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The Michigan Medicine blog recap

February 28, 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. World’s Tiniest Pacemaker Coordinates Heartbeats from Top to Bottom Patients whose hearts need electrical assistance to sync the atria and ventricles now have another option. READ MORE Emergency Department Patients May Care Less About a Doctor’s Race and Gender Than Previously Thought Black or white, man or woman, providers got similar satisfaction and confidence scores from simulated patients in new research with implications for quality reporting. READ MORE Approach Brings Pain Relief…

Outside-the-box treatment helps teen with aggressive brain cancer

February 26, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVEAg1ZlaYQ&feature=emb_logo During his high school commencement speech last spring, Sam Kell told classmates why that milestone was especially meaningful for his family. Many thought “I’d have no chance of being here…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

February 21, 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. 5 Things Adults Born with Heart Defects Need to Know Childhood treatment for a heart defect doesn’t mean you are in the clear as an adult. Instead, a specialist probably needs to assess your ticker’s health. READ MORE Can’t Resist Tempting Food? Scientists Explore Why As research in rats reveals a key brain pathway, neuroscientists contemplate how to translate findings in animals to understanding of human compulsions involving food or drugs. READ…

Former surgeon general Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., to serve as 2020 Medical School Commencement speaker

February 20, 2020

Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. The Student Council and U-M Medical School have announced that the 18th U.S. Surgeon General, Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., will deliver the commencement address for senior medical…

In sickness and in health

February 14, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amo8uy9Kfv0&feature=emb_logo Courtney Davis, an emergency medicine nurse at Michigan Medicine, immediately got to work after talking to her patient’s family. This wasn’t going to be her normal nursing shift. “I worked…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

February 14, 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. Anti-Leukemia Compound Induces Complete Remission in Mouse Models A Phase I clinical trial, using a structurally related analog of the compound, is currently enrolling patients. READ MORE Middle-Aged Adults Worried About Health Insurance Costs Now, Uncertain for Future Nearly half of adults in their 50s and early 60s aren’t sure they’ll be able to afford health insurance after they retire, and two-thirds worry about the potential effects of health policy changes. READ…

Pioneers and pathbreakers: Celebrating black history milestones at Michigan Medicine

February 12, 2020

Top row: William Henry Fitzbutler, M.D., Sophia B. Jones, M.D., Katherine Crawford, M.D., Albert Wheeler, Ph.D. Bottom row: James L. Curtis, M.D, Jimmy Crudup, Shirley Martin, Rhetaugh Dumas, Ph.D., R.N., M.S.N.…

Michigan Medicine named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades

February 11, 2020

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was recently named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades! That places the organization in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide. The ratings were based entirely on clinical outcomes for 32 types of patients and procedures. It serves as a reflection of the commitment made by faculty and staff every day to provide comprehensive and exceptional patient care. Michigan Medicine has earned this distinction for the past three years. Click here to view a full list of hospitals that received the recognition in 2020.

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

February 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. Costs Getting in the Way of Care: 20 Years Later Twenty years ago, research on the health impacts of being uninsured helped build the momentum that led to the Affordable Care Act. But new research shows that accessing care is still unaffordable for many, even after the ACA. READ MORE Jump in Employment Seen Among Medicaid Expansion Enrollees, Especially the Most Vulnerable Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees experienced a six-point increase in employment…