The Michigan Medicine blog recap

July 6, 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.

With COVID-19, Applying for Residency Could Look Different for Aspiring Doctors

A doctor and fourth-year medical student propose improvements to the residency application process during COVID-19 and beyond. READ MORE

A Wife and Mother Turned Diabetes Research Crusader

When Elizabeth Weiser Caswell had two of three sons diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she became relentless in her pursuit of more diabetes research, education and a cure. Now, her family is giving a $30 million gift to U-M in her honor. READ MORE

The World of Cardiac Rehab: An Insider’s Perspective

With the cardiac rehab clinic now open following the COVID-19 shutdown, one participant shares her thoughts on its benefits and the value of patient camaraderie. READ MORE

This MicroRNA Might Help Detect, Treat Ovarian Cancer

In cell and mouse models, miR181a showed promise as a biomarker for early stage ovarian cancer and may help make immunotherapy treatment more effective. READ MORE

1/3 of Parents in 3 States May Not Send Children to School Because of COVID-19

Parents in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois varied in their support for risk-reduction measures like random COVID-19 testing and face mask requirements. READ MORE

A Moment of Pride: Resources That Serve the LGBTQ+ Community

Members of Michigan Medicine’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee discuss resources for the LGBTQ+ community. READ MORE

Dropping the Ball: Post ICU, Many Patients Not Getting the Correct Meds

Changes made to prescriptions during intensive care should be reassessed after discharge, study finds. READ MORE

Barriers to Addiction Care Fell Because of COVID-19. Now the Challenge is Keeping Them Down

Telehealth interactions with substance use disorder specialists and support groups could open treatment and recovery to many, but key changes will be needed, experts say. READ MORE

COVID-19 and Teletherapy May Be Changing How Much You Know About Your Therapist

With the coronavirus risk, many therapy sessions have moved online to video calls. READ MORE

Telemedicine Expedites Critical Treatment for Patient with Sudden Stroke

David Wallace’s virtual visits weren’t only more convenient, they led the way to urgent surgery when experts had no time to waste. READ MORE