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Middle-Aged Americans & Dementia Risk: Lots of Worry, Not Enough Proven Prevention

Michigan Medicine conducted a poll amongst middle-aged adults and found that many are nervous that they are at risk of dementia or memory loss, but have not consulted a doctor about prevention. November 18, 2019. #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #HealthandWellness #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #DonovanMaust #EricaSolway #Kara-Gavin ​​​​​​​​​


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Poll Reveals Risky Antibiotic Use by Older Adults, and Opportunities to Improve Prescribing

Michigan Medicine Professor Preeti Malani discusses alarming research that despite the risks, many older Americans are taking leftover antibiotics and do not understand that antibiotics do not treat colds or the flu. November 4, 2019. # #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #HealthandWellness #Society #healthcare #Kara-Gavin #PreetiMalani ​​​​​​​​​


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National Focus on Overdose Prevention Should Include Alcohol Too, Study Suggests

Michigan Medicine Professor Anne Fernandez discusses new research that finds the majority of people struggling with addiction had overdosed on alcohol at least once, and that many people use alcohol with other drugs, making drug use more risky. October 16, 2019. # #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #HealthandWellness #Society ​​​​​​​ #AlcoholUse #Addiction #Kara-Gavin #AnneFernandez ​​​​


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Virtual Medical Visits Get Wary Welcome From Older Adults, Poll Finds

Michigan Medicine Internal Medicine Professor Preeti Malani, M.D. emphasizes the value of helping older adults, who use healthcare the most, become comfortable with telehealth visits. October 1, 2019. #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #HealthandWellness #Technology #healthcare #Medicine #MedicalAdvice #Technology #PreetiMalani #JacobKurlander #Kara-Gavin ​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Living with One Disease Is Hard Enough; Living with Many Can Be Far Worse

Michigan Medicine primary care physician Melissa Wei spearheads the development of the multimorbidity-weighted index,"scoring” patients based on the impact of their multiple chronic conditions, which can ultimately improve treatment options. June 21, 2019. # #Medicine #web-article #MichiganHealth #HealthandWellness #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #Research #MelissaWei #Kara-Gavin ​​​​​​​​​


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More Than Half of Patients in Pain Management Study Took No Opioids After Operations

Michigan Medicine researcher Michael Englesbe finds that many patients took no opioids to relieve pain when given alternative treatment, management, and counseling skills for the pain. May 31, 2019. # #Medicine #web-article #MichiganMedicine #HealthandWellness #Opioids #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #MichaelEnglesbe #Kara-Gavin ​​​​​​​​​


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As Opioids Kill More Veterans, Study Shows Treatment Needs

Michigan Medicine professor Allison Lin conducts a study highlighting the need to find and provide care to veterans who need help for use of non-prescription opioids. May 22, 2019. # #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #HealthandWellness #Society #Opioids #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #Kara-Gavin #AllisonLin ​​​​​​​​​​


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As Opioids Kill More Veterans, Study Shows Treatment Needs

Michigan Medicine professor Allison Lin conducts a study highlighting the need to find and provide care to veterans who need help for use of non-prescription opioids. May 22, 2019. #Kara-Gavin #AllisonLin # #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #HealthandWellness #Society #Opioids #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #Veterans ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Discovery in Mice Could Remove Roadblock to More Insulin Production

Michigan scientists discuss their research finding that a combination of two immune-system factors could open up new avenues for treating diabetes and obesity. May 20, 2019. #Kara-Gavin #LINGQI #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #HealthandWellness #Science #Diabetes #Obesity #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation ​​​​​​​​​


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Stark Racial, Financial Divides Found in Opioid Addiction Treatment

Michigan Medicine Assistant Professor Pooja Lagisetty reveals in a study the large racial and financial discrepancies in how Americans receive treatments to aid in opioid addiction, noting trends in outpatient prescriptions of buprenorphine. May 8, 2019. #Kara-Gavin #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #MichiganHealth #HealthandWellness #Opioids #Addiction #HealthcareCosts #Inequality #PoojaLagisetty ​​​​​​​​​​​