The Michigan Medicine blog recap

November 8, 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.

A Consumer Sleep Tracker Researchers Can Actually Use

It’s hard to know if wearable devices give accurate sleep reports, so experts validated their own algorithm to score sleep using the Apple watch. READ MORE

Organ Donation Saves Three Lives in One Family

Brother, sister and their mother all get second chance at life after kidney transplants. READ MORE

Getting Kids Up in Trees, Despite Disabilities

One team gets creative and transforms a previously challenging outdoor activity into one all patients can enjoy. READ MORE

Immune System Targets Vitamin B12 Pathway to Neutralize Tuberculosis Bacteria

How a recently identified defensive compound called itaconate tricks the bacteria behind tuberculosis. READ MORE

E. coli Gain Edge by Changing their Diets in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Michigan Medicine researchers discover how bad bacteria overtake the gut microbiome in Crohn’s disease. READ MORE

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Parkinson’s Disease and Your Bladder

Many diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease experience urinary tract issues. Here, a Michigan Medicine urologist discusses treatment options for patients to consider. READ MORE

Poll Reveals Risky Antibiotics Use by Older Adults, and Opportunities to Improve Prescribing

Despite widespread awareness of antibiotic resistance, many admit to taking leftover antibiotics without guidance or expecting a prescription for colds. READ MORE

Health Care Workers Wanted: A Veteran Needs You to Work at a VA Hospital

A way to thank veterans for their service? Serve them during their time of medical need, says one Michigan Medicine and VA physician in this op-ed. READ MORE

Cervical Cancer Screening Numbers Drop Off in Women 45-65

Although half of cervical cancers are detected in women over 49, a first-of-its-kind study finds women are less likely to get screenings as they age. READ MORE

For Student Athletes, Injuries Require Emotional Recovery Too

After helping her daughter through the physical and emotional journey of her sports injury, one mother offers guidance to other parents by creating a documentary. READ MORE

U-M Tackles #MedToo with Large-Scale Study on Sexual Harassment

A survey of Medical School faculty describes the impact of sexual harassment on physicians, helping leaders to outline paths to promote a culture of civility and respect. READ MORE

Gut Microbiome Puts the Brakes on Iron Absorption

The body’s resident bacteria play a major role in divvying out iron—a fact that could be used to treat iron-related disorders. READ MORE