Read article – An article about ophthalmologist Will Flanary, MED ’13, who is best known for his viral tweets and TikTok posts as “Dr Glaucomflecken.” The article features comments by Flanary and his wife Kristin Flanary, Guarini ’11, about his cancer diagnosis in 2013, and his use of humor to process his experiences.
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Read article – A feature story about Andrea Hayes ’87, MED ’91, the chief of pediatric surgery at UNC Medical Center. Hayes became the country’s first Black female pediatric surgeon in 2002.
Read article – Quotes Corey A. Siegel, professor of medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about the impacts of ulcerative colitis. Siegel says that ulcerative colitis is an immune-mediated disease, in which “the immune system is turning against something in the body” to cause inflammation.
Read article – Quotes Timothy Fisher, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, in an article about the closure of hospital labor and delivery units in New Hampshire. Fisher and a team of researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock are studying the impact of these closures, using information from 250,000 birth certificates of babies born between 2000 and 2018. “Unfortunately, maternity services are often first on that chopping block,” said Fisher.
Read article – Quotes Barbara Jobst, chair and professor of neurology, in an article about the concerns that neurology patients have regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Jobst says the main concern for her epilepsy patients is whether the vaccine will cause a seizure. “What could happen is if their temperature rises, fever could cause a seizure, but there are far more risks with getting COVID, including dying,” says Jobst.
Read article – Quotes Stewart Tepper, professor of neurology, in an article about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s clearance of the first noninvasive multichannel brain neuromodulation system to treat acute migraine pain. “Patients will now have access to a highly effective, easy-to-use, non-invasive, and drug free therapeutic option that will help them regain control of their lives,” said Teppe
Listen now – As a guest on the Finding Genius Podcast, Steven Fiering, professor of microbiology and immunology, discusses his research on immunotherapy to treat cancer. “Any immunotherapy that works has to overcome the immunosuppression that’s manifested by the tumor,” says Fiering.
Read article – A profile of Denise Youssef, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, who provides care for patients at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua in New Hampshire.
Read article – An article about a study conducted by researchers from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School, which found that there were wide variations in hospital admission rates between physicians when patients visited the emergency department. “The variation suggests that physician decision making contributes considerably to whether a patient in the ED is admitted and might therefore be a fruitful target for interventions,” the researchers wrote in the study.
Read article – An obituary for former Geisel faculty member Bernard Lown, who died on February 16. Lown was a pioneering cardiologist and a co-founder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. The organization he helped establish was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.