The Michigan Medicine blog recap

April 17, 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.

What to Know About COVID-19 if You Have Diabetes

An endocrinologist with diabetes shares guidance on how to manage the condition during the pandemic. READ MORE

Repurposed Industrial Respirator Could Free Ventilators for COVID-19 Patients

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a helmet solution to provide support for COVID-19 patients, protect health care workers and safeguard hospital systems. READ MORE

Blood Pressure Associated with Racial Differences in Cognitive Decline

Researchers target blood pressure in quest to understand, reduce racial disparities in dementia development. READ MORE

New Report Details Strategies for COVID-19 Critical Care Surge

A new report from Michigan Medicine researchers and the RAND Corporation offers evidence-based strategies for expanding critical care resources for COVID-19 patients. READ MORE

Ranitidine Recall: Alternative Treatments for Heartburn

A Michigan Medicine gastroenterologist discusses the recent recall of ranitidine, or Zantac, and shares treatment options and tips for individuals living with heartburn. READ MORE

Waiting to Dive Back In

First it was bone cancer and the loss of her lower leg that sidelined Kara Wolter from her passion, swimming. Now, after being cancer free for the better part of a year, it’s COVID-19. READ MORE

Diagnostic Biomarkers Uncovered for Rare Kidney Cancer

U-M study combines local data with data from The Cancer Genome Atlas to discover novel biomarkers for chromophobe renal cell carcinoma through next-generation RNA sequencing. READ MORE

Dying Alone During a Pandemic

Surgical residents encourage innovation to improve virtual connections between hospitalized COVID-19 patients, loved ones. READ MORE

Getting Through a Pandemic When You Have a Mental Health Condition

Practical tips and online support can help people with depression, anxiety and other conditions cope. READ MORE

Self-Isolation: New to Us, Common for Cancer Patients

As the stay-home reality continues, a patient with breast cancer shares advice to help others with quarantining. READ MORE

Physician Perceptions On PPIs

A gastroenterologist develops an eye-opening survey to assess physician perceptions on the use of proton pump inhibitors. READ MORE