The Michigan Medicine blog recap

January 31, 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.

Follow the Right Path: A Traditional Vaccine Schedule

In light of recent infectious disease outbreaks, a Michigan Medicine expert discusses vaccine schedule fact versus fiction. READ MORE

A New Drug Slows Aging in Mice. What About Us?

Biogerontologists at Michigan have made significant strides toward unlocking the secret of longevity. READ MORE

What to Know About Low Carb Diets and Managing Your Diabetes

Although often prescribed for diabetes patients, you shouldn’t cut carbohydrates out completely. Here, a registered dietitian offers a well-balanced recipe to try. READ MORE

Rise of the Robots: Study Shows Rapid Increase in Surgeons Opting for Robotic Help

Surge in robotic surgery in 2010s outpaces the evidence for its effects on patients and costs, researchers warn. READ MORE

Lung Bacteria Predicts Outcomes in ICU

Findings point to new clinical tool to assess — and perhaps treat — patients. READ MORE

Innate Immune Activation Behind Asthma Attacks from Common Cold

Most asthma attacks in children are caused by viruses like the common cold. Michigan researchers get closer to explaining why. READ MORE

Back Pain Procedure Leads to Opioid Use for Some

Filling an opioid prescription after lumbar radiofrequency ablation is a risky move. READ MORE

New Protein Target Could Lead to Breakthrough in Kidney Injury Prevention

Study suggests a protein called suPAR could be targeted to prevent dreaded kidney complications in patients undergoing common medical procedures. READ MORE