Read article – Quotes Ellen Meara, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about a study published Tuesday that looked at the past six decades of mortality data, and found that death rates from suicide, drug overdoses, liver disease, and dozens of other causes have been rising over the past decade for young and middle-aged adults, driving down overall life expectancy in the United States for three consecutive years. “There’s something more fundamental about how people are feeling at some level—whether it’s economic, whether it’s stress, whether it’s deterioration of family,” said Meara. “People are feeling worse about themselves and their futures, and that’s leading them to do things that are self-destructive and not promoting health.”
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Read article – Quotes Ellen Meara, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a new analysis of more than a half-century of federal mortality data published in JAMA that found that the increased death rates among people in midlife extended to all racial and ethnic groups, and to suburbs and cities. The states with the greatest relative increases in death rates among young and middle-aged adults were New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, West Virginia, and Ohio. “The fact that it’s so expansive and involves so many causes of death—it’s saying that there’s something broader going on in our country,” says Meara. “This no longer limited to middle-aged whites.”
Read article – As a guest on RTE Radio, Stewart Tepper, professor of neurology, discusses migraine causes and treatments. (Stewart’s comments are included in the second clip embedded in the article.)
Read article – An opinion piece by Adam Kassam, Geisel ’14, in which he discusses whether a Medicare for All plan is the best way to achieve universal health coverage.
Read article – The Rockefeller Foundation in New York City announced the appointment of Agnes Binagwaho, adjunct professor of pediatrics and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, as one of two new members to its board of trustees.
Read article – Quotes William Torrey, professor of psychiatry and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about healthcare staffing shortages. “There’s a national shortage of psychiatrists,” says Torrey. “Studies show that most counties in the country don’t have enough psychiatrists.”
Read article – Cites the contributions of James Bernat, emeritus professor of neurology, to the development of the field of neuroethics.
Read article – The 4th Annual Veterans Suicide Awareness March was held on Sunday, Nov. 10. Steven Johnson, Geisel ’22, who was in the military for 11 years, attended the march with his son Rafael.
Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising, and how it has become a significant part of the health care system in the United States. “It is easy to predict the future of DTC advertising,” says Woloshin. “It is going to get bigger and bigger.”
Read article – Quotes Stewart Tepper, professor of neurology, in an article about a study on an oral gepant drug for migraine treatment. Tepper was not involved in the study.