The Michigan Medicine blog recap

October 5, 2020  //  FOUND IN: News

A weekly 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.

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Are Organ Transplant Recipients at Greater Risk of Death from COVID-19?

A new study finds that the risk of death from COVID-19 in organ transplant patients may be based on how they were treated. Read more

Last-Resort Life Support Option Helped Majority of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients Survive, Global Study Shows

According to a new international study, the use of ECMO appears to be saving the lives of patients hit worst by the virus. Read more

Cardiac Arrest, Poor Survival Rates Common in Sickest Patients with COVID-19

Clinicians began noticing a new population of patients who seemed to be experiencing this fatal heart issue: those hospitalized for COVID-19 infections. Read more

Medicaid Expansion Improved Insurance Stability for Low-Income Pregnant Women

When states expanded Medicaid eligibility, pregnant people were more likely to have continuous health insurance coverage, a new Health Affairs study finds. Read more

Hospitals Participate in Federal Bundled Payment Program When in Their Financial Interest

A team of researchers explored the relationship between CMS financial incentives and hospitals. Here’s what they found

High Blood Pressure Linked to Baroreflex in Rats

An article in JCI Insight describes a newly observed phenomenon in the way blood pressure is maintained in certain rats. Read more

Bringing Precision Medicine to Ophthalmology

This new device could help with diagnosing and individualizing treatment plans for patients. Read more

1 in 3 Parents Plan to Skip Flu Shots for Their Kids During the Pandemic

A national poll suggests only a third of parents believe that having their child get the flu vaccine is more important this year amidst COVID-19. Read more

Feeling Stressed or Down in a World with COVID? Try This Writing Tool

A new tool that gets people writing could help provide calming relief. Read more

Finding Relief from Seasonal Allergies

Whether you’re a long time allergy sufferer or new to the seasonal sniffles, an allergist offers answers to frequently asked questions. Read more

WATCH: Adapting Common Fall Sports for People with Disabilities

A recently launched video series walks participants through how to safely participate in recreational activities from home. Read more

Mobile Clinic Gives Free Prenatal Services to Detroit Moms

Learn about the Luke Clinic, which provides free prenatal, postpartum and infant care to any family in the Detroit metro area. Read more