The Michigan Medicine blog recap

March 27, 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.

How a New Valve Therapy for COPD Helped One Patient Breathe Easier

Janice Bright describes how minimally invasive treatment for advanced COPD improved her quality of life. READ MORE

Study Finds Disease Causing Repeats Help Human Neurons Function

By focusing on the biology of healthy nerve cells, new research finds repeats in a gene, which causes Fragile X Syndrome, regulates how and when proteins are made in neurons. READ MORE

COVID-19 Coverage

The latest stories from the Michigan Health and the Michigan Health Lab on the coronavirus outbreak. READ MORE

Fear Can Spread From Person to Person Faster Than the Coronavirus

But there are ways to slow it down. Here, a neuroscientist explains just how powerful the fear of contagion can be. READ MORE

Cooking at Home While Social Distancing

With many restaurants now closed, an expert explains the importance of large scale social distancing and offers an easy recipe with common kitchen ingredients to make at home. READ MORE

Disease Connection Answers May Exist within this Arizona Tribe

Recent studies are uncovering how diabetes may structurally alter the brain, leading to cognitive decline. READ MORE

Unconditional Love and Radical Acceptance

A Michigan pastor reflects on living with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. READ MORE

With Half of Adults Over 65 Lacking Dental Insurance, Poll Finds Strong Support for Universal Medicare Dental Benefit

Oral care coverage acts as a strong draw for enrolling in Medicare Advantage plans, National Poll on Healthy Aging finds. READ MORE

7 Ways to Talk to Your Child About Good and Bad Touch

Despite expert recommendations,many parents delay talking to their kids about inappropriate touching, national poll finds. READ MORE

Redesigning Prenatal Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A multidisciplinary team at Michigan Medicine has unveiled a new clinical approach to prenatal care for low risk pregnancies to help limit exposure to the novel coronavirus. READ MORE

Feeling Helpless Because of Coronavirus? Here Are 11 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

How Should Radiation Oncologists Manage Prostate Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

A new framework from an international team of experts aims to help protect patients and providers, and conserve protective equipment for frontline health care workers. READ MORE

Social Distancing with Kids

How to handle your children’s new routine during this global pandemic. READ MORE

When Prostate Cancer Recurs, Adding Hormone Therapy to Radiation May Harm Men with Low PSA Levels

Antiandrogen treatment is associated with heart and neurological problems and didn’t increase survival for this group of men, a U-M analysis finds. READ MORE

The Uncertainty of a Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

One Michigan woman offers some practical advice for patients with advanced cancer, their family and friends. READ MORE