Read article – A feature story about Bailey Johnson, a data assistant at the Geisel School of Medicine, who founded Bluum Zine—an online-only publication dedicated to showcasing the art and written works of queer creatives. Johnson was inspired to start the publication after watching many of her peers at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vt., pursue their passion projects.
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Read article – Features an interview with Ayobami Olufadeji, MED ’16, Tuck ’16, in which he discusses his 12-year journey to a career in medicine. Olufadeji recently completed his studies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Read article – Highlights a study conducted by researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, that found that care networks designed to improve outcomes and cut overhead costs might be doing neither for elderly patients with complex conditions.
Read article – Cites data from the Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare, which was part of a recent study that found that Mississippi has the highest healthcare cost per capita associated with food insecurity, while North Dakota has the lowest.
Read article – Quotes Jay Buckey, professor of medicine and adjunct professor of engineering, in an article about the history of alcohol on space missions, and the recent invention of a specially designed bottle that will make it possible to drink Champagne in the microgravity environment of space.
Read article – Quotes Steven Fiering, professor of microbiology and immunology and of genetics, about a new approach to treat cancer called the in situ vaccination. “The goal of in situ vaccination is to take an immunosuppressive tumor and put in something that is highly recognized by the immune system,” says Fiering.
Listen to story – Quotes Ellen Flaherty, assistant professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how an audit of Pennsylvania nursing homes warns that staffing levels at these facilities are insufficient and on track to get worse. “Nursing home direct care workers are currently, and have been historically, underpaid. And that is part, I think, of the reason why people choose to work in other environments and other places,” says Flaherty.
Read article – Continued coverage of an opinion piece by Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about how drug companies filed a successful lawsuit blocking the Department of Health and Human Services’ rule requiring drug commercials on television to disclose the “list price” of the medication being advertised.
Read article – Quotes Douglas Robertson, professor of medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about guidelines released last year by the American Cancer Society suggesting that people should begin screening for colorectal cancer at age 45. “Screening is always a trade-off with benefit and harm,” says Robertson. “The trade-off is that as you go to younger and younger age groups, the absolute risk for getting or dying from cancer is lower, so more and more people would need to be screened to find the one case of colorectal cancer hiding in these younger age groups.”
Read article – Continued coverage of comments by James Dinulos, clinical associate professor of surgery, about a new study that found that complications after skin cancer surgery may be more common in smokers and former smokers.