Science World Report – Dartmouth researchers found that the majority of the African American women who undergo mastectomies are 55 percent less likely to receive breast reconstruction irrespective of where they received their care.
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Science World Report – Dartmouth researchers found that the majority of the African American women who undergo mastectomies are 55 percent less likely to receive breast reconstruction irrespective of where they received their care. The study has filled a gap in addressing the issue as to whether racial disparities in breast reconstruction were due to disproportionate use of hospitals with services available.
Huffington Post – Research Assistant Professor Joanna Fanos is quoted on her views about the correlation between narcissism and social media in this excerpt from Jeffrey Kluger’s The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, Your Office, Your Bed—In Your World.
NewsMedical – Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Eric Henderson found an innovative way to use the Spider Limb Positioner, a surgical device that mobilizes patients’ limbs so that surgeons are more free to operate.
Columbia Chronicle – For many who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, nighttime symptoms manifest as insomnia, nightmares, and disturbed sleep patterns. According to Matthew J. Friedman, professor of psychiatry at Geisel, “There is some debate about whether PTSD is primarily a fault of the disturbed sleep patterns or if the disturbed sleep is a consequence of all the other deregulation that occurs from the disorder, but there is likely some basis for both perspectives.”
VOX – Americans are charged higher prices for health care than anyone else. The article cites research conducted by Professor of Medicine Elliot Fisher and colleagues, which found that the prices that Americans pay for medical procedures and services vary wildly depending on where they are, who they are, whether they’re insured, whom they’re insured by, and which hospital they go to.
Scientific American – Associate Professor of Medicine Tim Lahey’s blog discusses a study which found that, contrary to expectations, participation in intergenerational sex did not impact the likelihood of contracting HIV.
Portland Press Herald – Researches in northern New England will benefit from more than $100 million in donations raised by The ALS Bucket Challenge for the ALS foundation. The article quotes Elijah Stommel, professor of neurology at Geisel, and discusses his research on the connection between ALS and algae blooms. “The more money is poured into this,” Stommel said, “the more chances we have for improvements in therapies.”
VPR – This story on health coaches helping diabetes patients highlights the success of Inger Imset, a health coach who specializes in patient education at the Geisel School of Medicine.
Valley News – Charitable gifts for Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock during the fiscal year ending June 30th totaled $36.7 million, a new 12-month record. $21.6 million will be allotted for student scholarships and neurosciences research at Geisel.