The Michigan Medicine blog recap

June 12, 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.

How a Bone Marrow Recipient Found His Perfect Match

When Dan Wagner’s leukemia came back, he was devastated. Now he’s celebrating five years’ cancer-free, thanks to his donor and new life-long friend. READ MORE

Live Chat: Getting Closer to “Normal” During COVID-19

Coronavirus is far from gone, but states are reopening – here’s how to reduce your risk of COVID-19 while reengaging with summer activities. READ MORE

Looking to Mouse, Macaque and Human Germ Cells for New Insight into Infertility

Researchers are comparing the way genes are expressed in thousands of these sperm-forming cells in mice, macaques and humans to look for similarities and differences. This comparison provides clues about how sperm has evolved in mammals. READ MORE

Serious Complication of Crohn’s Disease May Be Preventable in Young People

Children and young adults with the inflammatory bowel disease may be less likely to develop perianal fistulas if they receive steroid-sparing therapies. READ MORE

Helping Your Kids Overcome Stress-Related Sleep Disruption

Without an alarm clock set for school, sleep routines are anything but routine right now in many homes. A sleep psychologist shares what parents should know. READ MORE

4 Ways to Be a Savvy News Consumer in a Pandemic

As coronavirus research comes at us fast, key things to remember as you read and share the latest news. READ MORE

Study: Mixed Progress in Efforts to Reduce Low Value Breast Cancer Surgery

A U-M review found national Choosing Wisely recommendations to reduce overtreatment in early stage breast cancer weren’t consistently followed. READ MORE

Use of Emergency Departments Plummets During COVID-19

A new commentary highlights the dramatic decline in emergency department visits during the COVID-19 pandemic and what could be causing the decrease. READ MORE

Ischemic Stroke Admissions, Life-Saving Thrombectomy Procedures Decrease During COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers call for a response to current and future pandemics to reduce unintended harm upon other patients needing early diagnosis and intervention. READ MORE

Thrive With Your Family: Returning to “Normal”

Experts discuss feeling comfortable resuming everyday activities, dealing with lasting effects of social isolation and making the best out of future school plans. READ MORE

Reality Checks: Michigan Medical School Students Open Up

New documentary reveals the four-year medical school experience as told by the students who lived it. READ MORE