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COVID-19 is complicating domestic violence reporting

Following the March 23 issuance of a stay-at-home order, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) warned community organizations to prepare for a spike in domestic violence reporting. So Swatee Kulkarni, acting president of non-profit Mai Family Services (MaiFS), was surprised to find that the organization’s domestic violence

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Lifestyle

Ten ways young adults can ease their quarantine blues

Leaving my university campus last week was heartbreaking. With spring upon us, my peers and I were devastated to hear that we’d have to depart so suddenly, without the chance to experience the change in season we had long been awaiting together, and without the chance to exchange proper goodbyes. With college campuses and so

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After a teen vaper’s double lung transplant, his surgeon says vaping is a “catastrophe for our society.”

Dr. Hassan Nemeh, surgical director of thoracic organ transplant at Henry Ford Hospital, found himself in a surprising position last fall. A specialist in lung transplants related to chronic illnesses, Nemeh frequently sees patients with cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition developed in regular cigarette smokers. But this patient’s need for

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It’s not ‘just a phase’: How college students are addressing mental wellness in a climate of silence

Until recently, I think it’s safe to say conversations surrounding mental health and wellness have been few and far between in a vast majority of Indian and Indian-American households. For this reason, the immediate picture many generations of Indians have long held in mind when imagining someone “mentally unwell” might include alarmist and harmful fears

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