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Take a moment for yourself: Tips for mental wellbeing

Cindi Thronson

Mental health is incredibly important for students, and college students have a tendency of prioritizing everything else above their mental health. Cindi Thronson, a master’s student in Health Behavior and Health Education and a Wellness Coach with the University of Michigan’s Wolverine Wellness, shares some tips for improving your mental wellbeing.

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Lead exposure may alter the body's response to stress

Chris Giang and Olivia M. Halabicky, PhD, RN

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan garnered national attention, but there are thousands of cities in the US with even higher levels of lead poisoning. Despite knowing lead is harmful, we still don’t know how lead causes such harmful health outcomes. Identifying potential biological pathways is key for developing interventions to mitigate health risk.

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Is It Safe to Eat Plant-Based While Pregnant?

Elizabeth Baldwin

Maintaining vegan and vegetarian diets has gotten easier as the plant-based food options have become more widely accessible. While plant-based diets can be considered healthy in many ways, vegan and vegetarian expectant mothers may need to be more vigilant in understanding what they're consuming to ensure they're getting the proper nutrition during pregnancy.