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Sunday Seniors: Dartmouth Initiative Aims to Help Patients Plan Ahead for Dementia Care – Valley News

Read article – Quotes Megan Bunnell ’19 (D ’13), and Robert Santulli, visiting associate professor in psychological and brain sciences, in a feature story about a new type of advance directive they created called the Dartmouth Dementia Directive, which aims to get people thinking more about what care they wish to receive if they are diagnosed with a memory disorder.

Biologic Medications for Arthritis and Psoriasis Have Flooded the Market—and Been Linked to 34,000 Deaths – Journal Sentinel

Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how drugs for arthritis and psoriasis—such as Humira and Enbrel—have flooded the market over the past 20 years and have been linked to many deaths.

Arthritis, Psoriasis Medication: 34K Deaths Linked to Biologic Drugs – MSN via Journal Sentinel

Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how drugs for arthritis and psoriasis—such as Humira and Enbrel—have flooded the market over the past 20 years and have been linked to many deaths.

Bottom Line: Pete and Gerry’s Asks for PETA-Backed Lawsuit to Be Dismissed; Combing Brains and Brawn – Valley News

Read article – A news brief announcing that Laleh Talebian, Geisel ’05, and Karlen Thyne, a personal trainer and an award-winning bodybuilder, have opened DNA Dynamic Natural Athletes in the space formerly occupied by Curves on Route 5 in White River Junction, Vt. Describing itself as an “integrative wellness center and open exercise space,” DNA provides health evaluations along with nutrition plans, personal fitness coaching, and endurance training.

The Waiting Game: When Hospitals Say No, Where Can Uninsured Patients Find Surgery? – Capital Public Radio

Read article – Quotes Andrew Loehrer, assistant professor of surgery and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about how pro bono programs have become crucial as hospitals turn away uninsured patients. “Our health system is still profoundly incapable of meeting the needs of these vulnerable populations,” says Loehrer. “Patients are often left on their own to sort of figure out a way … We aren’t creating systems that make it as easy as it should be for patients to get lifesaving treatment.”