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Benzodiazepine Prescriptions for Veterans with PTSD Declined Over 10-Year Period – Healio

Read article – “Given concerns about inappropriate prescribing in post-9/11 veterans, a particular emphasis for [the Veterans Health Administration] has centered on developing innovative strategies to deprescribe off-label medications,” Nancy C. Bernardy, PhD, of the department of psychiatry at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and colleagues wrote.

Survey Reveals Widespread Confusion Among Women About the Density of Their Breasts – Radiology Business

Read article – Rebecca Smith, Guarini ’17 and ’26, is quoted in an article about her co-authored study that found confusion among women about the density of their breasts following a breast density measure. “Although density notification has the potential to increase woman and provider awareness of density and support conversations about breast cancer risk and additional screening options, it will only be successful to the extent that women and providers understand their notifications and information shared during clinical encounters,” Smith said.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Vascular Surgeon Receives National Recognition – The Conway Daily Sun

Read article – A scholarship has been named after Jack L. Cronenwett, professor emeritus of surgery and of the Dartmouth Institute, for his contributions to vascular care by the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative. The Jack L. Cronenwett, MD Quality Improvement Scholarship Award will support the academic endeavors of up to five top vascular-medicine students each calendar year.

How COVID Has Impacted Chronic Disease – U.S. News & World Report

Read article – Lauren Gray Gilstrap, assistant professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute, is quoted in an article about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on those with chronic illnesses. Gilstrap speaks about the impact of the pandemic on those with Alzheimer’s Disease. “The bar to actually go to the emergency room gets a lot higher when you’re worried they could be exposed to something in that setting,” Gilstrap said.