Keene Sentinel/Valley News – Researchers from Keene State University are teaming up with researchers from Geisel to test a new iPad app designed to help people with autism “see and match how emotions are conveyed in speech,” the Valley News reports. Associate Professor of Psychiatry Robert Roth, one of the Geisel researchers involved in the testing, is quoted in the story.
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The Daily Beast – This story on Netflix series Orange Is the New Black’s portrayal of an inmate with Alzheimer’s quotes Ira Byock, who says “People who are severely debilitated or are in the midst of dying are usually no longer a threat to society, and there is not a compelling social advantage to keeping them in prison.”
NPR – A new Dartmouth study has found that doctors are more concerned with discussing a contraceptive method’s effectiveness at preventing pregnancy, but women are typically more concerned with a contraceptive method’s safety and its side effects. The study was led by Kyla Donnelly, a researcher at TDI, who was interviewed for the story.
The Wall Street Journal – In this piece for the Journal’s “The Experts” panel, H. Gilbert Welch says a big misconception about doctors is that they know more about a patient’s health than the patient does. “It’s simply not true,” he writes.
Valley News – A research team from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice has found physician leadership has played a central role in the first wave of Accountable Care Organizations.
Information Week – Healthcare is becoming more personal — and providers are using analytics, big data, and collaboration software to learn more about the care, support, and treatment their patients require and want.
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.
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.
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.”
TIME – An extensive story on a Geisel study that discovered that a version of the BRCA2 gene, which increases risks of breast and ovarian cancer, may increase the risk of lung cancer as well.