The Michigan Medicine blog recap

May 29, 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.

Energy Drinks, Caffeine and Your Digestion

Looking for a quick caffeine boost? Choose your beverage wisely, says one GI expert. READ MORE

Timing Is Everything at the First Signs of Stroke

When Tom Pawley suffered a stroke, his wife knew exactly what was happening and exactly what to do: Call 911. READ MORE

Staying Summer Safe During the Pandemic

Five ways to reduce your risk of COVID-19 over the holiday weekend and beyond. READ MORE

Experts Urge Caution on Sports After a COVID-19 Infection

New recommendations from the American College of Cardiology’s section on sports and exercise cardiology address resuming activity after a case of COVID-19. READ MORE

Cardiac Rehab at Home Helps Patient During COVID-19 Pandemic

Embracing home-based cardiac rehab was easy for one woman with guidance from a Michigan Medicine exercise physiologist. READ MORE

Study: Children May Not Always Grow Out of Being Picky Eaters

Being overly restrictive with children’s diets might not be the best strategy; most finicky eaters maintain a healthy childhood weight. READ MORE

Human Growth Hormone Treatment After ACL Injury May Prevent Loss of Muscle Strength

A new study finds the use of HGH treatment in patients that have undergone ACL reconstructive surgery may prevent the loss of muscle strength and weakness. READ MORE

App Calculates Risk of Delaying Cancer Care During Pandemic

The University of Michigan’s OncCOVID app draws on global cancer and coronavirus data to create an individualized mortality risk assessment for receiving immediate versus delayed cancer treatment. READ MORE

Lifting Barriers to Care for Transgender and Non-Binary Patients

Michigan Medicine experts highlight how their teams have increased access to transgender care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. READ MORE

MS Patient Shares Message of Hope

One woman with multiple sclerosis is inspiring others with the disease to start each day new. READ MORE

Pain Doesn’t Take a Holiday: Dental Opioids Study Points to Need for Better Prescribing

Though non-opioid painkillers can be just as effective, patients having dental procedures just before weekends and holidays are more likely to fill prescriptions for opioids. READ MORE

What to Expect at Your Next Pediatric Appointment

As primary care clinics begin to ramp up usual operations, Michigan Medicine’s director of general pediatrics discusses safety and the importance of staying up-to-date on well visits and vaccines. READ MORE

As Hospitals Walk Tightrope of Patient Data Sharing, One System Offers a New Balance

Industry wants access to massive data troves, but patients deserve transparency and privacy; Michigan Medicine approach offers a path forward. READ MORE