Read article – Quotes Ellen Meara, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and adjunct professor in economics, in an article that examines former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s proposed “Medicare for All” tax. Meara comments on how discussion about the potential tax burden of “Medicare for All” without considering overall costs is misleading. “A $5,000 or $6,000 tax is really quite small compared with what middle-class families forego in cash wages to get employer-sponsored coverage,” Meara said. (Picked up by Beloit Daily News.)
Articles by: Geisel Communications
Read article – Quotes Susanne Tanski, associate professor of pediatrics, in an article about how the American Academy of Pediatrics on Tuesday slammed e-cigarette maker Juul in written congressional testimony, saying the salts it uses in its vaping devices help deliver “dramatically higher levels” of nicotine to the brain than other products. “Adolescents simply do not stand a chance,” said Tanski in prepared remarks for delivery at a hearing scheduled Wednesday before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. (Similar coverage in CSP and Science News for Students.)
Read article – Brian Sites, professor of anesthesiology and of orthopaedics, has been selected to serve as editor-in-chief of the journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine after the retirement of editor-in-chief Dr. Marc Huntoon at the end of the year.
Read article – Quotes Susanne Tanski, associate professor of pediatrics, in an article on the difficulty of quitting vaping. “Parents need to support their kids through their quit, tolerate moodiness and snarkiness — and continue to support them. It’s not easy on the parent side either,” Tanski said.
Read article – An article on the approval of oral lasmiditan (Reyvow) for treating acute migraines. The story references an earlier interview with Stewart Tepper, professor of neurology.
Read article – An article profiling a research finding that most hospitals and physicians’ offices do not screen for key social needs associated with health outcomes. Taressa K. Fraze, a research scientist at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and research colleagues examined responses from 2190 physician practices and 739 hospitals to the 2017 to 2018 National Survey of Healthcare Organizations and Systems to characterize screening for social needs. The study appears in JAMA Network Open.
Read article – A post on vertebrobasilar insufficiency — also called “beauty parlor syndrome” — and defined as “the temporary decrease of blood flow in the posterior circulation of the brain.” The article cites a Dartmouth medical survey featuring national statistics on strokes.
Read article – A post noting that Susan White, a part-time employee at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, will appear on the television game show “Jeopardy!” on Friday, October 11. White is a resident of Norwich, Vermont.
Read article – Quotes Stephen Wang, a Geisel medical student, in a feature story about a study he co-authored that found that when your income drops, your risk for heart attack, stroke, and heart failure goes up. (Picked up by Daily Mail, Medical Health News, tctMD, and Doctors Lounge.)
Read article – An opinion piece by Lara Ronan, associate professor of neurology and of medicine, in which she discusses the importance of mentorship for the next generation of female physicians, how the #metoo movement altered the landscape of mentorship, and how Gen X female physicians need to step up to fill the gap.