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‘A therapeutic gift’: Art helps six-year-old cope with cancer treatment

December 9, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt4N58ExLLw&feature=youtu.be When Colton McGowan was feeling abdominal pain, his parents, Rich and Amy, took him to their local urgent care facility. That was the beginning of a lengthy and anxiety-filled journey…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

December 6, 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. More Medical Students Are Disclosing Their Disabilities, and Schools Are Responding, Study Finds Increased disability diversity and accommodation among future physicians could improve patient care, researchers say. READ MORE The Power of Adaptive Sports: Getting in the Game New clinic opens the door for people of all abilities to take part in sports. READ MORE 5 Things to Know About Cancer Experts from the U-M Rogel Cancer Center share answers to common…

Michigan Medicine signs on as community partner with U=U Movement

December 3, 2019

Last month, Michigan Medicine officially signed on to Prevention Access Campaign's U=U movement to support education about the transmission of HIV/AIDS. U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) comes from a robust pool of scientific research stating the following: People living with HIV on ART (Antiretroviral Therapy) with an undetectable viral load in their blood have a negligible (no, zero) risk of sexual transmission of HIV. Depending on the drugs employed it may take as long as six months for the viral load to become undetectable. Continued and reliable HIV suppression requires selection of appropriate agents and excellent adherence to treatment. HIV viral suppression should…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

November 27, 2019

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. A FODMAP-Friendly Thanksgiving A Michigan Medicine dietitian offers those following the diet some advice and a sample recipe to help navigate a holiday spread. READ MORE Kidney Donation Connects Police Officers Beyond Line of Duty Michigan sergeant saves a fellow officer with living kidney donation, providing him with the gift of life. READ MORE Free Online Toolkit Helps People with Multiple Sclerosis Manage Symptoms A new online program can help patients receive behavioral…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

November 22, 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. Interested in a Non-Traditional M.D./Ph.D. Degree? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself It's a road far less traveled, but some Medical Scientist Training Program students find a perfect match outside the biomedical box with social sciences and humanities instead. READ MORE 2/3 of Parents Cite Barriers in Recognizing Youth Depression 1 in 4 parents say their child knows a peer with depression and 1 in 10 say a child’s peer has committed suicide,…

Michigan Medicine honored with two national awards for its commitment to diversity

November 20, 2019

Phyllis Blackman of OHEI accepts the organization's award from blackdoctor.org. Michigan Medicine has been diligent to its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The implementation of the five-year strategic plan has…

Telemedicine delivers real-time stroke expertise

November 19, 2019

Sarah Phelps is a registered nurse at MidMichigan Medical Center. When Sarah Phelps began her shift as a registered nurse at the MidMichigan Medical Center, she never expected the day would…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

November 15, 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. Understanding Breast Implant Safety What you need to know about new breast implant recommendations from the FDA. READ MORE Approach to Personalizing Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Shows Promise in Cell Lines Looking beyond DNA mutations to a combination of molecular features could help determine the best drug combinations for each patient. READ MORE Lasting Tumor Regression of Leukemia and Lymphoma in Mouse Models Achieved by U-M Compound A potent and selective…

App helps connect Michigan providers with U-M mental health experts

November 13, 2019

Michigan, like most of the country, is in desperate need of more child psychiatrists. More than 100,000 Michigan children have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or ADHD. Yet fewer than 250 psychiatrists are trained to treat children in the state. The shortage means pediatricians and other primary care providers often end up treating adolescent mental health issues. “Primary care providers are not trained in treating complex behavioral health disorders and often feel at a loss to prescribe or make treatment recommendations,” said Anne Kramer, program manager of the Michigan Child Collaborative Care Program (MC3), a statewide initiative that provides psychiatry and…