The Michigan Medicine blog recap

December 7, 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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Primary Care in a Pandemic: Spotting Mental Health Needs and More

A free, online toolkit offers support in identifying problems patients may be experiencing, and intervening early. Read more

WATCH: Why Do Contagious Diseases Evade Eradication?

A top infectious disease expert and medical historian explains what lessons past epidemics and pandemics can teach. Read more

Amino Acid Connected to Fatty Liver Disease Could Provide Treatment Clues

A new study may suggest the key to a future treatment for the disease. Read more

Societal Determinants of Health Drive Serious Diabetes Complications

A research team sought to understand why some people develop major complications with diabetes, while others don’t. Read more

To Increase Organs Available for Transplantation, Reassess Organ Procurement Organizations’ Metrics

Researchers found metrics used to rank organ procurement organizations don’t actually create an even playing field for organizations. Read more

People in Addiction Recovery Less Likely to Get Effective Depression Care

National veterans’ research points to need for better support for people facing both conditions at once. Read more

A Cure for the Medicine: Helping Patients with Gynecologic Cancer Manage Treatment Side Effects

New research sheds light on how side effects from estrogen-lowering aromatase inhibitors impact patients. Read more

WATCH: Diabetes 101

An endocrinology expert addresses questions about living with and managing diabetes. Watch the video

Hard Work in Rehab Gets Patient Back to Living

If you met Desmond Cooper today, you might not believe that doctors thought he may never be able to walk again without the help of a cane. Read more