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IN THE NEWS: MD Anderson Safety Struggles Show Pressures on Nurses

Christopher Friese featured in the Houston Chronicle

Understaffing and increased patient-to-nurse ratios depict growing pressures on nurses with impacts on patient outcomes. Read more

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Michigan Public Health Working with Apple on Study on Sound Exposure in Daily Life

New Study from Rick Neitzel

Michigan Public Health researcher Rick Neitzel has recently partnered with Apple to develop a study that will use a person's iPhone and Apple Watch to measure levels of sound exposure. Read more

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New Health Insurance Benefit at University of Michigan Led to Increased Rates of IVF

New Research by Richard Hirth

An interdisciplinary group of University of Michigan researchers interested in reproductive health and equity compared the use of IVF among university employees before and after the addition of the insurance coverage benefit in 2015. Read more

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PHAST Travels to US Virgin Islands to Assess Recovery After 2017 Hurricanes

Members of the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) traveled to the US Virgin Islands to conduct a post-hurricane analysis of communities affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Read more