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How telemedicine can be a key lifeline after surgery

April 10, 2018

When Stephanie Brilla needed a follow-up appointment with her surgeon after having her appendix removed, she was able to do it during her lunch hour — and without leaving work.

The 25-year-old closed the office door and spent 10 minutes on a video call with Vahagn Nikolian, M.D., a...

Vaping's potential to benefit public health exceeds its risks

April 12, 2018

The benefits of vaping to quit smoking far outweigh the health risks of youths moving from electronic to traditional cigarettes, a new study says.

An analysis by University of Michigan researchers Kenneth Warner and David Mendez from the School of Public Health found that in the most...

Low total testosterone in men widespread, linked to chronic disease

April 12, 2018

A male’s total testosterone level may be linked to more than just sexual health and muscle mass preservation, a new study finds. Low amounts of the hormone could also be associated with chronic disease, even among men 40 years of age and younger.

“If we look at data for men from a...

Mott Poll: What to expect around supporting pregnant teens

April 16, 2018

The majority of U.S. adults who have children 18 or under agree that state support for pregnant teens is a good investment for the baby’s health, a new national poll suggests.

But most want to see teens meet certain criteria — including taking parenting classes and graduating high school...

Rate of dementia on the decline: but beware of growing numbers

April 16, 2018

The good news? The rate of older Americans with dementia is on the decline.

The bad news? The number of Americans 85 and older will roughly double in the next 20 years, so even with a decline in the rate of dementia among older adults, the number of people with dementia will likely...

New medical devices help doctors with disabilities

April 17, 2018

Instead of using a traditional stethoscope or otoscope to examine a patient, one physician-in-training at the University of Michigan uses a new device, with a long, flexible wire and camera at its tip. A live video feed plays important diagnostic information back on her cell phone.


NIH funds a research consortium to address firearm deaths among US children and teens

April 18, 2018

Among children in the United States, firearm-related fatalities are the second leading cause of death.

Such preventable injuries include the unintentional shooting of a toddler who finds a gun, the use of a firearm to self-inflict harm by a suicidal teen, the escalation of fighting or...

Study: Alcohol-related cirrhosis patients are sicker, costlier and often female

April 23, 2018

More than one-third of cirrhosis cases are related to alcohol, a seven-year national study of more than 100 million privately insured people has found.

Among that group, 294,215 people had cirrhosis; 105,871 (36 percent) had alcohol-related cirrhosis. The latter group was sicker and...

One-stop shop: New clinic bundles key services after ICU discharge

April 17, 2018

After close observation and treatment in an intensive care unit, patients who have fought through their critical illness are sent home to continue recovery.

But then what?

For many patients, they may not be prepared for the recovery process following an ICU admission.


Diagnosing, treating neuropathy symptoms in cancer patients not exact science

April 17, 2018

Most of the roughly 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S. receive chemotherapy, and roughly 65 percent develop some degree of the chemotherapy-induced nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy simply means nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord are...