The Michigan Medicine blog recap

May 22, 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.

Moms on the Frontline

A tribute to mothers who are serving double duty caring for COVID-19 patients at work while also balancing family life at home during the pandemic. READ MORE

Mother’s Day Wishes for 2020

A tribute to mothers who delivered babies during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

Program Aims to Help the Muslim Community Quit Smoking During Ramadan

The Yallah Quit program uses culturally specific, text message-based guidance to help Muslims kick the habit of cigarettes and hookah smoking. READ MORE

Even Before COVID-19, Many Adults Lacked Stable Food Supply

Food insecurity disparities by age, health status, race, ethnicity and education seen in National Poll on Healthy Aging; pandemic may have worsened them. READ MORE

Surgical Volume Improves Patient Outcomes — But Should Related Procedures Count?

A U-M study of pancreatic cancer surgeries suggests experience with related procedures could help when setting volume standards for relatively rare operations. READ MORE

Three Diseases, One Cure

When specialists across Michigan Medicine wanted to help him with his liver transplant, Al Nykamp recognized just how rare his situation was. READ MORE

Cardiac Rehab Motivation in the Midst of COVID-19

If you’re a heart patient in need of cardiac rehab, a Michigan Medicine exercise physiologist helps you stay motivated at home with creative workout ideas. READ MORE

Why You Shouldn’t Delay Emergency Care During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many people afraid to seek out emergency health care, but Michigan Medicine experts explain conditions and symptoms that warrant immediate attention. READ MORE

Thrive With Your Family: Supporting Kids With Chronic Diseases During COVID-19

How to help children with chronic medical conditions manage their daily care, and tips for when they refuse to wear a mask. READ MORE

Thrive With Your Family: Having a Baby During a Pandemic

How to cope with anxiety and depression during pregnancy, concerns about birthing experiences and uncertainties, and support after getting home with your new baby. READ MORE

Staying in Motion While Staying Put

New videos demonstrate simple exercises for at-home reconditioning after an illness or procedure. READ MORE

Two New Devices Protect Health Care Workers, Help Patients During COVID-19

Clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan have published two proof-of-concept papers on new negative pressure environment devices that protect health care workers while treating patients with COVID-19. READ MORE

Rare, COVID-Related Inflammatory Disease Affecting Children

The novel coronavirus still affects a very small number of children, but new reports describe serious symptoms in some pediatric cases in parts of the U.S. and Europe. READ MORE

What the SARS-CoV-2 Genome Reveals

Researchers look to the genes behind COVID-19 for early answers. READ MORE

Should Tweens Use Health Apps?

Experts caution parents to research health apps before tweens use them and consider such factors as privacy, ad content and body image impact. READ MORE

New Analytic Tool Designed to Help Guide Precision Cancer Research and Treatment

Researchers can use this model to identify pre-clinical systems or potential treatments for multiple cancer types. READ MORE

Clinical Trial Offers Clues About Why Some Metastatic Prostate Cancers Don’t Respond to Anti-Androgen Therapy

Transcriptional profiling identifies a gene program active in metastatic prostate cancers that failed to respond to enzalutamide treatment. READ MORE

New HHT Center Gives Hope to Father and Son with Rare Genetic Disease

Nose bleeds are a less frequent tradition in the Gutowski family now as a team of doctors work together to treat their abnormal blood vessels caused by hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. READ MORE

COVID-19 Care is (Mostly) Free to Patients. Should Other Vital Care Be Too?

Rapid shifts removed out-of-pocket costs that could keep people from getting coronavirus care. That trend may continue. READ MORE

Getting Injured, and Getting Care, During a Pandemic

Tripping on an uneven sidewalk did more than hurt Sharon Kinnunen’s knee. It brought worry as she feared seeking care at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. READ MORE

Taking on ALS: An Emotional and Financial Burden

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, impacts families mentally, physically and emotionally. One family explains how it also can throw a financial curveball. READ MORE

At-Risk Older Women Aren’t Discussing Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence with Clinicians

New study points to a missed opportunity to improve quality of life for many women with incontinence. READ MORE