In this episode, you will hear from Corynn Myers. Corynn is a marketing strategist at Convince and Convert working with organizations like Visit California, Oracle, Arizona State University, Purdue, and others to build content strategies for today's attention-strapped world. She also provides recruitment strategy consulting to colleges and universities across the US. Prior to joining Convince & Convert, Corynn led marketing and communications strategy at the University of Michigan where she built U-M's in-house digital marketing team and oversaw digital strategy across presidential initiatives. 0:55 - Eliminating project check-ins improved management style and personal work style 4:08 - Approach projects backward to be more creative and ask for off-the-cuff perspectives 6:58 - Defining thought leaders, influencers, and content creators 11:08 - Intentionality defines thought leaders, but maybe not always influencers 13:24 - How to tactically use thought leaders, influencers, and content creators for marketing 14:39 - Opportunities for using nano and microinfluencers and content creators 15:53 - Focusing on which group to use for your goals 18:45 - A starting point for small schools/teams to engage content creators: Build a content strategy first 22:14 - Finding and nurturing thought leaders, influencers, and content creators 24:52 - Thought leaders aren't defined by title 25:56 - How to you nurture when you recognize talent 28:11 - The fine line between providing guidance and dictating content 29:51 - Pitfalls to avoid 30:41 - Final thoughts Show notes are available on the Enrollment Insights Blog at niche.bz/podcast. In the Enrollment Insights Podcast, you'll hear about novel solutions to problems, ways to make processes better for students, and the questions that spark internal reflection and end up changing entire processes.
Eliminate these linguistic foibles 1 - The Up-Swing. Ending declarative sentences with a question mark. Not only is this grammatically incorrect, it creates discomfort from your listener. If all of your sentences sound like questions, the listener is subconsciously compelled to say 'uh-huh' or 'mm-hum' or 'right', because you SOUND like you're asking a question. Time magazine noted that a study found these speech patterns make "speakers sound less competent, less trustworthy, less educated and less hirable." 2 - The repetitive tic. 'Um', 'like', 'you know..' These are bridge words that usually indicate someone is thinking, but over-use of them makes you hard to listen to and less competent sounding. They're also known as 'filler' words which degrade the meaning of your sentences. 3 - Qualifiers are a different version of filler words. Words such as, "really," "literally," "basically," "right?" and "kind of" are fine when used now and then, but lose their meaning with over use. 4 - Physical tics. Tapping your foot when you're nervous, playing with your hair, adjusting your glasses. Hard to watch can translate into hard to listen to. 5 - Dropping volume at the end of sentences. This is the opposite of the upswing and speech coaches call it 'verbal fry'. You actually can't hear the last part of the last word. It's distracting to the listener because they're having to guess at what you're saying. 6 - Speaking too quickly or too slowly. A good gauge of pace is to listen to well-done podcasts. You can tell when someone is very listen-able. They have good tonality, speed and phrasing. 7 - Not bringing in your listener for an interactive experience; talking 'at' someone versus talking 'with' them. Schedule A Free Coaching Call Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Michigan BLOWS OUT WESTERN MICHIGAN... Kenny Walker lights it up for Michigan State plus more College Football Wekk 1.. Fithian likes the pace Ole Miss plays at #Fast #uptempo.But is Penn State Legit or is it another Vale to confuse Brian Chapman?Spartan fans were loud from the start of Friday night's 38-21 win, with Kenneth Walker III's 75-yard, first-play touchdown making the presence of the pro-MSU crowd known immediately. So much so that Jayden Reed took a 15-yard celebration penalty for slapping hands with a green-clad fan in the front row of the south end zone after the score.The next step for Tucker and the Spartans will be their first actual home game in front of fans Saturday at Spartan Stadium when Youngstown State visits for a noon kickoff (Big Ten Network).Alabama solidified its hold on the No. 1 position in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, but the rest of the Top 25 looks a lot different after a compelling set of results from Week 1.The Crimson Tide looked as impressive as ever in their opening victory against Miami (Fla.). Alabama claimed 64 of 65 first-place votes easily retaining the top spot. The Hurricanes do remain in the poll, however, holding on at No. 24.Georgia vaults to No. 2, picking up the remaining first-place nod, after shutting down then-No. 2 Clemson in the weekend's marquee contest. The Tigers slip to No. 6. Ohio State moves up to No. 3 after staving off Minnesota in its Big Ten road opener. Oklahoma slips to No. 4 after struggling to put away Tulane. Texas A&M rounds out the top five.MICHIGAN RUNS WILD-Michigan football, which had no problems with Western Michigan in the season opener on Saturday, is second in the "others receiving votes" category, behind just Auburn. U-M's opponent for this week, Washington, began the season No. 21 in the poll. But the Huskies' loss to FCS Montana has knocked them off of everyone's ballot. Man The Fith Chapter has a killer Thumbnail for their live stream at 7pm… JOIN Dennis Fithian to discuss…WEEK 1 in College Football…. Is Kenny Walker legit? Michigan routs Western Michigan OVER UNDERS WITH RAAJ BUNDLES! Streaming tonight and on ever podcast apple afterwards.
This episode of Strength in the Midst of Change features Lyss Shumaker, 2020 LSA alumna and co-founder of the Michigan Caregivers and Student Parent Organization, a CEW+ Student Sponsored Organization focused on creating community among student caregivers through programming and events. Lyss talks about what inspired her to advocate for student parents and the unique challenges that they encounter along their journey. Make sure to listen to the end to hear the advice she would share with her peers about how to create change and her vision for the future of student parents at U-M. You can download and subscribe to Strength in the Midst of Change from — Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. Subscribe, listen, and enjoy!
We dug into your Twitter questions – on projections for MSU's football position groups, MSU's next big event (like the aircraft carrier game), how U-M's football season will go, the Tigers' final record, MSU's AD position and more. Plus, plenty of Yoda impressions, for better or worse.
In Episode 8 of Season 2 Mike welcomes his undergrad and north side of Chicago friend Eric Metz to the podcast where they discuss the Breeze/breezin', what life was like in the city of Chicago in the 2000s, Eric's first home purchase, the origin of the nickname Mike Jones/Jonesy for Mike D, and Mike offers Eric and his wife Kathryn a public apology for missing their wedding.Follow the podcast on Twitter: @friendsofmikedEmail the podcast at email@example.comKey moments from the pod: 0:30: Mike welcomes listeners to Season 2 Episode 8 featuring Mike's friend Eric Metz.1:40: Mike breaks down the immense level of positive feedback that has come in related S2E7 (the Jack & Nolan Tate episode).2:15: Mike then takes the listeners through a bevy of corrections from past episodes (focused on Episodes S2E6.5 and S2E7). 6:15: Mike updates the listeners on what's been going on with him, which mainly centers around the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.8:00: Mike gives a little more background on this episode's guest, Eric Metz, while highlighting a classic song they used to listen back in Chicago.11:25: Mike welcomes Eric Metz onto the podcast.12:50: Eric gives the listeners what they want: his life story growing up in the Flint, MI region.14:40: Eric then gives an update for how his very busy life is going these days.15:50: Mike and Eric talk about the surprisingly tight geographic region they frequented back in the day in Chicago.17:00: Eric then talks about his longest running friend, Brett Quayle.18:45: Mike and Eric talk about the last time they hung in person and it was an embarrassingly long time ago.19:30: Mike and Eric retrace some of the earliest memories of their friendship, back to their days at the University of Michigan, including when Mike only knew Eric as “Spinderella”, how Eric's basketball skills are similar to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric playing college soccer at U-M, and how Eric ended up in Chicago.23:40: Mike and Eric trace the earliest origins of the “Breeze” rec hoops team, which went on to set the north side of Chicago hoops scene on fire as well as the completely unnecessary car Mike leased after law school.25:30: Eric and Mike then tell the story behind Mike D's infamous nickname “Mike Jones/Jonesy”.27:50: Eric and Mike then talk about the insanely large patio at Eric's post-college condo in the River North neighborhood in Chicago and how it led to one of the all time legendary annual summer social events, which was inspired by the fashion choices of Sean “P Diddy” Combs.32:10: Mike tells the story about how Eric introduced him to a tradition of buying in bulk known as “Bottle Service”, which was really more of an economics lesson than anything else.34:40: Mike and Eric go DEEP on the history of the Breeze hoops team, one particular ref they had issues with, post-game traditions, commentary on the hoops games' of each of the original team members, how they “fund raised” on behalf of the squad at Halligan's Bar in Lincoln Park and how “breezin'” was a state of mind.40:40: Mike comes clean and apologizes to Eric about something in their past that had been weighing on Mike's mind related to Eric's wedding weekend. Eric graciously accepts.44:10: Eric breaks down how to keep a friendship going at this point in his life.45:20: Eric then talks about what he's excited about coming up in his life in the next months.46:10: Mike takes Eric through the (not so) Rapid Fire segment, including talking about Eric's favorite place to grab food in undergrad at the University of Michigan, favorite north side of Chicago spot to breeze at, his favorite sport to play as a kid, his favorite ‘04 Piston, and his favorite road U-M tailgate he attended with Mike when Mike was still living in Chicago.
Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich discuss the major takeaways from the Keon Sabb recruitment. From there the trio reset Michigan's safety and linebacker boards, and share the latest on Dillon Tatum and Lander Barton. Next the crew points out five must get recruits for U-M (i.e. the five most attainable targets at the biggest positions of need). The podcasts closes with a discussion of more Barbecue at the Big House confirmations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the Season 2 Episode 6 Finale Mike welcomes one of the more solid friends he's ever made named Eric Lemieur into the Virtual Podcast Studio where they discuss a Disney-esque flag football team known as the Raiders, Buddy Bubner, the Vox and the Miyagi Proud Face.Follow the podcast on Twitter: @friendsofmikedEmail the podcast at firstname.lastname@example.orgKey moments from the pod: 0:30: Mike welcomes listeners to S2E6.1:50: Mike teases the next Point Fiver of Season 2 which is coming as episode 6.5. It involves a guest who was a listener favorite from Episode 1 (S1E4 guest John Baker!) and it also involves music.3:00: Mike then goes over some recent challenges with the podcast staff (Listeners - the staff could use your support right now) before getting into some corrections from the S2E5 featuring Chris Duprey. 7:50: Mike talks about what's going on with him, and this time it centers around the sport of tennis, including his top 5 favorite things about it which involve his unorthodox technique, an amazing romantic comedy that takes place at one of Mike's favorite tournaments, his usual Saturday morning game in Ann Arbor, and a band that bears the sport's name.19:50: Mike welcomes Eric Lemieur to the Podcast.20:20: Eric breaks down his enthralling life story, including rising from the ashes in Southeastern Michigan and his docile children.22:15: Eric updates the listeners on how life is going in his neck of the woods and it involves a lot of youth sports, trips to the Sunshine State and playing a little below average golf.28:20: Eric then talks about who his longest running friend is and how that friendship stays strong (warning: Eric drops an extremely insightful quote from “To Kill a Mockingbird”). It's actually his cousin Pat Cupples, who Eric compares to Arnold Schwarzenegger and himself to Danny DeVito. 32:25: Mike and Eric talk about the last time they saw each other in person, back in February of 2020.33:50: Mike and Eric then talk about the historic origins of their friendship at the house of the fraternity Mike was pledging at the time, including robbing the house of a significant amount of Hamm's Ice.37:30: Eric talks about an early attempt by Eric's roommate from his fraternity house (Adam “the Moose” Morse) to mount a non-flat screen to the wall in their room.40:15: Mike and Eric go DEEP about CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) basketball when they were kids in the Detroit area and how amazing of an experience it was.43:50: Mike and Eric tell the long overdue tale of the 2000 Raiders IM Flag Football Team. It's basically a Disney movie.47:30: Eric talks about living at 911 Greenwood while in college, the giant projector TV in the house, and the interesting tradition that would happen during house parties they hosted.50:10: Mike and Eric talk about one of their all time favorite golfers: Robert Edward Charles “Buddy” Bubner.51:50: Mike and Eric discuss “The Vox” which is a primary way they stay in touch with each other and a few other friends.56:00: Mike and Eric then get into one of their all time favorite live sports watching memories which took place at Wrigley Field in 2006 for a Tigers/Cubs game.59:00: Eric gives his keys to a good friendship at this place while quoting the movie “Stand By Me”.1:02:03: Eric then discusses what he's excited about on his end for the next few months, including lots of trips.1:04:45: Mike takes Eric through the (not so) Rapid Fire segment, including walking his sons around U-M's campus, taking trips with his family, his favorite place to travel when he was traveling for business, his favorite recent TV shows, his favorite dinner spots in GR, and his all time favorite University of Michigan sports memories.
In this week's episode, we focus on how we're approaching the 2021 football season as fans. After reading the rather alarming results of a twitter poll on Michigan fans' preseason excitement, we delve into the ways we're looking to get enjoyment out of a hobby that—lest we forget—is supposed to be enjoyable. We are, collectively, more optimistic than the fanbase at large. (Yes, this may surprise some of you.) Some of our reasons don't relate specifically to the football team: a return to something hopefully approaching normalcy on football Saturdays is a significant driver of our anticipation. We name a number of on-field reasons, too! We also discuss why the athletes deserve our support even when the program and university do not. Finally, we each name the top three reasons we're excited for the season—which Alex does in the midst of making plans to attend a game—then finish off with a clean sweep of good vibes. Also: a long tangent on the former Ravens staffers now coaching at U-M. There's even consensus praise for how Jim Harbaugh has committed to changing and improving the program since signing his extension. (There's no praise for his comments on Bo Schembechler, however.) Use promo code BUCKETPROBLEM for 15% off your first order at homefieldapparel.com, your home for the best, softest, retro logo-est, dunking mascot-est, most fashionable licensed collegiate gear you can imagine. Yes, they have Michigan—and Slippery Rock.
Dale Throneberry introduces a guest host, Dr. Eric Fretz, and his entrepreneurial champion guests as follows: Kristin Gapske, Director of Entrepreneurial Center at Washtenaw Community College. https://www.wccnet.edu/succeed/entrepreneurship-center/Matt Sherwood, VBOC for Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. www.vetbizcentral.orgJulie Cowie, Michigan Veteran Entrepreneurs, Grand Valley State University www.gvsu.edu/mve Michael Hyacinthe, Michigan Veteran Entrepreneurs, Grand Valley State University Eric Fretz is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a faculty lecturer who creates and delivers classes across campus (Psychology, Innovate Blue Entrepreneurship, School of Education, College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship). In addition to classes from the 100 to 600 level, he also delivers academic readiness classes for Student Veterans at U-M and other institutions locally and nationwide.
Sam Webb and Brice Marich break down the commitment of Micah Pollard, the update Michigan's EDGE and LB boards. The duo focuses extensively on where things stand with LB targets Jeremy Patton and Deuce Spurlock. Attention then turns to the expanded DT board and new targets Derrick Shepard, Shone Washington, and Robby Harrison. Next up the TMI team tackled a listener question - is it possible for Michigan to get back in on Tennessee DT commit Jordan Phillips. The podcast concludes with a discussion of noteworthy targets planning to attend U-M's annual Barbecue at the Big House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Season 2 Episode 5 Mike welcomes a good friend, and sports media savant, named Chris Duprey into the virtual podcast studio for a freewheeling conversation that touches on several topics the world needs right now, including friendship.Follow the podcast on Twitter: @friendsofmikedEmail the podcast at email@example.comKey moments from the pod: 0:30: Mike welcomes listeners to S2E5 (Season 2 Episode 5).1:30: Mike goes over corrections from some recent episodes and it's an embarrassingly long list, including yet another discussion of Bozo's Buckets and whether Mike did indeed wear silk shirts to his middle school and high school dances in the 1990s.5:45: Mike talks about what's going on with him, which centers around an amazing new album that just dropped from a cool rocker who happens to be the son of another musical legend.10:10: Mike welcomes Chris Duprey to the podcast.10:50: Chris shares his life story with the listeners that could be a script for a Hollywood movie, including what it's like working in the Lansing area as a true blue Wolverine as well as being the answer to an unfortunate trivia question about Michigan football.13:45: Chris talks about his experience working at the Michigan Daily as a sports columnist during college and how impactful that was, including mutual friend of Mike and Chris' Mike Spahn.17:00: Chris gives some updates on what's been going on with him, including his sons' athletic endeavors, specifically the Novi Heat 9U baseball team. Mike references a couple of his favorite aspects of the Novi Heat. Spoiler alert: Mike's a big fan of the Heat! They also discuss Chris' advice for his older son about how to approach academics now that he's starting High School in the Fall.24:45: Chris gives the backstory on his longest standing friendship, which was formed by running cross country as a kid. Great Al Bundy from Polk High reference in this segment.29:30: Mike and Chris discuss the earliest memories of their friendship and how its foundation was established, which involved connections through some mutual friends who remain good mutual friends as well as how Mike would navigate tricky situations involving too much noise and Ann Arbor's finest.35:30: Mike references how Chris would perform at house parties during college by reenacting classic U-M sports radio calls(many involving Frank Beckman and Larry Henry), a true talent of Chris'!37:20: Mike and Chris discuss being in U-M's Undergrad Business Program (BBA) and how they approached their studies in that program, specifically strategy around group projects.40:25: Mike has Chris talk about the culture in the Duprey household when watching University of Michigan sporting events, specifically as it relates to Chris' sons. Passionate fans is a frighteningly accurate description of these guys.44:20: Mike and Chris talk about one of his true passions: refereeing college basketball.48:30: Chris talks about his keys to a good friendship.50:00: Chris then talks about what he's fired up about in the next few months, including going to a couple of college basketball tryout camps for refereeing. 51:30: Mike takes Chris through the (not so) Rapid Fire segment, including talking about Chris' favorite thing to do with each of his sons for fun, which involves going to watch Michigan football (and a story about going down to West Lafayette for a Michigan/Purdue game), Chris' favorite small college gyms to ref in, Chris' favorite U-M game he covered as a reporter at the Michigan Daily during college, Chris' favorite place to go eat in Novi, MI as a kid, and Chris' predictions for Michigan football in 2021.
The Bucket Problem welcomes its very first guest this week. The first half of this week's episode is an interview with Alex Kirshner (of Split Zone Duo, Moon Crew, The Sinful Seven, and more) about the recent developments in Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) rights. Alex covers what the new rules entail, which schools and athletes could benefit the most, what enforcement now looks like, where the NCAA goes from here, how these changes impact Michigan's outlook, and much more. This is uncharted territory and it's fascinating to speculate where it will go. Co-hosts Alex Cook and Connor Southard then join the show to help answer listener mailbag questions on the keys to the football team starting the season well, the importance of recruiting the state of Ohio, and whether back-to-back grad transfers is reason for concern about Juwan Howard's point guard development. We also discuss whether we believe U-M will take good advantage of the new NIL rules. In our vibes of the week, hear what prompted this: “Donate $50 by the end of the day or else Jim will lose to Ohio State again!” Use promo code BUCKETPROBLEM for 15% off your first order at homefieldapparel.com, your home for the best, softest, retro logo-est, dunking mascot-est, most fashionable licensed collegiate gear you can imagine. Yes, they have Michigan—and Slippery Rock.
Sam Webb, Steve Lorenz, and Brice Marich break down the commitments of Alessandro Lorenzetti and Kevonte Henry. Henry's coach Brandon Manumaleuna sheds light on his star pupil's game and recruitment. The crew then discusses U-M's positive momentum with Sebastian Cheeks, Jahlil Florence, and Colston Loveland. Next on the docket was addressing rumors that Michigan had fallen out of contention with no. 1 TE Oscar Delp. From there the trio projects the impact of Thomas Wilcher's move from Cass Tech to Michigan State. The podcast ends with a discussion about Michigan targets trending towards July decisions and talk that the Wolverines are in line to land several of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Michigan Minds, Cliff Lampe, PhD, professor of information at the U-M School of Information, joins U-M director of social media and public engagement Nikki Sunstrum to discuss social media, online behavior, and digital citizenship. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The adopted son of storied U-M football coach Bo Schembechler went on record today as a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of University of Michigan doctor Robert Anderson. And Matt Schembechler says his dad knew of the abuse and did nothing. GUESTS: David Jesse, Detroit Free Press Brian Cook, M Go Blog Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Stateside's theme music is by 14KT. Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After there's been some changes to the Boston Celtics basketball organization - there's been some people saying Juwan Howard should throw his hat in the ring to coach in the NBA again. Huge asked some of our U-M insiders as well as the audience if they think Juwan would actually leave Michigan to join the NBA again. The general consensus is that he's home right now and seems happy, so it's highly doubtful he'll be leaving. We were joined by Chris Balas in our first hour to get his thoughts on this and to also get a Harbaugh/football update, and to also talk some Michigan baseball. In our second hour we were joined by Brian Boesch to get his thoughts on Juwan's name being thrown out there to get back into the NBA. Brian and Huge also talked some Wolverine Baseball. We were then joined by Mike O'Hara to get a Detroit Lions update. Dan Campbell has his sights on Todd Gurley, so Huge and Mike talked about that as well as some of the other moves the organization has made recently. We were also joined by Kyle Austin to talk about some comments that Izzo made to the media earlier. In our final hour we were joined by Dan Hasty in studio to talk about the current state of the Detroit Tigers as they've been playing pretty decently lately. We wrapped up the show by having on Keith Langlois to talk about the Detroit Pistons as they've just hired on John Beilein to help with their player development. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After there's been some changes to the Boston Celtics basketball organization - there's been some people saying Juwan Howard should throw his hat in the ring to coach in the NBA again. Huge asked some of our U-M insiders as well as the audience if they think Juwan would actually leave Michigan to join the NBA again. The general consensus is that he's home right now and seems happy, so it's highly doubtful he'll be leaving. We were joined by Chris Balas in our first hour to get his thoughts on this and to also get a Harbaugh/football update, and to also talk some Michigan baseball. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
EMU launches the “Give Rise,” campaign, offering scholarships to boost student success. The university also announces a collaboration with U-M to launch the Digital Connecting Corps, a program that provides digital literacy training to senior citizens. Stay tuned until the end to hear the honorees of EMU's 60th Annual Alumni AwardsReported: Cedrick Charles, Catherine Lietz, Quanzelle WyattScript: Layla McMurtrieProduced: Cameron SantangeloHost: Ronia Cabansag.
In this week's roundup of articles from the world of athlete activism and sports philanthropy, Danielle highlights pro athletes standing against voter suppression, former student athletes partnering to stop abuse in youth sports, athletes like Steph Curry and Maya Moore continuing to work for change, Keston Hiura advocating to #StopAsianHate, and more. Follow us on twitter @bigleaguephil and on instagram @bigleaguephilanthropist, and follow our parent company @tacklewhatsnext on any platform! Featured Articles: MLS, NWSL, USWNT soccer players sign joint statement against voter suppression OSU and U-M sex assault survivors partner with national organization to stop abuse in youth sports Exclusive: Stephen and Ayesha Curry join One Million Black Women initiative After Helping Her Husband Gain Freedom, Maya Moore Savors Her Own Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reflects on the Legacy of the Athlete-Activist (and His Own) Milwaukee Brewers infielder Keston Hiura shares experiences as Asian-American professional athlete Drew Robinson on Twitter ASU athletes ready for careers in related fields taught at School of Community Resources and Development A new era of athlete activists inherit a centuries-old fight for justice --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bigleaguephil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bigleaguephil/support
FIRST: Dennis and Brian break down the 2021 Lions schedule! SECOND: Should the Tigers go all in to try to hire Theo Epstein as GM? THIRD: Did Dwane Casey deserve a contract extension? Two more games to tank! FOURTH: With a sexual abuse scandal bubbling, should U-M take down Bo's statue?? FITH: The Major Wager!
We begin with newly-hired Michigan women's basketball assistant coach Carrie Moore. She talks about the emotions and motivations surrounding her hiring at Michigan (3:20), her impressions of Naz Hillmon and the rest of the current roster (6:45), her journey from a star at Detroit Country Day to a successful assistant coach (9:25), and the keys to her role as the program's new recruiting coordinator (14:20).Then, new U-M graduate CJ Baird joins the show to reflect on the lessons and memories from his basketball career (19:35), reminisce about his memorable three in the 2018 Sweet 16 (25:20), discuss the importance and development of his role on the scout team (32:40), and share his short- and long-term career goals (38:25).
Episode 507 of Everyday Meditation: A-U-M As always, I encourage you to make yourself at home in this practice: substitute, modify, do as you need to feel safe and present, including taking breaks! Here's what's in this episode:- Welcome + getting situated, with a few words on practicing with A-U-M or OM- A little lead-in movement: 90/90 pigeon- Breathing practice: Long exhale- Meditation technique (awareness kriya): A-U-M (chanting)- A little re-grounding movement: Reclining knock knees* all techniques and movements are described and guided *Integration suggestionAfter listening to the episode, perhaps check in: did you notice something that you want to carry with you? If yes, maybe jot it down in a notebook or record a voice memo to help you remember!You can give this practice a try when you're ready!Be moving, be true, be you!- estherThese show notes are also posted at https://esthermpalmer.com/meditationIf you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for my newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updatesYou can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site
The Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs are celebrating 5 years of health/wellness stories and medical news! Learn about the blogs on the latest episode of The Wrap -- and then become one of the millions of readers who have received health advice from U-M experts, read about inspiring patient stories and been informed about cutting-edge research. Of course, you'll also find the weekly trivia contest. Take a listen today! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this One Quick Story, Kyle reviews the University of Michigan's announcement creating a "George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund." It turns out U-M's is not unique...Please visit our sponsor!Simple solutions to improve men's health with RexMD. Free samples to improve performance at RexMD.com/kyle
U-M experts across multiple disciplines are devoting their careers to tackling the challenges of climate change. In observance of Earth Day, we share some of their insights. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Father-son duo Braylon, ’17, and Stan Edwards, ’81, reflect on their years as U-M students and football players as well as the ways they continue to connect to the University. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week's show was filled with gratitude, as The Wrap welcomed in two U-M undergraduates who discussed their class project — a campaign to collect 1,000 thank you notes directed at Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. There was also the weekly trivia contest and the celebration of week full of sports! Check it out today. And if you want to participate in the Thank Blue campaign, visit the following link: https://thank-blue.web.app/#thank-you See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Today on the show, we talked about the Michigan/UCLA game going down tonight and what likelihood U-M has to advance to the Final Four in the tournament. We were joined some of our great Wolverine and College Basketball insiders to talk about the 2 games tonight, and to look ahead to the rest of the tournament. In our first hour we were joined by Dan Dakich to get his thoughts on if the Wolverines will be victorious tonight, and also gave us his pick for the tournament winner. In our second hour we were joined by the former head coach of Michigan basketball, John Beilein, so we could pick his brain on what he thinks will go down against UCLA. We were also joined by Chris Balas to carry on the conversation on tonight's game and looking ahead. We were joined by MSU head basketball coach, Tom Izzo to kick off our final hour today so we could get his perspective on the tournament at this point in time, and what it's like looking from the outside in. He also updated us on Rocket Watts and what led to him entering the transfer portal. We were also joined by Anthony Bellino to help wrap up the conversation on the U-M/UCLA game tonight. We wrapped up the show with our friend Tim McCullough from Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on the show, we talked about the Michigan/UCLA game going down tonight and what likelihood U-M has to advance to the Final Four in the tournament. We were joined some of our great Wolverine and College Basketball insiders to talk about the 2 games tonight, and to look ahead to the rest of the tournament. We were joined by MSU head basketball coach, Tom Izzo to kick off our final hour today so we could get his perspective on the tournament at this point in time, and what it's like looking from the outside in. He also updated us on Rocket Watts and what led to him entering the transfer portal. We were also joined by Anthony Bellino to help wrap up the conversation on the U-M/UCLA game tonight. We wrapped up the show with our friend Tim McCullough from Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on the show, we talked about the Michigan/UCLA game going down tonight and what likelihood U-M has to advance to the Final Four in the tournament. We were joined some of our great Wolverine and College Basketball insiders to talk about the 2 games tonight, and to look ahead to the rest of the tournament. In our second hour we were joined by the former head coach of Michigan basketball, John Beilein, so we could pick his brain on what he thinks will go down against UCLA. We were also joined by Chris Balas to carry on the conversation on tonight's game and looking ahead. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In our first hour today, we talked about the Michigan/Florida State game going down on Sunday and what likelihood U-M has to advance further in the tournament. We were joined by Chris Balas to get his thoughts on Sunday's game and he also gave us his prediction on the game. Huge and Chris also discussed the U-M men's hockey team being knocked out of their NCAA tournament due to Covid. In our second hour today, we were joined by the Executive Director of the MHSAA, Mark Uyl, so he could update us on the new testing orders handed down from the MDHHS as it relates to high school spring sports. We were also joined by Dr. K so we could dive deeper into the contact tracing and testing ordinances for High School spring sports that were handed down by the State of Michigan. We wrapped up the hour with the infamous "Connie call." In our final hour we were joined by Wolverine basketball's Assistant Head Coach Phil Martelli to talk about this years Michigan team under Juwan Howard, and to look ahead to Sunday's game. We were also joined by Florida radio show host Jeff Cameron to get his thoughts on this Sunday's match-up. We wrapped up the show with our friend Tim McCullough from Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In our first hour today, we talked about the Michigan/Florida State game going down on Sunday and what likelihood U-M has to advance further in the tournament. We were joined by Chris Balas to get his thoughts on Sunday's game and he also gave us his prediction on the game. Huge and Chris also discussed the U-M men's hockey team being knocked out of their NCAA tournament due to Covid. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on the show we're talking about a little bit of everything today on the show as we were joined by some of our great insiders. We talked a little about the Michigan/Florida State game going down on Sunday and what likelihood U-M has to advance further in the tournament. We also talked about the Tigers roster as opening day is right around the corner. We wrapped up the show with some Detroit Lions conversation as we like what moves they've been making in the off season. In our first hour we were joined by Florida radio show host Jeff Cameron to get his thoughts on this Sunday's match-up. We were also joined by Dan Hasty to talk about the Tigers roster. In our second hour we were joined by Wolverine basketball's Assistant Head Coach Phil Martelli to talk about this years Michigan team under Juwan Howard, and to look ahead to Sunday's game. We were also joined by Chris Balas to get his thoughts on Sunday's game and he also gave us his prediction on the game. We finished off the hour with our friend Tony Ortiz so we could talk about all of our Detroit teams. In our final hour we were joined by Mike O'Hara as well as Lomas Brown so we could get a feel for everything that Dan Campbell has been doing in hopes of making our Lions a winning team. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on the show we're talking about a little bit of everything today on the show as we were joined by some of our great insiders. We talked a little about the Michigan/Florida State game going down on Sunday and what likelihood U-M has to advance further in the tournament. We also talked about the Tigers roster as opening day is right around the corner. We wrapped up the show with some Detroit Lions conversation as we like what moves they've been making in the off season. In our final hour we were joined by Mike O'Hara as well as Lomas Brown so we could get a feel for everything that Dan Campbell has been doing in hopes of making our Lions a winning team. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on the show we're talking about a little bit of everything today on the show as we were joined by some of our great insiders. We talked a little about the Michigan/Florida State game going down on Sunday and what likelihood U-M has to advance further in the tournament. We also talked about the Tigers roster as opening day is right around the corner. We wrapped up the show with some Detroit Lions conversation as we like what moves they've been making in the off season. In our second hour we were joined by Wolverine basketball's Assistant Head Coach Phil Martelli to talk about this years Michigan team under Juwan Howard, and to look ahead to Sunday's game. We were also joined by Chris Balas to get his thoughts on Sunday's game and he also gave us his prediction on the game. We finished off the hour with our friend Tony Ortiz so we could talk about all of our Detroit teams. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on the show we're talking about a little bit of everything today on the show as we were joined by some of our great insiders. We talked a little about the Michigan/Florida State game going down on Sunday and what likelihood U-M has to advance further in the tournament. We also talked about the Tigers roster as opening day is right around the corner. We wrapped up the show with some Detroit Lions conversation as we like what moves they've been making in the off season. In our first hour we were joined by Florida radio show host Jeff Cameron to get his thoughts on this Sunday's match-up. We were also joined by Dan Hasty to talk about the Tigers roster. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tim McCormick and Sam Webb reflect upon Michigan's Big Ten tournament showing with a focus shifting roles in the aftermath of Isaiah Livers' injury, how Juwan Howard getting thrown out of the Maryland game deepened his connection with the team, and who has to step up the most for the Wolverines to contend for a title. Charles Barkley then joins the podcast to share his thoughts on Michigan's season and why Juwan has been so successful out of gate. Barkley then discusses U-M's title hopes without Livers and how well Hunter Dickinson's game translates to the NBA. Barkley's appearance rounds out with reflections upon his hall of fame career, his successful transition into broadcasting, and why the age old debate about where Isiah Thomas ranks in the pantheon of great point guards is a ridiculous exercise. Tim and Sam close the podcast with a thorough breakdown of the #8-#9 matchup between St. Bonaventure and LSU, and what a matchup with each would look like for Michigan in the second round. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mike corrects two embarrassingly large errors from Episode 10 (the Rob Thomas episode), one of which involves an apology to John Baker’s dog Jimmy, pays tribute to the Michigan Wolverine Men’s Basketball Team for winning the Big Ten Championship, and brings on one his favorite people and friends Tim Horvath to discuss the famed Park Colony Tennis and Swim Club in Allen Park, MI, the art of tailgating and singing daylight karaoke. Follow the podcast on Twitter: @friendsofmikedEmail the podcast at firstname.lastname@example.orgKey moments from the pod: 0:30: Mike welcomes the listeners to Episode 11.2:05: Mike provides an update on the plan for the rest of Season 1, including the next “Point Fiver” episode!3:35: Corrections from Season 1 Episode 10 (the Rob Thomas episode): it involves an error around which episode previous guest Tim Rechtien appeared on and referencing the wrong type of cornhole course by Rob and Mike.6:10: Mike is in celebration mode after the University of Michigan men’s basketball team took home the regular season Big Ten basketball championship. Mike pays tribute to this amazing achievement by giving the listeners a breakdown of why he loves this team so much, as well as some observations on the players on the team.11:40: Mike also celebrates a HUGE milestone for the podcast: passing the vaunted 1K download threshold. 12:15: Mike gives some background on this episode’s guest: Tim Horvath.13:30: Mike welcomes Tim Horvath into the (virtual) podcast studio.14:40: Tim describes the iconic Horvath Pub in Northville, MI and gives the listeners some background on himself, his family and his neighborhood in Northville.18:50: Tim and Mike give a shout-out to the Podcast’s New Zealand listeners.21:15: Tim talks about who his longest running friend is (and it’s actually friends plural!).23:00: Tim and Mike recount going to the very exclusive Park Colony Tennis and Pool Club in Allen Park, MI as kids.26:00: Tim talks about the keys to keep his long running friendships going.28:50: Mike and Tim talk about the earliest memories of their shared friendship, and it involves Park Colony and riding bikes around Allen Park.33:05: Mike and Tim talk about reconnecting in 2014 when Mike moved back to Michigan from California over some college football tailgating, one of their mutual favorite activities. They also get into “tailgate culture”, which is one their favorite cultures, and whether it’s appropriate to tailgate for church (spoiler alert: it is).40:50: Tim gives a shout-out to his lovely wife Kim, a true tailgate saint.41:50: Mike and Tim talk about tailgating for college basketball. Sometimes at Revel and Roll and sometimes at Fraser’s Pub for a tailgate breakfast. Sometimes outside. Yep.48:00: Mike and Tim break down their love of the bowling alley Revel and Roll, including how Tim’s son Trevor is the “king” of the game room and receiving hand delivered “Beats” headphones from Dr. Dre.52:30: Tim and Mike talk about the future of tailgating for Tim’s son Trevor. It’s bright.53:15: Mike and Tim talk about going to watch Trevor’s AAU basketball games as well as breaking away for a “quick fresh one” at the Whitmore Lake Tavern for 6:00 pm karaoke. Hilarity ensues.56:40: Tim talks about his keys to a good friendship overall.58:15: Tim goes over what he’s excited about in his life over the next six months.102:30: Mike takes Tim through the (not so) Rapid Fire segment, including talking about going to U-M football games on the road, his favorite thing about growing up in Allen Park, MI, his all time favorite Michigan sports memories, and his favorite spot to grab a fresh beverage in Ann Arbor, MI.
Brendan and Dylan discuss Michigan State's 0-2 return from an extended pause and then preview tonight's game against Iowa. They also dive into how Michigan State's roster ended up this way and what the best path forward is to get back on track. Then they hop over to Michigan and discuss the impact of a 2-week pause and how things will play out over the next two months.Timestamps:(3:09): Deconstructing MSU’s downfall(35:07): Figuring out U-M’s long pause
Gary takes on the real issues that the mainstream media is afraid to tackle. Tune in to find out the latest about health news, healing, politics, and the economy. Meta-analysis finds dietary supplements improve sleep quality Hong Kong Polytechnic University, January 27 2021. A systematic review and meta-analysis published on January 13, 2021 in Postgraduate Medical Journal found benefits for supplemental vitamin D, melatonin and amino acids in improving the quality of sleep among men and women. The meta-analysis included 15 randomized, controlled trials that examined the association between subjective sleep quality as assessed by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and supplementation with amino acids, the hormone melatonin, omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D. Pooled data for the two studies involving amino acid supplements, seven studies involving melatonin, and four studies involving vitamin D each showed significant differences between supplemented and control groups, with more favorable PSQI scores occurring among those who received the supplements. The two studies that evaluated omega 3 did not reveal significant differences between the treatment and control groups. Two reviewed trials that were not eligible for inclusion in the meta-analysis added evidence to the benefit of melatonin in sleep quality. Other non-included trials found a benefit for nitrate-containing beetroot juice, resveratrol and zinc supplements. Co-supplementation with melatonin, magnesium and zinc was also associated with a significant benefit in comparison with a placebo. “Although we found a significant improvement in sleep quality by dietary supplementation, randomized, controlled trials with longer duration and larger sample size should be conducted to verify our findings,” noted authors Vicky Chan and Kenneth Lo of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. “Furthermore, dose–response effect of different supplements on sleep quality has not yet been evaluated.” “Amino acids, vitamin D and melatonin supplements were significantly beneficial to improve sleep quality,” they concluded. “Further research on the effect of magnesium, zinc, resveratrol and nitrate supplementation on improving sleep quality is required.” Green coffee extract and silymarin protect against carbon tetrachloride-induced liver toxicity University of Tabuk (Saudi Arabia), January 26, 2021 According to news originating from the University of Tabuk research stated, “During the last few decades, patients worldwide have been interested in using alternative medicine in treating diseases to avoid the increased side effects of chemical medications. Green coffee is unroasted coffee seeds that have higher amounts of chlorogenic acid compared to roasted coffee.” Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from University of Tabuk: “Green coffee was successfully used to protect against obesity, Alzheimer disease, high blood pressure and bacterial infection. This study aimed to investigate the probable protective activity of the green coffee methanolic extract, silymarin and their combination on CCl4-induced liver toxicity in male rats. Thirty Sprague - Dawley male albino rats were divided into 5 groups; control negative (G1) just got the vehicle (olive oil) and the other four groups received CCl4 dissolved in olive oil through an intraperitoneal injection and were divided into untreated control positive group (G2), the third group (G3) was treated with green coffee methanolic extract, the fourth group (G4) was treated with silymarin, and the fifth group (G5) was treated with a combination of green coffee methanolic extract and silymarin. In the positive control group treated with CCl4 (G2), the CCl4-induced toxicity increased lipid peroxidation, IL-6, kidney function parameters, liver function enzymes, total cholesterol, triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins, and decreased irisin, antioxidants, CYP450 and high-density lipoprotein levels. Hepatic tissues were also injured. However, treating the injured rats in G3, G4 and G5 significantly improved the altered parameters and hepatic tissues.” According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “Green coffee methanolic extract, silymarin, and their combination succeeded in protecting the male rats against CCl4 hepatotoxicity due to their antioxidant activity. Effect of green coffee methanolic extract mixed with silymarin in G5 was more efficient than that of green coffee methanolic extract in G3 or silymarin in G4.” Vitamin D status and outcomes for hospitalised older patients with COVID-19 NHS Foundation Trust and University of Cyprus, January 21, 2021 Purpose Older adults are more likely to be vitamin D deficient. The aim of the study was to determine whether these patients have worse outcomes with COVID-19. Methods We conducted a prospective cohort study between 1 March and 30 April 2020 to assess the importance of vitamin D deficiency in older patients with COVID-19. The cohort consisted of patients aged ≥65 years presenting with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (n=105). All patients were tested for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels during acute illness. Diagnosis of COVID-19 was confirmed via viral reverse transcriptase PCR swab or supporting radiological evidence. COVID-19-positive arm (n=70) was sub-divided into vitamin D-deficient (≤30 nmol/L) (n=39) and -replete groups (n=35). Subgroups were assessed for disease severity using biochemical, radiological and clinical markers. Primary outcome was in-hospital mortality. Secondary outcomes were laboratory features of cytokine storm, thoracic imaging changes and requirement of non-invasive ventilation (NIV). Results COVID-19-positive arm demonstrated lower median serum 25(OH)D level of 27 nmol/L (IQR=20–47 nmol/L) compared with COVID-19-negative arm, with median level of 52 nmol/L (IQR=31.5–71.5 nmol/L) (p value=0.0008). Among patients with vitamin D deficiency, there was higher peak D-dimer level (1914.00 μgFEU/L vs 1268.00 μgFEU/L) (p=0.034) and higher incidence of NIV support and high dependency unit admission (30.77% vs 9.68%) (p=0.042). No increased mortality was observed between groups. Conclusion Older adults with vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 may demonstrate worse morbidity outcomes. Vitamin D status may be a useful prognosticator. Mental Disorders Forecast Chronic Physical Diseases, Premature Death University of Michigan, January 22, 2021 Poor early-life mental health may jeopardize later-life physical health, according to a new study led by a University of Michigan researcher. The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, indicates that people who experience psychiatric conditions when they are young are likely to experience excess age-related physical diseases when they are older. Leah Richmond-Rakerd, U-M assistant professor of psychology, and colleagues found that this association cannot be explained by preexisting physical illness; they ruled out the possibility of reverse causation in which having a physical illness precipitates mental health problems. Prior studies had not taken this into account. This association is present across different mental disorders and different physical diseases, she said. The researchers conducted a nationwide hospital-register study of 2.3 million New Zealanders—aged 10-60 years at baseline—followed across three decades (1988 to 2018). They tested whether individuals with mental disorders are at increased risk for subsequent chronic physical diseases and premature mortality. Richmond-Rakerd and colleagues collected information about hospital admissions for different mental disorders, such as substance use disorders, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and self-harm behavior. In addition, researchers collected information about hospital admissions for different chronic physical diseases, ranging from coronary heart disease to cancer. Across the 30-year period, individuals with mental disorders were more likely to develop subsequent physical diseases and they also died earlier than people without mental disorders, the study showed. They also experienced more medical hospitalizations, spent more time in hospitals for physical-disease treatment and accumulated more associated health care costs. These associations were present across all age groups and in both men and women. The findings indicate that addressing mental health problems in early life might be a window of opportunity for preventing future physical diseases, Richmond-Rakerd said. They also suggest the importance of joined-up services, or integrated care. “Our health care system often divides treatment between the brain and the body,” she said. “Integrating the two could benefit population health.” Richmond-Rakerd said they chose New Zealand because there it is possible to link hospital registers and other administrative databases for the entire population of the country. The study’s co-authors are Stephanie D’Souza and Barry Milne of the University of Auckland, Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt of Duke University and King’s College London. 'Aging well' greatly affected by hopes and fears for later life, study finds Oregon State University, January 21, 2021 If you believe you are capable of becoming the healthy, engaged person you want to be in old age, you are much more likely to experience that outcome, a recent Oregon State University study shows. "How we think about who we're going to be in old age is very predictive of exactly how we will be," said Shelbie Turner, a doctoral student in OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences and co-author on the study. Previous studies on aging have found that how people thought about themselves at age 50 predicted a wide range of future health outcomes up to 40 years later -- cardiovascular events, memory, balance, will to live, hospitalizations; even mortality. "Previous research has shown that people who have positive views of aging at 50 live 7.5 years longer, on average, than people who don't," said Karen Hooker, co-author of the study and the Jo Anne Leonard Petersen Endowed Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies at OSU. Because self-perceptions of aging are linked to so many major health outcomes, Hooker and Turner wanted to understand what influences those perceptions. Their study looked specifically at the influence of two factors: self-efficacy associated with possible selves, meaning a person's perceived ability to become the person they want to be in the future; and optimism as a general personality trait. The researchers measured self-perception of aging by having respondents say how strongly they agreed or disagreed with statements such as, "Things keep getting worse as I get older," "I have as much pep as I had last year," "As you get older, you are less useful." They measured optimism in a similar way, with respondents ranking their agreement with statements like "In uncertain times I usually expect the best." To measure self-efficacy, the study used a dataset that compiled survey responses from older adults where they listed two "hoped-for" future selves and two "feared" future selves, and ranked how capable they felt of becoming the person they hoped to be and avoiding becoming the person they feared to be. Among the "hoped for" selves were things like "A social person with a strong network of friends" and "A healthy, active person." Examples of "feared" selves were "Chronically sick and in pain," "Being dependent on others for my day-to-day needs" and "A cranky, angry old woman." Results showed that, as predicted, higher optimism was associated with more positive self-perception of aging. Both "hoped-for" self-efficacy and "feared" self-efficacy were also significantly associated with self-perception of aging, above and beyond optimism as a trait. A major factor in how people see their own aging selves is internalizing ageist stereotypes, the researchers said. Examples of such stereotypes include assumptions that older adults are bad drivers, or suffer memory problems, or are unable to engage in physical activity anymore. "Kids as young as 4 years old already have negative stereotypes about old people," Hooker said. "Then, of course, if you're lucky enough to live to old age, they eventually apply to you." Those stereotypes get reinforced every time an older adult forgets something and jokes, "Another senior moment!" But the researchers say these thought patterns can do real harm. "People need to realize that some of the negative health consequences in later life might not be biologically driven. The mind and the body are all interwoven," Hooker said. "If you believe these bad things are going to happen, over time that can erode people's willingness or maybe even eventually their ability to engage in those health behaviors that are going to keep them as healthy as they can be." A way to mitigate those negative stereotypes about aging is to promote intergenerational relationships, so younger people can see older adults enjoying happy, healthy lives. "The more you're around older people, the more you realize that it's not all bad," Turner said. "Older people can do some things better than young people do. Increasing opportunities for intergenerational relationships is one way we can make people more optimistic about aging." Over half of cannabis users with Parkinson's disease report clinical benefits University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany), January 26, 2021 With medicinal cannabis now legalized in many parts of the world, there is growing interest in its use to alleviate symptoms of many illnesses including Parkinson's disease (PD). According to results of a survey of PD patients in Germany in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, over 8% of patients with PD reported using cannabis products and more than half of those users (54%) reported a beneficial clinical effect. Cannabis products containing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive compound of cannabis) can be prescribed in Germany when previous therapies are unsuccessful or not tolerated, and where cannabis can be expected with not a very unlikely chance to relieve disabling symptoms. CBD (pure cannabidiol, derived directly from the hemp plant, a cousin of the marijuana plant) is available without a prescription from pharmacies and on the internet. "Medical cannabis was legally approved in Germany in 2017 when approval was given for therapy-resistant symptoms in severely affected patients independent of diagnosis and without clinical evidence-based data," explained lead investigator Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Buhmann, Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. "PD patients fulfilling these criteria are entitled to be prescribed medical cannabis, but there are few data about which type of cannabinoid and which route of administration might be promising for which PD patient and which symptoms. We also lack information about the extent to which the PD community is informed about medicinal cannabis and whether they have tried cannabis and, if so, with what result." Investigators aimed to assess patient perceptions of medicinal cannabis as well as evaluate the experiences of patients already using cannabis products. They performed a nationwide, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based survey among members of the German Parkinson Association (Deutsche Parkinson Vereinigung e.V.), which is the largest consortium of PD patients in German-speaking countries with nearly 21,000 members. Questionnaires were sent out in April 2019 with the association's membership journal and were also distributed in the investigators' clinic. Over 1,300 questionnaires were analyzed; results showed that interest in the PD community in medical cannabis was high, but knowledge about different types of products was limited. Fifty-one percent of respondents were aware of the legality of medicinal cannabis, and 28% were aware of the various routes of administration (inhaling versus oral administration), but only 9% were aware of the difference between THC and CBD. More than 8% of patients were already using cannabinoids and more than half of these users (54%) reported that it had a beneficial clinical effect. The overall tolerability was good. Over 40% of users reported that it helped manage pain and muscle cramps, and more than 20% of users reported a reduction of stiffness (akinesia), freezing, tremor, depression, anxiety, and restless legs. Patients reported that inhaled cannabis products containing THC were more efficient in treating stiffness than oral products containing CBD but were slightly less well tolerated. Patients using cannabis tended to be younger, living in large cities, and more aware of the legal and clinical aspects of medicinal cannabis. Sixty-five percent of non-users were interested in using medicinal cannabis, but lack of knowledge and fear of side effects were reported as main reasons for not trying it. "Our data confirm that PD patients have a high interest in treatment with medicinal cannabis but lacked knowledge about how to take it and especially the differences between the two main cannabinoids, THC and CBD," noted Prof. Dr. med. Buhmann. "Physicians should consider these aspects when advising their patients about treatment with medicinal cannabis. The data reported here may help physicians decide which patients could benefit, which symptoms could be addressed, and which type of cannabinoid and route of administration might be suitable." "Cannabis intake might be related to a placebo effect because of high patient expectations and conditioning, but even that can be considered as a therapeutic effect. It has to be stressed, though, that our findings are based on subjective patient reports and that clinically appropriate studies are urgently needed," he concluded. Bastiaan R. Bloem, MD, PhD, Director, Radboudumc Center of Expertise for Parkinson & Movement Disorders, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Co-Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, added: "These findings are interesting in that they confirm a widespread interest among patients in the use of cannabis as a potential treatment for people living with PD. It is important to emphasize that more research is needed before cannabis can be prescribed as a treatment, and that guidelines currently recommend against the use of cannabis, even as self-medication, because the efficacy is not well established, and because there are safety concerns (adverse effects include among others sedation and hallucinations). As such, the present paper mainly serves to emphasize the need for carefully controlled clinical trials to further establish both the efficacy and safety of cannabis treatment." Covid lockdown loneliness linked to more depressive symptoms in older adults University of Exeter (UK), January 22, 2021 Loneliness in adults aged 50 and over during the COVID-19 lockdown was linked to worsening depressive and other mental health symptoms, according to a large-scale online study. Loneliness emerged as a key factor linked to worsening symptoms of depression and anxiety in a study of more than 3,000 people aged 50 or over led by the University of Exeter and King's College London, and funded by The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) . Researchers had access to data going back to 2015 for participants of the PROTECT online study. They also found that a decrease in physical activity since the start of the pandemic was associated with worsening symptoms of depression and anxiety during the pandemic. Other factors included being female and being retired. Dr Byron Creese, of the University of Exeter Medical School, who led the study, said: "Even before the pandemic, loneliness and physical activity levels were a huge issue in society, particularly among older people. Our study enabled us to compare mental health symptoms before and after COVID-19 in a large group of people aged 50 and over. We found that during lockdown, loneliness and decreased physical activity were associated with more symptoms of poor mental health, especially depression. It's now crucial that we build on this data to find new ways to mitigate risk of worsening mental health during the pandemic." The study found that before the pandemic, lonely people would report an average of two symptoms of depression for at least several days over the previous last two weeks. During lockdown, lonely people reported either an increase in frequency of depressive symptoms, to more than half the days in the two week period, or a new symptom for at least several days in that timeframe. In people who were not lonely, levels of depressive symptoms were unaffected. PROTECT began in 2011, and has 25,000 participants signed up. Designed to understand the factors involved in healthy ageing, the innovative study combines detailed lifestyle questionnaires with cognitive tests that assess aspects of brain function including memory, judgment and reasoning over time. In May, researchers included a new questionnaire designed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on health and wellbeing. Running from May 13 to June 8, the questionnaire was completed by 3,300 people, of which 1,900 were long-standing PROTECT participants. The study is continuing to run so that longer term outcomes can be assessed. Zunera Khan, Research Portfolio Lead at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience said "We've found links between loneliness and a drop in physical exercise and worsening mental health symptoms. It should be within our power to find ways of keeping people socially engaged and active. Our online PROTECT platform ultimately aims to find new ways to engage people in their homes, however, technology can only be part of the picture. We need to ensure we can find new ways to help people stay active and social, whether they are online or not." Professor Clive Ballard, Executive Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter Medical School, who leads PROTECT, said: "We are only just beginning to learn the impact that COVID-19 is having on the health and wellbeing of older people. For example, the effect of any economic impact may not yet have emerged. Our large scale study will span a number of years, and will help us understand some of the longer-term effects of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing, and ultimately, on whether this has any knock-on effect on aspects of ageing, such as brain function and memory. " The study plans to conduct further analysis on groups at particularly high risk, such as people with cognitive impairment and those with caring rolesG
Welcome to No Filter Sports Podcast with Bob Page and Denny McLain and Bob Page! U-M star, Olympic gold medalist, first-round NBA draft choice — the long basketball life of guest PHIL HUBBARD! What a quarterback dual: Brady vs Brees! But as often happens with great pitching match-ups — a DUD. The boys recap the weekend’s...
Welcome to No Filter Sports Podcast with Bob Page and Denny McLain! As Ohio State and Alabama go at it for the national title, WE look into a local college football story: The Jim Harbaugh contract extension. U-M reporter/podcaster Michael Spath takes us behind the scenes! A big football gambler? Or just nothing better to do...
Brendan and Dylan make sense of Michigan State's meltdown against Purdue and discuss some of the problems facing this MSU roster. Then they hop over to Michigan to discuss U-M's win over Minnesota and look ahead to Tuesday's big game against Wisconsin. Timestamps:(2:39) A meltdown at Michigan State (35:13) A big Michigan-Wisconsin preview
Welcome to No Filter Sports Podcast with Bob Page and Denny McLain! “Get Back Up!” The title of a book by BILLY TAYLOR and, boy, did he ever! The great U-M running back is our guest. For ONCE — and hopefully the last time ever needed here — the boys DO do politics on the show. The...