With spring upon us, our minds shift and our horizons open. We start to think about change, movement, and getting outside. In this time of renewal, let the Alumni Education Gateway serve as a resource for lifestyle tips and new ideas on how you can stretch your legs and plan for adventure.
SPRING AND SUMMER SAFETY
Physicians from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital explain why summer is the most dangerous time for kids and how parents can prevent injuries through proper supervision and access to protective equipment.
COLD IN FALL, WARM IN SPRING
Laure Rittié, Michigan Medicine assistant professor of dermatology, explains the acclimation process, wherein physiological changes can result in the same temperature feeling quite different, depending on the season.
A U-M team led by chemists Kerri Pratt and Siyuan Wang discovered the production of bromine atoms through the interactions of Arctic snow and sunlight. This finding can be used to better measure mercury pollution worldwide.
LIFE LESSONS, LIVING OFF THE GRID
Joe Trumpey, an associate professor in the Stamps School of Art & Design and the School for Environment and Sustainability, dedicates his life to finding ways to create a more sustainable future. He lives what he teaches and resides in a home made out of straw bales.
“DRY DROWNING” AND OTHER SWIMMING SAFETY MYTHS
Each summer, news of secondary, or “dry” drowning, hits the news. A U-M emergency department physician explains the nuance of this rumored risk, and provides safety advice around swimming.
HEART HEALTHY MEDITERRANEAN DIET
If you are looking for a healthy alternative to your current diet, Michigan Medicine nutritionists will walk you through the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, including a recipe to try at home.