May 2023
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A recent study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases by Emily Martin, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor of public health, characterized the frequency and clinical severity of RSV compared to influenza among hospitalized adults. Martin spoke with editors of the Science Speaks Blog by the Infectious Diseases Society of America to detail the study and findings.
Emily Martin
78% of older adults have used at least one patient portal, up from 51% in 2018, according to findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging. The poll also revealed disparities, with non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic older adults, those with annual household incomes below $60,000, and those with fair or poor physical health being less likely to have, or feel comfortable using, a portal.
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Although cannabis is legal in Michigan, doctors in the state are hesitant to authorize their patients to use the drug, according to a new study led by Daniel Kruger, Ph.D., M.S., research investigator at the Institute for Social Research. 
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Wednesday, May 31 | 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET via Zoom
Presenter: Matthias Kirch, M.S., IHPI Statistician Staff Specialist 
During this virtual seminar, Matthias Kirch, data lead for the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA), will share examples and offer tips for accessing and using NPHA data. The session will also highlight data available in the newly released NPHA Wave 8.

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