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Searching for a Good Doctor, Online

Online ratings may help us choose everything from cars to hotels, but when it comes to finding a doctor, how useful are they? New results from U-M’s National Poll on Healthy Aging suggest older adults use such ratings, but take them with a grain of salt. January 7, 2020. #15-30minutes #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Technology #Aging #healthcare


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How Little We Know: Experts Document the Lack of Research on Youth Firearm Injury

Michigan Medicine Physician, Rebecca Cunningham et al., highlights the importance of improving research on firearm injury and death on children, young adults and teenagers. August 1, 2019. #15-30-mins #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Society #PublicHealth #Children #YouthandAdolescents #RebeccaCunningham ​​​​​​​​​​​


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His Professor Told Him He Wasn’t Cut out for Medicine. William Mayo Went on to Make Medical History.

U-M medical historian, IHPI member, and PBS contributor Dr. Howard Markel joins Stateside to discuss William Mayo and the extraordinary contributions he made to the medical field. June 27, 2018. #5-15mins #Medicine #webarticle #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Society #Medicine #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #YouthandAdolescents


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Selling Access to Human Specimens: Survey Reveals Public Attitudes

U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation survey documenting public attitudes toward potential commercial use of DNA samples has found that patients should be notified of these potential uses. August 28, 2018. # #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #Science #HealthandWellness #Genetics #biostatistics #Medicine #Privacy


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The Smartphone App that Can Tell You’re Depressed Before You Know it Yourself

Michigan Medicine Professor of Depression and Neurosciences Srijan Sen tests the applicability of the Mindstrong Health smartphone app for detecting predictors of depression in the user. October 15, 2018. #5mins #Medicine #webarticle #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Technology #Depression #MentalHealth #Neurosciences #SmartPhone ​​​


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Medicating Distress: Risky Sedative Prescriptions for Older Adults Vary Widely

U-M Geriatric Psychiatrist Donovan Maust and team discover alarmingly high rates of benzodiazepine prescriptions for elderly patients in the Southern region of the US and in economically disadvantaged counties, despite warnings given to physicians. October 17, 2018. #5-15mins #Medicine #webarticle #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Society #GeriatricMedicine #Psychiatry #Pharmacy #Aging


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Study: Medicaid Expansion Improves Access to Family Planning

Michigan Medicine assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology Michelle Moniz finds the Healthy Michigan Plan, the state's Medicaid expansion, to improve family planning and access to birth control for young and previously uninsured women. August 31, 2018. #MichelleMoniz # #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Society #ObstetricsandGynecology #HealthcareCosts #healthequity #Medicare/Medicaid ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Study Reveals Blind Spot in Coverage of Low Vision Devices

U-M Kellogg Eye Center Ophthalmologist Joshua Ehrlich uncovers a significant blindspot in the usage of low vision devices, such as magnifiers and large print materials, by racial and ethnic minorities, likely correlated with the lack of healthcare coverage of these tools. September 6, 2018. # #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Society #Ophthalmology #RaceandEthnicity #Diversity,Equity,andInclusion #HealthcareCosts ...


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Should I Get My Flu Shot Now? Michigan Flu Strain in Vaccine Cocktail

School of Public Health assistant professor of epidemiology Emily Martin speaks with the Detroit Free Press about the effectiveness of the 2018 flu vaccine, and why it is encouraged to get vaccinated. September 12, 2018. #EmilyMartin #KristenJordanShamus #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Epidemiology #vaccines #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation ​​​​​​​​​​​


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To Manage Dementia Well, Start with the Caregivers

Michigan Medicine professor Helen Kales develops a new way to care for dementia patients, based first on the caregiver and their understanding of the disease and behavioral changes for positive aging. September 15, 2018. #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Society #Disability #MentalHealth #Aging #HelenKales ​​​​​​​​​​