Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center http://nhpr.org en New Device Provides Pinpoint Treatment For People With Epilepsy http://nhpr.org/post/new-device-provides-pinpoint-treatment-people-epilepsy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new technology holds the promise of treatment for the nearly one million Americans with epilepsy that don’t respond to medications.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The FDA has approved a new implant that uses bursts of electricity to stop seizures before they start.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s good news for people like </span>Chrissy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Goodman. She’s 32, from Concord, and had her first seizure at age 14.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 44359 at http://nhpr.org New Device Provides Pinpoint Treatment For People With Epilepsy At Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Actors Fake Dementia To Train Caregivers http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-hitchcock-actors-fake-dementia-train-caregivers <p>About <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/aging/caregiving/facts.htm">90 percent of Americans who need long term care get it from unpaid family members</a>. That puts a strain on a lot of relatives who have neither enough time nor the training to care for loved ones with brain disorders such as dementia.</p><p>So Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., gives classes to family caregivers, <a href="http://dartmed.dartmouth.edu/spring09/html/vs_actors.php">and recruits actors to play the patients</a>.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:53:16 +0000 Charlotte Albright 43073 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth-Hitchcock Calls On VT Non-Profit To Help Fill Skills Gap http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-hitchcock-calls-vt-non-profit-help-fill-skills-gap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thirteen unemployed and underemployed people from New Hampshire and Vermont will soon be taking jobs with <a href="http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/" target="_blank">Dartmouth-Hitchcock</a> as medical coders. &nbsp;T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">oday they graduate from an innovative cross-state program.</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 42865 at http://nhpr.org Gone Viral: CHaD Patients, Staff Rock Out To Katy Perry's 'Roar' http://nhpr.org/post/gone-viral-chad-patients-staff-rock-out-katy-perrys-roar <p></p><p>The patients and staff at the Childrens Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center have hit the Internet big time.</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:25:41 +0000 Michael Brindley 37330 at http://nhpr.org Gone Viral: CHaD Patients, Staff Rock Out To Katy Perry's 'Roar' Could A Diagnosis Make You Sicker? Dartmouth Examines Overdiagnosis http://nhpr.org/post/could-diagnosis-make-you-sicker-dartmouth-examines-overdiagnosis <p>Researchers at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice have been at the forefront of research on unnecessary diagnosis and treatment.</p><p>The problem is big, and solving it may require a major change in the way the whole health system treats illness.</p><p>Earlier this month, Dartmouth hosted the first ever international conference on preventing overdiagnosis.</p><p></p><p>Speaking to a crowd of doctors at the Preventing Overdiagnosis conference, Dr. Steven Woloshin began by diagnosing his audience.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:23:58 +0000 Liz Faiella 35719 at http://nhpr.org Could A Diagnosis Make You Sicker? Dartmouth Examines Overdiagnosis Early Results Show Dartmouth Having Success With New Payment Model http://nhpr.org/post/early-results-show-dartmouth-having-success-new-payment-model <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One key aspect of the federal health overhaul law is a transition away from a fee-for-service system, where hospitals and doctors get paid, for example, per lab test or re-admission. To help test new models under so-called </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 32 hospitals nationwide launched an alternative system called an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).</span></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:26:13 +0000 Todd Bookman 31439 at http://nhpr.org Soothing Cancer With The Arts http://nhpr.org/post/soothing-cancer-arts <p></p><p>A creative arts program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon is helping cancer patients and their families deal with life-changing illness. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Liz Faiella 23224 at http://nhpr.org Soothing Cancer With The Arts