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Crisis Looms for the Next Generation of Doctors

Concord Monitor – In this op-ed, Kevin Koo, a resident in urology at Geisel, says that the demand for health care providers is on the rise, yet, there is a lack of available residency positions for recently graduated medical students who are on the road to independently practicing as physicians.

Lombard Medical Aorfix(TM) Highlighted at 2014 Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting

Wall Street Journal – Lombard Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVAR), a medical device company focused on Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), showcased its Aorfix(TM) Endovascular Stent Graft at the 2014 Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Annual Meeting in Boston, June 5-7. Mark Fillinger, M.D., Director, Vascular Surgery Training Programs, Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth, will present “Clinical Experience Treating Highly Angulated AAAs On-Label Using the Aorfix Endovascular Stent Graft” at the SVS Vascular Live symposium today.

Medicare Advantage Billing Errors Cost Taxpayers Billions

NBCNews – Dr. David Wennberg, a Dartmouth Institute researcher who has studied the payment issue, said that with billions of tax dollars at stake federal officials need to hit the “reset button” on risk scoring. Wennberg said Medicare Advantage “is a very large program with lots of money flowing through it. There are always vested interests in protecting the status quo.”

Of Mice and (Wo)men

Al Jazeera America – In this op-ed, Leslie Henderson, a professor of physiology and of biochemistry, and senior associate dean for faculty affairs, explains why the National Institutes of Health’s recent announcement that animal testing will now include female animals is so important for women’s health.

Spinella Wins Upper Valley Brain Bee

Herald of Randolph – Coverage of the second annual Upper Valley Brain Bee that took place Saturday at Dartmouth. The competition was hosted by The Neuroscience Center at Dartmouth and the Society for Neuroscience, New Hampshire Chapter. It pitted local high school students against each other as they answered questions about the human brain.