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New program offers support for families of newborns with complex medical conditions

August 4, 2021

Having a new baby can be overwhelming — especially having a new baby born with complex medical conditions. C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital recently launched a new family support program, called Little…

Heated chemotherapy can help some children with cancer; what it takes to get into the U-M Medical School — and more health stories

August 3, 2021

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Parents split on whether to vaccinate younger kids against COVIDKeeping afloat during the pandemicCOVID-19 CoverageCells are surprisingly inefficient at RNA splicingHeated chemotherapy can help some children with cancerWhat does it take to get into Michigan’s medical school? Just ask the new deanConcern about safety is main reason many Detroiters aren't getting vaccinatedStudy suggests need to screen older adults for…

Breakthrough valve replacement offers non-surgical treatment for congenital heart disease

August 3, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1zCv9E5_sc Babies born with certain types of congenital heart conditions not only need heart surgery after birth and as infants, but again years later as adults. As a result of neonatal…

A game-changer for mental health: Sports icons open up

August 2, 2021

Getty Images They had the world’s spotlight shining on them. They had trained for years for this moment. Millions of fans waited to watch them compete and see them hoist a trophy…

Tickets Available for Motor City Car Crawl Charity Gala; Mott to Benefit from New Event

July 29, 2021

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has been named one of nine children’s charities that will benefit from an exciting first-time event — the Motor City Car Crawl Charity Gala in downtown Detroit.…

Do marijuana and athletics mix; Olympic-themed activities for kids — and more health stories

July 28, 2021

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! An Olympic controversy: Do marijuana and athletics mix?4 Olympic-themed activities for kids to tryBalancing life and medicine‘You’re not bulletproof’: 50-year-old COVID survivor urges caution, vaccination after nearly dying from virus10 reasons to put the COVID-19 vaccine on your back-to-school listAdvice for aspiring doctorsNo more finger pricks: a continuous glucose monitor benefits patients with diabetes in more ways than oneUnlocking…

Michigan Medicine earns Environmental Excellence Award

July 27, 2021

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which recently earned an Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth! This award is given to health systems that exhibit superior performance in environmental sustainability — covering a wide range of programs and activities. Winners have also made substantive progress on mercury elimination. “Despite immense challenges, the health care sector has continued to step up to the challenge of addressing environmental factors that impact health,” said Gary Cohen, Practice Greenhealth founder and president. “These hospitals are demonstrating that smarter, more sustainable operations and values-driven purchasing can transform a sector while moving toward a more expansive definition of…

‘Springing forward’ affects early birds less than night owls, U-M study finds

July 21, 2021

Every spring, the Daylight Saving Time shift robs people of an hour of sleep — and a new study shows that DNA plays a role in how much the "spring forward" time change affects individuals. People whose genetic profile makes them more likely to be "early birds" the rest of the year can adjust to the time change in a few days, the study shows. But those who tend to be “night owls” could take more than a week to get back on track with sleep schedule, according to new data published in Scientific Reports by a team from U-M. The study uses data…

Focusing on the woman, not the disability, could improve reproductive care; serious fireworks injuries double — and more health stories

July 20, 2021

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! COVID-19 coverageSerious fireworks injuries doubled after Michigan law changedTransgender couple fulfills dream to become parentsECT: The final (essential) optionFor Ann Arbor pastor Stacey Duke, and many other patients with cancer, the pandemic feels far from overFocusing on the woman, not just the disability, could improve reproductive careFinancial barriers fell for some cancer survivors after Affordable Care Act