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Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science
Date:7/13/2014

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Legacy of Learning

Dr. Power is no newcomer to using the media to spread messages on health issues. For a decade, his “Food and Fitness” column appeared in over 200 U.S. newspapers by way of the Los Angeles Times Newspaper Syndicate. He also authored the monthly column “Matter of Fat” in the women’s health magazine Shape.

Power received The Wakley Prize – an international medical writing award – from the British medical journal Lancet for his essay on modern malnutrition. He co-authored the book Diabetes Outpatient Care Through Physician Assistants. His scientific papers have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Metabolism, and The Canadian Medical Association Journal.

TV viewers in the Detroit area saw Power as a frequent guest on local news broadcasts, sharing his health expertise. For five years, he regularly offered medical advice on the early evening news at WDIV-4, Detroit’s NBC affiliate.

Power also wrote Winning the Wellness Game, a handbook for risk factor reduction, and Good Clean Fun, a cookbook-style primer on healthy eating and living.

“This is my legacy,” he says of his new online venture. “Health Yourself 101 is not, by a big university’s standards, a true Massive Open Online Course. My MOOC is a Mini – yet it’s pretty much everything I want folks to know about the epidemic quietly killing us, in plain sight.”

Power adds, “The material is interactive and hopefully engaging. Look around you. Obesity is widespread – and getting worse. People everywhere need to learn a few defensive strategies, beyond fish oils, aspirin, and ribbons.”

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