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Disordered Eating in Female Athletes Fueled by Body Image Ideals, Coach-Athlete Power Dynamic

New Research from Traci Carson, PhD '21

A new study shows that body-image ideals and the power dynamic between coach and female athletes may contribute to an athlete’s risk of disordered eating and body image disturbance. The research of current and former female NCAA Division I female distance runners highlights the importance of prevention and intervention programs to migitage eating and body image disorders.

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Q&A with Alison Miller

How do we talk about coronavirus and COVID-19 to children, who may not fully understand what is happening? How can parents and guardians ease the concerns of their children during this time that is likely creating stress for all members of the family?

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IN THE NEWS: Got Menopause? Healthy Lifestyle Now Is Crucial For Heart Health

New Contributions by Ana Baylin and Dongqing Wang

A healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may offset the acceleration of atherosclerosis, the slow narrowing of the arteries that increases with age, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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People with Low Muscle Strength More Likely to Die Prematurely

New Research from Kate Duchowny

People with low muscle strength are 50 percent more likely to die earlier than their stronger peers, according to a study led by Kate Duchowny, who recently completed her PhD in epidemiology at Michigan Public Health.