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Can Language During Surgery be More Precise? A Team of Midwest Researchers Think So – The Wichita Eagle

Read article – Quotes Tina Foster, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, in an article about the need for more precise communication in operating rooms. “There’s a little bit of mental energy that goes into trying to wonder what you’re actually being asked to do, and if you had that mental energy better able to focus on the task itself, that would be great,” Foster said.

Fast Food Ads for Kids Focus on Toys, Not Food – Eminetra via HealthDay News

Read article – Continued coverage of research by James Sargent, the Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professor of Pediatric Oncology, on fast food advertising that appears on children’s television networks. “Fast food companies use free toys and popular movies to appeal to their kids, and their ads are much more focused on promotions, brands and logos than food,” Sargent said.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine Receive Grant to Monitor COVID-19 Variants in the Region – The Telegraph

Read article – Cites comments by Michael Whitfield, chair and professor of biomedical data science, about how a Geisel School of Medicine-Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center research team has started work on an National Institutes of Health-funded project to track the development and spread of COVID-19 variants detected in the Upper Valley. “It’s extremely important for us to be able to identify and monitor variants of concern, such as the recent Delta variant, in our local population to inform public health efforts and to aid in the development of any future vaccines that may be needed,” says Whitfield.