More than a pleasant distraction, music is important to children. Listening to it and creating it makes life richer, and research shows that music benefits child development and academic achievement (Catterall 2014).
While thousands of people have exited the city of Detroit, thousands have also stayed. Those who remain often have a strong commitment to bringing the city back to life.
Modern medicine has helped to double the average life expectancy over the past 150 years.
Children’s brains develop very quickly in their early years, and this development is influenced by their environment.
In 2015, a substantial public health emergency emerged from the discovery of lead in the city of Flint’s water.
E. coli is a large, diverse group of bacteria often found in the intestines of humans and animals.
The loss of a child is devastating and the leading cause of infant death is premature birth.
The institutions of the University Research Corridor (URC), one of the nation’s leading university clusters, are changing lives through groundbreaking research, talent development, and innovation.
Some of the research emerging from URC universities can seem like science fiction, but it has practical, real-world applications to improve the health and quality of life of people around the world.
Founded in 2012 by WSU medical student Jonathan Wong, Street Medicine Detroit’s mission is to provide high-quality health care to Detroit’s homeless population wherever they are — in shelters and on the streets.