NPR – An interview with H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine, on the issue of overmedicalization, in light of a recent controversial comment by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who suggested that people should have their blood tested on a quarterly basis.
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LA Weekly – Cites a 2012 Dartmouth study that calls for regulatory limits for arsenic in food, including rice and fruit juices.
Valley News – Features Tracy Pope, administrative coordinator at Geisel, and organ recipient, who organized flag-raising ceremonies to mark Annual Donate Life Month, which will take place at Valley Regional Hospital on Wednesday.
NHPR – As a guest on “The Exchange,” Gil Fanciullo, professor of anesthesiology, discusses the problem of opioid overdoses and the state’s responses to it, including a new prescription drug monitoring program.
The Washington Post – Discusses a recent book by H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine, titled Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care, which argues against overmedicalization.
ABC News – Points to Dartmouth research, which found that regular apple-eaters filled out marginally fewer prescriptions for medications than those who did not eat apples regularly, and found an insignificant difference in doctor visits between the two groups.
Buffalo News – Cites Dartmouth Atlas statistics, which show that Buffalo places in the bottom half of the nation’s regions for the overall number of physicians.
Valley News – Features photographs of Geisel students during the recent national Match Day ceremony held at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
The Wall Street Journal – In this opinion piece, H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine, argues against “knee-jerk medicine,” in which doctors attempt to “fix” patients’ ailments by prescribing more medications or procedures, as opposed to taking a less invasive approach.
Daily Mail – Continued coverage on research led by Jay Dunlap, professor of genetics, which concluded that some fungi emit light to attract insects at night, which then spread their fungal spores around.