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Keeping Elders at Home
April 24, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Aging at home is a challenge for individuals and families...Read more.

Dartmouth Chosen to Play Key Role in NCI Clinical Trials Network
April 23, 2014

Lebanon, NH
The National Clinical Trials Network will improve the speed and efficiency of conducting cancer clinical trials, using select groups of investigators and distributing resources in a more effective way across fewer groups...Read more.

False-Positive Mammogram Anxiety has Limited Impact on Women's Well-Being
April 22, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers have found that the anxiety experienced with a false-positive mammogram is temporary and does not negatively impact a woman's overall well-being. Their findings are reported in "Consequences of False-Positive Screening Mammograms," which was published online in the April 21, 2014 JAMA Internal Medicine...Read more.

Cardiovascular Critical Care Moves... Into the Future
April 21, 2014

Lebanon, NH
The Cardiovascular Critical Care (CVCC) unit moves from the north to the south side of 4N...Read more.

Finding Relief for GERD
April 18, 2014

Lebanon, NH
A new procedure at D-H offers an alternative treatment to patients suffering from chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease...Read more.

National Healthcare Decisions Day
April 15, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Do you have an Advance Care Directive (ACD)?..Read more.

Dosage and Timing may Improve Effectiveness of PI3K-inhibitors in Breast Cancer
April 09, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Study by researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth suggests that manipulation of drug dosage and schedules may improve anti-tumor effects of PI3K-inhibitors to target breast cancer tumors...Read more.

Mission Accomplished: Medical Missions to South America
April 08, 2014

Lebanon, NH
D-H medical missions that provide surgical care to underserved populations in South America are transforming the lives of patients and volunteers...Read more.

National Survey Links Teen Binge Drinking and Alcohol Brand References in Pop Music
April 08, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Binge drinking by teenagers and young adults is strongly associated with liking, owning, and correctly identifying music that references alcohol by brand name according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center...Read more.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!
April 08, 2014

Lebanon, NH
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. D-H is recognized for leading by example, and helps guide the way to keeping children free from harm...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Identify Potential Therapeutic Target for Deadly Brain Cancer
April 08, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth identify a potential characteristic for predicting outcome in a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme...Read more.

Reclaiming Boston: WMUR's Jamie Staton Runs the Marathon for CHaD
April 07, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Jamie Staton goes the extra mile - actually 26.2. On April 21, he will participate in the Boston Marathon for CHaD. "I was at the finish line last year ... and [knew I'd] come back this year to run."..Read more.

Volunteers: Here Because They Choose to Be
April 07, 2014

Lebanon, NH
"Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another." Erma Bombeck..Read more.

6th Annual Bald is Beautiful Cancer Fundraiser - Saturday, May 3, 2014
April 07, 2014

Keene, NH
Norris Cotton Cancer Center - Kingsbury Pavilion of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is pleased to announce the sixth annual Bald is Beautiful fundraising event on Saturday, May 3rd from 9 am - 2 pm...Read more.

Disruption of VISTA Plays an Important role in Regulating Immune Response
April 07, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have found that the body's immune system response was enhanced when they disrupted VISTA, a protein that prevents the immune system from overreacting...Read more.

The Role of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Breast Cancer Treatment
April 06, 2014

Lebanon, NH
In a presentation exploring the promise of magnetic nanoparticle (mNP) hyperthermia in breast cancer treatment, Dartmouth researcher P. Jack Hoopes, DMV, PhD, will review preclinical studies conducted at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and discuss plans for early-phase clinical studies in humans. ..Read more.

Nowhere to Hide: Kids, Once Protected, Now Influenced by Tobacco Marketing
April 05, 2014

Lebanon, NH
A new study by Dartmouth researchers reveals that not only are young people exposed to tobacco marketing, they are influenced by it. According to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, exposure to direct marketing is associated with increased use of tobacco. ..Read more.

Uncommon Genetic Variations May Contribute to Ovarian Cancer Risk
April 04, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Researchers using data collected by the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium have discovered uncommon variants in new regions of the genome that influence ovarian cancer risk...Read more.

DHMC Construction Update: Williamson Translational Research Building
April 03, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Beginning Monday, April 7, 2014, the glass corridor to the Borwell Building, the Cancer Center and Auditoria E, F and G will be closed...Read more.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Named One of "100 Great Hospitals in America"
April 02, 2014

Lebanon, NH
DHMC has been named to an annual list of "100 great hospitals in America" - a tribute, to the patient-care work of D-H's dedicated staff .....Read more.

An Easier, Safer, and More Accurate Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
April 02, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Using CT scans with contrast enhancement, Dartmouth researchers measured treatment response to pancreatic cancer photodynamic therapy (PDT) according to a paper published in "Physics in Medicine and Biology."..Read more.

CHaD Co-hosts 11th Annual Conference on Protecting Children from Abuse
April 01, 2014

Lebanon, NH
To recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock recently co-hosted, with The Family Place in Norwich, VT, the eleventh annual Shield Our Children from Harm Professional Conference on April 8, 2014...Read more.

Notice of Public Hearing: April 7 at CMC/DHK
April 01, 2014

Keene, NH
The Cheshire Medical Board of Trustees invites patients and the community to join us at the following public hearing related to the proposed closer affiliation of The Cheshire Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock...Read more.

Fast Food Giants' Ads for Healthier Kids Meals Don't Send the Right Message
March 31, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Fast food giants attempts at depicting healthier kids' meals frequently goes unnoticed by children ages 3 to 7 years old according to a new study by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center...Read more.

Certain Genetic Variants May Help Identify Patients at Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer Recurrenc...
March 31, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Research may help physicians identify sub-groups of high risk bladder cancer patients who should receive more frequent screenings and aggressive treatment and monitoring. ..Read more.

Expanding Sports Medicine Care
March 28, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Athletic trainer Molly McNeil sees patients in the clinic, the OR and in the community...Read more.

MRI and Optical Scanning During Surgery Accurately Locate Small Breast Cancer Tumors
March 27, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Physicians at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center have collaborated with engineers from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering to develop a new approach to breast-conserving surgery that simplifies the procedure for women whose breast cancer is too small to be felt...Read more.

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
March 26, 2014

Lebanon, NH
D-H Team ranks near top nationally in quality and efficiency...Read more.

Use of Breast MRI Increasingly Aligned with Most Effective Care
March 26, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly used for breast cancer screening, diagnostic evaluation, treatment planning, and surveillance, but a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that the indication for breast MRI has changed over time...Read more.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Honored for Enduring Quality of Design Innovation
March 25, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is one of two recipients of the American College of Healthcare Architect's inaugural Legacy Project Awards...Read more.

Dartmouth Cancer Researchers Issue State-of-the-State on Genetic-Based Testing and Treatment for ...
March 24, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers at its Norris Cotton Cancer Center have compiled a review of the role that information gathered through genetic testing plays in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer...Read more.

$10 Million Gift Will Fund Visionary Palliative and Hospice Care Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
March 20, 2014

Lebanon, NH
A gift of $10 million to Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) will be used to create an advanced clinical facility to provide integrated, patient- and family-centered care for patients with life-threatening illness and complex medical needs...Read more.

Breathe Baby, Breathe: The Golden Minute
March 18, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Within the first 60 seconds of life a newborn is at the greatest risk of death. Helping Babies Breathe is working to decrease risk and save lives...Read more.

Find Out if You Have Hepatitis C. It Could Save Your Life.
March 18, 2014

Lebanon, NH
We're on the verge of wiping out hepatitis C. New drugs offer stunning results and the promise of a cure. But first you need to get tested...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Develop New Approach to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment
March 14, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers have developed a novel and unique approach to treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), a form of blood cancer that often requires repeated chemotherapy treatments to which it grows resistant...Read more.

39 Years in Nursing: Linda von Reyn Retires
March 13, 2014

Lebanon, NH
When Linda von Reyn, PhD, RN, chief nursing officer, retires on March 21, she will be leaving a career of incredible substance and tremendous contribution...Read more.

Chief Innovation Officer Terry Carroll on Innovation at D-H
March 13, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Terry Carrol, PhD, discusses his role as the chief innovation officer at D-H...Read more.

SPORT Honored for "Innovative Research"
March 13, 2014

Lebanon, NH
The landmark SPORT trial, headed by Dr. Jim Weinstein, is honored for its outstanding research in spine surgery outcomes...Read more.

Free Colonoscopy Info Session April 24th
March 08, 2014

Keene, NH
Attend a FREE info session and receive a FREE prep kit from the Gastroenterology Department when you book a screening colonoscopy...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Develop Antibody-Targeted Treatment for Recurrent Small-Cell Lung Cancer
March 03, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Researchers at Norris Cotton Cancer Center have found an antibody that may be used in future treatments for recurrent small-cell lung cancer, which currently has no effective therapy...Read more.

Outpatient Partial Knee Replacement
March 03, 2014

Lebanon, NH
New procedure earns high satisfaction ratings from patients, while reducing the costs of care...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Find Promising Results with Local Hyperthermia of Tumors
February 28, 2014

Lebanon, NH
A combination of iron-oxide nanoparticles and an alternating magnetic field, which together generate heat, have activated an immune system response to tumors in mice according to an accepted manuscript by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Center researchers in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine released online on February 24, 2014...Read more.

How Much Surgical Care is Needed for a Rural Population?
February 27, 2014

Lebanon, NH
D-H surgical resident Peter Bendix, MD, gains national attention for his two-year research project in Mozambique, Africa...Read more.

A Culture of Caring: When We Tend to Our Colleagues
February 27, 2014

Lebanon, NH
D-H's chief resident in General Surgery, Dr. Michael Hill learned first hand what D-H's culture of caring means when he became Dr. Robert Singer's patient...Read more.

The Hungry Heart: The Often Hidden World of Addiction
February 24, 2014

Lebanon, NH
A free viewing and community discussion of the provocative film, Hungry Heart, an intimate look at prescription drug addiction on Feb. 27...Read more.

Diabetes is Chronic, Complex and Costly
February 21, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock looks for better treatment plans...Read more.

Why Screen for Colorectal Cancer?
February 21, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Most colon cancers start out as small growths in the large intestine that you don't even know are there...Read more.

Improving Population Health
February 19, 2014

Lebanon, NH
D-H forms collaborations, affiliations, and partnerships in creating relationships that share the vision of "population health."..Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Evaluate Technology to Attend to Mass Casualties in Nuclear Disaster
February 19, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers say that by examining a person's teeth or fingernails with specialized equipment, it is possible for first responders to estimate radiation exposure and identify those with the highest risk of illness. ..Read more.

NCCC Manchester Adds Oncologist
February 17, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Danny Sims, MD, will develop and maintain a practice two days a week as a Norris Cotton Cancer Center Hematologist-Oncologist in the Manchester office at the Notre Dame Pavilion of Catholic Medical Center...Read more.

Norris Cotton Cancer Center Offers Heart Sparing Radiation for Breast Cancer
February 13, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) offers a new heart sparing treatment for left breast cancer to women concerned about radiation and increased heart disease risk. NCCC was the first tertiary academic medical center in New Hampshire to offer the technique, Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH), to patients...Read more.

Norris Cotton Cancer Center Offers New Treatment for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
February 12, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center has treated three men with a recently FDA-approved treatment, which offers new options for men whose prostate cancer has spread to their bones. The treatment's trade name is Xofigo (or radium-223 dichloride). It is an alpha particle-emitting radioactive therapeutic agent with an anti-tumor effect...Read more.

Stories of the Heart: Camp Meridian
February 10, 2014

Lebanon, NH
At Camp Meridian a child is not a diagnosis. Yes, they have a heart condition: "the most wonderful hearts I've ever seen," says Dr. Gauthier...Read more.

Cheshire Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Boards Approve Next Steps toward Affiliation
February 10, 2014

Keene, NH
Sharing a common commitment to improving population health and value-based care for the benefit of the citizens of New Hampshire and Vermont, Cheshire Medical Center (Cheshire) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) have negotiated an affiliation agreement.....Read more.

Brain Stimulation Device Offers New Treatment Option for Severe Epilepsy
February 07, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Recent FDA approval of a new implant device offers hope to patients like Chrissy Goodman, whose seizures can't be controlled with medications...Read more.

CDC and Million Hearts Recognize CMC/DHK as a 2013 Hypertension Control Champion
February 07, 2014

Keene, NH
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Million Hearts initiative recognized Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) as one of nine Champions of the 2013 Hypertension Control Challenge for success in achieving exceptionally high rates of adequate blood pressure control...Read more.

Know Before You Go: A Survival Guide to Healthy Travel
February 06, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Planning an international trip? Don't forget the D-H Travel Clinic. You need more than a passport, ticket and guidebook to stay healthy abroad. ..Read more.

Telemedicine Can Reduce Hospitalizations For Nursing Home Residents
February 06, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Telemedicine used at nursing homes during hours when doctors are not typically present is a viable way to reduce avoidable hospitalizations, according to research published in February's issue of Health Affairs...Read more.

Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine Receives $6.25 Million Gift for Neurological Research
February 06, 2014

Hanover, NH
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has received a $6.25 million gift from the estate of Susan Diamond, formerly of Omaha, Neb., to support research in neurology...Read more.

The Journey of Their Lives: van der Woude Syndrome
February 05, 2014

Lebanon, NH
The Peets lives have, in part, been shaped by a genetic disorder. "We look at our life as a roller coaster ... [sometimes] it's a crazy ride."..Read more.

High-Tech Health: Broadening D-H's Reach
February 05, 2014

Lebanon, NH
USDA grant to Dartmouth-Hitchcock expands telehealth opportunities for health-care providers in New Hampshire and Vermont...Read more.

Dr. Ed Merrens Heads to Fourth Winter Games as a U.S. Biathlon Team Physician
February 03, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dr. Ed Merrens attends his fourth Winter Olympics as a volunteer team physician for the U.S. Biathlon Team. ..Read more.

Burn Awareness Week: Cool Tips on Safety
February 03, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Did You Know? Tap water scalds are often more severe than cooking-related scalds. Burn Awareness Week: Are you cool with keeping kids safe?..Read more.

Dartmouth Scientists Develop Protocol to Harvest Mouse Cell Lines for Melanoma Research
January 31, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers have developed a protocol that permits cells harvested from melanoma tumors in mice to grow readily in cell culture. Their findings were published in an article, Multiple murine BRafV600E melanoma cell lines with sensitivity to PLX4032, in the January 25, 2014 issue of Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research. ..Read more.

Epigenetic Alterations May Contribute to Age-Related Breast Cancer Risk
January 30, 2014

Lebanon, NH
A recent study by researchers from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), "Age-related DNA methylation in normal breast tissue and its relationship with invasive breast tumor methylation," examines the connection between cancer and the aging process to see if epigenetic DNA alterations might contribute to age-related increases in breast cancer risk...Read more.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Elliot Health System and Harvard Pilgrim Appoint Corbin Petro to Lead Elevat...
January 30, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Elliot Health System and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care today announced that Corbin Marie Petro has been named as President of their new ElevateHealth plan. ..Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Develop New Tool to Identify Genetic Risk Factors
January 30, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers developed a new biological pathway-based computational model, called the Pathway-based Human Phenotype Network (PHPN), to identify underlying genetic connections between different diseases as reported in BioDataMining this week. The PHPN mines the data present in large publicly available disease datasets to find shared SNPs, genes, or pathways and expresses them in a visual form...Read more.

Born Addicted: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
January 24, 2014

Lebanon, NH
The number of babies born suffering withdrawal symptoms has increased over 600 percent in a 6-year period due to opioid use during pregnancy. ..Read more.

Alice Peck Day Health Systems, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Announce Hospital Affiliation Discussions
January 24, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Decision Follows Year-Long Strategic Planning Process for APD Health Systems..Read more.

Researchers Developing New Approach for Imaging Dense Breasts for Abnormalities
January 24, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth engineers and radiologists develop new approach for diagnostic imaging of dense breasts with suspicious lesions. MRI/NIRS technique offers greater flexibility, speed, and accuracy. Technology shows promise for improving MRI's ability to distinguish cancer from benign abnormalities. ..Read more.

Making Hearing Aids More Affordable for Low-Income Patients
January 23, 2014

Lebanon, NH
What started as an idea to help one patient in Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Audiology clinic five years ago, has grown into a program that now helps many patients each year...Read more.

Norris Cotton Cancer Center Conducts Genomic Tumor Testing
January 23, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Clinical laboratory experts and physicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) achieved 100 percent accuracy in testing for abnormal DNA in cancerous tumor cells with its new gene sequencing equipment and panels...Read more.

Colonoscopy Withdrawal Times Linked to Polyp Detection Rates
January 22, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) researchers found that longer withdrawal times during a colonoscopy correlates with a higher rate of polyp detection. The study was recently published online in in the American Journal of Gastroenterology...Read more.

Richard Peck: He Made a Commitment
January 17, 2014

Lebanon, NH
As we share the final installment of donor dignitaries, we want to say "Thank You!" to each and every blood donor who has walked through our doors, had a seat and saved a life. ..Read more.

New Analysis Shows Fewer Years of Life Lost to Cancer
January 15, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers say U.S. has underestimated its progress in war on cancer..Read more.

Rocking the Night Away
January 14, 2014

Lebanon, NH
For a group of D-H co-workers, rock 'n' roll and a healthy dose of laughter is just what the doctor ordered...Read more.

The Best of Care, Because CHaD Cares
January 14, 2014

Lebanon, NH
In New Hampshire, there are currently only six anesthesiologists certified in the subspecialty of pediatric anesthesiology: they are at CHaD. ..Read more.

Rare Pregnancy; Exceptional Experience
January 10, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Jen and Tom Moore share their experience and outcome as Jen carried high-risk Mono-Mono twins that occur in only 0.3 percent of all pregnancies. ..Read more.

D-H Expands ACO with Three New Members
January 09, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Broader "allwell" ACO to offer improved care to beneficiaries through partnership with Medicare...Read more.

Terry Sams: They care. They give.
January 09, 2014

Lebanon, NH
"How can helping to save somebody's life not be the greatest thing in the world? How can it not be a priority?"..Read more.

Leanne: A Kid Making a Positive Impact
January 07, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Leanne Joyce conceived of "Positive Impact for Kids" when she was just 12 years old. Now, at 14, she is helping kids through difficult times...Read more.

Targeting Severe Hypertension
January 07, 2014

Lebanon, NH
D-H's Heart and Vascular Center will help lead a national phase-III clinical trial of a promising new catheter-based treatment...Read more.

Outpatient 1-Day Surgery: New Collaboration Benefits Patients
January 06, 2014

Manchester, NH
As of Mon., Jan. 6, 2014, all of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester's outpatient or same-day surgeries will take place at the Elliot at River's Edge located at 185 Queen City Avenue in Manchester, NH. Now known as Elliot Health System | Dartmouth-Hitchcock 1-Day Surgery, patients will have access to the exceptional resources brought forth by bringing these two surgical programs together...Read more.

Lung Cancer Screening Recommended for Those Facing Greatest Risks
January 06, 2014

Lebanon, NH
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued final recommendations in support of annual lung cancer screening for those facing the highest risk of lung cancer. Screening helps identify cancer at an early stage so it can be successfully treated...Read more.

Happy New Year from Dartmouth-Hitchcock!
January 02, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Take a look back at a successful 2013 as we ring in the New Year...Read more.

Link Between Youth Obesity and TV Ads
December 30, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Young people with obesity are significantly more likely to notice, like, and name the brand in fast food ads they see on TV than non-obese peers...Read more.

Meet Those Who Give Throughout the Year
December 20, 2013

Lebanon, NH
In this season of giving, meet those who give throughout the year. In part three of our series, we continue to highlight just a few of the names, faces and lives that are represented in each drop of the precious lifesaving donations...Read more.

Overcoming the Holiday Blues
December 20, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Everyone else seems to be having a good time. But you're not. Holidays can be some of the hardest days of the year, says Dartmouth-Hitchcock psychiatrist Matthew S. Duncan, and the downside of holidays can often take us by surprise...Read more.

Skip Downing: They care. They give. They make the time.
December 20, 2013

Lebanon, NH
The 2nd in a 5-week series highlighting individuals that make the time to save the lives of strangers: because they can ... and because they care..Read more.

Strapped In but Still at Risk
December 19, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Nearly three out of every four car seats are installed improperly. Would you pass the car seat safety test?..Read more.

The New Critical Care Unit
December 17, 2013

Lebanon, NH
The new Critical Care Unit along with the Medical Specialties Unit were built to provide more beds at DHMC. ..Read more.

Is My Child Having a Heart Attack?
December 13, 2013

Lebanon, NH
A recent study, authored by CHaD cardiologist Gerald Angoff, MD, sets out to determine the most effective way to evaluate chest pain in children...Read more.

Dr. Letendre Earns Rear Foot and Ankle Surgery Certification
December 13, 2013

Keene, NH
Serena Letendre, DPM, has recently earned a certification from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery..Read more.

Dean Peel: They care. They give. They make the time.
December 12, 2013

Lebanon, NH
The chances are, that because of them - the life of someone in your community, or even in your very family, has been, or will be saved...Read more.

Up Close and Personal with Jeanine Arden-Ornt
December 12, 2013

Lebanon, NH
In our series of Questions and Answers showing the personal side of D-H leaders, we talk with Jeanine Arden-Ornt, general legal counsel...Read more.

Lynch Syndrome and Endometrial Cancer Testing
December 10, 2013

Lebanon, NH
A recent article by Norris Cotton Cancer Center researchers published in the January 2014 issue of the journal Clinical Chemistry reviews the scientific evidence that warrants screening all endometrial cancers for Lynch syndrome. ..Read more.

Integrating Art into Rehabilitation
December 10, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Overcoming mobility issues and physical impairments, two ventilator patients share their view of the world through the eyes of the camera lens...Read more.

Scientists Identify More Powerful Approach to Analyze Melanoma's Genetic Causes
December 10, 2013

Lebanon, NH
There may be a better way to analyze the genetic causes of cutaneous melanoma (CM) according to a study published in Human Genetics conducted by researchers Yale and Dartmouth...Read more.

Upper Valley Hospitals Collaborate to Provide Centralized Laboratory Services
December 09, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Members of the New England Alliance for Health (NEAH), in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Department of Pathology, are exploring the concept of a coordinated regional laboratory model, working to reduce lab costs, improve standardization and test utilization, and maintain high-quality lab services for patients around the region. ..Read more.

Watch the Magic Happen
December 09, 2013

Lebanon, NH
A sprinkling of star dust, a dash of glitter, a crew of hard-working fairies. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look as the Storybook Ball came to life!..Read more.

Dartmouth Symposium on Immuno Targeting and Delivery
December 09, 2013

Lebanon, NH
On Tuesday, December 10th, Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Thayer School of Engineering will host a Cancer Nanotechnology Symposium on Immuno Targeting and Delivery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center...Read more.

Staying Active for Life
December 06, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Helping older adults remain active and fit is very personal for second-year medical student Ilda Bajraktari...Read more.

New Hampshire Chronicle Spends the Day at Camp CHaD
December 04, 2013

Lebanon, NH
"There are a lot of people at the hospital who work really hard to make sure kids are as healthy as they can be. The mission of the Child Life Program is to make sure kids can still be kids. That they can still laugh, play and have fun," says Jessica Laperle, manager of CHaD's Child Life Program...Read more.

MinuteClinic Opens First Clinic Locations in New Hampshire
December 04, 2013

Woonsocket, RI
MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation and the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States, has expanded to its 28th state with the opening of clinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in New Hampshire...Read more.

For All You Do, CHaD Ambassadors Club Is For You!
December 04, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Every CHaD family has a story. Do you want to share yours and spread the word about CHaD? Do you want to attend community events or participate at fundraisers that benefit CHaD as a representative? Have you ever wondered how you can pay it forward or get involved?..Read more.

NOT All Grown Up: NH New Safety Seat Law
December 04, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Effective January 1, 2014, New Hampshire law requires that all children up to age seven or 57 inches tall (whichever is reached first) be secured in an appropriate child restraint while traveling in a motor vehicle...Read more.

The Cystic Fibrosis Center: A Mission, an Award and a Video
December 03, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Sixteen-year-old Meghan Richardson and five other children featured in the recent "Roar" video - the viral social media sensation produced by CHaD showing the resilience of children dealing with illness - have cystic fibrosis (CF)...Read more.

Are You Positive You're Negative? Know Your HIV Status. Get Tested.
December 03, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Beth gave little thought to her HIV risk. She was 18, and seven and a half months pregnant, when she first heard those life altering words: "You have HIV."..Read more.

Standard & Poor's Affirms Dartmouth-Hitchcock's "A+" Rating; Upgrades Outlook to "Stable"
December 02, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has affirmed its "A+" rating for bonds issued by the New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Obligated Group (Dartmouth-Hitchcock) on the authority's $200.4 million series 2009 and 2010 bonds...Read more.

The Power of Listening in Patient Care
November 27, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Patient Family Voices Volunteers like Nancy Bassett lend an ear to help improve the patient experience...Read more.

Overcoming Colonoscopy Fears
November 26, 2013

Lebanon, NH
An interactive web-based education tool is shown to lower anxiety before a colonoscopy...Read more.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO Dr. James N. Weinstein Named to Becker's "300 Hospital and Health System ...
November 25, 2013

Lebanon, NH
The annual listing recognizes healthcare leaders from hospitals and health systems across the country, who have shown "dedication to healthcare delivery at local, regional and national levels" and who have "demonstrated great commitment to improving healthcare in America."..Read more.

D-H a Leader in New Treatment Technology
November 22, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Advanced radiation treatment offers greater precision and reduced treatment time for patients...Read more.

FDA Tobacco Director's Concerns: Teen Smokers, E-Cigarette Regulation
November 20, 2013

Lebanon, NH
The FDA finally has the right set of regulatory tools to help reduce tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable cancer deaths in the United States, according to FDA Center for Tobacco Products Director Mitchell Zeller...Read more.

Imagine: A New D-H Publication
November 19, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Imagine tells the D-H story of how the organization is striving to create a sustainable health system for our region and beyond...Read more.

Ironman Triathlete Tomasz Jankowski Makes it Back to Hawaii
November 15, 2013

Lebanon, NH
What a difference a year can make. Last October, a few days before the 2012 Ironman world championship event in Hawaii, triathlete Tomasz Jankowski broke his collarbone in a bike crash during a training ride...Read more.

Right Care, Right Time, Right Place: D-H Partnership with Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital
November 14, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Despite being unable to move from the neck down and facing a terminal illness, Ron Nepomuceno chose to see the bright side of life. An artist by training, he was able to express himself in words, song and photography thanks to the D-H partnership with Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital. Sadly, Ron lost his battle with ALS shortly after his story was published. ..Read more.

Dartmouth Researcher Finds Novel Genetic Patterns that Make Us Rethink Biology and Individuality
November 14, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Professor of Genetics Scott Williams, PhD, has made two novel discoveries: first, a person can have several DNA mutations in parts of their body, with their original DNA in the rest - resulting in several different genotypes in one individual - and second, some of the same genetic mutations occur in unrelated people...Read more.

Congresswoman Kuster Visits D-H
November 13, 2013

Lebanon, NH
On Nov. 6, US Congresswoman Anne McLane Kuster discussed the effects of another round of Sequestration on D-H...Read more.

Great Issues in Medicine and Global Health Symposium Nov. 13-15
November 11, 2013

Lebanon, NH
When the Dartmouth health care community hosts its Great Issues in Medicine and Global Health Symposium on November 13-15, it will celebrate more than its tenth anniversary of offering the program...Read more.

D-H Named One of the Greenest Hospitals
November 11, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Recycling is paying off - not only in dollars saved but in reducing our environmental footprint globally. But we can do better...Read more.

What Kids Say About Staying Healthy
November 08, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Photovoice study shares students' perspectives on what makes it easy or hard to eat fruits and vegetables, be active and get enough sleep...Read more.

Pulmonary Rehab: One Breath at a Time
November 07, 2013

Lebanon, NH
You could be walking around with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and not even know it. It's often under the radar. ..Read more.

New Head Coaches and Venue Announced for CHaD's Third Annual NH East-West High School All‐S...
November 06, 2013

Lebanon, NH
The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock (CHaD) is pleased to add two more New Hampshire coaching icons to its all‐time roster of head coaches...Read more.

Honoring John E. Wennberg
November 06, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth College has established the John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professorship endowment. ..Read more.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord Welcomes Mayra C. Beauchamp, MD
November 05, 2013

Concord, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord is pleased to announce the addition of Mayra C. Beauchamp to the Dermatology Department...Read more.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua Welcomes Jennifer E. Ferreira, PA-C
November 05, 2013

Nashua, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua is pleased to welcome Jennifer E. Ferreira to the Occupational Medicine Department...Read more.

Giving Back
November 05, 2013

Lebanon, NH
When D-H orthopaedic surgeon John Nutting, MD, makes his fourth trip to Haiti in February to provide much-needed surgical care, he'll be ready to treat all manner of injuries. As a veteran of global health - Nutting's first trip was to Honduras in 1994 to provide primary care - he's learned to "expect everything." ..Read more.

Al Griggs Honored for Years of Service
November 05, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Al Griggs, a longtime Dartmouth-Hitchcock trustee, leader and donor, was honored last week by the Partners Community Wellness...Read more.

Valeria M. Dejica, MD Joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Hospital
November 05, 2013

Manchester, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester is pleased to announce the addition of Valeria M. Dejica, to the Hospitalist Program at Catholic Medical Center (CMC)...Read more.

Melissa J. Otte, PA-C Joins Dartmouth-Hitchcock Bedford Internal Medicine
November 05, 2013

Bedford, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Bedford is pleased to welcome their newest provider to the Internal Medicine Department, Melissa J. Otte, PA-C...Read more.

Pediatrician of the Year: William H. Edwards, MD
November 04, 2013

Lebanon, NH
For decades, while providing patient-centered care, William H. Edwards, MD, has advocated for the health of children and well-being of families. ..Read more.

Weighing the Benefits and Risks
November 01, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers create tools to help doctors and consumers make more informed decisions about prescription drugs..Read more.

CHaD "Roar" Video Goes Viral
October 30, 2013

Lebanon, NH
The little video that roared instills pride in hospital employees as CHaD kids team up with staff to share an uplifting message...Read more.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Mayo Clinic Collaborate to Provide Telestroke Services in Northern New En...
October 30, 2013

Lebanon, NH
A new collaboration enables neurologists at distant sites to connect to the patient's bedside to provide more rapid diagnosis and treatment. ..Read more.

Halloween Can be Scary AND Safe
October 29, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Keep trick-or-treating safe and fun. Children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day. Be Aware!..Read more.

Thank You for Your Wonderful Feedback and Generous Support of our CHaD Kids' "Roar" Video
October 29, 2013

Lebanon, NH
We have been deeply touched by the positive outpouring from around the globe. In just one amazing week, we have collected comments and well wishes and wanted to share some of them to let you know how lucky we feel...Read more.

CHaD Tribute to Katy Perry's "Roar" Reaches Viral Status
October 28, 2013

Lebanon, NH
The song is uplifting and it's catchy. Katy Perry's latest hit "Roar" is about being a fighter in the face of a challenge, and for staff at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD), it resonated deeply...Read more.

Ski Film to Benefit Kids Fighting Cancer to Pack Palace Theatre
October 28, 2013

Manchester, NH
New Hampshire's skiing, snowboarding, and snow sports enthusiasts will kick off the winter season on November 17 at the historic Palace Theatre in Manchester with the 16th Annual Warren Miller Film Event (www.skinet.com/warrenmiller), featuring the action-packed film "Ticket to Ride."..Read more.

NCCC Study Links Youth Obesity to TV Fast Food Advertising
October 23, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Youth obesity is associated with receptiveness to TV fast food advertising, Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) researchers found in a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine...Read more.

Helpful Hints for the Affordable Care Act Benefits
October 01, 2013

Lebanon, NH
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows young adults to stay on their parents' plan and provides insurance for people with pre-existing conditions and for uninsured workers and small businesses. ..Read more.

CHaD HERO Half Marathon Hits the Halfway Mark
August 30, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Fundraising is underway for the 8th annual CHaD HERO Half Marathon & Ripcord 5K which will take place Sunday, October 20th on the Dartmouth College Campus in Hanover, NH...Read more.

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