Forbes – Highlights a quote from a 2012 New York Times column by H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine, on standard medical practices that late prove to be more harmful than good. “The truth is that for a large part of medical practice, we don’t know what works. But we pay for it anyway,” Gilbert writes.
In the News
The Huffington Post – Points to research by Heinz Valtin, emeritus professor of physiology and neurobiology, which looked at sources of daily hydration.
The Press Democrat – It’s no surprise that Dr. Nurit Licht, a graduate of Dartmouth’s medical school and the energetic chief medical officer of Petaluma Health Center, is an early riser. Most mornings she’s up at 5:30, answering emails and finalizing plans for the day ahead.
Reuters – Quotes James Sargent, professor of pediatrics and senior author of a recent study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, which found that alcohol advertisements have led to a rise in underage drinking and binge drinking.
The Wall Street Journal – Continued coverage on the recent study led by Susanne Tanski, associate professor of pediatrics, which found that alcohol advertisements have led to a rise in underage drinking and binge drinking.
U.S. News and World Report– A new study, led by Susanne Tanski, associate professor of pediatrics, found that the more receptive teens were to alcohol ads on TV, the more likely they were to start drinking, or to progress from drinking to binge drinking or hazardous drinking.
The New York Times – References a recent article, titled “Green Eggs and Ham,” published in Academic Medicine, which notes that Dartmouth’s medical school was renamed in 2012 after Theodor Geisel ’25.
The New York Times – Quotes Lisa Schwartz, professor of medicine, on the shift toward making clinical trial data more publicly available.
CentralMaine.com – Points to a study co-authored by Christopher Amos, professor of community and family medicine, which found that cardiovascular health improved significantly in Franklin County, Maine, and mortality rates decreased in connection to a 40-year preventive health effort.
New Hampshire Union Leader – Quotes David Axelrod, associate professor of surgery, on the annual rate of transplants that take place at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.