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The Michigan Medicine blog recap

November 2, 2020

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Is Chocolate Safe for People with IBS? This treat can cause trouble for those with irritable bowel syndrome. Before indulging, here's what an expert says to know. Read more National Poll: More Teens Participating in Protests Against Racism One in 12 parents say their teen has attended a protest this past year. Read more Done with 2020? Think…

Michigan Medicine Research Study, M-REACH, Promoting Diversity

October 23, 2020

Dr. Cristen Willer has worked hard to lead her team of researchers, biostatisticians, and students toward a culture of inclusion and diverse representation in research.  The creation of this project  is…

Building a U-M global health community: Center for Global Health Equity launches

October 21, 2020

After months of development, the Center for Global Health Equity kicked off recently with the first in a series of planned monthly seminars designed to engage global health-minded faculty across U-M’s…

Michigan Medicine notifies patients of email information breach

October 19, 2020

Michigan Medicine is notifying 1,062 patients about an email that may have exposed their email addresses and health information to others. Emails containing information about an Inflammatory Bowel Disease event were sent to patients in late September without the blind copy function being used to hide email addresses, so patients’ email addresses were visible to all recipients. The patient information involved is limited, as the email only included an email address and an invitation for the event. The data did not contain, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, credit card, debit card, or bank account numbers so the risk of…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

October 19, 2020

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Clash Proactivity and Partnership Pay Off for Nursing Homes in a Pandemic A new study details how three nursing homes limited the spread of the coronavirus after cases emerged. Read more Weighing Risks and Benefits for Glaucoma Patients During COVID-19 A new algorithm weighs the risks and benefits of postponing care for Michigan Medicine patients with glaucoma. Read more Women with Inflammatory…

U-M Medical School receives INSIGHT into Diversity’s 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

October 16, 2020

The U-M Medical School is proud to receive INSIGHT into Diversity’s 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. As a recipient of the annual Health Professions HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — the U-M Medical School will be featured, along with 45 other recipients, in the December 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second year that the medical school has been named as a Health Professions HEED Award recipient. The school has demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion…

Proactivity and Michigan Medicine partnership pay off for nursing homes in a pandemic

October 15, 2020

Seven months ago, the nation first heard of a surge of COVID-19 deaths in a Washington nursing home – an early warning sign of how the coronavirus could rip through such facilities. Since that time, more than 40 percent of the Americans killed by the pandemic have lived in nursing homes.  Now, a new study details how three Michigan nursing homes limited the spread of the coronavirus within their walls after the first cases were diagnosed in that early peak state.  The findings, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, could inform the ongoing effort to protect nursing home…

U-M to begin recruitment for Janssen COVID-19 vaccine phase 3 clinical trial

October 12, 2020

Michigan Medicine is partnering with Janssen, a division of Johnson & Johnson, for a double-blind phase III clinical trial to test a vaccine against COVID-19. The trial, known as the ENSEMBLE study, will evaluate an investigational vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Recruitment for the Janssen trial will begin immediately. U-M is one of several U.S. and international sites supporting the trial, which seeks to enroll a diverse group of up to 60,000 volunteers worldwide. It is the latest trial to launch as part of Operation Warp Speed, a public/private partnership under…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

October 12, 2020

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Clashing Meds Can Put Older Adults at Risk, But Many Don’t Check with a Pharmacist Two in 10 patients take five or more prescription drugs, but a new poll finds most people over 50 haven’t connected with a pharmacist about mixing. Read more Antibiotics Could Replace or Delay Surgery for Appendicitis in Adults Michigan Medicine participated in a large…