Read article – Cites comments by Gilbert Fanciullo, active emeritus professor of anesthesiology, in an article about medical marijuana in New Hampshire and Vermont and how a number of obstacles stand in the way of some who wish to use it, including the conflict between state and federal law.
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Read more – Quotes Samir Soneji, assistant professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about research he led that found that teens who engage with online tobacco ads are more likely to start smoking than their peers who aren’t lured by digital marketing campaigns. “One possible influence of engagement with online tobacco marketing is to make teenagers curious about and wanting to try a tobacco product,” says Soneji.
Read article – Cites comments by Lisa Schwartz, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about how decades of public awareness campaigns have convinced patients that cancer screenings are essential.
Read article – Features comments by Tim Lahey, associate professor of medicine, medical education, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about a new policy in France that requires all children born January 1 or later to receive 11 mandatory vaccines. “We don’t see measles, mumps, rubella, polio so much anymore, so we don’t feel like we’re at risk and therefore the inconvenience, the cost, the very small risk of immunizations can feel like the bigger problem,” says Lahey.
Read article – Quotes James Stahl, associate professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a new study that found that menopausal women who practice yoga may experience more relief from symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes than their peers who don’t do this type of exercise. “All of the mind-body tools, yoga, acupuncture, qi gong, and meditation probably work through multiple mechanisms—through remodeling how the mind-body perceives sensations and signals, how the mind-body responds to those stimuli and finally through helping set or reset the mind-body’s steady state,” says Stahl, who wasn’t involved in the study.
Read article – An opinion piece by Julie Kim, assistant professor of pediatrics, in which she discusses how the myth of Santa can convolute fact and fiction in a way that can be dangerous.
Read article – An opinion piece featuring research conducted by H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, that brings new evidence of the surprising frequency of overdiagnoses, including surprising data on the epidemic of overdiagnoses in rich countries like the U.S.
Read article – Features an interview with H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and professor of economics and adjunct professor of business administration, in which he discusses how our screening tests are not perfect and may at times be harmful.
Read article – Quotes H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about the waste in health care spending. “There are a number of people who can imagine ways to solve things,” says Welch. “But the political will and the forces at work can stop them pretty easily.”
Read article – In an essay for JAMA based on her speech at this year’s White Coat ceremony, Kathryn B. Kirkland, MD MED ’86, a professor of medicine and the Dorothy and John J. Byrne, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Palliative Medicine, uses the metaphor of the erosion of shorelines to guide medical students, residents, and physicians to understand the reshaping through the erosive forces inherent with the professional formation and changes of a medical career.