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Low Levels of Vitamin D in Elementary School Could Spell Trouble in Adolescence

School of Public Health Professor of Epidemiology Eduardo Villamor discusses the correlation of lower blood Vitamin D levels with aggressive behaviors and anxious/depressive symptoms in children, extending his research to include effects in adulthood. August 20, 2019. #5-15mins #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #Epidemiology #YouthandAdolescents #MentalHealth #EduardoVillamor ​​​​​​​​​​


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Health Insurance Idea Born at U-M Could Help Millions of Americans Spend Less for the Care They Need Most

School of Public Health Professor A. Mark Fendrick discusses the new federal policy that, if adopted by health insurance providers, can significantly reduce out-of-pocket costs for patients with chronic conditions. July 17, 2019. #5-15mins #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #GovernmentandPolitics #HealthcareCosts #Policy #healthcare #Finance #AMarkFendrick ​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Opioids Study Shows High-risk Counties Across the Country, Suggests Local Solutions to Epidemic

School of Public Health Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy Rebecca Haffajee and colleagues identify U.S. counties at highest risk for opioid deaths, and they work to craft solutions based on the counties' specific demographics and issues. June 28, 2019. #5-15mins #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #Society #Opioids #DrugUse #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #RebeccaHaffajee ​​​​​​​​​​


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Suicide Among Older Adults in Long-term Care Suggests More is Needed to Promote Mental, Social Well-being

School of Public Health Professor of Epidemiology Briana Mezuk conducts research focusing on mental health and suicide rates in older adults, concluding that mental and social well-being should be emphasized more in these areas. June 17, 2019. # #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #Epidemiology #MentalHealth #Aging #Suicide #BrianaMezuk ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Study Suggests a Medicare Program Aimed at Lowering Costs and Improving Care May Not Be Working As Well As Thought

School of Public Health Professor Andy Ryan discusses Medicare's lowering costs are due to high-cost physicians and patients dropping out of the program, suggesting the federal government continue to "bend the cost curve" through involuntary reforms. June 18, 2019. #15-30min #PublicHealth #webarticle #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #PublicHealth #Medicare/Medicaid #Medicine ​​


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Genes for Good: Harnessing the Power of Facebook to Study a Large, Diverse Genetic Pool

School of Public Health professor Gonçalo Abecasis conducts research using Facebook's vast user base to make genetic predictions and gather genetic information. June 13, 2019. # #PublicHealth #webarticle #SchoolofPublicHealth #Society #HealthandWellness #SocialMedia #Genetics


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Growing Life Expectancy Inequality in US Cannot Be Blamed on Opioids Alone

School of Public Health Professor Arline Geronimus explains her research on the growing lifespan gap between less and more educated Americans, suggesting that rather than an increase in "deaths of despair," less-educated Americans face more stress-and the resulting health effects-from working so hard. June 13, 2019. # #PublicHealth #webarticle #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #Opioids #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #Inequality


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Statewide Dementia Coalition Co-chaired By Scott Roberts Issues New Roadmap to Make Michigan ‘Dementia Capable’

School of Public Health professor Scott Roberts accepts a position as Co-Chair of the Michigan Dementia Coalition, an organization that identifies opportunities to improve quality of life for Michigan residents with dementia and their families. May 14, 2019. # #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #PublicPolicy #Dementia #ScottRoberts ​​​​​​​​​


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Repetition Helps Preschoolers Learn to Eat Healthy Foods

School of Public Health Associate Professor Alison Miller discusses the struggle with children and healthy eating habits, finding that the right phrases and repetition will help children to get over picky eating behaviors and encourage healthy eating habits. May 8, 2019. #5-15mins #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #Society #Children #Food/Drink #AlisonMiller #CarolynCrist ​​​​​​​​​​


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System Grading Doctors Is Inefficient, Needs Revisions

School of Public Health researcher Jun Li discusses a recent study highlighting the need for improvements in the online system created to grade doctors. More quality information from the clinicians is needed to make this a useful site for patients. May 7, 2019. # #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #Technology #Medicine #healthcare #InformationScience ​​​​​​​​​ #JunLi ​