Articles by: Geisel Communications

Study of Pancreatitis Surgery Patients Finds Steady Decline in Survival and Need for Better Addiction Support – STAT

Read article – Timothy Gardner, a professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about surgery outcomes for people with chronic pancreatitis. “These patients require multidisciplinary care, both pre- and post-operatively, and no patient should undergo surgery without an effective care team in place that can manage patients closely,” Gardner said.

Jonathan Skinner: Aging by the Numbers – Rething65 via Next Avenue

Read article – A profile piece on Jonathan Skinner, a professor of the Dartmouth Institute, about his research into health care productivity and the effects of an aging population. “I think a strong Social Security program is really important,” Skinner said. “Social Security has been a huge reason why the elderly poverty rate is now below the poverty rate for middle-income working families.”

Here’s Why You Might be Getting More Migraine Attacks Around Your Period, According to Neurologists – Well + Good

Read article – Rohit Reddy, an assistant professor of neurology, is featured in an article about the connections between migraines and periods. “Patients can time medications prior to period onset—generally two days before—or take additional doses at that time with the guidance of their neurologist,” Reddy says. “This is where keeping a headache diary becomes especially important—if a headache pattern emerges, we can try to break it by taking medications at the right time.” (Picked up by MSN.)

‘I’m a Neurologist, and These Are the 6 Best Ways to Prevent Migraine Attacks in Your Daily Life’ – Well + Good

Read article – Features Rohit Reddy, an assistant professor of neurology, in an article about preventing migraine attacks. “The best way to prevent migraines is by lifestyle modification,” Reddy said. “These lifestyle changes help reduce both the frequency and severity of migraine attacks by stress reduction, decreased anxiety and depression, and sleep efficiency, all of which have a positive impact on overall brain health.”

Path to Food Safety Requires Multidisciplinary Approach, Experts Say – Environmental Factor

Read article – Brian Jackson, a research professor in the Department of Earth Sciences; Margaret Karagas, department chair and a professor of epidemiology; and Mary Lou Guerinot, a professor of biological sciences, are featured in an article about human exposure to toxic elements in food. “We are working to develop rice cultivars that restrict arsenic and cadmium accumulation in the grain,” Guerinot said. “Those could immediately be used in contaminated soils, as well as be suitable genetic stock for breeding programs for modern commercial rice production.”