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John Meeker
University of Michigan School of Public Health / sph.umich.edu

Glyphosate, which is usually found in stores as the product Roundup, is the most frequently used herbicide in the world. While it is effective in killing weeds, it is also harmful to health. A recent study out of the University of Michigan links exposure to pre-term births. WEMU's David Fair spoke with the study's senior author, Dr. John Meeker, about the findings and where the research goes from here. 


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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.  So every February, we observe "American Heart Month" to bring attention and potential healing to the problem of heart disease.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Kim Eagle, cardiologist, director of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan Health System, and professor of Health Management and Policy at the U-M School of Public Health.  They go beyond the usual conversation about heart health and into how to take stock and get started on a healthy heart future.


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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Frank Anderson, a Michigan Medicine physician and professor bringing mindfulness techniques to the Ann Arbor area and medical community.

  

Vic Strecher
University of Michigan School of Public Health / sph.umich.edu

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being, which is really being challenged in many people by everything going on in our world right now, including the COVID-19 pandemic.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with University of Michigan professor and author of several books, including "Life On Purpose," Dr. Vic Stretcher.  Dr. Stretcher talks about how we might all come out better on the other side of this global health crisis by focusing on our sense of purpose. 


Marie O'Neill
University of Michigan School of Public Health / sph.umich.edu

On its surface, there may not appear to be many connections between the coronavirus pandemic and the climate change crisis.  You don’t, however, have to dig very deep to find the parallels and the impacts on people of color.  Dr. Marie O‘Neill is a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, and her work has put her in the path of that intersection.  Dr. O’Neill joined WEMU’s David Fair this week to help connect the dots on this week’s "Issues of the Environment."


Peter Jacobson
University of Michigan School of Public Health / sph.umich.edu

People are starting to get restless, and, as new cases of COVID-19 decline, people are getting more anxious to get back to their lives as they were before the pandemic.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Peter Jacobson, Professor Emeritus of Health Law and Policy at the University of Michigan, about his views of how we can begin to gather in small groups and the legal aspects of challenging the current stay at home order.


John Meeker
University of Michigan School of Public Health / sph.umich.edu

The coronavirus pandemic has lead to major changes for homes and businesses, including more frequent use of chemicals and disinfectants.  While they do help, some can be dangerous to human health and the environment.  Professor John Meeker, senior associate dean for research at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, spoke with WEMU's David Fair about how best to safely use these products on "Issues of the Environment."


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The appearance of the chemicals known as PFAs in local waterways has become a serious problem.  Yet, a recent study determined that certain foods contain such contaminants, as well.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair discusses the research with Dr. John Meeker, professor of environmental health sciences at the U-M's School of Public Health.


Rita Loch-Caruso
University of Michigan School of Public Health / umich.edu

Chemicals known as PFAs have found their way in Washtenaw County's drinking water, and that can lead to numerous health and environmental problems.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks about this situation with Dr. Rita Loch-Caruso, toxicologist and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan.


Allergies
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For those who experience seasonal allergies, this year could be particularly bad, and climate change may be partially to blame.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair sits down with Dr. Daniel Katz, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, and they discuss the implications and where current and future research may lead. 


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The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, along with the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, will host an event this evening to help mark World Polio Day