HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report – Continued coverage of a Dartmouth study led by Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, assistant professor of pediatrics, assistant professor of TDI, and a researcher at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, that found preadolescents between ages 10 and 14 are less likely to try smoking if they participate in a coached team sport at least a few times a week.
Articles by: Geisel Communications
Burlington Free Press – In this opinion piece, Li Shen, research associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Geisel, describes a new invasive plant called garlic mustard which is taking over areas where wildflowers tend to grow.
A $13 million, five-year grant will allow scientists at the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program to continue and expand their research on the effects of exposure to arsenic, mercury, and other potential toxins on health.
Associated Press via NPR – Quotes Harold Sox, active emeritus professor of medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, on a new study that found every person covered by Medicare would only need to pay an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to screen current and former smokers for lung cancer, the Associated Press reports. Sox was not involved in the study.
NBC News – Tim Lahey is quoted extensively on the intense precautionary measures health care professionals must take in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like MERS, a new respiratory virus, in hospitals.
Dr. Glyn Elwyn of the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science is the principal investigator of a study on the use of two methods—shared decision-making and motivational interviewing—when discussing options for treatment with patients.
During Rachel Brickman’s final week of the preclinical portion of medical school, she found herself reflecting on days past, speculating on those to come, and eating.
For the past two years, as part of the Rwandan Human Resources for Health program, Dr. Jean-Luc Nkurikiyimfura has been collaborating with faculty at the Geisel School of Medicine despite working and living thousands of miles away.
WPTZ – Richard Morse, associate professor of pediatrics and of neurology at Geisel, and section chief of pediatric neurology at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, was interviewed for this story that focuses on whether medical marijuana could help children who are ill.
When Holly Andersen, MD, arrived at Dartmouth as an undergraduate, she had no intentions of becoming a doctor. But that soon changed when she began learning from physicians and scientists at the medical school. Her interest in brain and behavioral sciences spurred her pursuit of a Dartmouth degree in neuroscience, and she graduated with a new-found passion for medicine and improving lives.