VPR – This story on health coaches helping diabetes patients highlights the success of Inger Imset, a health coach who specializes in patient education at the Geisel School of Medicine.
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Valley News – Charitable gifts for Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock during the fiscal year ending June 30th totaled $36.7 million, a new 12-month record. $21.6 million will be allotted for student scholarships and neurosciences research at Geisel.
Medical Express – Article discusses study led by Assistant Professor Carrie Colla at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice.
Medical Daily – A recent study conducted by researchers from Geisel found that movie characters that smoke, both “good guys” and “bad guys,” influence teen smoking.
Health Affairs – Op-ed collaboration by Jonathan Skinner, Elliot Fisher, and James Weinstein. Skinner is the James Freedman Presidential Professor of Economics, Fisher is the director of The Dartmouth Institute, and Weinstein is the CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
WPTZ NBC 5 – Article discusses collaboration by researchers at Geisel and the University of Washington School of Public Health on a study, which found that much fewer workers who consult a chiropractor end up receiving surgery compared to those who visit a surgeon first.
CBC News – Study authors noted that narcotic painkillers are not a good long-term solution for topics workplace injuries. “The effectiveness is at best uncertain, and the risks are very real,” says Associate Professor of TDI Ellen Meara.
VPR – Associate Professor of Medicine Tim Lahey is interviewed discussing the recent Ebola virus outbreak. “There’s almost no chance that even nurses and doctors in the United States could get this. And the reason for that is that among the roughly 2,000 people that have Ebola virus disease, very, very few of them can get on a plane and come to one of the developing world countries,” he says.
New Times – Agnes Bingwahoo, the Health Minister for Rwanda and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Geisel, “becomes the first PhD honour to be awarded to a Rwandan national at the University of Rwanda.”
Bay News 9 – According to a new study by The Dartmouth Institute, which examined over 9 million prescription records of people receiving benefits because they’re too disabled to work, “Roughly 4 million Americans too disabled to work are prescribed heavy-duty painkillers, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, codeine and morphine”. “Almost half — over 40 percent — filled a prescription for opiates in a year, and one in five was filling six or more prescriptions per year,” says Associate Professor of TDI Ellen Meara.