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Three medical students increase access to mental health services for their peers 

March 10, 2022

Claire Collins and Cayla Pichan are both aspiring physicians who care deeply about their education, as well as the individuals that they work closely with. But they also have something else…

How to prevent hearing damage; an unsung linchpin of pandemic care — and more health stories

March 8, 2022

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! Michigan Health Lab blog An unsung linchpin of pandemic careThis is your gut on sushiMelanoma referral centers worldwide adopt systemic therapies, reduce lymph node removal surgeriesCrowdfunding helps pay the bills during cancer, but at a priceResearchers find natural mechanism to sensitize cancer to immunotherapyMore than one surgery is common for hernia patientsNew risk prediction model for opioid misuse after…

Visual storyteller: Student research project in Kenya combines health, photography

March 3, 2022

McCawley: “Two things I love are photography and helping others feel entitled to their health." Kevin McCawley’s research combines aspects of community health, photography and film as he partners with the…

Michigan Medicine named one of world’s best hospitals by Newsweek

March 2, 2022

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which has been named one of the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek! The organization was also named the top health care facility in Michigan. Newsweek partnered with Statista to compile the rankings, which involved a rigorous methodology. Three main data sources were used for the evaluation: Hospital recommendations from peers: an international online survey that included more than 80,000 doctors, hospital managers and health care professionalsPatient experience: surveys measuring patient satisfaction with hospitalsMedical KPIs: patient safety, hygiene measures, and quality of treatment The World's Best Hospitals 2022 list recognizes the best medical institutions across 27 countries:…

ZIP codes matter when it comes to severe COVID-19, what to do after being diagnosed with a heart murmur — and more health stories

March 2, 2022

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! Lab Following the science from prostate cancer’s “on switch” to the Sjöberg PrizeZIP codes matter when it comes to severe COVID-19Disruption in lung cell repair may underlie acute respiratory distress syndrome in COVID-19 and other respiratory diseasesFollow-up costs can add up if a free cancer screening shows a potential problemCOVID-19 coverage Health You’ve been diagnosed with a heart murmur.…

A heroic night: Community comes together to help fight addiction, stigma

February 25, 2022

Boxer Taylor Duerr addresses the audience.The panel on stage at the Michigan Theater.All 1,000 tickets made available for the event were distributed.The event featured an art show.The art show included works…

Survival Flight offered insights to Chinese team establishing Olympics medevac program

February 24, 2022

Chongli Hospital Associate Dean Yuping Yang (right) toured Survival Flight operations during a three-week visit to Michigan Medicine in 2019. Members of the Chinese team behind the Winter Olympics’ helicopter medevac…

HITS apprenticeship program provides participants with competitive skill sets and experiences 

February 23, 2022

Apprentice programs are often misconceived as “manual” jobs that provide little value to an organization and do not lead to full-time positions. However, the Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) Service Desk Apprenticeship Program has proven otherwise by paying entry-level candidates to train in front-line technology support.  Upon completing the program, participants receive 2,008 hours of on-the-job training, 17 credit hours and a Computer Technology Systems Certificate from Washtenaw Community College.  Service Desk apprentices are trained in customer service, work in a professional IT department and get experience supporting IT improvement tasks. This valuable skill set sets them up as…

The pandemic solution many still refuse to accept; an easier way to grow model organs — and more health stories

February 23, 2022

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! Lab Rogue antibodies make cells “sticky” to trigger blood clots in COVID-19 patientsAn easier way to grow model organsA new tool for 3-D measurement of the aorta may identify fatal heart conditions earlierCOVID-19 in pregnancy: Studying racial disparities and adverse birth outcomesHospitalized for COVID-19? Prepare to pay thousands of dollarsFollowing the science from prostate cancer’s “on switch” to the…