The Michigan Medicine blog recap

October 18, 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.

For Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer Patients, Less May Be More for Post-Surgery Surveillance

A subset of patients known as maximizers consume a high level of medical resources without clear evidence of better outcomes, a study found. READ MORE

VIDEO: Teaching a Collaborative Approach to Health Care

Health sciences students at U-M engage in non-traditional, interactive learning that focuses on interprofessional communication. READ MORE

Chronic Back Pain Leads to Serious Vascular Diagnosis

Daily back pain impacted one man’s quality of life until an unexpected diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome led to surgery and relief. READ MORE

How Proinsulin Misfolding is a Prelude to Type 2 Diabetes

Michigan Medicine’s Arvan Lab reveals how proinsulin misfolding is a hallmark of prediabetes that can actually make the condition worse. READ MORE

Lessons in Love for Jimmy

A foster child in need receives years of expert care from Michigan Medicine along with the dedication of a nurturing caregiver. READ MORE

National Focus on Overdose Prevention Should Include Alcohol Too, Study Suggests

Study of people in treatment for addiction shows 90% had a history of alcohol overdose and 80% of the time they were taking other addictive drugs at the time they overdosed. READ MORE

Choosing Breast Reconstruction Surgery: Key Factors to Consider

Breast cancer patients face a dizzying number of choices for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. A Michigan Medicine plastic surgeon offers advice and insight. READ MORE

To Diversify Leadership, Academic Medicine Should Implement Term Limits

More turnover of deans, department chairs would create opportunities for women and minorities to rise to leadership roles, increasing diversity, equity and inclusion within academic medicine, researchers suggest. READ MORE