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Department of Psychiatry’s Nyman Unit introduces new facility dog

October 28, 2019

Thanks to a generous gift from the Joseph and Karen Krantz Family Charitable Foundation, the Nyman Family Unit for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellness has just added a brand…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

October 25, 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. It’s Time to Get Serious About Resident Wellness It’s not enough to offer meditation and teach yoga. Institutions need systemic changes to protect the well-being of trainees, argues a researcher who has studied thousands of residents. READ MORE 7 Questions All Parents Should Ask Before a Playdate A Mott pediatrician advises parents to follow this checklist before sending their child to another family’s home to help everyone feel safe and comfortable. READ…

Balancing cancer treatment with life

October 24, 2019

Logan Moore with her family. Logan Moore had recently stopped nursing her second baby when she noticed a change to her breast. She suspected her body was adjusting after breastfeeding, but…

Funding from NIH, U-M, and NephCure International to support research of major cause of rare kidney diseases

October 23, 2019

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) recently awarded a third five-year cycle of funding to support the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE), a member of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN). The RDCRN, an NCATS initiative, includes 20 rare disease consortia, which all strive to identify the causes, risks of progression and potential new therapies for a broad spectrum of diseases. NEPTUNE strives to meet the urgent need to match patients to therapies that can effectively treat their rare kidney diseases. The program recruits patients with the…

U-M Interprofessional Education community inspired during IPE in Action event

October 23, 2019

Tony Denton delivers the keynote address. When more than 1,200 students and faculty from 10 U-M health science schools gathered for IPE in Action at Crisler Center on Oct. 16, you…

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…