, post-doctoral fellow at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, regarding Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), revealed that those with more primary care physicians performed better on preventive care quality measures, and infrastructure and financing were also predictive of better performance.

Dr. Mark Creager Named to Anna Gundlach Huber Professorship in Medicine

Mark Creager, MD, has been named the Anna Gundlach Huber Professor in Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Creager, a Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Geisel since 2015, also directs the Heart and Vascular Center within the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system.

Costs Up with Specialist as Predominant Provider of Care – Medical Xpress

Read article – An article about a study conducted by Julie P.W. Bynum, associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute, associate professor of medicine, and co-director of data analytic core, found that using propensity score matching involving beneficiaries aged 65 years and older with multimorbidity found that, compared to those with a primary care PPC, individuals with a specialty PPC had more hospitalizations and higher spending, although little difference was seen in mortality or preventable hospitalizations.

Researchers Find Strong Link Between Fast-food Ads and Consumption Among Preschoolers – Medical Xpress

Read article – According to a new Dartmouth-led study, preschool age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more likely to consume fast-food products. “I think what’s significant about this study is we’re using scientific methods we’ve developed over the past two decades to measure media and advertising exposure in an objective way, so that the findings are generalizable to real life and we’re able to control for influences that we know are important—like parents’ fast-food consumption and the overall amount of TV that children watch,” said Madeline Dalton, PhD, lead author on the study, professor of pediatrics and professor of biomedical data science at the Geisel School of Medicine, and professor of The Dartmouth Institute.

Dartmouth Research Finds Link Between Fast-food Ads and Fast-food Consumption Among Pre-school Children

Pre-school age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more likely to consume fast-food products, according to a recent Dartmouth-led study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.

When Doctors Should Ignore End-of-Life Directives – Next Avenue

Read article – In an op-ed, Kathryn B. Kirkland, professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, professor of The Dartmouth Institute, interim section chief of palliative care, and director of the humanities in the medicine program in the department of medicine, argues that there are times when doctors should ignore end-of-life directives. “…Making sure your surrogates know what is important to you is critical. They will be the ones to tell your doctors whether to use life support in situations of uncertainty,” said Kirkland. (Kirkland is also participating in this year’s Dartmouth Public Voices project.)

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