Al Jazeera America – Quotes Ellen Meara, associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute, on a study that found many Americans don’t understand President Obama’s health care law or how health insurance works. Meara was not involved in the study.
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The Greenfield Recorder – Jeffrey Hayer ’75, Geisel ’78, an orthopedic surgeon in Greenfield, Mass., has been named a Community Clinician of the Year in Massachusetts by the Franklin Medical Society.
New Hampshire Union Leader – Geisel has partnered with global nonprofit Aeras to conduct a trial of a new vaccine for tuberculosis (TB). Professor of Medicine Fordham von Reyn is quoted extensively.
National Journal – Quotes Carmen Marsit, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology and of community and family medicine, who says “People, particularly in America, may believe that famine exposure during pregnancy could do something harmful. But it is also possible that chronic stress or chemical exposure can also lead to effects, and that similar molecular mechanisms are at play. There’s really a lot of amazing research out there proving that.”
Los Angeles Times – The Los Angeles Times reports that, in the 1970s, Jack Wennberg led a team of physicians in Maine who became the first in the country to examine health care variations across the region.
Bloomberg Businessweek – Quotes Douglas Robertson, associate professor of medicine and associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute, who wrote an editorial that accompanied a new study on screening methods for colon cancer.
The Wall Street Journal – Quotes Douglas Robertson, associate professor of medicine and associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute, who wrote an editorial that accompanied a new study on screening methods for colon cancer.
Bloomberg– Quotes Liming Bao, associate professor of pathology, on a study that found air pollution led to genetic changes in children “whose mothers were exposed to a Chinese coal-fired power plant before it was shuttered a decade ago,” Bloomberg reports. Bao was not involved in the study.
Salon – Points to a Bloomberg story in which Liming Bao, associate professor of pathology, is quoted on a study that found air pollution in China led to genetic changes in children.
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News – Quotes Douglas Robertson on a new study that looked at screening methods for colorectal cancer (CRC) that reduced mortality risks by 32 percent with annual screening and 22 percent with biennial screening.