The Michigan Medicine blog recap

February 28, 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.

World’s Tiniest Pacemaker Coordinates Heartbeats from Top to Bottom

Patients whose hearts need electrical assistance to sync the atria and ventricles now have another option. READ MORE

Emergency Department Patients May Care Less About a Doctor’s Race and Gender Than Previously Thought

Black or white, man or woman, providers got similar satisfaction and confidence scores from simulated patients in new research with implications for quality reporting. READ MORE

Approach Brings Pain Relief Without Opioids

How a Michigan Medicine seminar is changing the way doctors statewide understand the nature of and treatment for pain. READ MORE

Big Data Advances Research, But It Shouldn’t Do So at the Cost of Privacy

Your doctor protects your sensitive health data. But it’s important to check if that app you just downloaded will, too. READ MORE

How to Know If You’re Having a Heart Attack

An expert explains the difference between having a heart attack and experiencing chest pain from heart disease, along with the warning signs of each. READ MORE

Protein Hinders Immune Response to High-Grade Gliomas

Brain cancer researchers discover an intracellular signaling pathway active in glioma cells that regulates the tumor microenvironment. READ MORE

Carrots Plus Sticks: What Works to Reduce Low Value Care

Unnecessary vitamin D testing dropped dramatically in Canada after payment stopped, but Choosing Wisely guidelines also had an impact in both U.S. and Canada. READ MORE

5 Eating Tips for a Healthy Heart

Taking care of your heart by eating healthy isn’t so hard once you understand what it all means. A nutritionist explains. READ MORE

The Brain-Gut Connection: A Path to Wellness Through GI Hypnosis

After 30 years of battling irritable bowel syndrome, one patient recounts how GI hypnosis changed her life for the better. READ MORE