As part of the 2019-20 class of New Hampshire/Vermont Schweitzer Fellows, nine Geisel medical students will spend the next year learning to address social factors affecting community health while developing lifelong leadership skills in the process.
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Novel Scale Correlates Children’s Snacking Behaviors with External Food Cues
Preliminary evidence from a new national Dartmouth study suggests that external food cue responsiveness is measurable by parental report in preschool-age children. Responsiveness was greater among children with, versus without, usual TV advertisement exposure. These results may provide a better understanding of how an obesogenic food environment shapes the development of children’s eating behaviors at a young age.
How Obamacare, Medicare and ‘Medicare for All’ Muddy the Campaign Trail – Kaiser Health News
Read article – Ellen Meara, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and adjunct professor in economics, is quoted in an article about the issue of health care reform as the 2020 election approaches, and how Medicare for All is a proposal that has emerged as an early favorite. (Also picked up by NBC News.)
A Life: Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, 1931-2019; ‘He Was the Real Deal, Very Authentic’ – Valley News
Read article – An article remembering the life and career of Elmer Pfefferkorn, a beloved professor at the Geisel School of Medicine for 40-plus years and taught microbiology and virology and conducted groundbreaking, National Institutes of Health-supported research on parasites.
Newport Case Sheds Light on Issue of Aging Relatives and Gun Safety – Valley News
Read article – Ellen Flaherty, assistant professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, is quoted in an article that examines what to do about an aging relative who owns a weapon but may no longer be capable of using it responsibly.
Is It a Feminist Right to Want More Sex? One Company Thinks a Pill Is the Answer – Kaiser Health News
Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about a “disease awareness” campaign for a pill called Addyi from Sprout Pharmaceuticals, and how these types of campaigns trouble critics because of the attempts to define low sexual desire as a widespread disease that is treatable with a pill. “[Sprout is] definitely appropriating all that language, making it seem like a feminist issue,” says Woloshin. “This is an issue that involves women, but that doesn’t mean that taking this drug is something you should do because you’re a feminist.”
Medicare for All: Promise and Perils – Kiplinger
Read article – Ellen Meara, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and adjunct professor in economics, is quoted in an article about the issue of health care reform as the 2020 election approaches, and how Medicare for All is a proposal that has emerged as an early favorite. Many health economists are open to the idea of substantial reform, but “politically, it’s just not realistic,” says Meara.
Will Displaying Drug List Prices In Ads Help Lower Costs? – NPR
Read article – Quotes Adrienne Faerber, a lecturer at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how the Trump administration moved forward on Wednesday with its plan to lower prescription drug prices by requiring drugmakers to display the list price. “When you go to the car dealer and you see that sticker price and you can negotiate a better price that can fit your budget directly with the car dealership,” Faerber explains. But, she says, drug prices are negotiated through layers of middlemen: “So you don’t get to negotiate based on these prices like you would with a car.”
DNA Test Is an Effective Cervical Cancer Screening Tool for Women in Low-Income Countries
Effective cervical cancer screening initiative by Dartmouth researchers in Honduras identifies different human papillomavirus types than those in the U.S.
Brett Rusch Named Director of WRJ VA Medical Center
The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of Brett Rusch, MD, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine, as the new director of the White River Junction VA Medical Center.