The Michigan Medicine blog recap

February 21, 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.

5 Things Adults Born with Heart Defects Need to Know

Childhood treatment for a heart defect doesn’t mean you are in the clear as an adult. Instead, a specialist probably needs to assess your ticker’s health. READ MORE

Can’t Resist Tempting Food? Scientists Explore Why

As research in rats reveals a key brain pathway, neuroscientists contemplate how to translate findings in animals to understanding of human compulsions involving food or drugs. READ MORE

How to Check Your Blood Pressure at Home

Follow expert advice and a step-by-step video to ensure you’re getting the most accurate numbers. READ MORE

Parents From LowerIncome Families Less Likely to Say Child’s Water Supply is Safe at Both Home and School

Nearly a quarter of parents in national poll aren’t confident in the safety of their home tap water. Steps parents can take to ensure their children’s drinking water is safe. READ MORE

Performing Incision-Less Hernia Repairs for Kids

A unique procedure, created by a Michigan Medicine pediatric surgeon, is repairing inguinal hernias in children using an ultrasound and a needle, with no incision needed. READ MORE

How to Recognize Your Child Might Have OCD

Important signs for parents to look for and a new study that evaluates the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment option. READ MORE

How Surgeons Are Working to Improve Outcomes for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

While researchers make strides towards new medicines, immunotherapy approaches and biological insights, surgeons bring advances into the operating room. READ MORE

Costs Deter Patients from Taking Prescribed Medications

A new study finds higher out-of-pocket costs lead to neurology patients being less likely to take their prescribed medications. READ MORE

New Therapy Stops Seizures in Mouse Model of Rare Childhood Epilepsy

SCN8A encephalopathy could be improved with a treatment already approved for other uses. READ MORE