HealthDay via U.S. News and World Report – Quotes Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute and of Orthopaedic Surgery Brook Martin on the percentage of Americans who experience back pain, and cites research conducted by the Dartmouth Atlas Project on the varying rates of spinal fusion throughout the United States.
In the News
NewsWorks – Features Jeffrey Deflavio Geisel ’14, who is trying to bring affordable addiction treatment to clients in hard-to-reach rural areas of New England.
The New York Times – This article discusses marijuana usage among young adults, and quotes Alan Budney on the ways that smoking may affect students’ academic performance.
The New York Times – In this article about the brain’s adaptation to marijuana exposure, Professor of Psychiatry Alan Budney comments on smokers’ vulnerability to addiction.
The Washington Post via Associated Press – Emeritus Professor of Medicine Harold Sox is quoted on the efficacy of Cologuard, a new, noninvasive test for colon cancer screening.
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.
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.