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The Burden of Heart Disease among Arab Americans in Michigan

Latifa Bazzi

Research on heart disease burden among Arab Americans in Michigan indicates significant disparities across the population, but a lack of data about Arab Americans limits the effectiveness of public health interventions to address these disparities. Read more

Kashvi Gupta outside the Gift of Life Michigan offices.

Organ Donation: Hesitations and Encouragements

Kashvi Gupta

Most Americans support organ donation, but only about half are registered as donors. Empirical data can help us understand our hesitations, but for many of us, becoming a donor is also an emotional decision. Read more

Norman Shumway and cardiologist Donald C. Harrison speak to the media after the historic 1968 transplant surgery (Getty Images).

Organ Donation: Public Awareness and Popular Media

Kashvi Gupta

As transplant surgeries become ever more successful and more socially accepted, demand for transplants goes up. But popular media do not always reflect the organ donation 
process accurately. Read more

Students practice taking blood pressure on the campus lawn, May 1958. © Regents of the University of Michigan.

Treating Hypertension: A Public Health Success Story

Edward J. Roccella

One of the most successful public health programs in the past century provides an example of what can be accomplished when the government, the private sector, academia, and community organizations work together. Read more

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Diet Soda May Be Hurting Your Diet

Eunice Zhang

Recent medical studies suggest that policymakers eager to implement a soda tax may also want to include diet drinks because the sweeteners they contain may be contributing to chronic diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Read more