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Are your kids wearing the right shoes?
Many parents are concerned about their child’s feet or the way they walk; some aren’t confident their children have well-fitting shoes
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Are your kids wearing the right shoes?
In a national poll some parents acknowledged a lack of confidence in ensuring their children are wearing properly fitting shoes – which experts say is necessary to support growth and prevent injuries. One in seven parents also say they’ve had concerns about their child’s feet or the way they walk while one in 10 parents report their child has complained of foot pain, according to the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.
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Drug-chemo combo increases cancer treatment efficacy
A study finds giving a fatty acid inhibitor alongside chemotherapy could improve the treatment efficacy for patients with brain metastases from triple negative breast cancer
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Who feels ready for residency?
Helen Morgan, M.D., of Michigan Medicine, authored a study that surveyed obstetric and gynecology residents to determine who feels prepared for the transition from medical school to residency.
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Mental health apps may help those waiting for care, study finds
People with depression, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts can wait weeks for a mental health appointment, but a new study shows mobile apps and activity trackers might help during the wait.
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New drug candidate blocks resistance to cancer therapies
A team of researchers at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center has designed a molecule that impairs signaling mediated by two key drivers of cancer therapy resistance.
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Many breast cancer survivors don't receive genetic testing, despite being eligible
As cancer treatment and survivorship care relies more on understanding the genetic make up of an individual’s tumor, a study from the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center finds that many breast cancer survivors who meet criteria for genetic counseling and testing are not receiving it.
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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.