Articles by: Geisel Communications

Trump’s Effort to Put Drug Prices in Ads Now in Limbo – CNN

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.

Parents’ ‘Memory’ of Environmental Stress Inherited Across Generations – UPI

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.

Interactive Toys Might Bring Hospitalized Kids a Little Joy – Reuters

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.)

Study Finds Demographic Disparities in Quality of End-of-Life Care, Hospice Referrals – Hospice News

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.”