NBCNews – Dr. David Wennberg, a Dartmouth Institute researcher who has studied the payment issue, said that with billions of tax dollars at stake federal officials need to hit the “reset button” on risk scoring. Wennberg said Medicare Advantage “is a very large program with lots of money flowing through it. There are always vested interests in protecting the status quo.”
In the News
TIME – An extensive story on a Geisel study that discovered that a version of the BRCA2 gene, which increases risks of breast and ovarian cancer, may increase the risk of lung cancer as well.
Valley News – In a recent speech on health care reform, Don Berwick, founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, touted the reform efforts of Dartmouth and its affiliates and encouraged the audience to embrace such efforts locally.
ProPublica & The Daily Beast – Joanne Nicholson, professor of psychiatry at Geisel and at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center (PRC), is quoted extensively in this piece on whether it’s ethical for parents with mental illnesses to lose custody of their children.
NHPR – Elizabeth Talbot, an associate professor of medicine at Geisel, was a guest on NHPR’s The Exchange to discuss the rise of Lyme Disease cases.
The New York Times – Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine and of community and family medicine and co-director of TDI’s Medicine in the Media Program, was interviewed by the Times to discuss his research on low testosterone, or “low T.” Woloshin says low T therapy is “the mother of all disease mongering.”
Al Jazeera America – In this op-ed, Leslie Henderson, a professor of physiology and of biochemistry, and senior associate dean for faculty affairs, explains why the National Institutes of Health’s recent announcement that animal testing will now include female animals is so important for women’s health.
Herald of Randolph – Coverage of the second annual Upper Valley Brain Bee that took place Saturday at Dartmouth. The competition was hosted by The Neuroscience Center at Dartmouth and the Society for Neuroscience, New Hampshire Chapter. It pitted local high school students against each other as they answered questions about the human brain.
Marketplace – Story on a new, positive way of marketing mammograms quotes Steve Woloshin, professor of medicine and of community and family medicine and co-director of TDI’s Medicine in the Media Program.
Los Angeles Times – Says the Dartmouth Atlas Project reported last year that spending during the last two years of life was about $112,000 per patient in Los Angeles.