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SPOTLIGHT

How Can We Prepare for the Coronavirus? 3 Questions Answered

Aubree Gordon

Public health officials in the U.S. warned that the coronavirus, which has in large part spared the U.S., is coming and that the country needs to be prepared. But just what does this mean for you, as well as for public health officials? Aubree Gordon, public health scholar at the University of Michigan, explains. Read more

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Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

Afra Kamal

The key to achieving optimal health on a plant-based diet is to maintain a balanced diet comprised of a diverse array of whole foods with minimal added sugar, refined grains, excess sodium, or unhealthy fats. A diet rich in whole, plant-based foods should provide more than enough of the macronutrients and micronutrients you need to thrive. Read more

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R0: How Scientists Quantify the Intensity of an Outbreak Like Coronavirus and Its Pandemic Potential

Joseph Eisenberg

R0 is the number of cases, on average, an infected person will cause during their infectious period. Michigan Public Health professor of Epidemiology, Joe Eisenberg, explains how scientists quantify the intensity of outbreaks like the coronavirus. Read more

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Healing in Public Health: Oppression, Trauma, and Resilience

An Interview with Kelly Gonzales and Jillene Joseph

Two leaders in Native American communities discuss intergenerational trauma, oppression and dehumanization, decolonization, and how to be agents of healing, hopeful change, and health for all. Read more