Healthline – This article discusses a book by Dennis McCullough, associate professor of community and family medicine, titled My Mother, Your Mother on the topic of caring for aging loved ones.
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The Washington Post – This story quotes L. Campbell Levy, assistant professor of medicine, about the common unfavorable pre-colonoscopy procedures, and reports that Levy and a team of Geisel researchers have developed an alternative preparation method, consisting of a diet-laxative combination, presented this week at the Digestive Disease Week conference.
Deseret News – This story cites a 2013 Dartmouth study led by Dr. James Sargent, professor of pediatrics, which found that since the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between 46 U.S. states and the tobacco industry, appearances of tobacco fell 42 percent in movies rated for children and 85 percent for films intended for adults.
The Huffington Post – Matthew Friedman, professor of psychiatry and senior adviser to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD, says the treatment for journalists suffering symptoms of PTSD is no different from that used to treat victims of sexual assault or those exposed to extreme violence.
VPR – A feature on Dartmouth’s dance ensemble, which will present a program featuring 16 dancers from within the Dartmouth community, including four from the Geisel School of Medicine, next weekend.
Pacific Standard – In this opinion piece, Leslie Fall, professor of pediatrics, discusses the high costs of medical education and the need for reform.
U.S. News & World Report – Ellen Meara, associate professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, comments that both emergency room visits and inpatient hospital admissions for patients 65 and older are expected to roughly double over 2012 levels.
The Wall Street Journal – Continued coverage on a Harvard-Dartmouth study coauthored by Samir Soneji, assistant professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, which asserts that forecasting errors within the Social Security Administration, tied primarily to life-expectancy data, have significantly overstated the financial health of the benefits program.
NBC News – Points to research co-authored by Samir Soneji, assistant professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and Gary King, director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, which found that Social Security Administration have been consistently overstating the financial health of the program’s trust funds since 2000.
Breitbart – Highlights research co-authored by Samir Soneji, assistant professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and Gary King, director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, which found that the Social Security Administration’s actuarial projections over the last 15 years have been overly optimistic about the health of the program’s trust funds and missed the mark by over $1 trillion.