Read article – Quotes Adrienne Faerber, lecturer in The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how a federal court judge ruled in favor of blocking the Trump administration’s regulation to require drug prices to appear in televised advertisements. “I hope that this regulation moves quickly through the legal challenges process and can get implemented because we need more transparency in drug prices in our system,” says Faerber.
Articles by: Geisel Communications
Read article – A feature story on new research co-authored by PhD students Julianna “Lita” Bozler and Balint Kacsoh that suggests the genetic effects of environmental stressors experienced by parents can be inherited across generations quotes Bozler and Giovanni Bosco, the Oscar M. Cohn ’34 Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology and professor of molecular and systems biology. “While neuronally encoded behavior isn’t thought to be inherited across generations, we wanted to test the possibility that environmentally triggered modifications could allow ‘memory’ of parental experiences to be inherited,” says Bozler.
Read article – A news brief about how William Torrey, professor of psychiatry and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, was named the 2019 Exemplary Psychiatrist by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and recognized during a ceremony on June 13 in Newcastle, N.H.
Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about a new rule by the Trump administration that will require drugs advertised on television to include the price.
Read article – A letter by Lara Ronan, associate professor of neurology and of medicine, in which she shares advice with new medical interns, residents, and fellows, and welcomes them into a new academic year. (Ronan is participating in this year’s Dartmouth Public Voices project.)
Read article – Cites a study conducted by researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine that found that approximately 700,000 adults in the U.S. have had a stroke and 80 percent of all strokes are ischemic.
Read article – Quotes Jennifer Emond, assistant professor of biomedical data science and of pediatrics, about a new study that found that hospitalized children who get to play with interactive robotic teddy bears might feel more joyful and agreeable than children who get old-fashioned stuffed animals. “Some children and parent-reported outcomes improved in all three conditions—even for children with the plush toy,” says Emond, who was not involved in the study. “Overall, these findings support the benefits of real-time, social interaction for children in an in-patient setting.” (Picked up by Physician’s Weekly, Medial Health News, SRN News.)
Read article – Features an interview with Christiane Northrup, MED ’75, an author and leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness, which includes the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit.
Read article – Quotes Garrett Wasp, instructor in medicine, about a new study he co-authored about the disparities in quality of care for minority hospice patients, particularly when it comes to a lack of hospice referrals, late hospice referrals, or a lack of advanced care plans or palliative care. “What the research shows is the kind of higher intensity of end-of-life care is associated with worse quality, so a higher percent of chemotherapy, emergency department visits, intensive care unit admissions, and life-sustaining treatments equals worse quality, as well as higher percent of no hospice referral or late hospice referral,” says Wasp. “Predominantly minority-serving hospitals tend to be associated with lower quality and higher intensity treatment. Targeting minority service hospitals for performance improvement would, therefore, reduce disparities.”
Read article – Quotes Cornel Stanciu, assistant professor of psychiatry, about the dangers of the drug Kratom. “Experimenting with kratom is more dangerous than it seems, and no dose is a safe dose,” says Stanciu.