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MSU Researchers Urge Action Now for the Eldercare Demands of the Future

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Elderly hands in lap.

As aging population grows, demand for health care providers increases With an estimated 20% of America’s population to be 65 and older by 2030, Michigan State University researchers…

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Treating Pediatric Stomach Pain by Targeting Anxiety

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Young girl with her arms rapped around her body.

When children or teenagers complain of recurring abdominal pain, one effective treatment option uses cognitive behavioral therapy to target both the discomfort and the anxiety that may be…

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Untangling The Complicated Relationship Of Health, Economy During COVID-19

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Money, bills and coins

Policymakers are having a challenging time navigating the most effective way to monitor public health while also supporting the economic health of their states during the COVID-19 pandemic….

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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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Marijuana Users Weigh Less, Defying The Munchies

Friday, April 19, 2019
cannabis leaf up close

New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don’t. The findings, published in the International Journal…

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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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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
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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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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