Articles by: Geisel Communications

Losing Income Linked to Heart Attacks and Stroke, Study Finds – Global News via Reuters

Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Stephen Wang, a Geisel medical student, in a feature story about a study he led that found that experiencing a substantial drop in income may raise the risk of having a heart attack or stroke years later. “Having close friends and family for support during financially stressful times may also reduce risk,” says Wang. “Lastly, since income drops are so common, it’s important for our society to create safety nets to support individuals when these situations occur.”

Massive Marketing Muscle Pushes 3D Mammograms, Despite No Evidence They Save More Lives, Investigation Shows – USA Today via Kaiser Health News

Read article – Quotes Steve Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how the 3D mammography industry is upselling customers on high-tech breast cancer screenings. “There’s a lot of money to be made,” says Woloshin, who published a study in January showing that the healthcare industry spends $30 billion a year on marketing. (Picked up by IndyStar.)

Big Income Drops Tied to Heart Attack, Stroke – Reuters

Read article – Quotes Stephen Wang, a Geisel medical student, in a feature story about a study he led that found that experiencing a substantial drop in income may raise the risk of having a heart attack or stroke years later. “Having close friends and family for support during financially stressful times may also reduce risk,” says Wang. “Lastly, since income drops are so common, it’s important for our society to create safety nets to support individuals when these situations occur.” (Picked up by WKZO.)

Joe Biden’s Claim on Medicare for All Tax Hikes Rests on Flaky Analysis – Politifact

Read article – Quotes Ellen Meara, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and adjunct professor in economics, in an article that examines former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s proposed “Medicare for All” tax. Meara comments on how discussion about the potential tax burden of “Medicare for All” without considering overall costs is misleading. “A $5,000 or $6,000 tax is really quite small compared with what middle-class families forego in cash wages to get employer-sponsored coverage,” Meara said. (Picked up by Beloit Daily News.)

Top Pediatrician Tells Congress Adolescents ‘Do Not Stand a Chance’ Against Juul – CNBC

Read article – Quotes Susanne Tanski, associate professor of pediatrics, in an article about how the American Academy of Pediatrics on Tuesday slammed e-cigarette maker Juul in written congressional testimony, saying the salts it uses in its vaping devices help deliver “dramatically higher levels” of nicotine to the brain than other products. “Adolescents simply do not stand a chance,” said Tanski in prepared remarks for delivery at a hearing scheduled Wednesday before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. (Similar coverage in CSP and Science News for Students.)