The Michigan Medicine blog recap

November 2, 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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Is Chocolate Safe for People with IBS?

This treat can cause trouble for those with irritable bowel syndrome. Before indulging, here’s what an expert says to know. Read more

National Poll: More Teens Participating in Protests Against Racism

One in 12 parents say their teen has attended a protest this past year. Read more

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Rivals Unite to Save Premature Baby with Recurrent Intestinal Perforation

Although opponents on the field, a new partnership led Xander to recieve the life-saving procedures he needed. Read more

VIDEO: 6 Misconceptions About Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Two plastic surgeons provide the truth behind each, helping patients to make more informed decisions. Read more


African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes, Kidney Disease at Higher Risk of COVID-19 Hospitalization

Black patients are more likely to be hospitalized with the coronavirus than white patients with similar underlying health and socioeconomic conditions, according to new research. Read more

Real-Time Overdose Tracking Helps Show COVID-19’s Effects

The system, run by the University of Michigan’s Injury Prevention Center, shows a 15% increase in opioid overdose deaths across Michigan since March. Read more

Discovering the Molecular Processes in Kidney Cells That Attract and Feed COVID-19

The kidneys have been a common target for the coronavirus’s cytokine storm. Here’s why researchers think that is. Read more

Health Care Workers Struggled With Mood, Sleep in First Months of COVID-19 Pandemic

A survey found more than 70% of the participants’ sleep patterns changed in some way during the first few months of the stay-at-home orders. Read more

New Map of the Immune Landscape in Pancreatic Cancer Could Guide Future Personalized Immunotherapy Treatments

A new study documents the creation of what is believed to be the most robust portrait to date of the network of interactions that suppress the body’s immune response for pancreatic cancer. Read more

Rare Urinary Condition in Women Gets New Guidance

“A lot of the way we’ve evolved to treat women with urinary stricture has evolved from how we treat men,” says first author and urology fellow Giulia Lane, M.D. Read more