Dr. Holly Atkinson’s experiences in human rights work over the past 25 years have given her reason to be both deeply troubled and incredibly hopeful. Last week, at a symposium organized by the Geisel chapter of Physicians for Human Rights, she discussed both ends of the spectrum, from the worries that keep her up at night to the people who have inspired her.
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Spectrum, Dartmouth team up on teen drug abuse program
Burlington Free Press – An extensive feature on a youth counseling and research program organized by the Geisel School of Medicine and Burlington’s Spectrum Youth and Family Services which will “supplement out-patient counseling with a system of rewards and consequences to encourage an estimated 220 Burlington-area youths over five years to abstain from substance use,” according to the Burlington Free Press. The program is funded by a $2.5 million research grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
New Treatment Program for Teens Struggling with Substance Abuse
WCAX – An extensive story on a youth counseling and research program organized by the Geisel School of Medicine and Burlington’s Spectrum Youth and Family Services which will offer out-patient counseling to Burlington-area teens and their parents struggling with substance abuse.
Choosing Wisely: The Politics and Economics of Labeling Low-Value Services
The Choosing Wisely campaign, lists of services developed by physicians’ specialty societies, is a good start to spark discussion between physicians their patients about treatments and tests that may not be warranted.
Hot Meal and a Checkup
Valley News – An extensive story on health clinic services offered to the Claremont Soup Kitchen by students from the Geisel School of Medicine.
Researchers Developing New Approach for Imaging Dense Breasts for Abnormalities
Dartmouth engineers and radiologists are developing new approaches for an emerging technique in diagnostic imaging for breast cancer—MRI with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS).
Patients Making Medical Decisions May Not Produce Savings
United Press International – A story on a Dartmouth study that found, after a systematic review of 1,508 citations, that health care savings are not as low as expected when patients are more involved in their own medical care.
Compassion and Science Meet on Rosa Hernandez’s Road to Geisel
From a patient’s bedside in Mexico, Rosa Hernandez saw her future as a healer. Discover more about this first-year medical student’s journey from Los Angeles to MIT to Clínica Guadalupana in Mexico to Geisel and Dartmouth.
Dartmouth Researchers Photograph Radiation Beams in the Human Body Through the Cherenkov Effect
A scientific breakthrough may give the field of radiation oncology new tools to increase the precision and safety of radiation treatment in cancer patients by helping doctors “see” the powerful beams of a linear accelerator as they enter or exit the body.
Study Highlights Tonsillectomy Numbers and Risks
USA Today – Quotes David Goodman—a professor of pediatrics and of health policy, director of the Center for Health Policy Research, and co-principal investigator for Dartmouth Atlas—on variations in tonsillectomy procedures, or tonsil removal surgeries.