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Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Linked With Lowered Mortality in Veterans – Healio

Read article – Quotes Bradley V. Watts, an associate professor of psychiatry, in an article about his co-authored study into the medical treatments for U.S. veterans with opioid use disorder. “Use of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) has been shown to increase quality of life, improve health outcomes and decrease illicit drug use,” the authors wrote.

Benzodiazepine Prescriptions for Veterans with PTSD Declined Over 10-Year Period – Healio

Read article – “Given concerns about inappropriate prescribing in post-9/11 veterans, a particular emphasis for [the Veterans Health Administration] has centered on developing innovative strategies to deprescribe off-label medications,” Nancy C. Bernardy, PhD, of the department of psychiatry at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and colleagues wrote.

Survey Reveals Widespread Confusion Among Women About the Density of Their Breasts – Radiology Business

Read article – Rebecca Smith, Guarini ’17 and ’26, is quoted in an article about her co-authored study that found confusion among women about the density of their breasts following a breast density measure. “Although density notification has the potential to increase woman and provider awareness of density and support conversations about breast cancer risk and additional screening options, it will only be successful to the extent that women and providers understand their notifications and information shared during clinical encounters,” Smith said.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Vascular Surgeon Receives National Recognition – The Conway Daily Sun

Read article – A scholarship has been named after Jack L. Cronenwett, professor emeritus of surgery and of the Dartmouth Institute, for his contributions to vascular care by the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative. The Jack L. Cronenwett, MD Quality Improvement Scholarship Award will support the academic endeavors of up to five top vascular-medicine students each calendar year.