The Michigan Medicine blog recap

February 7, 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.

Costs Getting in the Way of Care: 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, research on the health impacts of being uninsured helped build the momentum that led to the Affordable Care Act. But new research shows that accessing care is still unaffordable for many, even after the ACA. READ MORE

Jump in Employment Seen Among Medicaid Expansion Enrollees, Especially the Most Vulnerable

Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees experienced a six-point increase in employment or student status in one year, while employment for all Michiganders stayed the same. READ MORE

10 Heart Tests Your Doctor Might Order, and What They Mean

Heart disease patients and those suspected of having heart disease often face a battery of tests. Find out what you should expect if one of these noninvasive heart tests is in your future. READ MORE

What’s Threatening Access to a Key Tool in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic?

Unless Congress closes a loophole in the orphan drug law, new products containing the opioid addiction treatment buprenorphine could be blocked from the market until 2024. READ MORE

Out-Of-The-Box Treatment Helps Teen With Aggressive Brain Cancer

Sam was diagnosed with glioblastoma his freshman year of high school. After three years of unconventional therapies, he’s enjoying life as a college freshman. READ MORE

Half of Lupus Rashes Harbor High Levels of Bacteria Responsible for Infections

Researchers find that a protein in the skin of patients with lupus enables staph bacteria to stick to their skin. READ MORE

Study Supports Standardized Blood Thinner Coordination Before Elective Procedures

A new quality improvement study found involving the anticoagulation clinic before elective gastrointestinal endoscopy could help facilitate antithrombotic medication management. READ MORE

Abnormal Bone Formation After Trauma Explained and Reversed in Mice

Findings implicate a specific type of immune cell behind heterotopic ossification–and present a potential target for treatment. READ MORE

How Hereditary Genetic Testing Results Impact Breast Cancer Treatment

A new study finds breast cancer patients with an inherited genetic mutation don’t always get treatment that follows guidelines. READ MORE

Hospitals Play Key Role in Reducing C-Section Rates

Hospital choice, higher maternal BMI and larger baby size increase chances of cesarean deliveries, according to an abstract presented at the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual Pregnancy Meeting. READ MORE