The Michigan Medicine blog recap

October 11, 2019  //  FOUND IN: News

A weekly roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: What You Should Know

What does it mean to have metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer? A Rogel Cancer Center oncologist explains the diagnosis and how it’s treated. Read more.

Recent Sharp Rise in Firearm Deaths Seen Across Most States

A new study reveals a significant growth in firearm deaths since 2015, with an overall nationwide increase in gun-related deaths from 2015 to 2017. Read more.

How the Colon Prioritizes Gas Detox Over Energy Use

This basic science research reveals that, for our guts, getting rid of the compound that gives a fart its distinctive smell is very serious business. Read more.

Simple Conversations Can Reduce Opioid Prescriptions After Hysterectomy

Women who undergo a hysterectomy get prescribed twice as many opioids than they use. But new research shows shared decision making about pain management could make a drastic difference. Read more.

Research on Firearm Injuries to U.S. Children Gets 30 Times Less Funding Per Death than Other Causes

Study spotlights mismatch between number of firearm deaths in children age 1 to 18, and research to understand, prevent and treat the reasons for those deaths. Read more.