The Michigan Medicine blog recap

January 24, 2020  //  FOUND IN: News

A 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.

Helping Patients Prep Mind and Body for Surgery Pays Off, Study Suggests

“Prehabilitation” for at-risk patients linked to lower length of stay and total costs by encouraging walking, breathing exercises, nutrition, reducing tobacco and stress. READ MORE

Myositis: Understanding the Rare Autoimmune Disease

Muscle weakness is a common complaint as the body ages, but how do you know when it’s something more serious like inflammatory myositis? READ MORE

This Neuron Could Have Implications for Effective Diet Drugs

A CALCR cell found in mice may stop feeding without subsequential nauseating effects as well as influence the long term intake of food. READ MORE

Healthier Video Game Habits: 5 Tips for Parents of Teens

Nearly 9 in 10 parents in Mott national poll say teens spend too much time playing video games. An expert’s top tips on preventing gaming from negatively impacting a child’s health. READ MORE

Antiviral Compound Offers Hope Against Deadly Flu

A study in mice finds that a compound modelled on a protein found in bananas safely protects against multiple strains of the influenza virus. READ MORE

Living with Brain Cancer: Embracing a Difficult Diagnosis

How one Mid-Michigan patient has found new opportunities to give back. READ MORE

Overdose Rates Are Higher, but Opioid Addiction Care Is Harder to Find in Medicaid Work Requirement States

Getting addiction diagnosis or treatment could make the difference between keeping and losing health care coverage for people with substance use disorder in 17 states. READ MORE

Turning the Tables on Glioblastoma

In the lab, Michigan Medicine researchers are developing new approaches to tackling this deadly type of brain cancer. READ MORE

Thyroid 101: Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

More than 20 million Americans have thyroid disease, but 60% don’t know it. A Michigan Medicine endocrinologist discusses who’s at risk, signs to look for and how to seek treatment. READ MORE

Are Group II GBCAs Safe for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease?

A team of researchers conduct a meta-analysis of studies to assess the safety of a commonly used contrast agent for patients with chronic kidney disease. READ MORE

Study Uncovers Unexpected Connection Between Gliomas, Neurodegenerative Diseases

New basic science and clinical research identifies TAU, the same protein studied in the development of Alzheimer’s, as a biomarker for glioma development. READ MORE