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The Michigan Medicine blog recap

October 18, 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. For Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer Patients, Less May Be More for Post-Surgery Surveillance A subset of patients known as maximizers consume a high level of medical resources without clear evidence of better outcomes, a study found. READ MORE VIDEO: Teaching a Collaborative Approach to Health Care Health sciences students at U-M engage in non-traditional, interactive learning that focuses on interprofessional communication. READ MORE Chronic Back Pain Leads to Serious Vascular Diagnosis Daily back…

$10M gift from Tadataka and Leslie Yamada will fuel U-M efforts to improve the world’s health

October 17, 2019

Tadataka Yamada, M.D. and Leslie D. Yamada For decades, U-M teams have tackled some of the world’s toughest health challenges through research, education and global partnership. Now, thanks to a new…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

October 11, 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. Metastatic Breast Cancer: What You Should Know What does it mean to have metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer? A Rogel Cancer Center oncologist explains the diagnosis and how it’s treated. Read more. Recent Sharp Rise in Firearm Deaths Seen Across Most States A new study reveals a significant growth in firearm deaths since 2015, with an overall nationwide increase in gun-related deaths from 2015 to 2017. Read more. How the…

Keeping the community safe: Students, team members host medication disposal event

October 10, 2019

Last week, the Brighton Center for Specialty Care (BCSC) hosted a medication take-back event serving those living and working in Livingston, Oakland and Genesee Counties. Almost…

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital hosts ‘Public Safety Day’ for patients

October 9, 2019

Security officers and other safety partners met with patients and families last week at Mott. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, patients at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital were invited to meet public safety partners that work to keep them safe both in and outside of the hospital. Officers from Michigan Medicine Security and the U-M Police Department, firefighters from the Ann Arbor Fire Department and paramedics from Huron Valley Ambulance greeted the children and their families with stuffed animals, coloring books, bracelets, stickers, hats and more. “We are so thankful that many of our public safety partners were able to come together…

Clinical Pastoral Education Program introduces newest team members

October 9, 2019

Earlier this year, the Michigan Medicine Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program earned full accreditation. The new program offers interfaith and multicultural educational opportunities for ministry to earn training and hands-on experiences in a hospital setting. Recently, the newest group of interns and residents joined the CPE team. CPE interns, L-R: Chaplain Karrington Norris, Fr. Mark George, Rev. Robert Smith, Cantor Debbie Bletstein, Andrea Siegel, Ph.D. CPE residents, L-R: Brigette N. Kemink, M.Div., Rev. Brooke Pickrell, M.Div., Rabbi Benyamin Vineburg, Fr. Josh Genig, Ph.D. The group will be managing the Spiritual Care Pager and will be visiting patients’ bedside throughout inpatient…

Michigan physicians save Medicare $43.1 million, while improving care for Michiganders

October 8, 2019

A team of Michigan physician organizations improved care for more than 77,500 Medicare participants across the state, while making a positive difference in the cost of that care, according to new data just released by the federal government. In fact, the Medicare system saved $43.1 million on the care of those Michiganders in 2018. At the same time, that care met high quality standards. The data, released by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, show the results of a concerted effort by nearly 6,000 physicians and other providers who take part in the statewide Physician Organization of Michigan Accountable…

Virtual medical visits get wary welcome from older adults, poll finds

October 1, 2019

The technology is there. The funding is nearly there. And the health providers are getting there. But a new national poll suggests that people over 50 aren’t quite ready to fully embrace virtual…

A mighty swim and The Beat Goes On

September 27, 2019

Tim McDonnell finishes the Mighty Mac Swim last month. On Sunday, Aug. 11, Tim McDonnell made his second successful swim across the Straits of Mackinac in the 2019 Mighty Mac Swim. …