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2013-07-09 21:14:26

UC Davis study questions whether the rankings measure quality The U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings inspire discussion and marketing, but do they actually reflect quality differences between schools when it comes to medical education in primary care? Researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine are believed to be the first to take on that question by analyzing the primary care rankings from 2009 through 2012, reconstructing scores and proposing alternative...

What Makes A Drunk Become Aggressive?
2011-12-20 04:10:33

Drinking enough alcohol to become intoxicated increases aggression significantly in people who have one particular personality trait, according to new research. But people without that trait don´t get any more aggressive when drunk than they would when they´re sober. That trait is the ability to consider the future consequences of current actions. “People who focus on the here and now, without thinking about the impact on the future, are more aggressive than others...

Are We Receiving Too Much Health Care?
2011-09-27 10:23:39

Nearly half of primary care physicians polled confirmed they believe that US patients receive too much health care and more than a quarter said they were practicing more aggressively than they´d like to, suggesting fears of malpractice suits may be to blame, Reuters Health is reporting. Only six percent of doctors believed their patients were getting too little care. Doctors fear that they are prescribing more drugs or diagnosing people with diseases even if the patient has never...

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2011-07-13 10:15:00

The long-time recommendations to drink six to eight glasses of water per day to prevent dehydration "is not only nonsense, but is thoroughly debunked nonsense," according to a doctor writing in the British Medical Journal on Tuesday. Dr. Margaret McCartney, a general practitioner from Glasgow, Scotland, argues that there is no clear evidence of benefit from drinking increased amounts of water, yet the "we-don't-drink-enough-water" myth has endless advocates, including those from the National...

2010-11-29 08:42:00

-- 3T system to be installed at NIH-funded clinical and research facility -- WINNIPEG, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) -- IMRIS Inc. ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced the sale of IMRISneuro to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ("DHMC") in Lebanon, New Hampshire. IMRISneuro is a fully integrated multi-operating room system that features on-demand intraoperative MR imaging capabilities, designed to assist surgeons in improving outcomes for patients who...

2010-11-12 13:00:00

LEBANON, N.H., Oct. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire (Anthem) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), the state's largest healthcare provider, have launched a collaborative process focused on increasing value to patients through improved quality outcomes and slowing the rate of health care cost increases, which then will result in reduced premium increases. If successful, the process would lead to the formation of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). An...

2010-10-21 06:40:27

While medical teams and hospital staff do their best to prevent death related to surgery, it still occurs. Many institutions have implemented programs to decrease that number, but there is not enough data to fully explain the effectiveness. A consortium of researchers from the National Center for Patient Safety, Dartmouth Medical School, The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, focused on the Veterans...

2010-05-16 23:01:00

HANOVER, N.H., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dartmouth College has received a $35 million commitment to establish The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, President Jim Yong Kim announced today. The anonymous gift will advance a new field of study, harnessing the knowledge and expertise of faculty across multiple disciplines from the arts and sciences as well as from the medical, business and engineering schools. (Photo:...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'