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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
Image of brain scan

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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Epidemiology: Sex, Gender and Health

Friday, February 26, 2016

Claudia Holzman, Chair of Epidemiology and Biostats, presents her latest research at the Gender Matters research forum on February 26, 2016

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MSU Study: Diet Could Affect Women’s Blood Pressure

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
blood pressure cuff

Two Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have teamed up to take a closer look at how diet may affect the likelihood of developing high blood pressure — also…

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Opioid Dependency Peaks Among Younger Age Group

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Maria Parker

A Michigan State University study shows that 14- and 15-year-olds are at a higher risk of becoming dependent on prescription drugs within a 12-month period after using them…

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Conducting Research in Precision Medicine: Three Perils and Two Prospects

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nigel Paneth, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University, discusses three perils of precision medicine:…

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$5.67M Grant Helps Researchers Identify Early Alzheimer’s

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A new Michigan State University study, aimed at identifying early signs of Alzheimer’s disease among Latinos and Hispanics, could help delay or even prevent its onset thanks to…

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