Michigan Medicine Blog Recap

August 14, 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.

Why the Relationship Between Kids and the Spread of COVID Remains Unclear

As schools prepare for fall, a small study suggests that young children may carry coronavirus at high levels – but that doesn’t prove they’re contagious.

Camp Little Victors 2020: All About Animals

The last week of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s virtual fun teaches kids all about animals in new and exciting ways.

The COVID-19 Heroes You Haven’t Met Yet: Behind the Scenes of a Pandemic

Two forensic pathologists highlight their work as front line workers in the back rooms of the pandemic. 

Convalescent Plasma and COVID-19: Hope, Blood and Chance

How researchers, doctors and recovered patients are joining efforts to see if one of the oldest pandemic treatments really works.

Some Physicians Are Ordering Thyroid Tests for Unsupported Reasons

While most thyroid ultrasound orders are warranted, researchers say guidelines could be clearer to help reduce over diagnosis of thyroid cancer.

Does High Blood Sugar Worsen COVID-19 Outcomes?

Preliminary observations of COVID-19 patients with diabetes inspired an algorithm for glucose monitoring that’s suspected to help combat the virus’ serious complications.

Study Suggests New Potential Approach Against Fatal Childhood Brain Cancer

In mouse models of DIPG, simultaneously attacking two metabolic pathways led to significant improvements in survival.