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How Gut-Directed Hypnosis Helps IBS, IBD and Other GI Disorders

Close your eyes, relax and imagine your intestines free of pain and discomfort. With hypnotherapy treatment from a specialized psychologist, it can be a reality.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/digestive-health/gut-directed-hypnotherapy-ibs-ibd-gerd

Dispelling 'Dry Drowning' and Other Swimming Safety Myths

Each summer, news of secondary or “dry” drowning hits social media. An emergency department physician explains the nuance of this rumored risk.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/dispelling-dry-drowning-and-other-swimming-safety-myths

Probing Why Cancer Outcomes Are Worse for Minority Kids

A new multi-institutional project is studying cancer biology and care to identify why minority children have worse cancer outcomes compared to their white peers.To learn more about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/probing-why-cancer-outcomes-are-worse-for-minority-kids

How the Brain Plays a Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation

A new study from researchers at Michigan Medicine explores links between chronic joint inflammation and cognitive impairment.To learn more about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/body-work/how-brain-plays-a-role-rheumatoid-arthritis-inflammation

What Moms-to-Be Should Know About Prenatal Genetic Testing

Many parents choose to know if their unborn child might have birth defects. A Michigan Medicine genetic counselor explains the tests that can inform them.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/womens-health/what-moms-to-be-should-know-about-prenatal-genetic-testing

Pregnancy After 30 | Michigan Medicine

Mon Jun 18 2018 (01:12)

When Women Delay Childbirth to Their 30s (or Later), How Does It Affect Health?

The proverbial biological clock doesn’t seem to tick as fast for some women. A Michigan Medicine obstetrician explains the medical pros and cons of the societal trend.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/womens-health/when-women-delay-childbirth-to-their-30s-or-later-how-does-it-affect-health

Watch Out for These 5 Summer Eye Dangers

You protect your skin from sunburn and your body from injury, so why not your eyes? Review common summer sight hazards and how to avoid them.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/watch-out-for-these-5-summer-eye-dangers

Safety Tips for Summer Holidays - Lather on the sunscreen and bug spray

Summer holidays and beautiful weather are upon us. Use these pointers to keep your family safe all season long.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/6-need-to-know-safety-tips-for-summer-holidays

Safety Tips for Summer Holidays - Stay Hydrated

Summer holidays and beautiful weather are upon us. Use these pointers to keep your family safe all season long.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/6-need-to-know-safety-tips-for-summer-holidays

Two Simple Steps to Prevent Cervical Cancer

The nation’s top cancer organizations have issued a statement urging increased HPV vaccination and screening to reduce cervical cancer. Here’s what you need to know.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/cancer-care/two-simple-steps-to-prevent-cervical-cancer

Mom’s Voice May Help Babies Sleep Better in the NICU

Infants in the NICU were more likely to stay asleep during recordings of their mothers reading, finds new research.To learn more about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/moms-voice-may-help-babies-sleep-better-nicu

What Doctors Wear Really Does Matter to Patients

More than 4,000 patients have spoken: They prefer physicians in business attire and a white coat, or at least scrubs and a white coat. And the findings aren’t just about fashion.Learn more about this story at: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/what-doctors-wear-really-does-matter-to-patients

Adenoid Removal | Michigan Medicine

Thu Jun 07 2018 (01:11)

What Parents Should Know About Adenoid Removal

Families occasionally struggle to decide whether to have their child’s adenoids removed. A Michigan Medicine pediatric otolaryngologist explains the procedure.Learn more about this story at: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/what-parents-should-know-about-adenoid-removal

Clearing Up Myths About Skin Cancer in People of Color

Darker skin isn’t a reliable shield from potentially deadly skin cancer. Learn why everyone should protect themselves and get regular skin cancer screenings.Learn more about this story at: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/clearing-up-myths-about-skin-cancer-people-of-color

3 Common Misconceptions About Concussions

A potential concussion brings questions and sometimes confusion. A Michigan Medicine sports neurologist debunks several myths about the injury.To learn more about this story visit:https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/brain-health/8-common-misconceptions-about-concussions

Sunscreen | Michigan Medicine

Mon Jun 04 2018 (01:09)

Don’t Get Burned by These 8 Sunscreen Mistakes

Sunscreen is a key preventive tool — but only when used properly. A Michigan Medicine dermatologist offers tips for optimal coverage.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/dont-get-burned-by-these-8-sunscreen-mistakes

Preventing Teen Suicide: When to Remove Firearms from Your Home

Teens often plan their suicide for less than five minutes, an impulse that can be fatal with a gun. An injury prevention researcher explains how to help keep kids safe.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/preventing-teen-suicide-when-to-remove-firearms-from-your-home

Is Pelvic Mesh Safe | Michigan Medicine

Thu May 31 2018 (01:12)

Is Pelvic Mesh Safe? What Patients Need to Know

Synthetic material used to help treat a common condition has been linked to problems and lawsuits. A Michigan Medicine board-certified urogynecologist explains the issues.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/womens-health/pelvic-mesh-safe-what-patients-need-to-know

A Guide to Choosing the Right Birth Control for Your Lifestyle

Learn about the various types of contraception, the effectiveness of each one and which options could pose a risk for some patients seeking to prevent pregnancy.For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/womens-health/a-guide-to-choosing-right-birth-control-for-your-lifestyle

Should You Get At-Home Genetic Testing? Know the Facts First

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing isn’t harmful, but it has limitations. A Michigan Medicine genetic counselor explains both sides.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/health-management/should-you-get-at-home-genetic-testing-know-facts-first

Ticks | Michigan Medicine

Fri May 25 2018 (01:03)

Tick Talk: How to Stop (and Remove) Them

With the return of warm weather comes the risk of tick bites. Check out these tips for thwarting the bloodsuckers — and what to do if you’ve been bitten.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/tick-talk-how-to-stop-and-remove-them

Sex after 65 | Michigan Medicine

Thu May 24 2018 (02:03)

Sex After 65: Poll Finds Gender Differences, Lack of Communication

Most older Americans are satisfied with their sex lives, but frequency varies by age, health and other factors. And not many consult their doctors about sex-related problems.For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/sex-after-65-poll-finds-gender-differences-lack-of-communication

8 Easy Ways to Remember to Take Your Medication

Missing a dose of your daily meds might not seem like a big deal, but it can have real consequences. A Michigan Medicine nurse shares strategies to stay on track.For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/8-easy-ways-to-remember-to-take-your-medication

How to Prevent Your Kids from Getting Food Poisoning

About 48 million people fall victim to the unpleasant illness each year. Follow these 6 steps to keep unwanted germs out of your food.For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/how-to-prevent-your-kids-from-getting-food-poisoning

The Surprising Effect of Social Connections on Eye Health

A new study links familial relationships to the likelihood older adults will get needed cataract surgery — a procedure with broad implications for health.For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/surprising-effect-of-social-connections-on-eye-health

Cellphones at Summer Camp: Research Explores the Effects

A new study probes the benefits and drawbacks of digital media use among child and teen campers.For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/cellphones-at-summer-camp-research-explores-effects

ECT Emerges as Cost-Effective for Treatment-Resistant Depression

After two other depression treatment options fail to give relief, a new analysis suggests patients and providers may want to look toelectroconvulsive therapy.For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/ect-emerges-as-cost-effective-for-treatment-resistant-depression

Vaccine Suppresses Peanut Allergies in Mice

U-M researchers aim to develop a new immunotherapy that could alter the immune reactions to food. The result: extended relief from peanut allergies.For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/study-vaccine-suppresses-peanut-allergies-mice

Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis Patients are Sicker, Costlier and Often Female

A new review of private insurance data finds that alcohol is a major contributor to cirrhosis cases—and that women drinkers are disproportionately affected.For more information about this story visit:https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/body-work/study-alcohol-related-cirrhosis-patients-are-sicker-costlier-and-often-female

OSA in Older Adults | Michigan Medicine

Mon May 14 2018 (01:03)

OSA in Older Adults: Often Present, Seldom Investigated

Research finds that more than half of Medicare beneficiaries have a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, but few have been assessed for the sleep disorder.For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/osa-older-adults-often-present-seldom-investigated

Exploring the Link Between Childhood Curiosity and School Achievement

Promoting curiosity may be a valuable approach to boosting academic performance, particularly for low-income children, a new analysis finds.For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/exploring-link-between-childhood-curiosity-and-school-achievement

Ophthalmologists Link Immunotherapy with a Serious Eye Condition

Immunotherapy cancer drugs can cause a potentially vision-robbing side effect. In a new report, Michigan Medicine experts discuss the risks and what oncologists should know.For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/ophthalmologists-link-immunotherapy-a-serious-eye-condition

First Dental Visit | Michigan Medicine

Wed May 09 2018 (01:41)

When Should a Child See a Dentist for the First Time?

Parents (and doctors, too) might differ on when dental care should begin. A Michigan Medicine pediatrician explains why screening early is best.For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/when-should-a-child-see-a-dentist-for-first-time

Keeping Kids Safe from Gun Accidents: 6 Strategies for Families

Firearms-related injuries are the second-leading cause of death among children—and they’re largely preventable. A researcher offers tips to prevent tragedy at home.For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/keeping-kids-safe-from-gun-accidents-6-strategies-for-families

Why Your Tight Ponytail Causes a Painful Headache

There’s a medical explanation for the discomfort some people feel with their hair up. A headache specialist shares who’s at risk and how to cope.For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/lifestyle/why-your-tight-ponytail-causes-a-painful-headache

Should Young Children Wait a Year to Start Kindergarten?

Parents may be unsure whether to “redshirt” 5-year-olds from kindergarten. But holding them back has little benefit, a child clinical psychologist says.For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/should-young-children-wait-a-year-to-start-kindergarten

4 Ways to Stop Digestive Discomfort After a Supersized Mea

Overindulgence can be a pain in your stomach. Skip the bellyache after your next big feed with these quick fixes.For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/digestive-health/4-ways-to-stop-digestive-discomfort-after-a-supersized-meal

Heart Healthy | Michigan Medicine News

Tue May 01 2018 (01:57)

What a Cardiologist Eats Daily to Keep Her Heart Healthy

Learn what a Michigan Medicine doctor who specializes in heart care eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner — plus a few tips to apply to your own menu.For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/what-a-cardiologist-eats-daily-to-keep-her-heart-healthy