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Weighing Testosterone’s Benefits and Risks

The New York Times – Quotes Lisa Schwartz, a professor of medicine and of community and family medicine at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, who says “We’re giving people hormones that we don’t know they need for a disease that we don’t know they have, and we don’t know if it’ll help them or harm them.” The Times notes that Schwartz co-authored a 2013 study on the marketing of low testosterone.

Spectrum, Dartmouth team up on teen drug abuse program

Burlington Free Press – An extensive feature on a youth counseling and research program organized by the Geisel School of Medicine and Burlington’s Spectrum Youth and Family Services which will “supplement out-patient counseling with a system of rewards and consequences to encourage an estimated 220 Burlington-area youths over five years to abstain from substance use,” according to the Burlington Free Press. The program is funded by a $2.5 million research grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.