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Leaders and Best: Milestones in the history of women in medicine at U-M

March 9, 2020

Top row, L-R: Amanda Sanford, Gertrude Banks, Eliza Mosher, Alice Hamilton.Bottom row, L-R: Mary Stone (Shi Meiyu), Elizabeth Crosby, Kathleen Shingler Weston, Antonia Novello. One hundred and fifty years ago this…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

March 6, 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. Loeys-Dietz Syndrome – A Rare and Complex Heart Disease A Michigan Medicine cardiologist shares important information about Loeys-Dietz Syndrome and the progress being made in diagnosing and treating this disease. READ MORE 10 Studies That Highlight the Importance of Rare Disease Research When researchers study rare diseases, breakthroughs can be made that help patients. Revisit studies that are putting genetic puzzle pieces together to tackle these conditions. READ MORE The Reality of Being…

HIV/AIDS Treatment Program hosts long-term survivors celebration

March 5, 2020

The AIDS Quilt created March 3. On March 3, the social work team for the HIV/AIDS Treatment Program (HATP) team hosted a celebration for long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. Having lost tens…

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…