Articles by: Derik Hertel

Testosterone Found to Boost Men’s Libido, but Experts Question How Sexual Function Is Scored – STAT

Read Article – Quotes Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin, both professors of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a recent study conducted on the effects of AndroGel, a testosterone treatment for men. “The effects on sexual function, mood, and depression are very small,” says Woloshin. “I’m not sure how meaningful they actually were.”

Most Popular Stories of 2015

Most Popular Stories of 2015

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!

Young E-cigarette Users Often Switch to Tobacco Smoking, Study Finds (Audio)

VPR – Continued coverage on comments by Samir Soneji on the study that found young people who use e-cigarettes are very likely to move on to smoking real tobacco products. Soneji speculates that e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine slowly, tempt novices to try it in a user-friendly form. “So a 17-year old kid who has never used cigarettes before might use e-cigarettes and it might allow him to become more tolerant of the side effects of nicotine using e-cigarettes and then unfortunately if addiction happens he might switch to traditional cigarettes,” says Soneji.

Class Participation: Let’s Talk About It

Huffington Post via Quiet Revolution – Quotes Kendall Hoyt, assistant professor of medicine, on grading class participation and how introverts and extroverts should be held to the same standard. “You don’t get a pass for your personality type. I understand that social anxiety is a real thing—I am an introvert, and my mother used to actually faint if she had to do public speaking—but part of my job as a teacher is to teach people how to articulate and be heard,” says Hoyt.

Hidden Hookah Dangers

Hamilton Spectator – Continued coverage on a recent Geisel School of Medicine study, which surveyed 1,050 young smokers, ages 15-23, and found that within two years, 39 percent who had smoked a hookah had graduated to cigarettes. The study notes that the young and impressionable get hooked at a rate greater than 30 percent.