In the News

How Many Middle-Aged Men Need HRT?

BBC – This extensive story on the marketing of treatment for low testosterone, or “Low T” discusses research by Lisa Schwartz on the topic. Schwartz, a professor of medicine, of community and family medicine, and of TDI, is quoted extensively in the story and asks, “The question is, is there really any problem here to be treated?”

Dartmouth Researchers: Anxiety Over False-Positive Mammogram is Temporary

New Hampshire Union Leader– Continued coverage of a study led by Anna Tosteson that found false-positive mammograms cause increased anxiety, but it doesn’t necessarily affect women’s health. Tosteson, who was interviewed for the story, is a professor of medicine, of community and family medicine, of TDI, and is the James J. Carroll Professor of Oncology at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Geisel School of Medicine.

Doctors’ Free Samples Have a Hidden Cost

NBC News – Steven Woloshin is quoted on a study that found doctors are more likely to prescribe medications if they also offer free samples of those medications. Woloshin, Geisel ’96, is a professor of medicine and community and family medicine and co-director of the Center for Medicine in the Media. He was not involved in the study.

Research Roundup

The Daily Nebraskan – Points to a study led by James Sargent and researchers at Pittsburgh University’s School of Medicine that found binge drinking by teenagers and young adults is strongly connected to listening to music that references branded alcohol. Sargent is a professor of pediatrics, of community and family medicine, of TDI, and a co-director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

False-Positive Mammograms Have Limited Effect on Anxiety

Reuters – An extensive story on a study led by Anna Tosteson that found women whose mammograms suggest possible breast cancer that is then ruled out experience increased anxiety, but it doesn’t necessarily affect their health, Reuters reports. Tosteson, who was interviewed for the story, is a professor of medicine, of community and family medicine, of TDI, and is the James J. Carroll Professor of Oncology at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Geisel School of Medicine.