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Michigan Medicine now offers online care for flu and minor illnesses

February 5, 2018

There’s never a convenient time to be sick.

Now Michigan Medicine primary care patients can get online health care for minor illnesses such as flu, eye irritation or urinary problems at (link is external), just by using a smartphone, tablet or computer.

The virtual...

Legal clash over Medicaid premiums could derail GOP rollback of expansion

February 3, 2018

Kentucky's newly OK'd Medicaid waiver has garnered national attention for its controversial work requirement, but the state's decision to charge all beneficiaries premiums has raised serious legal questions that could doom the policy.

Under the waiver, Kentucky will have the highest...

Women fare worse than men after a stroke

February 9, 2018

Women tend to have a tougher time recovering from a stroke than men do, though the reasons aren't completely clear, researchers say.

On average, female stroke survivors reported more limitations in their day-to-day activities than male survivors did, according to a review of 22 studies....

Progress, but far from perfection, on avoiding risky sedatives in older adults

February 12, 2018

New study shows that efforts to discourage benzodiazepine use in older adults in U.S., Canada and Australia are working, but that many prescriptions are still being written


Women physicians may be at higher risk of burnout

February 12, 2018

Some research indicates that women physicians are more likely to suffer from burnout than their male colleagues. One oft-cited study found women’s risk of burnout was a whopping sixty percent greater.   Other studies clearly show that female physicians are at greater risk of depression than are...

Most children with Sickle Cell Anemia not receiving key medication

February 13, 2018

One of the greatest health threats to children with sickle cell anemia is getting a dangerous bacterial infection — but most are not receiving a key medication to reduce the risk, a new study suggests.

Just 18 percent of children with the inherited blood disease in the Michigan Medicine...

One medical student's mission to erase the stigma of depression

February 13, 2018

Rahael Gupta had good reason to take a hiatus from studying medicine.

The Oregon native, then 26, experienced depression so severe that the high-achieving pupil — who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stanford and Columbia universities — almost took her own life.


Survey: Months after the election, young people still feeling stress and anxiety

February 14, 2018

After a contentious presidential election, it’s no surprise that more Americans consider politics to be a source of stress.

An American Psychological Association poll conducted shortly before the January 2017 inauguration of President Donald Trump found that 57 percent of adults —...

The training of Dr. Robot: Data wave hits medical care

February 14, 2018

The technology used by Facebook, Google and Amazon to turn spoken language into text, recognize faces and target advertising could help doctors combat one of the deadliest killers in American hospitals.

Clostridium difficile, a deadly bacterium spread by physical contact with objects or...