The Michigan Medicine blog recap

April 3, 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.

Is Stress from COVID-19 Upsetting Your Stomach? 7 Self Comfort Tips to Try

The gastrointestinal system may be a victim of COVID-19 stress. Here, experts help to navigate those tummy troubles. READ MORE

I’m a Family Doctor Fighting Against Fear and Struggling With Distancing While Trying to Keep My Patients Healthy

Tammy Chang, M.D., shares her perspective on being a health care provider during the COVID-19 crisis. READ MORE

Unlocking the Secrets of Brown Fat

Two Michigan researchers make major inroads into the biology of brown fat and its implications for weight loss and obesity-related diseases. READ MORE

Minority Patients Benefit From Having Minority Doctors, But That’s a Hard Match to Make

An op-ed by a family medicine physician at Michigan Medicine. READ MORE

Your COVID-19 Questions, Answered by a Top Primary Care Doctor

Here, a health care specialist talks about the latest on the spread of the coronavirus. READ MORE

Viruses Live on Doorknobs and Phones and Can Get You Sick – Smart Cleaning and Good Habits Can Help Protect You

An op-ed from the chair of epidemiology at the University of Michigan. READ MORE

Are Digestive Issues a Symptom of COVID-19?

A Michigan Medicine gastroenterologist discusses the latest GI-related research from Wuhan, China. READ MORE

Medicare Changes May Increase Access to TAVR

The number of hospitals providing TAVR could double with changes to Medicare requirements. Researchers see reason for both excitement and concern. READ MORE

4 Strategies for Staying Healthy in a Quarantined World

As many look for ways to stay calm in the midst of anunprecedented health crisis, a Michigan Medicine dietitian shares some helpful strategies for sheltering in place. READ MORE

Chloroquine, Ibuprofen and Beyond: Doctors Discuss Latest Treatments, and Treatment Rumors, For COVID-19

There are no therapies proven to prevent or treat COVID-19 yet, but providers can help address symptoms while they continue researching new ideas. READ MORE