In the News

Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S. Study

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.

Legally High

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.

Ending Life

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.