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October 24, 2017

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October 18, 2017

"When young children experience urgent medical situations, parents have to make decisions about whether to administer first aid at home, call for advice or seek emergency care. … Determining what is, in fact, an 'emergency' can be a confusing and nerve-wracking experience for parents who want to make the right decision," said Gary Freed, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, and health management and policy.

U.S. News & World Report

October 18, 2017

Gary Fahnenstiel, a research scientist at the Graham Sustainability Institute, says the invasive quagga mussel, which filters out particles in lake water, is the main reason that Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are now clearer than Lake Superior.

Michigan Radio

October 17, 2017

"Male-dominated workplace cultures with lots of hierarchy, few women integrated in leadership, and cultures of sexism and silence are the most likely places for harassment … and the first thing organizations like that should do is take a hard look at their own cultures," said Anna Kirkland, professor of women's studies and director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

Forbes

October 17, 2017

Alec Gallimore, dean of the College of Engineering and professor of aerospace engineering, and Scott Hall, doctoral student in aerospace engineering, were quoted throughout a story about the U-M-designed X3 thruster, which is being developed for a future NASA mission to Mars.

Space.com

October 17, 2017

H. Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions and associate professor of social work and public policy, says the child tax credit can be improved by expanding it to cover children who live in families too poor to qualify under current rules, increasing the amount families currently receive and giving an additional increase to families with young children.

HuffPost

October 16, 2017

"If you want to be a nurse, you should be prepared to dedicate yourself to getting at least a baccalaureate nursing degree. In this era of high technologies and informatics, nurses are expected to be highly trained in all aspects of patient care and prepared to participate and lead in system-level decision making," said Olga Yakusheva, associate professor of nursing and health management and policy.

Reuters

October 16, 2017

Megan Haymart, associate professor of internal medicine and endocrinology, and colleagues say that managing some cancers with "active surveillance" — taking action only if needed — may prove to be a good option in some cases, although it's not yet a perfected strategy.

Los Angeles Times

October 16, 2017

"Because visually distinguishable traits common in present-day Europeans, such as light skin color, are also assumed to have arisen within European populations, white supremacists treat these traits as a proxy for superior intelligence. ... Light skin pigmentation and likely other 'European' traits are not unique to Europeans," said Jedidiah Carlson, doctoral student in computational medicine and bioinformatics.

The Atlantic

October 13, 2017

A story about the elimination of the U.S. men's soccer team from the 2018 World Cup featured comments by Stefan Szymanski, professor of kinesiology, and Andrei Markovits, professor of sociology, political science and Germanic languages and literature.

The New York Times

October 13, 2017

"It's death by a thousand cuts. No one of those moves may be a big deal on its own. Taken together, however, they amount to a deliberate campaign to destabilize the insurance markets, with the potential to harm millions of people," said Nicholas Bagley, professor of law, regarding President Trump's executive actions designed to weaken the Affordable Care Act.

The Washington Post

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