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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 […]

 
 

NSS Dinner with a Doc with Dr. Rand Swenson

NSS Dinner with a Doc with Dr. Rand Swenson

One of three dinners in the winter term featured Dr. Rand Swenson, Chair of the Geisel Anatomy Department and of the Geisel Admissions Committee

 
 

NSS Pre-Dental Students Learn More about Dentistry

NSS Pre-Dental Students Learn More about Dentistry

An evening dinner with Dr. Rosa Chaviaro-Moran, Associate Dean of Admissions, Rutgers Dental School.

 
 

Missing Genetic Link in Understanding Obesity Uncovered

Missing Genetic Link in Understanding Obesity Uncovered

Missing Genetic Link in Understanding Obesity Uncovered As the obesity epidemic grows globally, scientists and physicians are scrambling to understand its origins, both genetic and environmental. Obesity is a complex trait with high heritability, so the delineation of genetic contributions to it has been an area of intense focus. One […]

 
 

NSS Members Gather with Geisel Medical Students Who Went to Dartmouth College

NSS Members Gather with Geisel Medical Students Who Went to Dartmouth College

Lots of shared experiences and advice in addition to a fine dinner in winter of 2015.