Cholesterol crystals are sure sign a heart attack may loom
A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person’s cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.View story photos
Physicians with increased stress make more mistakes in patient care
Not surprisingly, physicians working in a big city hospital emergency room are under plenty of stress. An MSU physician has now shown how this stress affects the care of their patients.View story photos
Taran Silva: The second time was a charm
When you hear the word Guatemala, what comes to mind? If you’re like I was, you are probably searching Google maps right now trying to find it. Before I first traveled there, the only thing I knew about Guatemala was that they spoke Spanish.View story photos
John Taylor: Impacting student well-being
The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine CARE Team is a new initiative which promotes preventative help-seeking and using available mental health services. The goal is for students to develop career-lasting strategies for managing stress and boosting resiliency.View story photos
Fighting a neglected disease
Charles Mackenzie is an MSU veterinary pathologist whose research is helping humans at risk of tropical illnesses like elephantiasis, which threatens more than 900 million worldwide. He and collaborators in Tanzania, East Africa, found that the drugs given to break the transmission of the infection also can dramatically improve the condition of people affected with the disease—which causes severe swelling of the limbs—and significantly improve quality of life.View story photos
Counseling Center and Psychiatry Clinic merge
The MSU Counseling Center and the MSU Psychiatry Clinic will move from their old locations and come together to form the MSU Counsellng and Psychiatric Services, or CAPS, this month.
Three little words that can change lives
The phone rang early on that Sunday morning in January 2011. It was Rick’s surgeon, calling about his biopsy report.
Karim Maredia: Entomologist. World-Traveler. Biotech Pioneer.
I left my parents to get an education. My aunt became like a mother to me. Mumbai was in another state which had better schools, better education and better opportunities.View story photos
Mary Adjepong: Solving the problem of childhood stunting
Mary Adjepong, a scholar with the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development program, wants to solve the problems of nutritional deficiencies and stunting in her home country of Ghana, especially for children in rural areas.View story photos
Public registry aims to connect Flint residents to needed care
Flint residents will soon be able to participate in a voluntary registry that will help connect them to programs designed to minimize the effects of lead on their health.View story photos