Read article – An obituary for John Gunderson, MED ’65, whose studies of people with suicidal urges, fears of abandonment, and squalls of emotion helped establish borderline personality disorder as a stand-alone diagnosis, providing a foundation for research and the first effective treatments.
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Read article – Quotes Alan Budney, professor of psychiatry, about how he remains skeptical about medical marijuana and CBD products and concerned that the regulation of cannabis is too loose.
Read article – Quotes Michael Lyons, clinical assistant professor of community and family medicine, about the best way to talk to kids about sexuality. “This is a part of all humans,” says Lyons. “It’s so odd that it’s so much a part of everyone’s body and we don’t talk about it. It seems like something that could be smoother, easier, and give people a better sense of well-being and help avoid abuses.”
Read article – Quotes Gilbert Fanciullo, active emeritus professor of anesthesiology, in an article about how New Hampshire lawmakers recently held up the state’s opioid epidemic as a chief reason why, or why not, to legalize marijuana. “Cannabis is not a gateway drug,” says Fanciullo. He added that under legalization, the state could see a decrease in substance abuse because “people will substitute cannabis for other, more harmful drugs.”
Read article – Features research coauthored by Glyn Elwyn, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and of community and family medicine, in which he and fellow colleagues examined the role that artificial intelligence may have in providing doctors with personalized, detailed feedback on their communication skills.
Read article – Quotes Louise Davies, associate professor of surgery and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a study she coauthored that examined the burden of concern for patients with thyroid cancer who are under active surveillance. “It is reassuring to find that the burden of concern, such as worry, is similar between patients who are treated and those who are surveilled,” says Davies.
Read article – A College of the Atlantic earth sciences professor and her students are offering free testing of private wells on Mount Desert Island, Me., for arsenic and other minerals. The College of the Atlantic study is rooted in the “All About Arsenic” education initiative, a collaborative project initiated by the MDI Biological Laboratory and Dartmouth College.
Read article – Quotes Jay Buckey, professor of medicine and adjunct professor of engineering, in an article about how the interior design of a spacecraft can potentially affect the behavior of the passengers. Buckey, a former NASA astronaut, comments on the Russian cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev, who wrote about his strained experience spending 211 days on board a tiny space station called Salyut-7 in 1982, with just one other crew member. “It’s a really compelling story because there were periods of time they weren’t even talking to each other,” says Buckey. “They had a really high rate of psychosocial problems, part of which might have been due to the environment they were in.”
Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Margaret Karagas, the James W. Squires Professor and chair of epidemiology, and professor of community and family medicine; and Carolyn Murray, assistant professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice; in an article about a new report conducted by the consumer-advocacy organization Consumer Reports that tested 45 fruit juices, including apple, grape and juice blends, and found that 21 of them had “concerning levels” of cadmium, arsenic, and/or lead.
Read article – As guests on The Exchange, Elizabeth Talbot, associate professor of medicine, and Douglas Phelan, Geisel ’17, discuss why we tend to get sick in the winter, why some people are more affected than others, and how to protect yourself and those around you. (This show aired live at 9 a.m. and will rebroadcast at 7 p.m.)