NHPR – As a guest on “The Exchange,” Alan Budney, professor of psychiatry, discusses the effects of marijuana and whether certain claims about the drug are correct. This show, originally broadcast in October, was voted one of five best shows of 2014.
Archive for 2014
Transitioning to Normalcy: N.H. Doctor Details Horrors of Ebola Epidemic
Valley News – Features Associate Professor of Medicine Elizabeth Talbot on her experience combating Ebola in West Africa.
A ‘Tsunami’ of Depression
WacoTrib.com – Quotes Stephen Bartels, professor of psychiatry, on depression among the elderly and the need for extra resources to address their mental health needs.
Slow Medicine Sees the Body as a Plant, Not a Machine
The Huffington Post – Mentions research by Dennis McCullough, associate professor of community and family medicine, on geriatric applications of “slow medicine,” which emphasizes self-healing.
Benefits of Diabetes Drugs Dubious
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Mentions an analysis conducted by Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin, professors of medicine, on the American Diabetes Association’s definition of pre-diabetes.
Hookah Use May Increase Teen Smoking
Indianapolis Recorder – Quotes Samir Soneji, assistant professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, on a recent study’s finding that hookah water pipes could be a gateway to cigarette smoking among teenagers.
Mayo Clinic Faces New Price of Success
Los Angeles Times – Quotes Jonathan Skinner, the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Economics, on the successes of the Mayo Clinic, and mentions a Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care finding that the United States could save up to $50 billion annually on end-of-life care by excising waste and unnecessary care.
Study Examines Fitness Program for Mentally Ill
The Olympian via Associated Press – Discusses research led by Stephen Bartels, director of the Centers for Health and Aging, on obesity among people with mental illnesses.
Geisel Names Syvertsen Fellow, Scholars
Six members of the Geisel School of Medicine Class of 2015 were selected as the 2014-2015 Rolf C. Syvertsen Scholars and Syvertsen Fellow.
Dartmouth Center to Fold into Institute for Health and Policy
Valley News – Discusses the merging of the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science into the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and quotes Director of the Dartmouth Institute Elliott Fisher, and Director of the Dartmouth Center Albert Mulley, who states, “I really do believe that Dartmouth has a distinct understanding of health care that can really…benefit people in the U.S. and the world.”