Read article – Coverage of the panel of current and former U.S. surgeons General at Dartmouth is featured in a news brief. Surgeon general Vivek Murthy said that he worries that the state of U.S. mental health is worse than ever, and called for stronger communities to help tackle loneliness.
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Read article – Features comments by Andrew Crawford, an assistant professor of medicine, in an article about a study looking at diabetes management by Temiloluwa Prioleau, an assistant professor of computer science. “Our goal is to highlight what we’re observing at a population level,” Prioleau said.
Read article – Coverage of the panel at Dartmouth of the seven living surgeons general on mental health and wellness. “In order to eliminate disparities in health we need leaders who care enough, leaders who know enough, and leaders who will do enough and who are persistent enough until the job is done,” said David Satcher, surgeon general appointed by President Bill Clinton. (Picked up by Yahoo! News.)
Read article – President Sian Leah Beilock is featured in a comprehensive story on the historic gathering of the seven living surgeons general for a conversation on the future of mental health and wellness. Beilock concluded the event by giving each of the surgeons general and Lisa McBride, the Geisel School of Medicine dean of diversity, equity and inclusion, a C. Everett Koop legacy medal for their contributions to public health. (Similar coverage in The Keene Sentinel.)
Read article – A feature story on the panel of current and former U.S. surgeons general at Dartmouth to talk about the nation’s mental health crisis. “People who struggle with loneliness and isolation, their risk of mental illness goes up—of depression, of anxiety, of suicide,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said. “But the surprising thing is their risk of physical ailments go up, too, with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease by 29%, 50% increase in the risk of dementia among older people.”
Read article – Jake Tapper ’91 hosts a segment on The Lead about the historic gathering at Dartmouth of the seven living U.S. surgeons general to talk about the mental health crisis in the U.S. “Health does not occur in the doctor’s office, or in the hospitals alone. It is where we live, where we learn, where we work, where we play, and pray, everything that we do,” said Regina Benjamin, surgeon general appointed by President Barack Obama. “So we have to take our health care where people are.”
Read article – President Sian Leah Beilock convened all seven living U.S. surgeons general for a high-level discussion of the nation’s mental health crisis. “The issue of mental health really has become a national concern, not just a national health concern, but it’s become an economic concern. It’s become a national security concern. It is fundamentally impacting the fabric of society,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said.
Read article – Features President Sian Leah Beilock; Lisa McBride, associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; and David Blanchflower, a professor of economics, in a column about Dartmouth’s focus on mental health and wellness under President Beilock’s tenure. Dartmouth is hosting a panel on mental health that will bring together Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and his living predecessors, the first such summit since an event at Johns Hopkins University in 1998.
Read article – Features comments by Andrew Crawford, an assistant professor of medicine, in an article about a study looking at diabetes management by Temiloluwa Prioleau, an assistant professor of computer science. “Personalizing diabetes management is a big question,” Prioleau said, “and by studying each person’s unique data, we can work towards achieving the best outcomes for them.”