The Michigan Medicine blog recap

February 14, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Michigan Medicine 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.

Anti-Leukemia Compound Induces Complete Remission in Mouse Models

A Phase I clinical trial, using a structurally related analog of the compound, is currently enrolling patients. READ MORE

Middle-Aged Adults Worried About Health Insurance Costs Now, Uncertain for Future

Nearly half of adults in their 50s and early 60s aren’t sure they’ll be able to afford health insurance after they retire, and two-thirds worry about the potential effects of health policy changes. READ MORE

Getting Heart Healthy with a Mediterranean Diet

How to switch to a manageable meal plan that can help lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes or stroke. READ MORE

Accelerating Children’s Access to New Treatments for High Risk Brain Tumors

Michigan Medicine joins exclusive, global network that helps press gas on linking children with incurable brain cancer to promising clinical trials. READ MORE

Cannabis for Treating IBD: Hope or Hype?

A Michigan Medicine gastroenterologist discusses what’s known about using medical marijuana as a potential treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. READ MORE

1 in 5 Operations May Lead to “Surprise” Bills – Even When In-Network, Study Finds

A $2,000 average potential bill for out-of-network care, and prevalence of out-of-network “surgical assistants,” shows a need for national policy changes, researchers say. READ MORE

Heart Attack Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment Get Fewer Treatments

People with mild cognitive impairment don’t always receive the same, established medical treatment that patients with normal cognitive functioning get when they have a heart attack. READ MORE

“Leaky” Primary Care Means Higher ACO Costs

Accountable Care Organizations aim to save Medicare system money while improving care, but patients who go out of network for primary appointments may see higher costs. READ MORE

5 Behaviors to Help Prevent Cancer

You can lower your risk of certain cancers with simple lifestyle changes. Learn how here. READ MORE

Family Travels from L.A. to Ann Arbor for Baby’s Life Saving Heart Surgery

Couple shares their two-year journey, from a congenital heart defect diagnosis during pregnancy to seeking the best care for their now “daredevil” toddler Rosie. READ MORE

Mom Cautions Parents on Sledding Dangers After Daughter’s Traumatic Accident

Planning to take your kids sledding this winter? Get need-to-know guidelines from one family who has seen the safety risks firsthand. READ MORE

Fetal Intervention Saves Ryleigh’s Heart

A fetal diagnosis and treatment gives baby with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and her family a head start on healing – and bonding. READ MORE

The Global Incidence of Cervical Cancer is a ‘Tragedy’

As a disease considered preventable in its early stages, researchers stress the need to overcome barriers to cervical cancer screening and education in low- and middle-income countries. READ MORE