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Child Vaccination

SPOTLIGHT

IN THE NEWS: Polio-Like Illness AFM Tests An Overstretched Public Health System

Laura Power Quoted in Huffington Post

The mysterious, polio-like disease that has struck 414 people — mostly young children — across the United States since 2014 comes at a time when the public health system already is overstretched. Read more

Gun Vector

IN THE NEWS: Guns Kill More U.S. Kids Than Cancer. This Emergency Physician Aims to Change That.

Rebecca Cunningham Featured in Science

Firearms are the second-leading cause of death in children in the United States, after motor vehicle crashes. Rebecca Cunningham, professor of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine and a professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the School of Public Health aims to change that. Read more

E-cigarette Vaporizer

Michigan Minds: Taming the Wild West of E-cigs

New Contribution from Clifford Douglas

E-cigarettes are starting to get the attention of regulators. Recently the FDA added restrictions on sales of flavored vaping products in convenience stores and gas stations to keep them out of the hands of minors. Read more

Kids Playing

Thinking on Their Feet: In-Class Exercise Helps Fight Childhood Obesity While Kids Learn

New Research from Rebecca Hasson

As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally recommended half-hour of physical activity into the school day, she said. Kids are supposed to get an hour of exercise a day—30 minutes of that during school. Most don't. Read more