Weight loss may be early predictor of Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome (UW News; Hartley and Fleming)

Professor Sigan Hartley and graduate student Victoria Fleming describe the results of their study, which found that unintentional weight loss in people with Down syndrome may predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease long before typical cognitive symptoms show up. Also shared by Public News Time and EurekAlert!.

Expanding paid family leave ‘critically important’ to attracting workers, Gov. Tony Evers says (Wisconsin State Journal; Halpern-Meekin)

Professor Sarah Halpern-Meekin explains that having access to paid family leave makes people more likely to remain in the workforce after having a child and boosts positive health outcomes for children and their mothers. Also shared by the Journal Times (Racine), the La Crosse Tribune, Kenosha News, WiscNews, Lake Geneva Regional News, and the Chippewa Herald.

Three Human Ecology honorees on Wisconsin’s Most influential Native American Leaders 2023 list

Madison365 released its list of Wisconsin’s 33 Most Influential Native American Leaders for 2023 and we have three Human Ecology honorees, including PhD student Josie Lee (Civil Society & Community Research), alumna Nicole Soulier ’09 …