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Study Finds Legal Cannabis Laws Impact Teen Use

Study Finds Legal Cannabis Laws Impact Teen Use

A new study by researchers at Dartmouth has found that adolescents living in medical marijuana states with a plethora of dispensaries are more likely to have tried new methods of cannabis use, such as edibles and vaping, at a younger age than those living in states with fewer dispensaries.

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Kathryn Kirkland Named to the Dorothy and John J. Byrne, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Palliative Medicine

Kathryn B. Kirkland, MD, a professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, section chief and director of the Palliative Medicine Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and a 1986 graduate of the medical school has been named the Dorothy and John J. Byrne, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Palliative Medicine.

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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.

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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.

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To Sustain Astronauts’ Mental Health, Dartmouth-Led Team Testing New Virtual Reality Tech in Arctic Isolation

Dartmouth physician and former astronaut Jay Buckey, MD is leading a team of international investigators testing new virtual reality technology in the Arctic this winter. Their goal is to see whether simulated natural beauty can relieve the psychological challenges of living in the isolated confines of deep space travel.

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Geisel Professor Named a 2015 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

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

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E-Cigarettes Serve as Gateway to Smoking for Teens and Young Adults, Dartmouth and Pitt Collaboration Finds

Young people across the United States who smoke electronic cigarettes are considerably more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes within a year than their peers who do not smoke e-cigarettes, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth.