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The Michigan Medicine blog recap

August 7, 2020

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. Coronavirus: Decoding the Spiky Fuzz-Ball It's the image we've become all too familiar with during the pandemic. But what exactly does the picture tell us? Read more Insulin Cost-Sharing Caps May Help Kids, Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes A new study found capping the amount patients pay out-of-pocket for insulin could substantially improve affordability for many with type 1 diabetes. Read more Study Suggests New Approach to Improve Radiation Therapy Resistance…

Who was that? The people behind the names at Michigan Medicine

August 6, 2020

L-R, top row: Zina Pitcher, Eliza Mosher. Middle: Alice Hamilton, William Henry Fitzbutler Bottom: Victor Vaughan, Harry Towsley History is all around you on the main Michigan Medicine campus. Which isn’t…

Performing bystander CPR saves man’s life

August 5, 2020

Wafi Thabateh and his daughters. Photo courtesy of the Thabateh family. Oct. 16, 2019 seemed like a normal day for Wafi Thabateh when he decided to pick up dinner for his…

Heart transplant & LVAD support group participates in annual Heart Walk

August 4, 2020

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Washtenaw County Heart Walk was held virtually this year. And while the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything, it has not changed the commitment of the Michigan Medicine Heart Transplant and LVAD Patient Support Group. On June 13, many patients and their families and friends walked or ran wherever they were throughout the day. The support group’s team is called Change of Heart. Comprised primarily of Pre/Post Heart Transplant/VAD Support Group members, the team set a goal of $2,500 and raised an amazing $9,098. These efforts were 75 percent of Michigan Medicine’s overall funds raised of…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

July 31, 2020

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. Camp Little Victors 2020: Food Frenzy What kid doesn’t love to play with their food? Join C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Camp Little Victors program for fun food-filled activities you and your child are sure to love! Insulin Cost-Sharing Caps May Help Kids, Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Although additional policies are needed to relieve insulin’s financial burden, researchers find a national cost-sharing cap helps privately insured patients pay less out-of-pocket. Fostering…

Precision Health expands campuswide data resources

July 30, 2020

Precision Health at the University of Michigan has recently improved and expanded its offerings for campus researchers in genetics, pharmacogenomics, operations, AI, and a host of other precision health–related fields. With this enhanced Analytics Platform, Precision Health has defined a clear pathway for researchers across campus to access de-identified clinical data: a milestone in its goal of accelerating research and collaboration in a secure environment. The Analytics Platform makes it easier for faculty across departments to collaborate on data-driven analyses for patient risk stratification, disease prevention, treatment, and more. A new Sharepoint documentation site (umich password required to access) guides researchers through the features,…

Patients in two new Michigan Medicine programs can avoid days in hospital while getting advanced care

July 29, 2020

Two new programs that harness advanced technology and the expertise of Michigan Medicine’s care teams could help patients avoid or shorten a hospital stay, while still getting the care they need.…

Michigan Medicine ranked No. 11 in the U.S. and best in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report

July 28, 2020

Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were ranked best in Michigan and 11th in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2020-21. This distinguished honor reflects excellence…

An orientation unlike any other: House officers safely welcomed amid COVID-19

July 27, 2020

In mid-June and early July each year, Michigan Medicine welcomes its newest additions to the house officer population. These amazing people come with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences as young physicians coming to Michigan Medicine to begin, or continue, their graduate medical education, residency or fellowship training. House officers range from recent graduates fresh out of medical school to more seasoned learners joining Michigan Medicine to begin a post-residency fellowship. This year, in the months and weeks leading up to their first days in the organization, the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office was compelled to work collaboratively to…