Read article – Continued coverage of a study lead by Samir Soneji, assistant professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, that found that e-cigarettes may be doing more harm than good—especially when it comes to teens. (Similar coverage in Business Insider, Yahoo! News U.K., Newsmax, Doctors Lounge, and Kaiser Health News.)
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Read article – An opinion piece by Cassie Kosarek, Geisel ’20, in which she shares tips on how to decide between medical schools on Second Look days.
Read article – Continued coverage of a study led by Samir Soneji, assistant professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, that found that while e-cigarettes may help some smokers quit, they seem to do a better job of encouraging never-smokers to pick up the habit. Specifically, Soneji and his colleagues estimated that smoking e-cigs in 2014 led about 2,070 current smokers to quit the following year, but that 168,000 people ages 12 to 29 who’d never smoked before would start smoking cigarettes and become daily users between the ages of 35 and 39. (Similar coverage in Bloomberg, Fortune, Mercury News, Daily Mail, UPI, Medical News Today, and Observer.)
Read article – Quotes Samir Soneji, assistant professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a new study he led that found that electronic cigarettes do little to help smokers quit, and could actually increase the likelihood that teens and young adults will start smoking. Soneji urged passage of regulations to make kid-friendly flavors less available and to “reduce the level of known toxins and carcinogens in e-juice.” (Picked up by U.S. News & World Report.)
Read article – Cites comments by Jonathan Skinner, the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in Economics, professor of community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how compared to peer nations, the United States sends people to the hospital less often, it has a smaller share of specialist physicians, and it gives people about the same number of hospitalizations and doctors’ visits. Skinner has studied patterns in health care use in the United States, and noted that there probably is money to be saved by eliminating some of the extra scans and operations that are much more common in the United States than elsewhere.
Read article – A feature story about Peter Scalia, a PhD candidate at the Geisel School of Medicine, who coaches the Hanover Hockey Association’s Bantam Green youth hockey team.
Read article – An opinion piece by William Eidtson, instructor in medical education and director of learning support and student accessibility services, in which he discusses how students around the country are preparing to join the National School Walkout to protest political inaction around gun violence, and how many schools are still debating whether or not to punish students for missing class. (Eidtson is participating in this year’s Dartmouth Public Voices project.)
Read article – Quotes Elliott Fischer, director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and Eric Eichler ’57, in a news brief about how a recent gift from Eichler will allow for undergraduates at Dartmouth to have access to research and training from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice that was previously only available to graduate and professional-level students. The expanded access for undergraduates will include an annual summer program, fellowship opportunities, and both co-curricular and for-credit courses.
Read article – An opinion piece by Alison Volpe Holmes, associate professor of pediatrics and of the Dartmouth Institute, in which she discusses the innovative way she and her colleagues are treating opioid-exposed newborns. “We will not end the opioid epidemic with just prevention and treatment programs. We will only break the bondage of opioids with unconditional love, and with community. The best place to begin is with the innocent, with the littlest victims of the epidemic,” says Holmes. (Holmes is participating in this year’s Dartmouth Public Voices project.)
Read article – Quotes Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), in an article about how more employers ease relocation for female managers by offering to help in husbands’ search for work. Joshua Kim faced the difficult decision of quitting a job he loved in 2006 so that his wife Julie Kim, assistant professor of pediatrics, could take a job at the Geisel School of Medicine. “That kind of patience for a career move is a challenge,” says Joshua. “As a trailing husband, you have to be more creative and inventive.”