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Exercising Helps You Make Better Food Choices

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Photo of healthy food and food groups

A new study, involving a Michigan State University epidemiologist, has found another healthy benefit to exercising…making better dietary choices. The research analyzed 2,680 young adults in an intensive,…

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MSU Will Use $5M NIH Grant to Connect Dots Between Pesticides and Parkinson’s

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Crop field for pesticides and Parkinson's

A Michigan State University researcher is hoping to make a connection between pesticides, olfactory impairment and early symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases among aging farmers. Honglei Chen, a professor…

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High Pesticide Exposure Among Farmers Linked to Poor Sense of Smell Later

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tractor and Field

A Michigan State University study is the first to show an association between unusually high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among aging farmers. The research examined…

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High Speed Internet could be Key for Medically Underserved Areas

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Ethernet Cable

Michigan State University researchers suggest improved broadband high-speed internet access in rural areas could support better care for patients in medically underserved areas. In a recent position statement…

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About 30 Percent of New Heroin Users Become Dependent in the First Year

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Smoke Addition Drugs

It’s estimated that 300 to 520 people start using heroin each day in the United States. A new Michigan State University study now shows that about one-third of…

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MSU Scientists Improve Health for Children, Seniors through Better Nutrition

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The Flint farmers market in Downtown Flint on Tuesday February 16, 2016.

Michigan State University scientists Amy Saxe-Custack and Jean Kerver had two separate, but common, ideas that could improve the health of those they serve in their communities. Now,…

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Could the Air You Breathe be a Factor in Parkinson’s?

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Could the air you breathe, specifically through your nose, be a factor in the development of Parkinson’s disease? That’s a question a Michigan State University researcher is looking…

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Exercise Could Help with Depression Symptoms

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Carol Janney

More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patients’ treatment plans, a new study suggests. Michigan State University and University…

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Epidemiology and Data Specialist Joins Public Health Team

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Vicki Johnson-Lawrence

Vicki Johnson-Lawrence recently joined Michigan State University as an assistant professor in the College of Human Medicine. Johnson-Lawrence, recruited as part of the university’s Global Impact Initiative, is…

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Health Insurance Membership and Claims Data

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Elizabeth Wasilevich, assistant professor, Michigan State University Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Human Medicine, explains one aspect of the “Challenges of Using Big Data in Health…

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