Right now, in any American hospital, about half of the patients have a prescription for an acid-reducing drug to reduce heartburn or prevent bleeding in their stomach and gut. But that well-intentioned drug may actually boost their risk of dying during their hospital stay, a new study finds – by opening them up to infections that pose more risk than bleeding would.
Anyone who takes medicine to get their blood sugar or blood pressure down – or both – knows their doctor prescribed it to help them. But what if stopping, or at least cutting back on, such drugs could help even more? Two new studies explore how often doctors use this option.
The Taubman Health Center on the U-M medical campus draws patients from around the state and the world, for outpatient visits with some of the nation's top specialists. Now, UMHS will renovate, reorganize and revitalize the building, and add to the range of services offered there.