The Michigan Medicine blog recap

May 8, 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.

Thrive with Your Family: Parental Self-Care, COVID-19 Anxiety and Managing Screen Time

Experts talk about maintaining your well-being as a parent, helping kids manage anxiety around the coronavirus and how to handle sleep regression and electronic use. READ MORE

Treating One of Their Own: COVID-19 Breaks Myth of Invincibility for Hospital Doctors

Two hospitalists reflect on caring for one of their own when a very sick critical care physician became one of their first COVID-19 patients. READ MORE

Anticipating, Managing and Anticipating Again: The Phases of COVID-19 in Surgical Practice

How do you prepare for a pandemic? You plan, and then you adapt. READ MORE

Therapy Harnesses Immune System to Slow Progression of DIPG Brain Tumors

In mouse models with a deadly form of pediatric brain cancer, an immune stimulatory gene therapy increased median survival. READ MORE

Thrive With Your Family: Teens and the Pandemic

How to help teens emotionally adjust to social distancing and how to balance increased media use along with online learning and socializing. READ MORE

Study Shows New Focus Needed in Anti-Vaping Efforts for Teens & Young Adults

Social factors drive use of Juul and other e-cigarette products, text-based survey shows, despite widespread understanding by young people of the risks of vaping. READ MORE

Using Music in Times of Anxiety

Music therapists provide six ways that music can help you deal with stress and anxiety. READ MORE

Many Could Face Sky-High Surprise Bills from Air Ambulance Flights

Ground ambulance rides also put majority of patients with private insurance at risk for unexpected out-of-network bills, study finds. READ MORE

One Nurse’s Journey: Surviving COVID-19, Facing a Long Road to Recovery

Michelle Davis knew the possible complications of the coronavirus, but never imagined she would become a patient herself. READ MORE

Which Operations Can Restart First? New Guide Helps Hospitals Decide

Data on a broad range of common operations shows which ones will draw most on scarce resources. READ MORE

Thrive With Your Family: Supporting Kids with Special Needs and Preventing Sibling Fights

Experts discuss how to help kids with autism and development delays cope with change, and provide communication tips for family conflicts. READ MORE