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The majority of parents support teen’s involvement with demonstrations about racism and police reform, but some may need to expand conversations in advance, expert says. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/national-poll-more-teens-participating-protests-against-racism See acast.com/privacy…
 
As cold weather approaches, a gastrointestinal psychologist shares best practices for navigating life during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/how-to-protect-your-mental-and-physical-health-holiday-season See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information…
 
A study finds that an estimated 170,000 people who are transgender in the United States may access hormones from friends, online or other non-licensed sources, which poses health and safety risks. From the article: "Researchers evaluated national data and found that 84% of the 27,715 respondents were interested in using hormones, while only 55% wer…
 
You wake up one morning feeling under the weather. While in previous years you may have chalked up a sore throat or body aches to a run-of-the-mill cold or flu, this year’s COVID-19 pandemic adds a new element of concern to getting sick. An expert offers advice for those worried sick about their symptoms. For more information about this story visit…
 
Problems with her placenta inspired physician Courtney Townsel to specialize in helping others understand the high risk pregnancy conditions that impact this vital organ. For more information about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/womens-health/5-placenta-issues-every-woman-should-know See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
 
Seeing, hearing or perceiving things that aren’t really there may seem like something to hide, but seeking help early can make a big difference. For more information about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/brain-health/distorted-reality-what-to-do-about-early-signs-of-psychosis See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informat…
 
A social worker shares coping strategies to help patients deal with the stress of health challenges. For more information about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/11-hidden-hardships-only-patients-understand-and-ways-to-cope See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
For those able to work remotely, experts say it’s a good time to address your sleep habits to improve your health. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/still-working-from-home-try-these-5-tips-improve-your-sleep See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Now that we know more about the coronavirus, this is the time to stay the course to prevent infections and buy time until vaccines are ready, expert says. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/curve-fattening-not-flattening-what-can-we-do See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out info…
 
For many Americans, life in the time of COVID-19 means forming “pods” – small groups of people who agree to share child care and education responsibilities, or to study or socialize together. For more information about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/how-to-keep-covid-19-from-invading-your-pod-and-how-to-stay-…
 
As schools prepare for fall, a small study suggests that young children may carry coronavirus at high levels – but that doesn’t prove they’re contagious. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/why-relationship-between-kids-and-spread-of-covid-remains-unclear See acast.com/privacy for privacy …
 
A research scientist and his team examine the relationship between proton pump inhibitors, endoscopy, esophageal conditions and psychological distress for patients with GERD. For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/does-ppi-response-predict-other-conditions See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
 
When people think about forensic pathology, images of crime shows where an investigator sets out to determine a murder victim’s cause of death often come to mind. However, it’s important to acknowledge the crucial role this field actually plays in our collective response to death, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unravel. For more i…
 
Is it possible to have COVID-19 more than once within a short period of time? Two recent reports, one out of Hong Kong and one in a patient in Reno, Nevada, have many scratching their heads—and wondering what the cases mean for the future of the pandemic. For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/should-we-w…
 
You’ve heard it time and again: One of the easiest and most effective ways to limit the spread of COVID-19 is by wearing face masks. That’s true whether you’re at the grocery store or seeing friends and family who live outside your immediate household. For more information, visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/4-mask-myths-pu…
 
Lessons from early peak state of Michigan could inform hospitals in other areas. Four months ago, Michigan glowed red on COVID-19 maps. Hundreds of patients packed hospital intensive care units in the southern part of the state, and hospitals statewide rapidly put strict new visitor policies in place to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. ICU t…
 
How researchers, doctors and recovered patients are joining efforts to see if one of the oldest pandemic treatments really works. For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/convalescent-plasma-and-covid-19-hope-blood-and-chance Resources: C3PO, short for Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma of …
 
After preliminary observations of 200 COVID-19 patients with severe hyperglycemia, a Michigan Medicine team is shedding light in a new Diabetes paper about why high blood sugar may trigger worse outcomes in people infected with the virus. And researchers have developed a blood sugar management tool that may potentially reduce risk of secondary infe…
 
You've seen it—a large spherical mass with protruding red spikes plastered across the television and the internet. It's an image that has become all too familiar over the last few months. We know it well as COVID-19, but what exactly does this picture tell us other than serving as the visual representation of the pandemic? For more information abou…
 
Apps like Uber or Lyft can find you easily for a ride to the airport. So why is getting help to get to a hospital in an emergency so much more complicated? For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/health-tech/uberization-of-911 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Parents in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois varied in their support for risk-reduction measures like random COVID-19 testing and face mask requirements. The majority of parents surveyed (two-thirds) said they will likely send all of their children to school in fall. Most also support certain safety measures, including decreasing the number of children o…
 
Providers find patients hospitalized from COVID-19 need physical and cognitive rehabilitation care to aid in their recovery from the virus’ damaging effects on the body and mind. For patients that experience severe cases of the COVID-19 virus, no longer needing mechanical ventilation and leaving the intensive care unit are great successes. But, for…
 
Patients who received single intravenous dose of tocilizumab were also more likely to leave the hospital or be off a ventilator within a month, despite double the risk of additional infection. For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/body-work/drug-calms-cytokine-storm-associated-45-lower-risk-of-dying-among-covid…
 
Increased light exposure can have positive and negative effects on your health — depending on the time of day. In the age of working from home due to COVID-19, many of us may be spending significantly more time inside looking at bright screens. As we attend online meetings and scroll through social media, we are exposed to more artificial light tha…
 
A doctor and fourth-year medical student propose improvements to the residency application process during COVID-19 and beyond. During this academic year alone, over 40,000 medical students will apply for residency programs throughout the United States. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this process will look very different than in p…
 
A new study finds that fewer women were first authors on COVID-19-related research papers published in the first half of this year. The difference was particularly striking during the first two months of the pandemic when schools closed and researchers were told to work remotely. For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmheal…
 
The United Asian American Medical Student Association unveils a social media campaign designed to amplify diverse voices in support of diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/med-u/stories-we-share-a-social-justice-campaign You can find The Stories We Share campaign on Facebook, @…
 
As lockdown restrictions ease up around the country, health experts share their input on travel and how to make vacationing as safe as possible. The number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has been increasing daily at the highest rate since the pandemic began. Despite this, with lockdown restrictions loosening around the country, many have found thems…
 
Tips for helping a family member or roommate cope with coronavirus (COVID-19) effects, while protecting yourself and others. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/14-things-to-do-if-someone-you-live-has-covid-19 Resources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus (COVI…
 
Properly wearing a mask or cloth face covering can help keep you safe while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. As cases of COVID-19 begin to spike again across the country, it’s important to stay steadfast in helping prevent further spread of the virus. While you should continue to wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, avoid touching your …
 
Pandemic historians who showed the power of efforts to ‘flatten the curve’ say it will take all-out effort by individuals, industry and elected officials to reduce death and suffering until vaccines are available. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/covid-19-curve-has-unflattened-fast-n…
 
Without an alarm clock set for school, sleep routines are anything but routine right now in many homes. A sleep psychologist shares what parents should know. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/helping-your-kids-overcome-stress-related-sleep-disruption See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
 
The mental health toll of caring for COVID-19 patients will need long-lasting attention, as it adds to already demanding professions. An outpouring of public support may have helped maintain the spirits and well-being of health care workers as they faced the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. But as the salutes fade into memory, and COVID-19…
 
As coronavirus research comes at us fast, key things to remember as you read and share the latest news. Sometimes it feels like trying to drink from a firehose. All those news headlines making new claims about coronavirus and COVID-19. All those social media posts debating this restriction or that reopening. All the worry about whether we overreact…
 
Members of Michigan Medicine’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee discuss resources for the LGBTQ+ community. June is Pride Month, a time to honor the impact of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) people throughout the United States and beyond. The Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June of 1969, are often character…
 
A new study finds the use of HGH treatment in patients that have undergone ACL reconstructive surgery may prevent the loss of muscle strength and weakness. For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/human-growth-hormone-treatment-after-acl-injury-may-prevent-loss-of-muscle-strength See acast.com/privacy f…
 
A roundup of 10 studies highlighting the health disparities between black and white Americans. The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence states clearly: “all men are created equal.” But does this hold true for all people in 2020? Yes, Americans can legally vote in elections, go to school or assemble in groups to peacefully protest. Ho…
 
While case counts in some areas are going down, COVID-19 is still out there. How do you safely kick off the unofficial start of the summer during a pandemic? Five ways to reduce your risk of COVID-19 over the summer holidays and beyond. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/lifestyle/staying-summer-safe-duri…
 
3D printing fuels U-M efforts to rapidly increase ventilator capacity while providing each patient on vent support with individually tailored gas pressures and pressure monitoring. For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/health-tech/personalized-device-could-support-multiple-covid-19-patients-from-single-ventilat…
 
Michigan Medicine experts highlight how their teams have increased access to transgender care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/health-management/lifting-barriers-to-care-for-transgender-and-non-binary-patients Resources: Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Adult…
 
Researchers look to the genes behind COVID-19 for early answers. Viruses may seem like cunning villains, purposefully mutating to increasingly deadlier forms to outwit their human hosts. In reality, a lot of what happens with a virus is completely random. This randomness can make figuring out where a virus came from, how it spreads and what makes i…
 
Rapid shifts removed out-of-pocket costs that could keep people from getting coronavirus care. That trend may continue. For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/covid-19-care-mostly-free-to-patients-should-other-vital-care-be-too See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Food insecurity disparities by age, health status, race, ethnicity and education seen in National Poll on Healthy Aging; pandemic may have worsened them. For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/even-before-covid-19-many-adults-lacked-stable-food-supply Resources: National Poll on Healthy Aging Food on…
 
A quick guide to volunteering to help researchers understand the virus, the disease and its effects on people and society. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/everyone-vs-covid-19-how-you-can-help-science-make-progress Resources: Information on Donating to the University of Michigan Bio…
 
Practical tips and online support can help people with depression, anxiety and other conditions cope. Living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD and other mental health conditions can pose a challenge even in “normal” times. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/getting-throu…
 
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