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Researchers predict COVID-19 baby boom; women in leadership look to transform orthopaedics — and more health stories

June 8, 2021

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! On the fence about the COVID-19 vaccines?If I’m immunocompromised, should I keep wearing my mask once I’m vaccinated?Community group looks to improve sudden cardiac arrest responseCOVID-19 coverageFor orthopaedics, women in leadership look to transform the fieldResearchers predict COVID baby boomTens of thousands of women turn to the emergency room for fibroid symptomsCholesterol-carrying protein found to help suppress immune…

A daughter’s lifesaving gift to her father

June 7, 2021

David Wenzel and Emily Wenzel-Miles in their hospital room (left), and then at a get-together years later (right). Growing up, when Emily Wenzel-Miles needed motivation to take on a challenge, she…

Winners announced for ‘Take the Mic’ contest designed to create and share positive messages about COVID-19 safety

June 4, 2021

Michigan CEAL is happy to announcing the winners of the Take the Mic contest! Take the Mic, a contest celebrating everyday heroes saving lives one precautionary measure at a time, launched in January as part of an initiative funded by the NIH to reduce COVID-19 health disparities among Michigan communities. The winners are: Written category: First place: “Wear a Mask,” Elizabeth R. Second place: “A Part of Me Died Yesterday,” Julie P. Third place: “Be your Brother’s Keeper,” SJ W. Other media category: First place: “Over and Over,” Jeff K. Second place: “Help Michigan Out, Wear a Mask,” Natsume O.…

Coping with anxiety as mask mandates lift, what a mini stroke is and why you need to act FAST — and more health stories

June 2, 2021

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Coping with Anxiety as Mask Mandates Lift: As mask regulations relax, experts discuss how you can start to adapt, and ease into, the new policies rolling out.What a Mini Stroke Is, and Why You Need To Act FAST: The signs of a TIA to watch for and how to handle the emergency.Adults Unmasked: What That Means for Unvaccinated…

Nearly 3% of Americans take immune-weakening drugs that may limit COVID-190 vaccine response — and more health stories

May 27, 2021

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Routine Testing Before Surgery Remains Common Despite Low ValueResearchers Develop First-in-Class Inhibitors Against Key Leukemia ProteinResearchers Discover First Immune Stimulating Long Noncoding RNA Involved in Body's Response to CancerBone Marrow Disorder Nearly 10-Times More Common in Those with Venom AllergyNearly 3% of Americans Take Immune-Weakening Drugs that May Limit COVID Vaccine ResponseClinical Support Line Advances Care for COVID-19…

Help celebrate graduating house officers at Michigan Medicine!

May 27, 2021

Across Michigan Medicine, house officers are set to complete their residency or fellowship programs and graduate to the next phase of their careers. For the second straight year, the usual in-person gatherings for graduating house officers will be replaced with a virtual celebration for all Michigan Medicine programs through the #MichMedGrad campaign. Colleagues, family and friends can add #MichMedGrad to their tweets and public Instagram posts to share congratulations and advice, and have these messages appear on a special website: https://michmed.org/grad2021. Messages and photos can also be posted directly to the site. For the 400 house officer graduates in nearly 100…

Virtual fundraiser for Michigan Medicine’s Big Hearts for Seniors to feature storytelling

May 27, 2021

This story first appeared on clickondetroit.com. The annual Big Hearts for Seniors fundraiser returns tonight, May 27, to benefit five Michigan Medicine Geriatrics Center and Community Health Services programs. The theme of this year’s digital event is Generations. It is free to attend and will feature several local storytellers as they share stories about their life experiences and generational connections. Special guests include emcee and professor at U-M’s School of Public Health Vic Strecher and former U-M men’s basketball head coach John Beilein. “Big Hearts for Seniors is an inspiring event showcasing some of the best storytellers in Michigan who donate their…

Historic Nichols Arboretum peony garden is open this year

May 20, 2021

Tree peonies have woody stems and usually bloom two to three weeks before the herbaceous peonies, extending the bloom season of the peony garden significantly. (Photo by Michele Yanga) Following a…

Radiologist’s return after 14-year hiatus, why inpatient rehab is key to getting back home — and more health stories

May 18, 2021

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! New Gout Treatment Success Doubled by Combining Two Drugs, Study FindsStudy Suggests Path to Blocking Common Genetic Driver of Lung CancerEven Small Health Insurance Bills May Cause Healthy Low-Income People to Drop CoverageWhat are the Effects of Terlipressin When Treating HRS-1?Patient Support Programs for Painful Conditions May Reduce Opioid UseSome Health Care Providers Among Those Hesitant About COVID-19…