In the News

Doctors Are Prescribing Off-Label Nicotine Replacements for Teens Addicted to Vaping – Quartz

Read article – Quotes Susanne Tanski, associate professor of pediatrics, in an article about how several doctors have started prescribing off-label nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) to their young patients who have been vaping nicotine-filled e-cigarettes, as a growing number of teens have been going to the family doctor with concerns about their e-cigarette vaping habits. “We’re at a little bit of a disadvantage because we don’t know what will work,” says Tanski.

5 Childhood Conditions That Don’t Require a Trip to the E.R. – The New York Times

Read article – Quotes Alison Kapadia, assistant professor of medicine, in an article that reveals simple at-home remedies for five common ailments. Kapadia discusses how to treat a dislocated kneecap. “Once the leg is completely straight, then you literally just put your thumbs on either side of the patella,” says Kapadia. “Tilt it up, and it will easily slide back on top of the knee where it belongs.”

Local Authors Release New Books – Valley News

Read article – Highlights a new book by Catherine Florio Pipas, professor of community and family medicine, titled A Doctor’s Dozen in a list of books published by local authors. “While much of the wisdom treads familiar territory, Pipas’ stories of both fellow doctors and patients wrestling with challenges ranging from cancer to infidelity bring the lessons to life. Each chapter also includes a concrete task the reader can undertake in pursuit of the corresponding goal,” the article states.

Breast Tech: 3D Mammography at Columbia Memorial Health – Chronogram

Read article – Quotes Christine Cooley MED ’06, in an article about the new state-of-the-art 3D mammography—a cutting-edge imaging technology that affords healthcare providers a more accurate view of tissue, compared to the conventional two-dimensional mammograms, which result in a higher incidence of false positives. “If the patient has really dense breast tissue, there are things that can be hiding,” says Cooley. “With this new technology, I can find a little cancer inside that breast. With the older technology, I probably wouldn’t have seen that cancer for another year or two until it got bigger.”

Dartmouth, Company to Share $4.7M in Opioid Treatment Funds – NHPR via Associated Press

Read article – Dartmouth and a healthcare technology company called Q2i are sharing $4.7 million in federal grant money to work on improving the treatment of opioid addiction. The funding is from the National Institutes of Health for a program that provides resources to test new approaches aimed at improving treatment for chronic pain, curbing the rates of opioid use disorder and overdoses, and achieving long-term recovery from opioid addiction. (Picked up by WMUR, NBC 5, WCAX, and Charlotte Observer. Similar coverage in New Hampshire Union Leader.)

In Tiny Doses, an Addiction Medication Moonlights as Treatment for Chronic Pain – Kaiser Health News via NPR

Listen to story – Continued coverage of comments by Bruce Vrooman, associate professor of anesthesiology, about treating patients with complex chronic pain, and how for some patients, low-dose naltrexone appears to be more effective and well-tolerated than the big-name opioids that dominated pain management for decades. (Picked up by Yahoo! Lifestyle and Pain News Network.)

Lebanon Accelerator Wins $50k in SBA Competition – New Hampshire Business Review

Read article – TREAT, the Lebanon-based Center for the Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances in Technology, has been awarded a $50,000 grant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. TREAT is a consortium that includes Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and Tuck School of Business and Celdara Medical, a biotech firm based in Lebanon, among several others.