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Study Finds Middle Eastern War Refugees Show Biomarkers for PTSD

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
refugees in camp

A newly-published study led by a Michigan State University professor has identified two biomarkers in recent Middle Eastern war refugees that appear to be related to post-traumatic stress…

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Neighborhood Air Pollution Linked to Adverse Health Effects Among Elderly Asthma Patients

Monday, February 17, 2020
smoke coming from factory

Elderly asthma patients living near busy highways and heavy industry in Southeast Michigan believed that air pollution was making their breathing more difficult. A recent study by Michigan…

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An Air Filter May Help with High Blood Pressure

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Michigan State University researcher has found that high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart attacks and strokes, can be lowered significantly by using portable air filters…

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Physicians with Increased Stress Make More Mistakes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Arnetz

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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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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Workplace Stress Impacts Health Care Workers

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Arnetz

Stress can adversely affect a physician’s decision making, Bengt Arnetz and colleagues found in a recent study supported by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation. The…

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