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Winter 2020
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“The best sleep routine is no screens a few hours before bed. … Settle into a nice, relaxing routine … and then get to bed by a set hour; having a very regular schedule is important. People assume sleep is spongy [and you can make it up], but it’s really hard to recover.” 

Ronald Chervin, M.D., M.S., the Michael S. Aldrich Collegiate Professor of Sleep Medicine, professor of neurology, and interim chair of the Department of Neurology, stressed the importance of limiting screentime and maintaining a proper sleep schedule in a Washington Post article about the effects of binge-watching TV shows. 


“Rural health care in the U.S. is a train wreck. … Single-payer would be the best thing that ever happened to rural hospitals and rural family doctors in America — not to mention the patients.” 

Lee Green (M.D. 1983, Residency 1986), a Michigan Medicine professor emeritus and chair of the department of family medicine at the University of Alberta, was quoted in a Washington Post article comparing the “Medicare-for-all” plans put forth by Democratic presidential primary candidates to Canada’s universal health care coverage. 


“The Cielo Vista massacre demonstrates that white nationalism has become a killing machine that shows no sign of abating. Just as we need to tackle gun control seriously and systematically, we also need to tackle and dismantle white nationalist ideas, for the sake of democracy and human decency.” 

Alexandra Minna Stern, Ph.D., associate dean for the humanities, director of the Sterilization and Social Justice Lab, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology; and of American culture, history, and women’s studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, wrote a piece for Newsweek outlining the correlation between white nationalism and the increase in mass shootings and murders. 


“If we start treating everyone with preclinical Alzheimer’s, we’ll treat a lot of people who would never have gone on to have dementia at all. … There are lots of incentives, including financial incentives, for doing more testing and interventions. … My hope is we’ll think hard about the unintended downsides.” 

Kenneth Langa, M.D., Ph.D. (Residency 1997), the Cyrus Sturgis Research Professor of Internal Medicine, research professor with the Institute of Gerontology and the Institute for Social Research, and professor at the School of Public Health, was quoted in a New York Times article debating whether costly, and sometimes unreliable, PET scans should be used as a diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.