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IN THE NEWS: Hurricane Dorian Is Gone. But the Bahamas Still Faces a Big Risk From Infectious Disease

Joe Eisenberg Quoted by Time

Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph winds and punishingly slow pace smashed entire neighborhoods in the Bahamas, killing at least 50 people. But now, Bahamians are facing a different kind of threat. The lack of access to toilets, clean water and medications puts tens of thousands at risk for disease, public health experts warn. Read more

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Michigan Public Health Researcher Partners with Apple to Study How Noise Exposure Impacts Hearing

The Apple Hearing Study will collect information to make sense of how exposure to sound over time can affect hearing. Read more

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IN THE NEWS: Managing Work-Life Balance for Working Caregivers

New Interview with Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez

Dr. Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, talks about preventing midlife health concerns and disability for caregivers. Read more

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Overweight Kids Actually Eat Less Right After Stressful Events

New Research from Rebecca Hasson and Matthew Nagy

People often react to stress by binging on sweets or fattening comfort foods. But overweight adolescents—considered particularly susceptible to stress eating—actually ate less when exposed to a lab stressor, according to a University of Michigan study. Read more