Read article – An article profiling a research finding that most hospitals and physicians’ offices do not screen for key social needs associated with health outcomes. Taressa K. Fraze, a research scientist at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and research colleagues examined responses from 2190 physician practices and 739 hospitals to the 2017 to 2018 National Survey of Healthcare Organizations and Systems to characterize screening for social needs. The study appears in JAMA Network Open.
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Read article – A post on vertebrobasilar insufficiency — also called “beauty parlor syndrome” — and defined as “the temporary decrease of blood flow in the posterior circulation of the brain.” The article cites a Dartmouth medical survey featuring national statistics on strokes.
Read article – A post noting that Susan White, a part-time employee at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, will appear on the television game show “Jeopardy!” on Friday, October 11. White is a resident of Norwich, Vermont.
Read article – Quotes Stephen Wang, a Geisel medical student, in a feature story about a study he co-authored that found that when your income drops, your risk for heart attack, stroke, and heart failure goes up. (Picked up by Daily Mail, Medical Health News, tctMD, and Doctors Lounge.)
Read article – An opinion piece by Lara Ronan, associate professor of neurology and of medicine, in which she discusses the importance of mentorship for the next generation of female physicians, how the #metoo movement altered the landscape of mentorship, and how Gen X female physicians need to step up to fill the gap.
Read article – Quotes Susanne Tanski, associate professor of pediatrics, in an article about how several doctors have started prescribing off-label nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) to their young patients who have been vaping nicotine-filled e-cigarettes, as a growing number of teens have been going to the family doctor with concerns about their e-cigarette vaping habits. “We’re at a little bit of a disadvantage because we don’t know what will work,” says Tanski.
Read article – Quotes Alison Kapadia, assistant professor of medicine, in an article that reveals simple at-home remedies for five common ailments. Kapadia discusses how to treat a dislocated kneecap. “Once the leg is completely straight, then you literally just put your thumbs on either side of the patella,” says Kapadia. “Tilt it up, and it will easily slide back on top of the knee where it belongs.”
Read article – Highlights a new book by Catherine Florio Pipas, professor of community and family medicine, titled A Doctor’s Dozen in a list of books published by local authors. “While much of the wisdom treads familiar territory, Pipas’ stories of both fellow doctors and patients wrestling with challenges ranging from cancer to infidelity bring the lessons to life. Each chapter also includes a concrete task the reader can undertake in pursuit of the corresponding goal,” the article states.
Read article – A news brief announcing that Alison Volpe Holmes, associate professor of pediatrics, medical education, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, was named associate dean for student affairs career advising.
Read article – Quotes Christine Cooley MED ’06, in an article about the new state-of-the-art 3D mammography—a cutting-edge imaging technology that affords healthcare providers a more accurate view of tissue, compared to the conventional two-dimensional mammograms, which result in a higher incidence of false positives. “If the patient has really dense breast tissue, there are things that can be hiding,” says Cooley. “With this new technology, I can find a little cancer inside that breast. With the older technology, I probably wouldn’t have seen that cancer for another year or two until it got bigger.”