NHPR – Elias Hyams, assistant professor of surgery, comments on the prevalence of low-risk prostate cancer among men.
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The Columbus Dispatch – Cites commentary published in the journal Pediatrics, co-authored by William Edwards, professor of pediatrics, and Roger Soll of the University of Vermont, on infant deaths caused by antibiotic-resistant infections.
New Hampshire Magazine – Reviews Less Medicine, More Health by H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine, which challenges the belief that more medical care leads to better health.
Valley News – The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice has received a three-year, $800,000 grant from the Anthem Foundation for a nationwide study of neonatal intensive care. The project, which will include the creation of the first Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care of Neonatal Intensive Care, will be led by David Goodman, professor of pediatrics.
CNN – In this opinion piece, H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine, discusses the plausible effects of increasing medical testing.
The New York Times – Quotes Ellen Meara, associate professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, on the results of a recent study, which found that millions of older people are getting tests they don’t need to prove they are healthy enough to have cataracts removed.
Business Insider via Reuters – Quotes Tim Lahey, associate professor of medicine, on a recent study, which found that some people may be genetically programmed to feel better after taking placebo pills, while others may only heal with real drugs.
NHPR – Highlights a quote by Ellen Meara, associate professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, on the Affordable Care Act.
The Christian Science Monitor – Quotes James Sargent, professor of pediatrics, on the prevalence of alcohol consumption. “Where we are in alcohol right now is pretty much where we were in tobacco in 1989,” Sargent says.
NPR – H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine, comments on the issue of cancer screenings, which often detect early tumors that will never become malignant. He describes this phenomenon in his new book, Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Care.