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Photo gallery: Michigan Medicine nurses host team from Taiwan

August 22, 2019

Nursing at Michigan recently hosted a group of six nurses from Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan from July 29 through Aug. 1. The nurses came…

Taking machine-learning models in health care from concept to bedside

August 21, 2019

Machine learning — an application of artificial intelligence in which large amounts of data are processed, patterns are identified and the information then applied to help answer real-life questions — holds enormous promise for precision health applications. But implementing machine learning in clinical health care has been challenging. As the authors of a recent Nature Medicine article pointed out, “The potential impact of machine learning (ML) in health care warrants genuine enthusiasm, but its limited adoption in clinical care to date indicates that many of the current strategies are far from optimal.” The authors provide an overview of common challenges to implementing…

Should doctors accept unvaccinated children as patients?

August 21, 2019

Four in 10 parents said they are very or somewhat likely to move their child to a different provider if their doctor sees families who refuse all childhood vaccines, according to a new national poll from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Most American children receive recommended vaccines protecting them from dangerous illnesses like measles and whooping cough. But doctors sometimes care for children whose parents refuse vaccines against providers’ recommendations. And that isn’t news many parents of vaccinated children want to hear, suggests the Mott National Poll on Children’s Health. Three in 10 parents polled said that their child’s primary care office…

An experiment in expansion: NCRC at 10 years

August 21, 2019

An astounding piece of news hit Ann Arbor in January 2007: A giant pharmaceutical company would leave town after 50 years of developing new medicines in the northeast corner of the…

#MommyMonday: Latching Issues? Try These 5 Breastfeeding Positions

August 19, 2019

Breastfeeding positions that are comfortable for both you and your little one can help with latching issues and make the breastfeeding experience much more enjoyable. Being in a comfortable and relaxed position also aids in let-down, the reflex that causes milk to flow when mom is ready to breastfeed. Although one position might work well, frequently changing positions can help in preventing blocked ducts, according to Michigan Medicine lactation consultant Carrie Pawlowski, RN. Regardless of the position, Pawlowski says it’s important to follow these breastfeeding tips: click here to view. The Michigan Medicine’s Health blog is running a series named #MommyMonday for…

#MommyMonday: Are you properly storing your breast milk and formula?

August 12, 2019

Whether you’re returning to work, often separated from your little one, or have decided to use formula, it’s important to know best practices for storing breast milk, formula, or a combination of the two. “It’s essential to store and use them correctly in order to avoid contamination or spoilage,” said Carrie Pawlowski, R.N., a lactation consultant at Michigan Medicine. But Pawlowski also noted it can be overwhelming at times for moms to remember all of the guidelines. “Storing milk might seem simple enough, but when you’re functioning on little to no sleep, it’s the last thing you want to search the…

Celebrating with Pride: Organization provides outreach at annual event in Ann Arbor

August 7, 2019

Last Saturday, 16 volunteers representing Michigan Medicine came together to help celebrate Ann Arbor Pride. Michigan Medicine was a lead sponsor of the annual event —…

Michigan Drug Discovery awards grants to six new projects

August 6, 2019

Michigan Drug Discovery has awarded early-stage funding for three new drug discovery projects by faculty across U-M. The U-M program will also provide project management support and mentoring assistance for three…

$1.5M gift to support work to improve congenital heart care

August 5, 2019

The Children’s Heart Foundation, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to funding congenital heart research, has announced a new partnership to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects. The…