Articles by: Geisel Communications

Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study

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.

Lung Cancer Screening Could Cost Medicare Billions

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.

Dr. Jean-Luc Nkurikiyimfura, a Rwandan physician, works with Dr. Lisa Adams as part of the Human Resources for Health Program. Photo by Lars Blackmore.

From Rwanda to Hanover

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.

Holly Andersen, MD: Fortifying Hearts and Communities

Holly Andersen, MD: Fortifying Hearts and Communities

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.