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An App for Easing Autism

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.

How OITNB Flubbed Compassionate Release

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.”

How Doctors Might Make You Sick

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.

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.”