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Complex procedure saves man on life support, reverses organ failure
Blood clots kept Mark in the hospital for more than two months
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Trending Articles See all Health Lab articles daughter and dad in hospital room smiling with um shirt held and on right man posing with friend
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Complex procedure saves man on life support, reverses organ failure
A specialized procedure saved one man who was on life support in the hospital.
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All FODMAPs aren’t created equal: working toward alternative diets to manage IBS
Two studies from Michigan Medicine may provide hope for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) struggling to implement the traditional low-FODMAP diet.
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Maternal suicide study provides insights into complicating factors for perinatal deaths
Suicide during pregnancy and in the months after having a baby is more likely among women who have had other mental and physical health problems, intimate partner issues or recent bereavement.
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An unequal toll of financial stress
Inflation rates may have cooled off recently, but a poll shows many older adults are experiencing financial stress – especially those who say they’re in fair or poor physical health or mental health
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Older women more likely to receive heart surgery, die at low quality hospitals
Women over the age of 65 who require complex heart surgery are more likely than men to receive care at low quality hospitals — where they also die in greater numbers following the procedure, a Michigan Medicine study finds.
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Sunscreen dispensers make skin cancer prevention easier
Medical students have worked to place dispensers at parks, pools and golf courses around Washtenaw County to give people easy access to sunscreen.
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Female heart patients less likely to have additional problems fixed during surgery
Two studies led by Michigan Medicine find that female patients who undergo heart surgery are less likely to have secondary ailments corrected during a procedure — despite guidelines that indicate they should.
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More hospitals than ever require staff to get flu shots
Flu vaccination mandates for hospital staff have increased in recent years, especially at hospitals serving veterans
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Circadian rhythm drives the release of important immune cells
A study shows circadian rhythm drives the release of important immune cells in the body.
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Improving access to HPV testing
A new initiative is aiming to raise awareness and improve accessibility to HPV testing. Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H. M.S., discusses it and the importance of screening for HPV.
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Can preventing inflammation improve heart and brain health?
Michigan Medicine research study aims to address inflammation’s role in diseases of the heart and brain.
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Studies uncover the critical role of sleep in the formation of memories
Two new studies from University of Michigan reveal what's happening inside the brain during sleep and sleep deprivation to help or harm the formation of memories.