The Michigan Medicine blog recap

November 22, 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.

Interested in a Non-Traditional M.D./Ph.D. Degree? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

It’s a road far less traveled, but some Medical Scientist Training Program students find a perfect match outside the biomedical box with social sciences and humanities instead. READ MORE

2/3 of Parents Cite Barriers in Recognizing Youth Depression

1 in 4 parents say their child knows a peer with depression and 1 in 10 say a child’s peer has committed suicide, a new poll finds. READ MORE

Reducing Cardiac Arrests Among Pediatric Heart Patients

Hospitals around the country collaborate to significantly reduce cardiac arrest rates among children hospitalized with heart disease, according to findings presented at the American Heart Association meeting. READ MORE

Speeding Up Recovery for Children Undergoing Heart Surgery

Chest tubes are necessary but painful for babies and children recovering from heart procedures. Doctors explore ways to remove the device earlier to improve families’ experiences and reduce time spent in the hospital. READ MORE

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‘It Did Live Up to the Hype’: Reflections on ISCHEMIA

A highly anticipated clinical trial found no advantage to an invasive strategy for patients with stable coronary artery disease. READ MORE

Middle-Aged Americans & Dementia Risk: Lots of Worry, Not Enough Proven Prevention

Nearly half of 50- to 64-year-olds think they’re likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, but few have talked to a doctor about what they can do to reduce their risk, and many use unproven tactics. READ MORE

How to Support Military Veterans Every Day

Frequent moves, long separations and the sense that civilians don’t understand all add stress for those who serve their country. READ MORE

Can Kids with Heart Disease Play Sports?

Providers used to be restrictive in allowing pediatric congenital heart disease patients to exercise. Now, experts say that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. READ MORE

Eating and Tweeting: What Social Media Reveals about Neighborhood Attitudes on Food

Michigan Medicine researchers turned to Twitter to see whether online discussions about food can help inform policy makers. READ MORE

Bladder Leakage? 3 Things Women Should Know About Urinary Incontinence

To dispel misconceptions, a urogynecologist discusses the surprisingly common, lingering issue many women experience. READ MORE