The Michigan Medicine blog recap

June 5, 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.

An Inside Look On the Frontlines

Seven nurses taking care of COVID-19 patients reflect on their journey into the medical field and what they want others to know about the pandemic. READ MORE

Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Spend About $2,500 a Year in Health Care Costs

While insulin comprises a big part of diabetes expenses for children and adults, diabetes-related supplies can cost even more. READ MORE

Parents Likely Misjudge Children’s Digital Screen Time

Nearly three fourths of parents misreported preschoolers’ mobile technology use; some children ages 3-5 engaged with apps intended for teens and adults. READ MORE

Racial, Gender Disparities Observed in Heart Transplant Recipients with COVID-19 Infection

Researchers suggest focusing on disparities to help identify which patients with a heart transplant may be at higher risk for a worse course of COVID-19 infection. READ MORE

Study in Chinese Doctors Shows Mental Toll of Caring in the Time of COVID-19

Rigorous study shows depression and anxiety symptoms worsened among medical residents in Shanghai, and fear of workplace violence doubled, in early 2020. READ MORE

Pre-COVID-19 Poll of Older Adults Hints at Potential Impact of Pandemic on Their Eating Habits

Few shopped for groceries online, and self-rating of healthy eating was higher among those who dined alone or at restaurants least, national poll finds. READ MORE

Patients with ARDS, COVID-19 Face Significant Financial Effects in Recovery

Long hospitalizations lead to large medical bills, with serious physical and emotional consequences for those recovering from critical illness. READ MORE

Health Inequality Actually Is a “Black and White Issue”, Research Says

A roundup of 10 studies highlighting the health disparities between black and white Americans. READ MORE

How Complex Heart Disease Impacts Children’s Development, Quality of Life, Over Time

Regular evaluations to identify developmental issues early are critical for children born with complex heart disease who may have worse motor, communication and adaptive skills as they get older. READ MORE

To Better Understand COVID-19, Researchers Review Aging, Immune Response to Viral Infections

As clinicians learn about a new disease in real-time, researchers are also investigating what lessons from other respiratory infections could apply to COVID-19. READ MORE

U-M Researchers Home in on Key Player in Pancreatic Cancer Development

The protein Argonaute 2 was found to be critical to the progression from benign lesions into pancreatic cancer, suggesting a therapeutic opportunity. READ MORE

Thrive With Your Family: Coping With Loss and Grief

Experts discuss honoring loved ones lost to COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on communities of color. READ MORE

Cannabis in Michigan: New Report Documents Trends Before Recreational Legalization

U-M Injury Prevention Center compilation of data from state and federal sources will serve as baseline for future studies. READ MORE

Yoga Teacher Practicing Again After COVID-19 Triggered Cardiac Arrest

Clare Carr thought her COVID-19 infection was going to be mild. But then it sent her to the intensive care unit and baffled her doctors. READ MORE