Read article – Brian Jackson, a research professor in the Department of Earth Sciences; Margaret Karagas, department chair and a professor of epidemiology; and Mary Lou Guerinot, a professor of biological sciences, are featured in an article about human exposure to toxic elements in food. “We are working to develop rice cultivars that restrict arsenic and cadmium accumulation in the grain,” Guerinot said. “Those could immediately be used in contaminated soils, as well as be suitable genetic stock for breeding programs for modern commercial rice production.”
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Why Do You Get Sick in the Winter? Blame Your Nose – Wired
Read article – Jennifer Bomberger, a professor of microbiology and immunology, is quoted in an article about why we get sick in cold weather.
EM’s Next Priority: Geriatric ED Care – Emergency Medicine News
Read article – Jennifer Pope, an assistant professor of emergency medicine, is quoted in an article about geriatric emergency care.
China Estimates 37M Infected With COVID in One Day, Stoking Global Fears New Variant on Horizon – New York Post
Read article – Features Daniel Lucey, a clinical professor of medicine, in an article about COVID infections in China. “There will certainly be more omicron subvariants developing in China in the coming days, weeks, and months, but what the world must anticipate in order to recognize it early and take rapid action is a completely new variant of concern,” Lucey said. (Lucey’s comments originally appeared in Bloomberg. Similar coverage in The Free Press Journal and others.)
China’s COVID Wave Spurs New Variant Worry as Sequencing Falls – Bloomberg
Read article – Features Daniel Lucey, a clinical professor of medicine, in an article about concern over a new COVID-19 variant in China. “There will certainly be more omicron subvariants developing in China in the coming days, weeks, and months, but what the world must anticipate in order to recognize it early and take rapid action is a completely new variant of concern,” Lucey said. “It could be more contagious, more deadly, or evade drugs, vaccines, and detection from existing diagnostics.”
Telemedicine for Opioid Addiction Saves Lives. Let’s Make Sure It Continues – AAMC
Read article – Luke Archibald, an assistant professor of psychiatry, writes an opinion piece about the use of telemedicine for opioid addiction during the pandemic, and the need for it to continue. “Telehealth expands treatment to people who struggle to access an in-person appointment for various reasons, including the need to travel long distances. In the United States, nearly 90% of large rural counties lack a sufficient number of opioid treatment facilities,” Archibald writes.
What More Should We Expect From OneCare Vermont? – VTDigger
Read article – Features Thom Walsh, an adjunct instructor at the Dartmouth Institute, in an article about how the Green Mountain Care Board proposed cutting the 2023 budget of OneCare Vermont. “We have an underperforming entity, and to approve the budget as submitted feels wasteful,” Walsh said. Walsh is a member of the Green Mountain Care board.
New Report Questioning Booster Mandates for Students Not Swaying Local Universities – CommonWealth Magazine
Read article – Features Cody Meissner, a professor of pediatrics and of medicine, in an article about COVID-19 vaccine booster mandates. “I think that’s a reflection that people have lost confidence in vaccines. I’ve spent my whole life working on vaccines, so it breaks my heart.,” Meissner said of low rates of influenza vaccination rates this year.
Commentary: Why You Can’t Find a Primary Care Clinician, and What You Can Do About It – Seacoast Online
Read article – Ken Dolkart, a clinical assistant professor of medicine, writes a column about the difficulty of finding primary healthcare clinicians. “U.S. adults are least likely among developed nations to have regular primary care,” Dolkart writes.
Hospice Care Needs Saving – STAT
Read article – Ira Byock, a professor emeritus of medicine and of community and family medicine, writes an opinion piece about the need to save hospice care in the U.S. “At its best, this kind of care is nearly magical in its ability to restore seriously ill people to a sense of living in the midst of dying,” Byock writes.