Read article – An article about a study conducted by the Geisel School of Medicine and the University of New Hampshire which found that New Hampshire residents continue to prioritize social distancing over reopening the economy even though social distancing has waned over the past two months.
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Read article – Antonia Altomare, Geisel ’13, an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, will take part in a Facebook Live Q&A on COVID-19 hosted by The Keene Sentinel’s Facebook page on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how experts from top medical institutes are now demanding that the FDA gather better evidence of the accuracy of the tests it approves for COVID-19. “In the beginning, the FDA was under a lot of pressure to get these tests onto the marketplace. But now that there are plenty of tests out there, it’s time for them to raise the bar,” said Woloshin.
Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about the challenges regarding false-negative diagnostic tests for COVID-19. “False-negative results are far more consequential [than false-positives], because infected persons who might be asymptomatic may not be isolated and can infect others,” says Woloshin. (Similar coverage in International Business Times and Medical Daily.)
Read article – Quotes a recent paper co-authored by researchers from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and Harvard Medical School, which found that the accuracy of COVID-19 tests may turn out to be a bigger issue than the availability of tests throughout the course of the pandemic. “Inaccurate diagnostic tests undermine efforts at containment of the pandemic,” the researchers said.
Read article – As a guest on The Exchange, Gregory Tsongalis, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, discusses the research behind the safeguards promoted to help prevent COVID-19.
Read article – As a guest on WBUR, Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, discusses the challenges for everyday citizens trying to decide what activities are safe as Massachusetts and other states hit hard by COVID-19 reopen. “There’s a lot of uncertainty and it’s really hard to act under uncertainty. And—the stakes are high,” Woloshin says. “This combination of uncertainty and high stakes is like the perfect storm of anxiety. So it’s hard for all of us to make decisions, and know what to do.”
Read article – An article examining the causes of migraines and how to determine whether you have a migraine or a bad headache. Stewart Tepper, professor of neurology, is listed as part of the “pro panel” that contributed to the article.
Read article – Highlights a study by the Dartmouth Atlas Project which indicates that Chico, California has the sixth highest average daily growth rate of COVID-19 cases over the last seven days out of 306 U.S. hospital referral regions.
Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in a feature story about a study he led which found that more emphasis should be placed on addressing the inaccuracy of diagnostic tests for COVID-19. In the analysis, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Woloshin and his colleagues said that while progress has been made in expanding testing, there is still concern about the accuracy of the process. “Diagnostic tests, typically involving a nasopharyngeal swab, can be inaccurate in two ways,” said Woloshin.