The Michigan Medicine blog recap

November 9, 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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Mask Resistance During a Pandemic Isn’t New

Widespread acceptance of masks could help to stop history from repeating itself today, says a medical historian. Read more

VIDEO: How to Care for Someone with COVID-19

Three experts offer advice on managing isolation and quarantine, a hospitalization, long-term care and more. Watch the video

Pancreatic Cancer Survivor’s Advice: Don’t Give Up On Finding Answers

Unexplained abdominal pain and a chance introduction led way to answers for one patient. Read more

11 Hidden Hardships Only Patients Understand, and Ways to Cope

Tactics you or a loved one can use to help overcome these difficult feelings during care. Read more

Double Lung Transplant Comes with Bittersweet Memories

Scott Weston’s story will have you believing in fate, and for a very good reason. Read more

New Cause of COVID-19 Blood Clots Identified

A study explains what may spark them in up to half of patients with a severe infection. Read more

Exploring a New Weapon Against COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

This device uses a different mechanism that may halt organ damage and help wean patients off lung support, according to findings. Read more

Physicians Less Likely to Vote in General Elections

Here’s why that might be, researchers say. Read more

On Eve of Election, Young People Share Views on Health care and More

A new survey suggests health care is high on the list of issues they care about in the election. Read more

Researchers Argue for a More Systematic Use of Mathematical Models To Study Neurotechnologies

A recently published article calls into question the rush to use brain stimulation technology to treat Parkinson’s and other pain disorders. Read more

Teaching Medical Students How to Care for People with Disabilities

And it starts with learning how to connect with someone as a human being first and foremost, says author Sandra Hearn, M.D. Read more