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Cannabis in Michigan: New report documents trends before recreational legalization

Nearly twelve years ago, Michigan voters approved the use of medical cannabis by residents with certain health conditions. A year and a half ago, they voted to approve its use by all adults, for any reason. What happened between those two dates is...
4-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pre-COVID-19 poll of older adults hints at potential impact of pandemic on their eating habits

Most people in their 50s and older were capable home cooks just before COVID-19 struck America, but only 5% had ordered groceries online, according to a new national poll. The cooking skills that enabled half of older adults to eat dinner at home...
29-May-2020 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People with Type 1 Diabetes Spend About $2,500 a Year in Health Care Costs

Adults and children with type 1 diabetes will spend an average of $2,500 a year out-of-pocket for health care - but insulin isn't always the biggest expense - new research suggests
28-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study in Chinese doctors shows mental toll of caring in the time of COVID-19

They worked in hospitals hundreds of miles from the epicenter of COVID-19. But hundreds of young Chinese doctors in a new study still experienced a sharp drop in mood, a rise in depression and anxiety symptoms, and a doubling of their fear of...
28-May-2020 5:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Parents Likely Have Inaccurate View of Children’s Digital Screentime

Parents likely misjudge how much time their young children are plugged into mobile devices – or how they are spending that time – a new study suggests.
27-May-2020 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

As hospitals walk the tightrope of patient data-sharing, one system offers a new balance

Every major medical center in America sits on a gold mine of patient data that could be worth millions of dollars to companies that could use it to develop new treatments and technologies. A new framework could help them do so more responsibly,...
28-May-2020 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Human Growth Hormone Treatment After ACL Injury May Prevent Loss of Muscle Strength

A new study finds the use of HGH treatment in patients that have undergone ACL reconstructive surgery may prevent the loss of muscle strength and weakness.
27-May-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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TODAY: U-M experts to address questions about COVID-19 and kids in live Q & A

While a small number of children appear to be getting sick from COVID-19, experts are still learning about how the virus behaves in kids.
26-May-2020 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital experts available to offer parents advice related to COVID-19

17-Mar-2020 8:10 AM EDT

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Michigan Medicine Pediatric Surgeon Performs Incision-Less Hernia Repairs for Kids

A unique procedure, created by a Michigan Medicine pediatric surgeon, is repairing inguinal hernias in children using an ultrasound and a needle, with no incision needed.
17-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST

@umichmedicine experts available to discuss positive ALS Centaur study on AMX0035

17-Dec-2019 11:15 AM EST

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How accurate are sleep tracking apps? Should you use them anyway? @UMneurosciences expert avail. to talk sleep, DST

31-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT

5 Ways to Manage Political Stress With a Michigan Medicine Psychiatrist

No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, a Michigan Medicine psychiatrist offers strategies for how to be mindful of depression and anxiety symptoms around the topic.
24-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT

When data parasites are a positive - A growing trend of data sharing will move science forward, @umichCVC cardiologist says.

27-Sep-2019 10:10 AM EDT

University of Michigan expert available: Exercise after concussion may improve recovery

28-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Research Into Innovative Treatment Ideas for Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers hope the innovations and treatments they are currently investigating will be able to help patients with a traumatic brain injury in the future.
21-Aug-2019 3:45 PM EDT

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