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Study Pinpoints Areas of Flint that Need Better Food

Monday, February 26, 2018
Rick Sadler

A Michigan State University researcher has pinpointed areas in Flint, Mich., that have unequal access to healthy, affordable food, and he plans to use the information to improve…

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Physicians with Increased Stress Make More Mistakes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The more stress an emergency room physician experienced, the more likely he or she was to make a minor mistake, also known as a “near miss” among hospital…

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Well-Kept Vacant Lots Can help Reduce Crime

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Rick Sadler

Maintaining the yards of vacant properties helps reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods, indicates a new Michigan State University study that’s the most comprehensive to date. The study,…

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Refugees with PTSD Regulate Stress Differently

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Bengt Arnetz

New Michigan State University research has found that refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don’t have the disorder, but may have experienced…

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Study Reveals Ways to Reduce Health Care Violence

Monday, January 30, 2017
Judy Arnetz and Secchia Center

Violence toward health care workers is an occupational hazard of epidemic proportion, but a new study by a Michigan State University College of Human Medicine researcher found that…

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Parents Influence Junk Food Habits of Children

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Rick Sadler

Children driven to and from school by their parents not only get less exercise than their walking and biking classmates, but also are more inclined to have another…

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Researcher Maps Best Locations for Flint’s Mobile Food Marts

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Rick Sadler

A Michigan State University researcher is using his mapping expertise to help a farmers market and other local food sources go mobile in Flint, bringing healthier options closer…

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Age Related Research at MSU

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Professor Clare Luz provides an overview of research being conducted at MSU that relates to the aging population.

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Medicaid Health Care Claims

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Kathleen Oberst, director of  research for the Institute for Health Policy, explains one aspect of the “Challenges of Using Big Data in Health Care,” at an interdisciplinary faculty…

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Lead in Soil Plagues Flint’s Health

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Rick Sadler

For years, the city of Flint has been trying to fight another battle with lead…and it lies within the soil. A new study, involving a Michigan State University…

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