Opinion / Commentary

Opinion / Commentary

Fast-spreading bird flu found in wild Michigan geese

June 8, 2015

The first cases of a highly contagious avian flu that has been spreading rapidly across the U.S., wreaking havoc on the poultry industry, were confirmed in Michigan today by state officials. However, this should not be cause for immediate concern regarding food safety according to...

Katherine Gold: Anxiety caused by miscarriage or pregnancy loss

June 12, 2015

Katherine J. Gold, M.D., M.S.W., M.S., assistant professor of family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, wrote an article from research she published in General Hospital Psychiatry on anxiety after perinatal loss...

As weight loss surgery booms, so do surgeries for hanging skin

June 8, 2015

In recent years, as weight loss surgeries have been on the rise, so have procedures like tummy tucks, breast lifts, thigh lifts and upper arm lifts, which are usually associated with significant weight loss, according to new data from the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS).


Look to future, not just the past, when investigating medical mistakes

June 16, 2015

Guidelines released Tuesday by the National Patient Safety Foundation suggest that Healthcare providers should reconsider how they investigate medical mistakes. Rather than backtracking after a major incident, a root-cause analysis should carefully examine near-misses, which often go ignored....

Panel urges innovative research to improve diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS

June 15, 2015

An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health recently concluded that ME/CFS is a complex, multifaceted disorder characterized by extreme fatigue and many other symptoms which can result in disability and the loss of employment and family support. Furthermore, limited...

Depressed? Try Therapy Without the Therapist

June 19, 2015

Michigan is one of the few places in America working with cognitive behavioral therapy online. Why so few? One possible reason for America’s resistance is that doctors fear lawsuits. Another may be that the American medical system likes to have testing done in the United States before it takes...