Read article – Michael Calderwood, an associate professor of medicine, is featured in an article about the use of antibiotics after an incision is closed. “Our hope is that hospitals and health care teams will review the updated guidelines for support of current prevention practices and adoption of new standards targeted at our high reliability goal of zero harm,” Calderwood said.
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The Gender Pay Gap for Female Doctors Is Deepest for Those Who Are Also Mothers – WBUR
Read article – Lucy Skinner, MED ’21, ’23, is featured in an article about her research that finds female doctors get paid significantly less over the course of their careers if they’re married and have children compared to male doctors who have children. “Having access to day cares at hospital systems, as well as having equal maternity and paternity leave, would normalize both men and women taking time off to take care of children,” Skinner said. (Picked up by WLRN, NPR Illinois, and others.)
Is the World Ready for ChatGPT Therapists? – Nature
Read article – Quotes Nicholas Jacobson, an assistant professor of biomedical data science and psychiatry, in an article about automated therapy. “The vast majority of the app marketplace has not tested its product,” Jacobson said.
The Truth Behind 10 Common Skin Cancer Myths – Everyday Health
Read article – Information from the Geisel School of Medicine is noted in an article about skin cancer myths. It notes that Black patients are more than three times as likely to be diagnosed with melanoma at a late stage than white patients.
Dense Breast Tissue May Possibly Be Linked to Increased Rate of Cancer for Women – The Jewish Voice
Read article – Laura Beidler, a research project coordinator at the Dartmouth Institute, is quoted in an article about a potential link between breast density and cancer rates. “When compared to other known and perhaps more well-known breast cancer risks, women did not perceive breast density as significant of a risk,” Beidler said.
Kentucky Cannabis Experts Weigh In on Benefits and Drawbacks of Marijuana Use – Link NKY via WCPO
Read article – Features comments by Alan Budney, a professor of psychiatry and biomedical data science, in an article about marijuana use. “We ran some studies and it turned out cannabis withdrawal looks like tobacco withdrawal, and a good percentage of these people who use a lot of cannabis end up with the same withdrawal symptoms,” Budney said.
U.S. Should Have Attacked COVID Like a Foreign Invasion, Experts Say. Have We Learned Any Lessons? – USA Today
Read article – Kendall Hoyt, a senior lecturer of engineering and assistant professor of medicine, is listed as one of the authors of the new book Lessons From the COVID War. In the book, Hoyt and over 30 other experts from the worlds of policy, public health, science, biodefense, and patient advocacy examine how the U.S. lost the pandemic war. (Picked up by MSN.)
The Pregnancy Risks of Ozempic and Wegovy Need More Attention – Vox
Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, MED ’96, a professor of the Dartmouth Institute, in an article about the pregnancy risks of Ozempic—approved only for diabetes but used off-label for weight loss—as well as the higher-dose obesity formulation Wegovy.
The Great Resignation: Survival Strategies for Pediatric Practice – Contemporary Pediatrics
Read article – Andrew Schuman, a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, writes a column about navigating pediatric practice through staffing shortages and increased workloads. “We need to reinvent our practices and create a better medical home for our patients,” Schuman said. “For many providers, this is long overdue and should be seen as an opportunity rather than a hardship.”
Anti-Abortion Activists Urge Senate to Keep Penalties Against Doctors – New Hampshire Union Leader
Read article – Ilana Cass, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is featured in an article about criminal and civil penalties for doctors who perform abortions after six months of pregnancy. “This will have an impact on my recruiting,” Cass said. (Picked up by Yahoo! News.)