Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University Trauma Researcher Publishes Major Study on Causes of Brain Injury in Children

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Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University Trauma Researcher  Publishes Major Study on Causes of Brain Injury in Children

(Modified Photo Courtesy of Umberto Brayj) An exhaustive analysis of data from more than 40,000 cases of brain trauma in children – published by the authoritative New England Journal of Medicine – provides convincing evidence that protecting children in advance from head injuries is the key to reducing their severity. The new findings, obtained during one of the largest multi-center prospective studies of its kind ever conducted in the United States, show that the most common cause of brain injury among children younger than 12 is falling –...

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Isn’t it Romantic? Movies, TV Shows Strongly Shape How we View Love

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Isn’t it Romantic? Movies, TV Shows Strongly Shape How we View Love

By Jared Wadley Do you believe in love at first sight? If so, chances are you’re not missing an episode of “The Bachelor” or “Millionaire Matchmaker.” And if seeing a romantic movie is your idea of a good time, you likely believe that “love finds a way,” carrying a couple through any obstacles it might face, according to a University of Michigan study about how movies and television shows affect our beliefs about relationships and romance. Romantic ideals that people hold often correlate with the types of media messages they are exposed to,...

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Michigan Autoworkers Fare Worse When it Comes to the Heart

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Michigan Autoworkers Fare Worse When it Comes to the Heart

By Sarina Gleason and Ved Gossain A Michigan State University study is the first to indicate that the state’s autoworkers are at a higher risk of heart disease compared to the U.S. population overall. The research also showed that the prevalence of diabetes among this group was 15.3 percent, double the national average of 7.5 percent at the time of the study. “We hypothesized that this group may have a higher incidence of diabetes and risk for cardiovascular disease, and we wanted to prove it,” said Ved Gossain, Swartz professor of medicine...

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URC the Heart of Michigan Innovation and Research

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URC the Heart of Michigan Innovation and Research

While many think of paper hearts in February, the University Research Corridor is focused on the cardiovascular research being conducted in Michigan. According to the University Research Corridor’s 7th Annual Economic Impact Report, the URC – an alliance focused on transforming, strengthening and diversifying the state’s economy – spent nearly $2.1 billion on research and development in 2012, with significant research investments in the cardiovascular sector. At Michigan State University, George S. Abela, MD, MSc, MBA and his colleagues are...

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