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Cost, Coverage and More Drive Hearing Aid Inequality

A national study finds major variations in hearing aid use by race, income and education — but VA insurance coverage levels the playing field.To learn more about this story visithttps://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/cost-coverage-and-more-drive-hearing-aid-inequality

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

Fear of the Doctor in Children

Tue Oct 16 2018 (01:30)

Children’s reactions during routine checkups can vary widely

Children’s reactions during routine checkups can vary widely based on age and temperament. While some little ones remain calm, others are so distressed that efforts to calm them down dominate the visit. For more on this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/6-simple-ways-to-ease-childrens-fears-at-doctor

When Is Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Appropriate?

If you have a family history of breast cancer, you may also be at higher risk of developing the disease. This knowledge can boost surveillance and prevention efforts. For more on this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/cancer-care/when-genetic-testing-for-breast-cancer-appropriate

Study Uncovers Disparities in Life-Threatening Birth Experiences

A review of data from millions of U.S. births finds higherrates of dangerous delivery-related conditions in new mothers of color and those with certain underlying health conditions.. For more on this story, visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/study-uncovers-disparities-life-threatening-birth-experiences

Why Pediatricians Should Screen for Depression in Young Patients

New guidelines addressing adolescent mental health as part of primary care offer many benefits, a U-M expert says. For more on this story, visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/why-pediatricians-should-screen-for-depression-young-patients

Coping After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Balancing family life and cancer care can be a challenge. A Michigan Medicine counselor offers advice for navigating the process. For more on this story, visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/cancer-care/8-tips-for-coping-after-a-breast-cancer-diagnosis

https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/how-to-spot-signs-of-opioid-addiction

Doctors use an 11-point checklist to help determine if a person’s opioid use signals a deeper problem. Here’s what they look for.To learn more about this story visithttps://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/how-to-spot-signs-of-opioid-addiction

Decision Support Tool Boosts Genetic Testing Knowledge in Breast Cancer Patients

Awareness of genetic testing is low, a new study finds. But an interactive website can help newly diagnosed patients make informed decisions about the practice. For more on this story, visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/health-tech/decision-support-tool-boosts-genetic-testing-knowledge-breast-cancer-patients

A New Type of Church Outreach: Diabetes Education

A program that provides peer-to-peer health counseling applies U-M research in a faith-based setting. See how it’s helping parishioners in need. For more on this, visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/body-work/a-new-type-of-church-outreach-diabetes-education

What to Do When Your Child Has a Headache

Knowing how to address and treat a child’s headache can help a patient (and parent) feel better. A new Mott poll examines how families approach the issue. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/what-to-do-when-your-child-has-a-headache.

Older Adults + DNA Tests

Wed Oct 03 2018 (01:23)

Older Adults Have High Interest in Genetic Testing — and Some Reservations

More than 1 in 10 have had genetic tests ordered by a doctor or ordered them directly, a new survey finds. For more on this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/older-adults-have-high-interest-genetic-testing-and-some-reservations

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

Why a 65-Degree Day Feels Cold in Fall but Warm in Spring

When seasons change, our bodies know to react. But we can perceive the same thermometer reading differently at various times throughout the year. For more on this story, visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/lifestyle/why-a-65-degree-day-feels-cold-fall-but-warm-spring

Chiropractic Treatment and Vision Loss: Examining the Connection

In rare occurrences, forceful manipulation of the neck is linked to a damaging side effect: vision problems and bleeding inside the eye. For more on this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/body-work/examining-ties-between-chiropractic-treatment-and-vision-loss

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, analysis finds.For more information about this story visit:https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/exploring-link-between-childhood-curiosity-and-school-achievement

School Night Bedtime Tips Every Parent Should Know

A few more hours of shut-eye can make a big difference for kids, especially during back-to-school season. For more information on this story visit:https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/school-night-bedtime-tips-every-parent-should-know

Full, but Still Feasting: How the Urge to Eat Overpowers the Signal to Stop

Two tiny groups of brain cells, right next to each other, play a key role in driving feeding—and stopping. The brain’s own opioid system also gets involved. For more on this blog, visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/full-but-still-feasting-how-urge-to-eat-overpowers-signal-to-stop

Tell Your Smartphone Where It Hurts

Patient-provided data can help doctors and health care professionals gain a more complete picture on pain. For more on this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/health-tech/tell-your-smartphone-where-it-hurts-new-app-intuitively-tracks-pain

Despite DEA Limits on Opioids, Prescriptions Still Rose

A new drug policy was meant to curb unnecessary opioid prescriptions. Instead, a new study finds, prescriptions after surgery went up. For more on this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/despite-dea-limits-on-opioids-prescriptions-still-rose

How Medicaid Expansion Gave Enrollees a Major Financial Boost

Health care coverage for low-income patients produces fiscal benefits that include lower unpaid debts, fewer bankruptcies and higher credit scores. Read more at: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/how-medicaid-expansion-gave-enrollees-a-major-financial-boost

Adolescent Sleep | Michigan Medicine

Tue Sep 18 2018 (01:21)

Parents say their teens struggle to fall asleep

Healthy sleep is critical during adolescence, but a nationwide survey finds many parents have sleep-deprived teens at home. For more on this story, visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/10-tips-to-help-your-teen-sleep-better

Hurricanes, Fires, Floods: It’s Best to Be Prepared

Disasters happen. Here’s some tips from an ER physician about how to prepare for you and your family: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/hurricanes-fires-floods-its-best-to-be-prepared

1 in 4 Older Patients Stay on Risky Sedative Too Long

Benzodiazepines pose special risks to older adults. New research finds many of those who start taking them aren’t stopping. For more on this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/1-4-older-patients-stay-on-risky-sedative-too-long

Got a Picky Eater? Try These Tips at the Table

New research shows parental reactions to picky eating can have long-term effects, for better or worse.For more on this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/got-a-picky-eater-try-these-11-tips-at-table

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

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

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

Michigan Medicine’s new health center will welcome patients September 4, 2018

We are excited to announce the grand opening of our latest ambulatory care unit, the Brighton Center for Specialty Care. For more information visit http://michmed.org/bcsc

Affordable Meds Help Younger Stroke Survivors Manage Adherence

Younger stroke survivors are having less trouble paying for medications that can stave off a second stroke, thanks to ACA and expanded Medicaid. For more on this story please visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/affordable-meds-help-younger-stroke-survivors-manage-adherence

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

What to Do if PPIs Aren’t Stopping Your Reflux Symptoms

When your acid reflux symptoms are not being controlled by medication, it’s time to see a gastroenterologist to discuss your options, specialists say. For more information on this topic visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/digestive-health/what-to-do-if-ppis-arent-stopping-your-reflux-symptoms

Treating Severe Asthma

Tue Aug 28 2018 (01:24)

How Biologic Injections Help Treat Severe Asthma

A Michigan Medicine pulmonologist explains why biologics are becoming a valuable option for some asthma patients. For more information visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/health-management/how-biologic-injections-help-treat-severe-asthma

Why Polluted Air May Be a Threat to Your Kidneys

Of the many well-documented risks of dirty air, one potential danger is lesser known: chronic kidney disease.For more on this story, visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/why-polluted-air-may-be-a-threat-to-your-kidneys

School Night Bedtime Tips Every Parent Should Know

A few more hours of shut-eye can make a big difference for kids, especially during back-to-school season. For more information on this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/school-night-bedtime-tips-every-parent-should-know

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

A good start in kindergarten provides a foundation for years of education. How families can prepare for the big day. Read more at: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/5-ways-to-prepare-your-child-for-kindergarten

Breast Cancer in Men: What All Guys Should Know

Everyone knows women face a risk of developing breast cancer. Although far rarer, the disease can surface in men, too. For more on this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/cancer-care/breast-cancer-men-what-all-guys-should-know

How Losing Weight Can Relieve a Host of Painful Problems

Weight loss can do more than reduce joint pain in people who are overweight, a new study has found. Other big health improvements can happen, too. For more on this storyvisit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/health-management/how-losing-weight-can-relieve-a-host-of-painful-problems

A Doctor Explains What Makes a Heart Attack a 'Widowmaker'

Caused by total blockage in a critical blood vessel, the severe cardiac event can have deadly consequences. For more on this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/widowmaker-heart-attack-explained.

Treating Acne | Michigan Medicine

Fri Aug 17 2018 (00:54)

For patients with severe acne, the effects of blemished skin aren’t just physical.

Over-the-counter creams and rinses might not be enough to manage breakouts. Acne, after all, is strongly genetic — and there is no definitive cure. For more on this storyvisit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/health-management/how-dermatologists-treat-acne-5-options-explained

The years from ages 9 to 12 are pivotal in a child’s development. A Michigan Medicine expert explains how families can navigate (and thrive) during this period.

The arrival of the tween years brings many new challenges for parents. There’s greater independence — but also a heightened risk of trouble. For more on this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/5-simple-tips-for-raising-responsible-tweens

Do You Have a Drinking Problem?

Doctors consider multiple factors when gauging a patient’s alcohol issues and advising treatment. A Michigan Medicine psychologist explains the approach. For more on this storyvisit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/signs-of-alcohol-use-disorder-perfcon

What makes Michigan Medicine the Leaders and Best?

Michigan Medicine is ranked among the top 5 hospitals in the nation according to US News & World Report. For more on this story visit http://www.uofmhealth.org/rankings

Older Organ Donors | Michigan Medicine

Mon Aug 13 2018 (00:56)

‘Any Age Is the Right Age’: A Push to Recruit Older Organ Donors

Just one-third of older Americans intend to donate their organs, a new study finds. But many more are eligible—even though they might assume their bodies aren’t. For more information visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/any-age-right-age-a-push-to-recruit-older-organ-donors

Opioid Prescriptions for Wisdom Teeth Linked to Long-Term Use

Patients in their late teens and 20s had the highest risk of persistent use if they received opioids around the time of their extraction, a new study finds. For more on this story visit https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/opioid-prescriptions-for-wisdom-teeth-linked-to-long-term-use

The Real-Life ‘Walking Dead’: Binge-Watching Can Make You a Zombie, Study Finds

Most of us are guilty of streaming countless episodes of a favorite show in one sitting. But the habit can wreak havoc on sleep, research shows. To learn more visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/real-life-walking-dead-binge-watching-can-make-you-a-zombie-study-finds

Finding Cancer Prevention Clues in Foreign Diets, Lifestyles

To learn how other cultures’ meals and eating patterns affect cancer risk, a Michigan Medicine researcher is traveling the globe. To learn more visit https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/body-work/finding-cancer-prevention-clues-foreign-diets-lifestyles

Back-to-School Anxiety: Ways to Fight the Fear

Often a happy and busy time of year, returning to school can be stressful for some kids. For more information please visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/back-to-school-anxiety-6-ways-to-fight-fear.

Fast Facts About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

A highly contagious viral infection,hand, foot and mouth diseasecan surface on the body partsthat make up its name. For more information about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/fast-facts-about-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease

Eating Disorders | Michigan Medicine

Fri Aug 03 2018 (01:09)

Common Signs of Eating Disorders and Proven Treatments to Help

Eating disorders affect people of all ages and body types. For more information about this story visithttps://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/health-management/common-signs-of-eating-disorders-and-proven-treatments-to-help

New Carotid Procedure Lowers Stroke Risk and Recovery Time

An innovative carotid procedure known as TCAR reverses blood flow to reduce stroke risk during revascularization. It’s now being performed at Michigan Medicine. For more information about this story visit https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/health-tech/new-carotid-procedure-lowers-stroke-risk-and-recovery-time

Poll: Providers Aren’t Doing Enough to Warn Older Patients About Opioids

Many Americans over 50 favor limits on painkiller prescribing, and those who receive prescriptions need more counseling about risks and safe disposal options. For more information about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/poll-providers-arent-doing-enough-to-warn-older-patients-about-opioids.

Very Empty (and Very Full) Hospitals Have Lowest C. Diff Risk

Patients are three times likelier to contract the dangerous infection when a hospital is at midlevel occupancy, a new way of tracking the data finds. For more information about this story visit https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/very-empty-and-very-full-hospitals-have-lowest-c-diff-risk.

Study: Medicare Coverage Limits Put Seniors’ Vision Needs at Risk

The national health insurance program leaves many older Americans without adequate resources to properly maintain their sight, a new study finds. For more information about this story visit https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/study-medicare-coverage-limits-put-seniors-vision-needs-at-risk

World Hepatitis Day | Michigan Medicine

Fri Jul 27 2018 (01:20)

What Is Hepatitis?

Hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver, can be either acute or chronic. Today, unlike in years past, it’s also largely preventable. For more information about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/types-of-hepatitis-and-treatment

Breast Cancer Patients Report Heavy Financial Toll of Treatment

Patients feel providers do not adequately address concerns about the cost of cancer treatment, which can heighten anxiety during an already stressful time. For more information about this story visit https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/breast-cancer-patients-report-heavy-financial-toll-of-treatment.

What Does the Liver Do, and How Do I Keep Mine Healthy?

The workhorse of the digestive system, the liver performs 500 functions that help keep the body healthy. Learn more about this essential organ. For more information about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/what-does-the-liver-do

What to Do When Your Child Has a Headache

Knowing how to address and treat a child’s headache can help a patient (and parent) feel better. A new Mott poll examines how families approach the issue. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/what-to-do-when-your-child-has-a-headache.

Liver Disease Myths | Michigan Medicine

Mon Jul 23 2018 (01:12)

What Causes Liver Disease? 5 Myths Dispelled

Find out what’s truth and what’s fiction when it comes to the causes of liver disease. For more information about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/what-causes-liver-disease-five-myths-dispelled

Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis Deaths Skyrocket in Young Adults

Rapid rise in liver deaths highlights new challenges in treatment and prevention despite gains in fighting hepatitis C, researchers say. For more information on this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/alcohol-related-cirrhosis-deaths-skyrocket-young-adults

Will Weight Loss Before Conception Make Mom and Baby Healthier?

A new Michigan Medicine clinical trial — now enrolling participants — hopes to determine how weight loss prior to pregnancy affects maternal and fetal health. For more information about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/will-weight-loss-before-conception-make-mom-and-baby-healthier

How to Check Your Moles for Signs of Skin Cancer

Everyone has them, but not all moles are the same. How to examine yours properly — and when it’s time to see a doctor.To learn more about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/how-to-check-your-moles-for-signs-of-skin-cancer

Lawn Mower Safety | Michigan Medicine

Tue Jul 17 2018 (01:14)

9 Essential Lawn Mower Safety Rules to Know Before You Mow

Don’t let sharp blades or flying debris dampen your summer with a trip to the emergency room. Follow these safety guidelines instead.To learn more about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/9-essential-lawn-mower-safety-rules-to-know-before-you-mow

Signs Your Child’s Snoring Should Be Taken Seriously

Many children may snore at some point in their lives, but in some cases, it is a habitual problem that requires treatment.To learn more about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/signs-your-childs-snoring-should-be-taken-seriously

6 Water Safety Rules Parents and Kids Should Know Before Diving In

In advance of summer swimming season, a Michigan Medicine educator says all parents should refresh their knowledge on water safety and caution.To learn more about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/6-pool-safety-rules-parents-and-kids-should-know-before-diving

Football Head Impact Raises Biomarkers for Brain Injury

Even without symptoms of concussion, researchers studying high school football players found two elevated biomarkers that are associated with brain injury.To learn more about this story visit: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/football-head-impact-raises-biomarkers-for-brain-injury

7 Tips to Stay Safe at Amusement Parks This Summer

Before enjoying thrill rides, carnival games and other fun activities, make sure your family has reviewed this safety checklist.To learn more about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/7-tips-to-stay-safe-at-amusement-parks-summer

What Makes Dogs Man’s Best Friend?

A comparison of dog and wolf DNA reveals interesting genetics behind domestication. The new study is a step toward a deeper understanding of evolution for dogs and humans alike.Learn more about this story at https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/what-makes-dogs-mans-best-friend

Severe Weather | Michigan Medicine

Mon Jul 09 2018 (00:57)

Safety Tips for Summer Holidays - Stay up to Date on Severe Weather

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

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.To learn more about this story visit https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/cellphones-at-summer-camp-research-explores-effects

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.To learn more about this story visit https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/osa-older-adults-often-present-seldom-investigated

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

Cost, Coverage and More Drive Hearing Aid Inequality

A national study finds major variations in hearing aid use by race, income and education — but VA insurance coverage levels the playing field.To learn more about this story visit https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/cost-coverage-and-more-drive-hearing-aid-inequality

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

How to Spot Signs of Opioid Addiction

Doctors use an 11-point checklist to help determine if a person’s opioid use signals a deeper problem. Here’s what they look for.To learn more about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/how-to-spot-signs-of-opioid-addiction

Women with Congenital Heart Disease: Safe Pregnancy Is Possible

Women with ACHD who are considering having a baby need to be especially vigilant with their health care. An expert explains what to know.To learn more about this story visit https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/heart-health/women-congenital-heart-disease-safe-pregnancy-possible

9 DEET Safety Tips to Know Before You Spray

Bug repellents can be an effective tool to keep bites at bay. Be sure tofollow proper guidelines when using them.To learn more about this story visit: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/9-deet-safety-tips-to-know-before-you-spray

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