The Michigan Medicine blog recap

December 13, 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.

New Study has Global Impact on Hepatitis C Elimination Efforts

An international team of researchers conducts a study that defines a simple, low-cost blood test that yields high-performing results in the elimination of hepatitis C. READ MORE

Extensive Vascular Surgery Helps Spare Cancer Patient’s Leg

A rare type of cancer required a team of vascular, orthopedic and plastic surgeons to help one man get back to riding the open roads. READ MORE

Medicaid Expansion Doubled Access to Primary Care and Increased Attention to Health Risks in Low-Income Michiganders

Less reliance on emergency care, more discussions about healthy behaviors and use of preventive care seen in survey of low-income enrollees in the Healthy Michigan Plan. READ MORE

When Depression Shows Up in the Workplace

A psychiatrist offers strategies for employees and managers to discuss depression. READ MORE

How Does Political News Affect Moods? New Study in Young Doctors Shows Real-time Effects

Major American political events of the last three years altered interns’ moods, but non-political events didn’t, signaling a politically aware generation of physicians. READ MORE

In Sickness and in Health: Study Looks at How Married Couples Face Chronic Conditions

Depression symptoms rise over time when facing multiple conditions that need different types of self-care, especially among husbands whose conditions differ from their wives’. READ MORE

Five-Year Milestone for Fixing Spina Bifida in the Womb

Michigan Medicine performed the state’s first spina bifida fetal surgery in 2014 – and today, that baby is a running, dancing, active five-year-old. READ MORE

The Danger Behind Certain Biologics

The surprising role of an immune cell could lead to better treatments for persistent infections and cancer. READ MORE

Every Day Is a Gift, Says One Patient With Brain Cancer

Initially given 16 months to live, doctors at the U-M Rogel Cancer Center helped Kathy Bellmore to beat the odds and to continue to make memories. READ MORE