The Michigan Medicine blog recap

October 19, 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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Clash Proactivity and Partnership Pay Off for Nursing Homes in a Pandemic

A new study details how three nursing homes limited the spread of the coronavirus after cases emerged. Read more

Weighing Risks and Benefits for Glaucoma Patients During COVID-19

A new algorithm weighs the risks and benefits of postponing care for Michigan Medicine patients with glaucoma. Read more

Women with Inflammatory Breast Cancer Are Living Longer, But the Gap Between White and Black Patients Persists

Despite overall improvements in survival, white patients still tend to live about two years longer than their Black peers, a new journal article discovered. Read more

Tied to Undiagnosed Aortic Disease, Aortic Dissection in Pregnancy Proves Difficult to Predict

Published in JAMA Cardiology, researchers studied the experiences of 29 participants who were unexpectedly hospitalized for a dissection while pregnant. Read more

Children with Chronic Kidney Disease Have Outsized Health Burden

These children spend more time in the hospital, incur larger health care costs and have a higher risk of death compared to other pediatric hospitalized patients. Read more

Weakened Hearts Linked to a Build-Up of Phosphate

Researchers show how the metabolic dysfunction that occurs in heart failure leads to a build-up of phosphate in the muscle cells of the heart. Read more

Bad Bacteria Make Their Own Food to Colonize the Gut

A new paper uses a mouse model to look more closely at how bad bacteria overcomes the gut’s protective mechanisms against pathogen colonization. Read more

The Benefits of International Medical Student Electives

Global health fellows explore and publish about a 30-year Ghana-Michigan medical school partnership. Read more

How to Keep COVID-19 From Invading Your “Pod” – and How to Stay Safe if It Does

Here’s how ‘pod people’ can keep their risk low while coronavirus cases rapidly rise across the United States. Read more

5 Placenta Issues Every Woman Should Know

Speaking from personal experience, here’s what this doctor urges every woman to be aware of before pregnancy. Read more

Healing After Miscarriage and Infant Loss: A Social Worker’s Tips

This is why Margaret Mieras says seeking help to manage your grief is so crucial. Read more

Distorted Reality: What to Do About Early Signs of Psychosis

Seeking help early can make a big difference. Here’s what to watch for. Read more

Keeping a Life-Limiting Side Effect from Threatening a Life-Saving Breast Cancer Treatment

Although this treatment can be a game-changer, many experience body pain. A specialist discusses what can help. Read more