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Special Movie Screening

Special Movie Screening

The Nathan Smith Society in conjunction with Informulary Inc, (a local company devoted to creating information about drug prescriptions and pharmaceutical advertising), is pleased to present a private screening of a movie that examines the “strange” science of female sexuality and the role that the pharmaceutical industry has played in […]

 
 

Coffee Drinkers Rejoice?

Coffee Drinkers Rejoice?

Coffee Drinkers Rejoice? A large retrospective study published in Circulation of over 200,000 health professionals has found that consumption of 1-5 cups of coffee (caffeinated or decaffeinated) per day decreases the risk of dying from cardiovascular, neurologic diseases and suicide, though it does not protect against cancer. This story, reported […]

 
 

Emergence of a New Gene Editing Tool Raises Ethical Concerns

Emergence of a New Gene Editing Tool Raises Ethical Concerns

Emergence of a New Gene Editing Tool Raises Ethical Concerns A recent article in the NY Times examines some of the ethical quandaries raised by the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system. This technique has revolutionized the ability to selectively edit genes. While this is a major advance in […]

 
 

Annual NSS-Geisel Autumn Mixer, 2015

Annual NSS-Geisel Autumn Mixer, 2015

On Wednesday, October 21, over 80 Dartmouth College undergraduates and medical students from the Geisel School of Medicine gathered for the highly anticipated 2015 NSS-Geisel Autumn Mixer. Hosted in the Hopkins Center’s Alumni Hall and catered by Ramunto’s, students engaged in casual and meaningful conversations over a delicious meal of […]

 
 

Heat or Cold for Post-Exercise Muscle Pain?

Heat or Cold for Post-Exercise Muscle Pain?

Heat or Cold for Post-Exercise Muscle Pain? There is often debate as to whether the application of cold or heat is best for muscle pain after vigorous exercise. A new study suggests that, while both appear to work to reduce muscle damage, cold is superior in reducing pain.

 
 

Disturbing Trend in Mortality Among White Middle-Aged Americans

Disturbing Trend in Mortality Among White Middle-Aged Americans

Disturbing Trend in Mortality Among White Middle-Aged Americans A recent study summarized in the NY Times indicates a disturbing “uptick” in mortality among middle-aged white Americans attributed to increased death from suicide, alcohol & drug poisoning and chronic liver disease (likely alcohol-related).

 
 

Dinner with a Doc with Dr. Ratts, MD-PhD, Pediatric Hospitalist at the DHMC

Dinner with a Doc with Dr. Ratts, MD-PhD, Pediatric Hospitalist at the DHMC

The Nathan Smith Society Executive Committee was honored to present its 2nd “Dinner with a Doc” event for the fall term arranged by Shay Vellanki ’16 and Emily Chu ’17 on October 25. Dr. Ryan Ratts is from the SF Bay Area, and he completed undergrad at UC Berkeley ’96 […]

 
 

Study finds link between dietary supplement use and hospitalization

Study finds link between dietary supplement use and hospitalization

Study finds link between dietary supplement use and hospitalization Jonathan Busam, ’17 Dietary supplement use accounts for over 20,000 emergency department visits each year according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. These visits typically result from young adults experiencing cardiovascular problems after taking weight […]

 
 

NSS Members Learn About Careers in Pharmacy

NSS Members Learn About Careers in Pharmacy

An evening dinner with three pharmacists from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

 
 

Breast Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: What to Do?

Breast Ductal Carcinoma in Situ:  What to Do?

Breast Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: What to Do? Mammographic screening is used for the early detection of breast cancers. However, controversy continues to rage as to how effective it is in identifying early cancers whose treatment would cure the disease or extend life span. A recent study published in the […]