Read article – Article quotes H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and professor of economics, about a new device called AliveCor, which can make it easier for doctors to monitor and analyze blood pressure, weight and activity levels. “It’s a two-tailed problem,” says Welch. “More medical care may help some and may hurt others. The key question is who are the patients who will be subjected to this monitoring. If the device is confined to a genuinely high-risk group who are already experiencing frequent symptoms and receiving multiple visits and multiple EKGs, it might be very helpful.”
Read article – Article cites a report from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice that found that “the intensity of care in the last six months of life is an indicator of the propensity to use life-saving technology,” and that if you live in an area that has a big teaching hospital with the latest medical equipment, chances are you’ll spend more of your final days admitted to it.
Read article – Quotes David Leib, professor of microbiology and immunology and adjunct professor of biology, about a new study he conducted that investigated if herpes simplex virus (HSV) antibodies made after infection with genital herpes could protect unborn children or babies exposed to HSV at birth.
Read article – More than 4,000 cyclists, walkers, rowers, and golfers and 1,200 volunteers gathered in Hanover today for The 36th Annual Prouty, northern New England’s largest charity fundraiser. This year’s event included the proud introduction of Steven D. Leach, MD, the newly named Director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Dr. Leach spent his morning cycling the 50-mile route and then interacting with participants, volunteers and the local community at the Prouty event site before being officially introduced by interim Director, Christopher Amos, PhD.
Read article – As a guest on “All Things Considered,” Lisa Marsch, director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) and professor of psychiatry and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, discusses how she and her colleagues recently interviewed opioid users and first responders throughout New Hampshire, asking about how someone becomes addicted and how they can be helped.
Read article – Quotes Glyn Elwyn, professor and senior scientist at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, about a study he conducted that examined the legality of recording discussions at medical appointments.
Read article – The more than 4,000 cyclists, walkers, rowers and golfers who participated in the 36th annual Prouty helped to raise more than $3 million for cancer research and patient services, organizers said.
Read article – Quotes Alan Green, associate dean for clinical and translational science, chair and professor of psychology, professor of molecular and systems biology, and director of SYNERGY; in an article about New Hampshire and Vermont’s lack a sufficient number of beds for people suffering mental health crises, forcing emergency rooms at local hospitals to care for patients while they wait for an opening in an appropriate facility.
Read article – Cites data from the Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare that found that nearly one-third of cancer patients end up in the intensive care unit, or ICU, in the last month of their life.
Read article – As a guest on “The Exchange,” Brian Sites, professor of anesthesiology and of orthopaedics, discusses recent research he coauthored that found people with mental illness are much more likely to use opioids, despite the risks these drugs pose especially for these patients.