Health for Women

Beth Brines uses technology on campus to connect with global partners

Remote Global Health Internship Is Not an Oxymoron

Q&A with Elizabeth Brines

Global internships this summer were rather different from what students might have envisioned. With a creative spirit, adaptable skills, and a passion for moving public health forward, Michigan students spent their summer months connecting with and learning from a variety of global health partners. Read more

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Coronavirus: What Pregnant Women Should Know

Q&A with Miatta Buxton

Nearly 4 million babies are born each year in the United States. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, pregnant women are concerned about their health and the health of their children. University of Michigan maternal and child health expert Miatta Buxton, an assistant research scientist in the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, discusses the issue. Read more

Woman on bridge in the forest.

PFAS Exposure May Lead to Early Menopause in Women

New research from Ning Ding and Sung Kyun Park

Women exposed to PFAS may experience menopause two years earlier than other women, according to a new University of Michigan School of Public health study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Read more

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Advancing Care: Nurse Practitioners, At-Risk Communities, and the Ever-Expanding Education that Puts Nurses at the Heart of Serving Communities in Need

Nurses have been playing a unique and vital role in our battles against disease for centuries. Since the 1960s in the US, nurses have been at the forefront not only of health care services but also of health care administration and management. Nurses continue evolving their skills and the profession itself to meet needs beyond even their own imaginations and comfort levels. Read more

Boats and swimmers on Cass Lake, the largest and deepest lake in Oakland County. Cass Lake is in the northern Metro Detroit region of southeastern Michigan.

Social Distancing 2.0: A New Normal

Q&A with Abram Wagner

We’re all wondering when we can return to work, see friends and family, and get back to some sense of normal. Meanwhile, we might notice that a planned temporary hospital wasn’t built or that some data seems to show a reduction in the spread of coronavirus. What do we do with emerging shades of gray in a situation that seemed so black and white not too long ago? Read more

Three women running.

For Many Female Athletes, Bone Stress and Missing Period Is the Norm

Q&A with Traci Carson and Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez

The culture of running promotes a body weight and size ideal that is unhealthy among elite female collegiate distance runners, according to preliminary findings from a series of interviews by University of Michigan researchers. Read more