News and Observer via Associated Press – Associate Professor of Medicine Elizabeth Talbot, who serves as New Hampshire deputy state epidemiologist, speaks about her decision to travel to Liberia to train medical workers in treating Ebola cases.
In the News
The New York Times – Quotes Emeritus Professor of Medicine Ira Byock on the dangers of physician-assisted suicide.
CBS – Anderson Cooper interviews Emeritus Professor of Medicine Ira Byock on “60 Minutes” about his views on physician-assisted suicide in light of a recent case in which a woman was arrested and charged with aiding her ill father’s death.
The Examiner – A recent study at Geisel, published in the journal PLOS One, found that people with severe mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophrenia, create a sense of community by openly sharing their experiences on YouTube.
NHPR – Dartmouth researchers have created a new approach to aid in the diagnosing of concussions during football games by visually tuning neurosurgeons into the games via a robot called VGo. This technology gives coaches far from a medical center instant access to a visual consult if a student gets injured.
Bloomberg – An article on the recent Ebola diagnoses in the U.S. and the hospital costs associated with treating the disease. Cites the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, which reports that health care is generally more costly in Dallas, Texas—where the first U.S. Ebola patient is being treated—than in the rest of the country.
Valley News – An article on the recent cases of Ebola and efforts to control the outbreak. Area health experts agree that Ebola does not pose a major threat to New England residents. Associate Professor of Medicine Elizabeth Talbot comments on the chance of a sustained transmission of Ebola in the Upper Valley.
Politico Magazine – In this contribution to Politico Magazine’s “The Arena,” Assistant Professor of Medicine Kendall Hoyt compares the ravaging effects of Ebola and influenza, and discusses the importance of preparing for a pandemic.
New Hampshire Public Radio – One in five Medicare patients treated for a list of common conditions – like pneumonia and heart failure – are readmitted to the hospitals that treated them within a month. Jeremiah Brown, an assistant professor at the Dartmouth Institute, says since the feds rolled out these penalties two years ago, readmissions have dropped. Quotes Jeremiah Brown, an assistant professor at the Dartmouth Institute.
New York Times – Prozac’s introduction by Eli Lilly and Company in 1988 transformed not only the treatment of depression but also our views and expectations of pharmaceuticals. But was it a true step forward in medicine, or did it just open the flood gates to aggressive marketing and commercial branding of drugs? Lisa Schwartz and Steve Woloshin, professors of medicine and codirectors of the Center for Medicine in the Media at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, participate in a debate.