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After Hospital Stays, Research Finds At-Home Support Helps Stroke Victims Adjust

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Stroke patient with therapist

Michigan State University researchers have found that many stroke patients feel unprepared when discharged from the hospital. Their caregivers feel the same. But when a home-based support network…

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Improving LGBTQ+ Lives Through Health Care

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Improving LGBTQ+ lives through health care

For many in the LGBTQ+ community, accessing healthcare services proves to be a challenge as many providers aren’t equipped to treat their needs. Deirdre Shires, assistant professor in…

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Battling Combat Veterans’ True Enemy: the Specter of Suicide

Friday, April 26, 2019
Battling combat veterans’ true enemy: the specter of suicide

It’s a startling statistic: At least 20 veterans take their own lives every day. There’s a suicide epidemic among veterans, and mental health professionals aren’t equipped to handle…

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New Study Aims to Prevent Teen Partner Rape

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Girl sitting at a window

If teen partner rape could be predicted, it could be better prevented. Social scientists from Michigan State University are helping close that gap by identifying risk factors linked…

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Head Start May Protect Against Foster Care Placement

Monday, October 9, 2017
Sacha Klein

Participating in Head Start may help prevent young children from being placed in foster care, finds a national study led by a Michigan State University researcher. Kids up…

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Head Start Benefits Children with Disabilities

Friday, August 5, 2016
Kristin Rispoli and Kyunghee Lee

Young children with multiple disabilities who are enrolled in Head Start have better literacy, reading and math scores than children who aren’t in the federally funded program, indicates…

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Justice System Chips Away at Women’s Rights

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Arrests of women increased dramatically in the past two decades, while domestic abuse laws meant to protect female victims have put many behind bars for defending themselves, a…

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