Read article – Features an interview with David Whitehouse, MED ’82, medical director of the virtual behavioral health services provider AbleTo, in which he discusses the potential and best practices for providing behavioral health services through telemedicine.
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Read article – Quotes James Sargent, the Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professor, in an article reporting about how California health officials issued a warning Tuesday urging people to stop vaping immediately, joining a growing chorus of health experts advising caution around e-cigarette use following recent reports of severe lung illnesses linked to the practice.
Listen to story – Continued coverage of comments by Bruce Vrooman, associate professor of anesthesiology, about treating patients with complex chronic pain, and how for some patients, low-dose naltrexone appears to be more effective and well-tolerated than the big-name opioids that dominated pain management for decades. “Those patients may report that this is indeed a game-changer,” Vrooman says. “It may truly help them with their activities, help them feel better.”
Read article – Quotes John Nigriny, assistant professor of surgery, about a study he led that found that U.S. plastic surgeons who developed a telehealth workflow had more time with patients for real-time clinical decision-making, saved patients and doctors time, and significantly reduced costs.
Listen to story – Quotes Bruce Vrooman, associate professor of anesthesiology, about treating patients with complex chronic pain, and how for some patients, low-dose naltrexone appears to be more effective and well-tolerated than the big-name opioids that dominated pain management for decades. “Those patients may report that this is indeed a game-changer,” Vrooman says. “It may truly help them with their activities, help them feel better.” (Picked up by WAMU.)
Read article – Quotes Taressa Fraze, a research scientist at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in a feature story about a study she led that examined whether physician practices and hospitals in the U.S. ask patients if they’re experiencing housing instability, food insecurity, utility needs, transportation needs or interpersonal violence, challenges that are priorities for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, among other healthcare groups and payers.
Read article – Quotes Anne Hoen, assistant professor of epidemiology, biomedical data science, and microbiology and immunology, about a study that found that early in life, babies born by cesarean section have different gut bacteria than babies born vaginally—instead of picking up microbes from their mothers, they take on bacteria from the hospital environment. “That allowed them to show that not only is being born by C-section associated with a perturbed microbiome, but it showed nicely that this is because vaginally born babies are inheriting their mom’s microbiomes—and C-section babies aren’t doing that,” says Hoen. “That was the idea before, but this data nicely demonstrated that concept.”
Read article – Quotes Lucy Skinner, Geisel ’22, about an article she co-authored for The New England Journal of Medicine that includes a dire forecast for the rural physician workforce.
Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Marcus Shaker, associate professor of pediatrics and of community and family medicine, in an article about Aimmune Therapeutics’s peanut allergy pill.
Read article – An opinion piece by Paul Manganiello, active emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology, in which he discusses the importance of state and federal food nutritional programs, and how the Trump administration wants to make changes as to how states determine expanded eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.