Beata Mostafavi
Public Relations Manager

Mostafavi leads media relations and content creation for University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. Prior to joining Michigan Medicine in 2012, Mostafavi spent 10 years as a journalist. Contact: [email protected]

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Adolescents, young adults with advanced heart disease show desire to take active role in medical care decisions
New research from U-M shows that adolescents, young adults with advanced heart disease want to take an active role in making medical care decisions alongside their doctors and caregivers. The study sheds light on the importance of including young patients in medical decision-making and the benefits it has on their psychological well-being.
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Labor induction doesn’t always reduce caesarean birth risk or improve outcomes for term pregnancies
A new study suggests that inducing labor at 39 weeks for low-risk pregnancies may not reduce the risk of C-sections or improve outcomes.
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Kelly Ripa to be special guest at Michigan Medicine Women’s Health Luncheon
Michigan Medicine’s efforts to advance leading edge women’s health research will get a boost from actress and Daytime Emmy Award winning host of LIVE with Kelly and Mark, Kelly Ripa.
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Same-day heart diagnosis helps 1-year-old get immediate treatment
Unique collaboration at Michigan Medicine helps 1-year-old with serious heart condition see a specialist right away and receive immediate treatment.
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Teen jobs: What to consider before your child commits to formal work
Teen jobs: While some parents think they provide learning opportunities, others worry about their negative impacts on grades, sleep and social life. A Michigan Medicine expert weighs in on the pros and cons.
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Life-threatening birth experiences among Medicaid enrollees vary widely by state and race-ethnicity
Research finds life-threatening birth experiences among Medicaid enrollees vary widely by state and race-ethnicity.
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Even with private insurance, your child's hospitalization could cost $1,300
Study reveals privately insured families may spend $1,300 out-of-pocket for child hospitalization. High costs impact family wellbeing warns pediatric expert.
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Would you know if your kid was vaping?
Nearly half of parents in a national poll felt confident they’d know if their child used e-cigarettes. An expert offers four steps to identify and address vaping at home
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Study shows racial inequities in newborn drug testing
In a new study, newborn drug testing inequities remained similar after recreational legalization of cannabis, overall test positivity rates for THC increased
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First gene therapy for adults with hemophilia B sustains safety and efficacy
Gene therapy for hemophilia B, a rare bleeding disorder, reinforces lower bleeding rates and improved outcomes.
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Uncovering drivers of racial disparities in uterine fibroids and endometriosis
Researchers examine health disparities in two of the most prevalent diseases in reproductive-aged women through a social, structural and political lens
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1 in 3 parents may unnecessarily give children fever-reducing medicine
Five things to know about fevers in kids.
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Changing culture to reduce opioid prescriptions for children undergoing surgery
New effort responds to concerns about opioid overdose, misuse and side effects in kids; Expert shares 8 things parents and pediatric surgeons should know
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Pregnant people in rural communities less likely to have adequate health insurance
Rural residents have lower rates of continuous health insurance before, during and after pregnancy compared to those in urban cities
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Doctors discover novel way to treat pancreatic complication in child with trisomy 18
Faith Smith spent nearly a year in and out of the hospital for pancreatic problems. Because of her complex medical issues, the standard approach to treatment wasn’t an option
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