Articles by: Geisel Communications

Link Explored Between Blue-Green Algae and ALS – VT Digger

Read article – Quotes Elijah Stommel, professor of neurology, in an article that examines the connection between ALS and blue-green algae blooms. Stommel has participated in a number of studies researching whether there is a link between the cyanobacteria released by blue-green algae and ALS. “About 10 years ago, we were mapping out occurrences of ALS and found clustering around lakes that had lots of algal blooms,” said Stommel.

Trial Finds Winning Antibiotic for Bronchiectasis in Kids – MedPage Today

Read article – Quotes Brian O’Sullivan, professor of pediatrics, from an editorial he published to accompany a report on the results of a the BEST-1study—which the editorial called “a three-arm, double-dummy, randomized placebo-controlled trial of amoxicillin–clavulanate or azithromycin versus placebo.” (O’Sillivan’s editorial was published in The Lancet.)

Brand-name Drug Prices Rising at Slower Pace, Lower Amounts – Associated Press

Read article – Quotes Adrienne Faerber, lecturer for The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about a study that found that drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to. (Picked up by CNBC, NBC News, ABC News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Business Insider, Vindy, and many more.)

Raft Model Reduced Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents By 31%, Study Finds – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

Read article – A news brief about a study conducted by researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and The Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital that found that the Reducing Avoidable Facility Transfers (RAFT) model reduced emergency department transfers and hospitalizations among skilled nursing facility residents by more than a third.