Articles by: Geisel Communications

Summer Heat Can Lead to Migraines (Video) – KYMA

Read article – Stewart Tepper, professor of neurology, is featured in a segment about how the summer is an even more difficult time of year for those who suffer from frequent migraines. “While the underlying causes of migraine are not yet known, they are believed to be related to a combination of genetic and environmental factors,” says Tepper. “There are a variety of symptoms–typically including unilateral pulsating headaches, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Some people may experience only a few migraine days per month, while others may be affected by many more migraine days.”

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.)