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No matter what your heritage or age, the new Ukraine-related stress comes just as our nation comes down from a dizzying height on the two-year roller coaster ride of COVID-19. Many people still have unprocessed anxiety, grief and loss. So, with all this going on, what can you do?

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In a sign that the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on routine health care, many of the nearly one-third of older Americans who had a medical procedure, primary care visit or dental appointment canceled or postponed due to COVID still haven't received that care, according to the National Poll on Health Aging.

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A new National Academy of Medicine Special Report features Michigan Medicine's health data-sharing approach as a case study, thanks to the work of several IHPI members, including CBSSM's Kayte Spector-Bagdady.

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Kayte Spector-Bagdady from the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School joins Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil on A Health Podyssey to discuss the representativeness of data banks and what to do about it. Spector-Bagdady and coauthors published a paper in the December 2021 issue of Health Affairs examining the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in data bank recruitment and enrollment at Michigan Medicine, a major academic medical center.

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Dr. Christian Vercler and Dr. Marcus Jarboe were both the Washington Historical Society Root Recipients this year. Leaders with the city’s History Society said both were nominated because of their tremendous medical accomplishments. One example brought the two considerable media coverage back in 2020 when they worked together to separate conjoined twins.