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Never Give Up: “The Battle and Defeat of Anorexia” – A Wonderful NSS Event

Never Give Up: “The Battle and Defeat of Anorexia” – A Wonderful NSS Event

Last night’s program entitled, Never Give up: “The Battle and Defeat of Anorexia,” began with a first year Geisel student who bravely shared her story about struggling with and eventually defeating anorexia. If you were not lucky enough to be in attendance, I promise that you cannot imagine the gravity of this […]

 
 

Why do we…

Why do we…

Science explanations for daily phenomenon. A biweekly column by Nicholas G. Norwitz ’18 Why do we cry when we chop onions? In the immortal words of Donkey, “ogres are like onions… they make you cry.” But unlike Shrek who might cause you to shed fearful emotional tears, onions cause you to cry “reflex tears.” […]

 
 

2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry:

2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry:

Mechanical Bonds and Molecular Machines  Nicholas G. Norwitz ’18 Perhaps you have learned about covalent bonds, ionic bonds, hydrogen bonds, dipole interactions, and even van der Waal forces, but what about mechanical bonds? The 2016 Nobel Prize for chemistry was awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard […]

 
 

A Calorie is Not Just a Calorie

A Calorie is Not Just a Calorie

Jennifer Zhao ’18 With the holiday season in swing, perhaps you’re thinking about the friends and family you will meet. Perhaps you’re thinking about the delectable food you will eat at parties. Perhaps you’re thinking farther ahead to the regrets you’ll have from overeating, and then you’ll make a New […]

 
 

2016 National PHR Conference a Terrific Event

2016 National PHR Conference a Terrific Event

The Geisel School of Medicine and the Nathan Smith Society hosted the 2016 National Physician for Human Rights Symposium at Dartmouth College from November 4-5, 2016. Over 200 attendees came to listen and learn from a variety of speakers about this year’s theme, “Violence Against Difference.” Other events at the conference included […]

 
 

We All Have Herpes

We All Have Herpes

Chicken Pox, Head Knots, and Underarm Spots– Did you know you have Herpes? By Nick Norwitz ’18 There is a herpes virus for everyone. From iguanas to harbor seals to humans, the herpes virus family has evolved to make a wide variety of organisms its home. Well over 95% of […]

 
 

Can Exercise Improve Your BRAIN??

Can Exercise Improve Your BRAIN??

Can Exercise Improve Your BRAIN?? By Nick Norwitz ’18 In our workaholic society, there exists a prevalent misconception: time spent taking care of one’s self is productive time lost. Ironically, this misconception is perhaps most pervasive in institutes of higher education. If you are not a student who would procrastinate […]

 
 

Dinner with a Doc: The Kapadia Family

Dinner with a Doc: The Kapadia Family

At our most recent Dinner With a Doc event, we were fortunate enough to gain insight into what a “family in medicine” looks like. Our guests included Dr. Nirav Kapadia, a Dartmouth 03′, radiation oncologist, and the director of clinical outreach at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in St. Johnsbury, […]

 
 

NSS Community Health Panel

NSS Community Health Panel

Fifteen students on campus met with Dr. Peter Mason, Dr. Jessie Reynolds, and Geisel Student Emily Dollar to talk about their work as physicians who have realized that medicine is only 15% of healthcare. All three of the panelists are passionate about being the trusting and guiding person that will […]

 
 

Ice Cream Social with Geisel Medical Students

Ice Cream Social with Geisel Medical Students

On July 25, 2016, NSS hosted an ice cream social with Geisel Medical Students. Undergraduates and medical students mingled and talked over Ben and Jerry’s.