TODAY – An extensive story on a Geisel study published in JAMA Pediatrics which found that the presence of televisions in children’s bedrooms is linked to weight gain.
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Pacific Standard – In this op-ed, Leslie Henderson poses two questions: “Should intersex women who have naturally elevated levels of steroids called androgens be eligible to compete as women?” and, “Should athletes, male or female, be able to administer chemically modified androgens (anabolic steroids) to improve athletic performance?”
MedPage Today – Elliott Fisher participated in a video interview in which he and other experts answered the question, “What is needed to show that accountable care organizations (ACOs) can save money and provide more efficient and effective care?”
USA Today – Continued coverage of a study led by Matthew Davis, an instructor at The Dartmouth Institute, who monitored the comments of more than 33,000 Facebook users to examine the jokes people make about doctors. Davis is quoted in the story
The Wall Street Journal – In an opinion piece for the Journal’s “The Experts” blog, Elliott Fisher says when it comes to finding a good physician, patients should choose someone that is a good fit for them but also someone who is surrounded by a good team of professionals. Fisher is director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the James W. Squire Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine.
The Economist – A story exploring research from Steven Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz who have been studying how marketing advertisers target middle-aged men with low testosterone, or “low T.”
The Wall Street Journal – In an opinion piece for the Journal’s “The Experts” blog, Elliott Fisher responds to the question “What is the biggest mistake patients make when picking a primary-care doctor?”
NPR – Continued coverage of a Dartmouth study led by H. Gilbert Welch that attributes a drastic increase in thyroid cancer cases to overdiagnosis, leading to overtreatment.
The New York Times – Quotes Louise Davies, an assistant professor of surgery and of TDI, who says diagnosing patients with thyroid cancer who have small tumors “distracts from the problem they came in with and leads to unnecessary treatment.”
NPR – Steven Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz are quoted extensively on the Food and Drug Administration’s call for research into how prescription drug ads can be improved. Schwartz’s research on two new weight-loss drugs with harmful side effects is also discussed. Schwartz and Woloshin are both professors of medicine and of community and family medicine, as well as co-directors of the Medicine and the Media program. This story was published by NPR’s Shots.