Valley News – A feature on the late Peter Rodis, and his contributions to Geisel and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The article reports that Rodis’s goal was to invigorate the two institutions’ practice of what he and other advocates called “compassionate care,” and quotes colleagues and family members on his life, character, and work.
Articles by: Geisel Communications
Inserting a specific strain of bacteria into the microenvironment of aggressive ovarian cancertransforms the behavior of tumor cells from suppression to immunostimulation, researchers at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have found.
The Wall Street Cheat Sheet – Quotes Jack Hoopes, professor of surgery and medicine, on the current cancer research taking place at Dartmouth.
The New York Times – Quotes Elliot Fisher, director of Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and mentions research by the Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare, which showed that the number of tests and imaging studies received by Florida Medicare patients in the last two years of life, with the exception of the panhandle, were far above the national average.
Los Angeles Times – In this op-ed, Ira Byock, emeritus professor of medicine, discusses the End of Life Option Act (SB 128) introduced in California on January 21, and unpacks the euphemisms for assisted suicide employed by supporters of the bill.
The Wall Street Journal – Quotes Scott Wallace, visiting professor of community and family medicine, on measurement fatigue in hospitals due to narrow process-oriented metrics. Wallace states that the most important metric is a patient’s improvement.
In an opinion piece at CNN.com, Dr. James D. Sargent, theStuart Professor of Pediatric Oncology, says that parents should approach ads for alcoholic beverages with great caution in light of a new study led by Dr. Sargent and his colleagues, which showed that youths’ exposure to alcohol advertisements influenced their drinking behaviors.
CNN – An article by James Sargent, professor of pediatrics, which argues that parents should approach ads for alcoholic beverages with great caution in light of a new study led by Sargent and his colleagues, which showed that youths’ exposure to alcohol advertisements influenced their drinking behaviors.
Forbes – Highlights a quote from a 2012 New York Times column by H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine, on standard medical practices that late prove to be more harmful than good. “The truth is that for a large part of medical practice, we don’t know what works. But we pay for it anyway,” Gilbert writes.
The Huffington Post – Points to research by Heinz Valtin, emeritus professor of physiology and neurobiology, which looked at sources of daily hydration.