The Michigan Medicine blog recap

March 6, 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.

Loeys-Dietz Syndrome – A Rare and Complex Heart Disease

A Michigan Medicine cardiologist shares important information about Loeys-Dietz Syndrome and the progress being made in diagnosing and treating this disease. READ MORE

10 Studies That Highlight the Importance of Rare Disease Research

When researchers study rare diseases, breakthroughs can be made that help patients. Revisit studies that are putting genetic puzzle pieces together to tackle these conditions. READ MORE

The Reality of Being Rare

Living with a rare disease can be isolating, especially when doctors don’t know the condition exists in the first place. An endocrinologist says awareness and research are imperative. READ MORE

Updated Information on COVID-19: What can you do to protect against coronavirus

Experts weigh in on risks, prevention as concern spreads about the disease. READ MORE

Exploring Alternative Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease

Because no two Parkinson’s disease patients are alike, a Michigan Medicine neurologist encourages patients to consider conventional and alternative treatment options. READ MORE

How Does COVID-19 Appear in the Lungs?

A Michigan Medicine radiologist teams up with a counterpart in China to examine the appearance of COVID-19 in CT scans. READ MORE

U-M Research Suggests Studies of a Key Tumor Suppressor Protein Need a Second Look

Study: Commercially available antibodies used to investigate modification of key cancer braking mechanism aren’t fully reliable. READ MORE

Drug Development for Rare Diseases Affecting Children is Increasing

While the number of drugs for rare diseases affecting children has grown, nearly 7,000 rare diseases still lack treatment options. READ MORE

When and Why a Teen Should Start Seeing a Gynecologist

A pediatric and adolescent gynecologist explains how to know when your daughter is ready for a visit, and how to prepare. READ MORE

ACA Helped Make Health Insurance Access More Equal, But Racial and Ethnic Gaps Remain

Black and Hispanic Americans are still less likely than non-Hispanic whites to have health coverage, and more likely to avoid care because of cost. READ MORE

Confused About Michigan’s New Medicaid Work Requirement? Read This

A judge’s ruling means Michiganders with Healthy Michigan Plan coverage no longer have to report work hours or other activity. READ MORE

‘It’s Like You Have a Hand Again’

Michigan researchers develop an ultra-precise mind controlled prosthetic. READ MORE

How to Prepare for COVID-19

A lot of uncertainty still surrounds the evolving coronavirus outbreak. A Michigan Medicine expert offers nine practical things you can do to prepare yourself in the event that COVID-19 comes to your community. READ MORE