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Disordered Eating in Female Athletes Fueled by Body Image Ideals, Coach-Athlete Power Dynamic

New research from Traci Carson

A new study shows that body-image ideals and the power dynamic between coach and female athletes may contribute to an athlete’s risk of disordered eating and body image disturbance. The research of current and former female NCAA Division I female distance runners highlights the importance of prevention and intervention programs to migitage eating and body image disorders among this population of athletes. Read more

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Five Things to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccines

This week, the University of Michigan School of Public Health hosted a virtual discussion with epidemiologists Arnold Monto and Emily Martin on what we currently know about the COVID-19 vaccines. Here are five key takeaways from the event. Read more

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New Study Links Cadmium to More Severe Flu, Pneumonia Infections

New research from Sung Kyun Park

High levels of cadmium, a chemical found in cigarettes and in contaminated vegetables, are associated with higher death rates in patients with influenza or pneumonia—and may increase the severity of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses, according to a new study. Read more

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How the Pandemic Could Change Future of the Business Community

Ryan Malosh featured on WDIV Detroit

Many businesses and trend watchers are asking when people will get back to offices, workshops, plants, restaurants, stores and studios. Has work changed forever? And if it has, what does it mean for America’s downtowns, which have been work hubs for ages? Read more

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Exposure to Coronavirus Explains Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Mortality Rates

New research from Jon Zelner

Large variations in exposure at home, in the community and at work—rather than case-fatality rates—may explain the well-documented racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality during the first wave of the pandemic last spring, according to a new University of Michigan study. Read more