Few older adults use medical marijuana, a new national poll finds, but the majority support its use if a doctor recommends it, and might talk to their own doctor about it if they developed a serious health condition.
Like an endlessly repeating video loop, horrible memories plague people with post-traumatic stress disorder. But a new study in veterans shows the promise of mindfulness training for enhancing the ability to manage those thoughts if they come up. It also shows the veterans’ brains changed in ways that could help switch off that endless loop.
Day in and day out, for years on end, millions of people with diabetes prick their fingers to test their blood sugar level. And many may wonder if all the careful eating, exercise and medication it takes to keep those levels under control is really worth it. A major new study should encourage them to keep going for the long haul.
Despite stereotypes about college students resorting to black-market Ritalin to help them cram for exams, young people are actually most likely to start misusing prescription stimulant drugs in their high school years, according to new U-M research.
How can we keep more people from joining the ranks of the 29 million Americans already diagnosed with diabetes? What if we could tell with precision who has the highest risk of developing the disease, and figure out which preventive steps are most likely to help each of them individually? Researchers have just released a “precision medicine” approach to diabetes prevention that could do just that – using existing information, and without needing new genetic tests.
Despite years of effort to help American seniors with high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes get their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar under control, new research shows wide gaps between older people of different ethnic backgrounds in all three of these key health measures.
As part of its commitment to nutrition and healthy lifestyles, UMHS will begin offering healthier beverages at all its locations. Starting in mid-November, regular soda and other sugary drinks won't be available in vending, cafeteria and patient care areas -- but patients, visitors and staff can still bring their own.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced on June 20 that the University of Michigan has been selected to receive $650,000 to study and develop a patient centered decision support tool for management of nephrotic syndrome.
Pay-to-play fees have forced kids in lower-income families to the sidelines, according to a new poll that found nearly one in five lower-income parents report their children are participating less in school sports.
To help keep at bay health risks such as childhood obesity and early tooth decay, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends limiting fruit juice in children age 1-6 to one serving per day. A new report from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health shows that many kids in low-income families are getting more than the recommended amount of juice.
A new report from the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health examines the possible association between school-based childhood obesity prevention programs and an increase in eating disorders among young children and adolescents.
Although child health experts recommend that children begin oral health care by age 1 or when their first teeth emerge, a new report from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health shows that most children ages 1-2 have not yet started seeing a dentist.
Two University of Michigan developed health-care initiatives were recommended to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services today in an Institute of Medicine report about the future of the nation's health care.
A national survey of parents of young children found more than 1 in 10 use an alternative vaccination schedule, and not following the recommended schedule for when kids get their shots can leave children unnecessarily vulnerable to disease.
The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is among 80 hospitals taking part in a national effort to eradicate catheter-associated blood stream infections among hospitalized pediatric patients.