During June of 2021, physicians at Michigan Medicine diagnosed more Achilles ruptures than they did in all of 2020. While there is much to learn about the injury surge, it is important for people to know the signs of Achilles damage and when to seek medical attention, which can make all the difference for recovery.
Educating the public about soil can help us protect the natural resource
Recent news about major sports stars withdrawing from competition to focus on mental health has driven the importance of detecting and treating athletes’ mental health concerns into the spotlight and may decrease stigma against seeking help.
It’s back to school time, when we have a ton of things to check off the list: new books and supplies, new clothes, enrolling our children in sports, activities and more. A sports physical can help ensure children and teens are prepared to participate in athletics.
What explains exceptional human performance? This podcast sheds light on the power of diversification.
Known as HIPEC, the therapy has been available for adults for years at Michigan Medicine. Now it’s an option for kids here, too.
States often tread lightly when it comes to assuming a full role in improving principal quality.
What’s the current research on our favorite BLT ingredient?
Did you know our x-ray computer tomography (x-ray CT) facility is one of the only X-ray imaging facilities in North America that is solely devoted to studying plant biology?
The world depends on rice: it is a staple food for more than half the Earth’s population.
Whether you are driving by or visiting the Danforth Center, one of the first things you’ll notice is the six acres of reconstructed Missouri tallgrass prairie in front of our building.
Like many people these days, Katie Murphy, PhD, is spending a lot of time on TikTok. But Katie comes to the platform with a mission: help more young people see themselves as scientists.
Starting the COVID-19 vaccination process in July and August can prepare teens and young adults for a safe school year and protect children who can’t be vaccinated.
We take time to see our primary care physicians and dentists regularly to ensure the best possible health outcomes. One vital part of our physical wellbeing often overlooked is the health of our musculoskeletal system. Add a physical therapist to your list as you make your annual healthcare visits.
Lower ball bounce, less friction make for fast paced play
Some people who have had bariatric surgery are uncomfortable discussing it, but Melissa Flores, 27, feels differently. After losing over 100 pounds since she underwent gastric sleeve surgery in June 2020, Melissa has become an advocate for this option, sharing her experience with anyone who is interested in her weight loss journey.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Doing a monthly at home self-check of your skin can help you spot changes. Learn how to spot lesions and skin changes from Mountainside Medical Center.
Wearing sunscreen every day, even if you are outside only for short periods, is an important step in keeping your skin looking healthy and preventing skin cancer.
Scientists are looking at ways to make more of this natural pesticide
Microbes “breathing in rust” plays an important role in soils
The approval of a new Alzheimer’s disease drug is getting a lot of attention, but a recent scientific review of the evidence about dementia prevention shows an important role for primary care providers and patients to modify risk factors and protect brain health over the long term.
Disease resistance, biostimulants, phytonutrients and using microalgae among topics
Prizes, lotteries, discounts and freebies for COVID-19 vaccination may help overcome vaccine hesitancy and reward the vaccinated too, but it’s important to learn from this moment to inform other preventive health care, an expert says.
Wildflowers found to absorb runoff just as effectively as turfgrass, among other benefits
Springtime can be difficult on children who have to deal with allergies on top of their asthma.
May is Stroke Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness about the signs and symptoms of stroke and the need to seek medical treatment as quickly as possible when a stroke occurs.
In addition to exercise, eating healthy is key not only to preventing stroke in the first place but also stroke recovery and reducing your risk of another stroke.
It’s true that the older you get, the higher your risk of stroke increases.
Spring has officially sprung, which means warmer weather, fresh blooms and the start of seasonal allergies.
COVID-19 has changed the stigma around wearing face masks to protect against unwanted particles in the air that we might be breathing in.
The purpose of this paper was to review literature that discussed the evolution and application of an underlying theory used for the implementation of organizational change.
Education is a lifelong activity not just something that happens between the ages of 5 and 22. Employers and employees who recognize and embrace this truth by investing in the ongoing development of their employees and themselves, stand to benefit in numerous ways.
The Enneagram is a powerful psychometric assessment that can shed light on the core beliefs which influence an individual’s view of the world around them.
U.S. soybean breeding programs have slowed as current varieties are too closely related
Now that a key policy regarding prescription of a medication for opioid use disorder has been changed, experts reflect on the remaining challenges standing in the way of more people getting effective medication-assisted treatment, and discuss efforts to overcome those barriers.
Dr. Rachel Issaka, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor with UW Medicine, talks about the significance of the new recommendation and what it may mean for the Black community.
Judith D. and Dana M., mother and daughter pair, experienced separate falls that led them to Mountainside Medical Center’s Emergency Department and orthopedic surgeon, Joseph Bellapianta, M.D., in 2020.
A quick guide to navigating life now that the CDC and many states have said that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in many situations.
A quick guide to the most-valuable preventive care that adults need to get scheduled, to catch up on what they may have missed during the height of the pandemic, and to address issues that the pandemic might have worsened.
About 1 million people in the US suffer from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowl disease that causes inflammation and sores in the digestive tract. Dr. Oleg Shulik worked with a patient to develop a holistic approach to treatment that allowed her to stop taking medications to manage her symptoms.
Windstorms, less organic matter on topsoil and soil degradation among issues
Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes a bevy of pastimes requiring arm strength. Whether swimming, swinging a bat or pushing a lawnmower, our upper extremities get plenty of use during warmer months. Learn about how Mountainside Medical Center can help you take extra care of your body, from hands to shoulders and every joint and ligament in between.
Occupational therapists are focused on helping people fully engage in everyday life and activities. These daily activities – also called “occupations” – can sometimes be difficult to navigate for people who have been injured, fallen ill, or who have disabilities. Marguerita “Margo” Murray, lead occupational therapist at Mountainside Medical Center, explains the role of an occupational therapist.
Now more than ever, we are reminded that health and wellness should always be a top priority. National Women’s Health Month and Mother’s Day, both celebrated in May, are important reminders that women can take control of their health by making feasible lifestyle choices and focusing on preventive care to lower the risk of certain cancers.
The bladder, a part of the urinary system, is a hollow organ in the pelvis with the primary function of storing and then eliminating urine that drains into it from the kidney. Cancer of the bladder develops when abnormal cells in the bladder start to grow out of control. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert explains what you need to know.
Long-term studies allow for betting understanding of agroecosystem change
Within weeks of Arecibo’s collapse, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) entered into an agreement with the University of Central Florida (UCF), the Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC), the Arecibo Observatory, the Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence Pilot (CICoE Pilot), and Globus at the University of Chicago. Together, they’re moving the Arecibo radio telescope data to TACC’s Ranch, a long-term data mass storage system.
COVID-19 vaccination has become a lightning rod for controversy over “vaccine passports” and claims of violations of medical privacy or individual rights. But as two experts explain, there’s a long history of efforts to protect the health of others by requiring individuals to provide proof of vaccination or of a past infection, or seek a medical or religious exception.
California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance programs promote sustainability
Sedentary lifestyles have been common during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the availability of vaccines increasing and restrictions starting to ease, it might be a good time to (safely) get into the workout groove.