Los Angeles Times – In this op-ed, Ira Byock, emeritus professor of medicine, discusses the End of Life Option Act (SB 128) introduced in California on January 21, and unpacks the euphemisms for assisted suicide employed by supporters of the bill.
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The Wall Street Journal – Quotes Scott Wallace, visiting professor of community and family medicine, on measurement fatigue in hospitals due to narrow process-oriented metrics. Wallace states that the most important metric is a patient’s improvement.
CNN – An article by James Sargent, professor of pediatrics, which argues that parents should approach ads for alcoholic beverages with great caution in light of a new study led by Sargent and his colleagues, which showed that youths’ exposure to alcohol advertisements influenced their drinking behaviors.
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.
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.