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Fall-Winter 2015
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“About half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended — and that has much to do with access and use of contraception. This is why the new White House guidelines are so important.” —Vanessa K. Dalton, M.D.

Vanessa K. Dalton, M.D. (Residency 2001), associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and family planning fellow Lauren MacAfee, clinical lecturer in obstetrics and gynecology, recently wrote a piece in The Conversation about the impact of Affordable Care Act guidelines on insurance coverage of contraception.

“It can help families make plans for care, help with day-to-day tasks, including medication administration, and watch for future problems that can occur.” —Vikas Kotagal, M.D.

Vikas Kotagal, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, recently spoke with The New York Times about a study he authored finding that more than half of older adults with signs of memory loss never see a doctor about it.

“It may become possible to reduce the risks associated with youths starting to misuse someone else’s prescription.” —Elizabeth Austic, Ph.D.

U-M Injury Center postdoctoral fellow Elizabeth Austic, Ph.D., published a study in the July issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence finding that teens are most likely to begin misusing ADHD drugs and other stimulants between the ages of 16 and 19. Austic is working with U-M colleagues to develop an intervention to help young people who are being treated for ADHD understand the dangers of sharing their medicine.

“34 percent of parents think vaccines have more benefit than they did one year ago.” —C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Findings from a C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health regarding parents’ views on vaccines.