Watch video – Wahab Khan, an assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, is featured in a segment about how DHMC is creating a gene database that will help speed up patient diagnoses as well as anticipate future ailments. For the first time in northern New England, we’ll be able to offer this at scale. That was not possible before,” Khan said.
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Surveillance Colonoscopy ‘May Be Overutilized’ in Older Adults With Lower Life Expectancy – Healio
Read article – Audrey Calderwood, an associate professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute, is featured in an article about surveillance colonoscopies. “We have observed in clinical care that colonoscopy for monitoring in patients with a history of colon polyps is sometimes performed when people are of advanced age and/or when people may not be in the best health due to other medical problems or have competing health priorities,” Calderwood said.
Opinion: Medicaid Expansion Improves Cancer Care – Concord Monitor
Read article – In this opinion piece, third year Geisel medical student Lily Greene argues for the reauthorization of Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire, highlighting the positive impact it has had on cancer care in the state.
Marriage, Children Tied to Earnings Penalty for Female Physicians – HealthDay News
Read article – Features research by Lucy Skinner, MED ’21, ’23, in an article about pay differences for female and male physicians. “Addressing the barriers that lead to women working fewer hours could contribute to a reduction in the male-female earnings gap while helping to expand the effective physician workforce,” Skinner said. (Picked up by Southwest Iowa Herald.)
Hospitals Are Increasingly Crowded With Kids Who Tried to Harm Themselves, Study Finds – The New York Times
Read article – Features JoAnna Leyenaar, an associate professor at the Dartmouth Institute, in an article about her co-authored research that found that mental health hospitalizations increased by 25.8% between 2009 and 2019, and cost $1.37 billion. (Picked up by Yahoo! News.)
Gender Pay Gap Persists for Physicians Across Ages, Family Types, Study Finds – Becker’s Hospital Review
Read article – Features comments by Lucy Skinner, MED ’21, MED ’23, in an article about her study that found female physicians earn less than their male counterparts across all ages and family types.
Female Physicians Experience Greater Earnings Penalty Due in Part to Marriage, Children – Healio
Read article – Lucy Skinner, MED ’21, MED ’23, is featured in an article about the pay discrepancy between female and male physicians. “On average, female physicians with children earn more than $3 million less than their male counterparts throughout their careers,” Skinner said.
Coronavirus Today: How Immune Are We? – Los Angeles Times
Read article – Cody Meissner, a professor of pediatrics and medicine, is quoted in an article about COVID-19 immunity. “It isn’t easy to look at T cells and ask if we have sufficient numbers of them to protect,” he said.
How Immune Are We? Why Answering This Question Is Essential for Post-Pandemic Life – Los Angeles Times
Read article – Cody Meissner, a professor of pediatrics and medicine, is featured in an article about the extent of Americans’ immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19. “This virus is like the wind—you can’t stop the wind,” Meissner said. “It’s going to continue to mutate and become more infectious. But as long as we can protect against severe disease at this stage of the pandemic, I can live with that.”
Could COVID Trigger ‘Face Blindness’? – HealthDay News
Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Brad Duchaine, a professor of psychological and brain sciences, and Marie-luise Kieseler, Guarini ’22, in an article about long COVID symptoms and prosopagnosia, more commonly known as face blindness. (Picked up by U.S. News & World Report and others.)