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Gun Safety Is Public Health, Not Politics – New Hampshire Bulletin

Read article – Dartmouth Health CEO and President Joanne Conroy ’77 and Keith J. Loud, chair and associate professor of pediatrics, co-author an opinion piece about gun violence as a public health issue. “One way to address gun violence as a public health crisis is to share information with responsible gun owners about how to store firearms safely: locked up and with the ammunition locked and stored separately, which research shows can reduce firearm injury and death,” Conroy and Loud write.

Why NH Provides Free Private Well Testing for Pregnant WIC Participants – New Hampshire Bulletin

Read article – Caitlin Howe, an assistant professor of epidemiology, is featured in an article about well water testing to combat the dangers of exposure to toxic heavy metals during pregnancy. “Arsenic is a major concern,” Howe said. “It’s a known carcinogen. There have been studies linking it to higher blood pressure, gestational diabetes, adverse birth outcomes, reduced lung functions.”

Mammograms Show Promise as Tool for Predicting Heart Disease and Stroke in Women – American Heart Association News

Read article – Thara Ali, an instructor in medicine, is featured in an article about the potential benefits of routine mammograms beyond detecting breast cancer. “We know we need to find better ways to predict heart disease in women before it happens,” Ali said. “We’re saying these patients can be risk-stratified with routine mammograms they get every one to two years anyway. This is a pretty simple way the average cardiologist can find out if a woman is at risk.”

A First-of-Its-Kind Substance Use Disorder Screening Tool Is Piloted at New Hampshire Hospital – New Hampshire Bulletin

Read article – Corneliu Stanciu, an assistant professor of psychiatry, is featured in an article about a data-driven substance use disorder screening algorithm for patients with severe mental illness. “When one is in an acute psychiatric crisis, they’re not always able to accurately and even at all provide the input,” Stanciu said. “They may be so disorganized that we’re not able to have these types of conversations early on in their admission. We’re missing that window of opportunity to intervene right away.”

Declassified Spy Images Just Upended What We Know About the Roman Empire – Vice

Read article – Jesse Casana, a professor of anthropology; David Goodman, a professor of the Dartmouth Institute, pediatrics, and community and family medicine; and Carolin Ferwerda, a research associate in the Department of Anthropology, are featured in an article about their study in which they analyzed declassified footage from U.S. spy satellite photos and found evidence of the Roman empire in Syria. “Many of these larger sites include extensive remains of outlying architectural features surrounding or within the fortifications, multiple fortified buildings, or large citadels,” they wrote in the study.