Medscape – Quotes Thomas Ward, professor of neurology, on a recent study which shows that migraines are associated with an increased risk for stroke among active smokers, but not nonsmokers. Ward says that the study “does confirm that smoking and migraine is a bad combination, and already known to be even worse if the patient is taking exogenous estrogen.”
In the News
The New York Times – An opinion piece on why Medicaid and Medicare need to be reformed, which cites research conducted by Dartmouth, Harvard, and MIT, estimating the value of Medicaid. The researchers found that for every dollar of spending, the value to recipients is between 20 cents and 40 cents.
Valley News – Quotes Melanie Lawrence, clinical assistant professor of community and family medicine, on the potential construction of a nonprofit water therapy and swimming center in the Woodsville, N.H. – Wells River, V.T., area. “The therapeutic and medical reasons I think would draw a lot of people,” says Lawrence. “Gravity is much less of a restriction for physical therapy in the water, and that type of modality is really important particularly for elderly people with joint issues.”
American Academy of Family Physicians – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice on the AllTrials campaign, which is calling for all past and present clinical trials in the United States to be registered and report their results.
Scientific American – Continued coverage on comments by Margaret Karagas, chair and professor of epidemiology, and professor of community and family medicine, on recent research conducted by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast, U.K., which found that preparing rice by flushing it through with fresh hot water can remove much of the grain’s naturally stored arsenic.
NHPR – As a guest on NHPR’s “The Exchange,” Brooke Judd, assistant professor of psychiatry, discusses the latest sleep research on how much sleep you should get and how to get it.
U.S. News & World Report via Health Day News – Cites a recent study conducted by Wade Harrison, Geisel ’16, and David Goodman, MD, PhD, researchers at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, which found that more babies are being treated in neonatal intensive care units at many U.S. hospitals, and the infants are bigger and less premature.
Health News Review – Article quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, on the recent claim by Gary Gilliland, president of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, that it is plausible there will be a cure for most human cancers within 10 years. Woloshin notes that it is a “great aspiration – but, unfortunately no reason to think it’s more than a dream right now.”
Valley News – Continued coverage on the career development awards given by the White River Junction VA Medical Center to Eric Henderson, assistant professor of orthopaedics, and Florian Schroeck, assistant professor of orthopaedics and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, both of whom are members of the White River Junction VA Outcomes Group.