Rene Wisely

Rene Wisely is a contributing writer to Michigan Health and the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan. She has written for a variety of publications and Fortune 500 companies in several industries, including health care, higher education, automotive, retail and technology. Previously, she was a business reporter at The Detroit News and assistant editor at Crain Communications’ Detroit Monthly magazine.
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Do your UTIs keep returning?
A Michigan Medicine urogynecologist discusses what urinary tract infections are, how they are treated and what new research is on the horizon.
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7 things you need to know about Pap smears
Learn more about Pap smears and HPV testing, thanks to doctors at Michigan Medicine.
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7 things to know about dental care during your pregnancy
A Michigan Medicine OB-GYN explains seven things you should know about dental care during pregnancy.
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Is a hysterectomy right for you?
It’s a major surgery, but can make a huge difference in a woman’s quality of life
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A Paralympian medical student feels grateful for unexpected gifts
How cancer and a scholarship changed the course of Sam Grewe’s life
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Endometriosis: 9 facts to know about the puzzling disease
Despite symptoms, the diagnosis often comes painfully late.
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What is period underwear?
Pads, tampons and menstrual cups aren’t alone anymore. Period underwear has become not only mainstream, but a favorite among people who menstruate. An expert answers five common questions about this popular menstrual product.
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7 things to know about polycystic ovary syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome – or PCOS – is a lifelong condition that may lead to long-term health risks including infertility. Yet, many people don’t know about it until they’re diagnosed.
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How a support group for Black mothers is changing lives for the better
Our Village offers many women a safe space to share their motherhood journeys.
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Dealing with perimenopause? 7 things to know
Perimenopause is like puberty in reverse; easy for some and difficult for others. But why the difference? A reproductive endocrinologist explains.
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OB-GYN, family physician, midwife, doula: Which pregnancy specialist is right for you?
Three experts explain what you need to know before choosing your prenatal provider.
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Splinting is the Latest Trend to Help Eliminate Constipation
TikTok helped vaginal splinting go viral. A doctors explains how this simple constipation relief method works, and when you may need to see a doctor.
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Rivals Unite to Save Premature Baby with Recurrent Intestinal Perforation
A unique partnership helped one East Lansing family when their newborn needed multiple surgeries to save his life.
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5 Placenta Issues Every Woman Should Know
Problems with her placenta inspired physician Courtney Townsel to specialize in helping others understand the high risk pregnancy conditions that impact this vital organ.
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Getting Injured, and Getting Care, During a Pandemic
Tripping on an uneven sidewalk did more than hurt Sharon Kinnunen’s knee. It brought worry as she feared seeking care at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak
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