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Ask the Expert: Sleep and Stress During a Crisis

Monday, May 18, 2020
sleeping

Stress — and how it affects sleep cycles — is taking its toll during the COVID-19 health pandemic. Not everyone has the early morning wake-up calls to get…

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Helping Michigan Families Stay Home with Free, Online Parenting Video Series

Monday, May 18, 2020
child and parent playing

Michigan State University researchers Kendal Holtrop and Amol Pavangadkar partered with the Michigan Parent Management Training — Oregon model (PMTO™) program to develop a series of short, research-based parenting…

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What Does Isolation Mean in the Age of the Internet?

Sunday, May 17, 2020
woman wearing a mask while using a laptop

As public health officials are encouraging social distancing to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus strain, COVID-19, many Americans are practicing social isolation. But what does this…

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Mapping a Virus: Visualizing COVID-19 in Michigan

Friday, May 8, 2020
map of michigan with Covid-19 hot zones depicted

As cases of the novel coronavirus began spreading across the globe earlier this year, Jonnell Sanciangco, a Michigan State University doctoral candidate specializing in spatial methodologies in the Department…

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Incarcerated in the Midst of a Public Health Crisis

Thursday, May 7, 2020
prisoner holding a cigarette through bars

Americans everywhere are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. But while many are staying home to self-quarantine, for the 2.3 million Americans currently incarcerated, that isn’t an…

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Ask the Experts: Avoiding Counterfeit Products When Shopping Online

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Do you expect the hand sanitizer you ordered online to be counterfeit? The hope is that it’s not, but there’s a chance it might be. The current health…

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Report: States Face Daunting Challenges to Address COVID-19 School Closures

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Students learn and teachers teach at Bennett Woods Elementary School in Okemos on Wednesday November 28, 2012

As the COVID-19 crisis has caused nearly all K-12 public schools nationwide to suspend face-to-face instruction, millions of students are losing opportunities to learn and state governments are…

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Protecting Police and First Responders During COVID-19

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Police car and ambulance parked, while it is raining.

Unlike millions of Americans who can work from home during the COVID-19 crisis, police officers and first responders are on the front lines keeping the public safe. Protective…

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‘Feeling Obligated’ Can Impact Relationships During Social Distancing

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
A man and women in front of a tv, sitting looking away from each other.

In a time where many are practicing “social distancing” from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of…

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Toxic Masculinity is Unsafe… for Men

Monday, March 9, 2020
Picture of a man from behind with his fist up in the air as if he is celebrating.

The belief that “real men” must be strong, tough and independent may be a detriment to their social needs later in life. A study co-authored by a Michigan…

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