The Michigan Medicine blog recap

December 6, 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.

More Medical Students Are Disclosing Their Disabilities, and Schools Are Responding, Study Finds

Increased disability diversity and accommodation among future physicians could improve patient care, researchers say. READ MORE

The Power of Adaptive Sports: Getting in the Game

New clinic opens the door for people of all abilities to take part in sports. READ MORE

5 Things to Know About Cancer

Experts from the U-M Rogel Cancer Center share answers to common questions or misconceptions about the disease. READ MORE

Head-to-Head Comparison Finds Three Anti-Seizure Drugs Equally Effective for Severe Form of Epilepsy

A new clinical trial in the emergency department finds no difference in efficacy or adverse effects of three commonly used treatments for patients with refractory status epilepticus. READ MORE

Young Patients Who Can Never Meet Each Other Unite Through Music

Life-threatening risks prevent children with cystic fibrosis from ever being in the same room. But a special “fight song” inspired by The Greatest Showman’s “This is Me” brings together 26 Mott patients with cystic fibrosis. READ MORE

Rural Women at Higher Risk of Life-Threatening Pregnancy Complications

Study uncovers disparities in dangerous birth experiences between women living in rural and urban communities. READ MORE

Groundbreaking Leukemia Treatment ‘a Whole New Approach’ to Fighting Cancer

Michigan Medicine is the only treatment center in Michigan and one of several dozen sites in the country to offer CAR T-cell immune-therapy for treating childhood leukemia. READ MORE