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Study Reveals How ACOs Use Home Visits to Improve Care and Reduce Hospital Use

Study Reveals How ACOs Use Home Visits to Improve Care and Reduce Hospital Use

Findings from a Dartmouth study, led by Taressa Fraze, PhD, offer new details about how Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are using home visits to improve care management and identify patient needs while aiming to reduce costs. The study was part of a broader research effort at Dartmouth focused on how ACOs care for patients with complex clinical and social needs.

Novel Scale Correlates Children’s Snacking Behaviors with External Food Cues

Novel Scale Correlates Children’s Snacking Behaviors with External Food Cues

Preliminary evidence from a new national Dartmouth study suggests that external food cue responsiveness is measurable by parental report in preschool-age children. Responsiveness was greater among children with, versus without, usual TV advertisement exposure. These results may provide a better understanding of how an obesogenic food environment shapes the development of children’s eating behaviors at a young age.

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Dartmouth Researchers Offer New Insights into How Maternal Immunity Impacts Neonatal HSV

Findings from a Dartmouth-led study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, are offering new insights into neonatal herpes, its impact on developing nervous systems, and how newborns can be protected from the disease. In this innovative study, investigators were able to measure not only mortality but also neurological consequences of infection in mice who acquired the virus.