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The Michigan Medicine blog recap

December 13, 2019

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. New Study has Global Impact on Hepatitis C Elimination Efforts An international team of researchers conducts a study that defines a simple, low-cost blood test that yields high-performing results in the elimination of hepatitis C. READ MORE Extensive Vascular Surgery Helps Spare Cancer Patient’s Leg A rare type of cancer required a team of vascular, orthopedic and plastic surgeons to help one man get back to riding the open roads. READ MORE…

Read the Depression Center’s 2018-19 Annual Impact Report

December 12, 2019

The U-M Depression Center has just released its annual Impact Report. Read through the report to learn about updates in research, precision health, education, community outreach and so much more. The report can be found here. Website: https://www.depressioncenter.org/sites/default/files/2019%20UMDC%20Impact%20Report-final-print-SM.pdf

Health policy podcast features U-M concept Value-Based Insurance Design (V-Bid)

December 12, 2019

This week on TradeOffs was the story of V-BID, or value-based insurance design, a wonky name for a very simple but elusive goal: making high-value health care easier to get than low-value care. Co-hosts Dan Gorenstein, Anupam Jena and Sayeh Nikpay discuss the improbable 20 year-long V-BID journey with co-creators Mark Fendrick and Michael Chernew. “This Tradeoffs episode on value-based insurance design is the perfect microcosm of our show’s mission,” said Gorenstein, a former NPR national health correspondent. “We take topics that seem on their surface impossibly wonky and weedy, and turn them into engaging, human stories that we hope ultimately spark smarter, more…

Photo gallery: Friends Gift Shop celebrates 60 years

December 11, 2019

This year, the Friends Gift Shop in University Hospital celebrates 60 years serving patients, families and friends. The shop as we know it today opened in November 1959 as the Guild Shop, started by the Volunteer Services Guild formed in 1958. Before the beginning of the shop, the Galen Society was the one place available to buy candy, news and cigarettes (yep, they sold cigarettes!). The shop originally started at the Old Main University Hospital in 1952 with a cash register, small counter, and an apparel rack. “The shop sold cosmetics, jewelry, household items, sleepwear,…

‘A therapeutic gift’: Art helps six-year-old cope with cancer treatment

December 9, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt4N58ExLLw&feature=youtu.be When Colton McGowan was feeling abdominal pain, his parents, Rich and Amy, took him to their local urgent care facility. That was the beginning of a lengthy and anxiety-filled journey…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

December 6, 2019

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. More Medical Students Are Disclosing Their Disabilities, and Schools Are Responding, Study Finds Increased disability diversity and accommodation among future physicians could improve patient care, researchers say. READ MORE The Power of Adaptive Sports: Getting in the Game New clinic opens the door for people of all abilities to take part in sports. READ MORE 5 Things to Know About Cancer Experts from the U-M Rogel Cancer Center share answers to common…

Michigan Medicine signs on as community partner with U=U Movement

December 3, 2019

Last month, Michigan Medicine officially signed on to Prevention Access Campaign's U=U movement to support education about the transmission of HIV/AIDS. U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) comes from a robust pool of scientific research stating the following: People living with HIV on ART (Antiretroviral Therapy) with an undetectable viral load in their blood have a negligible (no, zero) risk of sexual transmission of HIV. Depending on the drugs employed it may take as long as six months for the viral load to become undetectable. Continued and reliable HIV suppression requires selection of appropriate agents and excellent adherence to treatment. HIV viral suppression should…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

November 27, 2019

A 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. A FODMAP-Friendly Thanksgiving A Michigan Medicine dietitian offers those following the diet some advice and a sample recipe to help navigate a holiday spread. READ MORE Kidney Donation Connects Police Officers Beyond Line of Duty Michigan sergeant saves a fellow officer with living kidney donation, providing him with the gift of life. READ MORE Free Online Toolkit Helps People with Multiple Sclerosis Manage Symptoms A new online program can help patients receive behavioral…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

November 22, 2019

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. Interested in a Non-Traditional M.D./Ph.D. Degree? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself It's a road far less traveled, but some Medical Scientist Training Program students find a perfect match outside the biomedical box with social sciences and humanities instead. READ MORE 2/3 of Parents Cite Barriers in Recognizing Youth Depression 1 in 4 parents say their child knows a peer with depression and 1 in 10 say a child’s peer has committed suicide,…