The Michigan Medicine blog recap

March 20, 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.

Can CBD Help You Sleep?

A sleep psychologist says you should reconsider stocking up on CBD products for catching some zzz’s. READ MORE

How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

They see the masks too. A pediatric psychologist offers five tips for parents on how to talk about the pandemic with their children. READ MORE

What Can Hospitals Do to Prepare for COVID-19 Cases?

New overview advises freeing up inpatient capacity for patients with suspected or confirmed coronavirus, prepping dedicated teams and planning ahead for scarce supplies and equipment. READ MORE

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Insurance Access Impact Maternal-Infant Health

Disruptions in insurance coverage disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority women before, during and after pregnancy. READ MORE

Coronavirus, Kids and School Closings

A Michigan public health expert answers four questions that are on every parent’s mind. READ MORE

Feeling Helpless About the Coronavirus? 10 Things You Can Do

Ways to help yourself and others in your community who may be hit hardest by COVID-19 and cancellations. READ MORE

Why Filling Out Your Census Form Could Be Good for Your Health

Funding for hospitals, health programs, first responders and much more depends on how many people in your area complete the simple survey. READ MORE

How Quickly Does Coronavirus Spread?

A U-M data science fellow works to answer the question. READ MORE

How Scientists Quantify the Intensity of an Outbreak Like COVID-19

An epidemiologist explains the term “R0” and how many people one person with the coronavirus can infect. READ MORE

Stuck at Home? 6 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy and Happy

As the coronavirus keeps families homebound, a childhood development expert shares ways to have productive days together. READ MORE

Ouch: Patients Prescribed Opioids After Tooth Extraction Report Worse Pain

A new study of tooth extraction patients shows no benefit to opioids over other painkillers, either in pain control or patient satisfaction. READ MORE

Is Your Excessive Sleepiness Actually Narcolepsy?

Sleep experts warn that extreme sleepiness may not be from stress, but a sleeping disorder. READ MORE