Colin Powell’s death on Oct. 18 from complications of #COVID19 shocked the nation — not only because the former U.S. secretary of state had been such a stalwart figure in American politics, but because he’d been fully vaccinated against the #coronavirus. https://ucla.in/3aSKu3X
Two findings published in 2020 suggest that longevity is associated with either increasing plant protein consumption or replacing animal proteins, especially red meat and eggs, with plant protein: https://bit.ly/3j4F2iZ #HarvardHealth
There are many simple and inexpensive things you can do to relieve dry skin in the winter, also known as winter itch or winter xerosis: https://bit.ly/3j4HF4d #HarvardHealth
A study comparing a low-fat #diet and a low-carb diet found that #weightloss for both groups were quite similar, and both led to significant health improvements for the participants. https://bit.ly/2YQcbY9 #HarvardHealth
Certain foods may trigger #inflammation in the body that can increase a person's risk for colon #cancer, suggests a study: https://bit.ly/3veNu48 #HarvardHealth
People consume too much added sugar—extra amounts that food manufacturers add to products to increase flavor and extend shelf life—which can have a serious impact on #heart health: https://bit.ly/3oZZc1l #HarvardHealth
7 ways to reduce stress in the age of #COVID19: https://bit.ly/3lEP5N9 #HarvardHealth
Caregiving can be a round-the-clock job and many people seek caregiver education online. This #HarvardHealth course offers you a clear road map to help you care for the needs of a loved one and yourself. https://bit.ly/3lF9XnI
The journey toward a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment is most often initiated by a person's subjective complaint about #memory and #thinking problems or by concerns expressed by those closest to the individual: https://bit.ly/2YCzDIC #HarvardHealth
Exposure to "virtual" violence, through news, social and entertainment media, can be bad for children. Multiple studies have shown that children exposed to #violence may be more aggressive, and they may have behavioral problems: https://bit.ly/3AwlI3S #HarvardHealth
Within the #addiction community and among the public at large, certain myths about Suboxone, one of the main medications used to treat opioid addiction, persist, and these myths add a further barrier to treatment: https://bit.ly/3oHdTpV #HarvardHealth
Both the first and second numbers in a person’s #bloodpressure reading are important for predicting the risk of cardiovascular problems: https://bit.ly/2YnP5rQ #HarvardHealth
#Oxytocin, aka “the love hormone”, is a powerful hormone that plays an important role in social bonding.
Because of oxytocin’s connection to social behavior, researchers have investigated whether the hormone may play a role in #autism spectrum disorder. https://ucla.in/3DJHByB
Some people have poor circulation, but if your fingers pale and go numb when exposed to quick changes in temperature, it could be Raynaud's phenomenon, a different kind of circulation problem: https://bit.ly/30wu2o3 #HarvardHealth
As a member of @LAOpera’s chorus, Terri Hill has performed some of the world’s most beautiful music, sharing the stage with operatic legends.
Hill also shines in her other role, as a blood donation recruiter for UCLA Health’s Blood and Platelet Center. ➨ https://ucla.in/3pbFTSH
In addition to the advice on good #running form, here are some ways to make running a little easier: https://bit.ly/3Dqd0Gt #HarvardHealth
Research shows that the right exercises can help sedentary folks improve strength and #balance dramatically at any age: https://bit.ly/2WQRv1P #HarvardHealth #exercise
Congratulations to the UCLA Endocrine Center for being designated a Center of Excellence for Rare Endocrine Illness by @PheoPara. UCLA has received the first such designation made on the west coast.
Learn more about the UCLA Endocrine Center here. ➨ https://ucla.in/3vir8yH
If the death of someone you love has left you feeling angry or bitter, you might find it helpful to try the following techniques: https://bit.ly/3mAjHyC #HarvardHealth #Grief
Symptoms of an enlarged #prostate gland are most of often mild at first, but usually will get more bothersome over time. It's very reasonable and safe to just keep an eye on it until it becomes bothersome enough to justify further treatment: https://bit.ly/3DoVrqf #HarvardHealth
Cognitive reserve is the brain's ability to find alternate ways of doing something. This #HarvardHealth course can help you boost your own #cognitive reserve and buffer memory loss by challenging your brain: https://bit.ly/3aBNHVm
Choose a career at #UMichPath and @MLabsUM!
Join the team as a Senior Customer Service Assistant.
Click to apply: https://michmed.org/R1bwO
It’s easy to feel too busy to be mindful, but everyone can find a few minutes to pause and reflect. Even a brief #mindfulness practice provides a respite from the pace and stress of life, and can help with #memory, concentration, and focus. https://bit.ly/3aBkTfF #HarvardHealth
Our own Dr. Paul Park was part of what has now been named @CNS_Update's 2021 Paper of the Year in Tumor. Congratulations to all! #spine
The @CNS_Update Paper of the Year for Tumor identified sarcopenia as a prognostic factor for mortality in patients undergoing surgery for metastatic spine disease. The study was conducted at 4 tertiary care centers, including @UCSFHospitals! 🎉#CNS2021 https://academic.oup.com/neurosurgery/article/87/5/1025/5863982
Bladder training can go a long way toward helping with urinary incontinence. Bladder control training entails learning to urinate on a schedule (timed voiding) and doing pelvic muscle exercises: https://bit.ly/3aiUEL0 #HarvardHealth
Throughout the month of October, join the #WeDareChallenge by making a donation to support innovative #UMichNursing faculty-led projects like Dr. Rosemberg's!
Learn more and give today: http://myumi.ch/kxpeW.
Learn about the link between dysplastic squamous cell carcinoma cells and Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC).
A study led by Dr. Paul Harms from #UMichPath was just published in @ModernPathology
and explains all.
LEO lecturers play an important role in advancing #UMichNursing's mission to improve health for all by educating and developing the next generation of nurses. Join us in recognizing our outstanding LEO members and their contributions to nursing education: https://myumi.ch/XezYP.
Plank exercises, in which you assume a position and hold it, are the gold standard for working your #core while classic sit-ups and crunches have fallen out of favor. Why the shift? https://bit.ly/3AmXg4O #HarvardHealth #exercise
Just as you may not run as fast or jump as high as you did as a teenager, your brain’s #cognitive power—that is, your ability to learn, remember, and solve problems—slows down with age: https://bit.ly/2Ym0oAN #HarvardHealth #aging
Do you know people who complain about having a slow #metabolism and how they barely eat anything yet still gain weight? These scenarios raise several very good questions and the answer involves a mix of nature and nurture: https://bit.ly/3FlmowL #HarvardHealth
Our medical illustrator, Megan, is vying for the People's Choice Award in this year's @umichmedicine Employee Art Exhibition! Give them a vote at the link below! #sciart #medart #art
Hey friends - Please give my piece "Turning 40" a People's Choice vote over @ the @umichmedicine Employee #Art Exhibition: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/umich/exhibition/michigan-medicine-employee-art-exhibition/turning-40 This piece depicts one object per year of my life. Each object represents a #song FROM that year. Can you guess them all?? #puzzle
As people get older, systems in the body that help maintain #balance aren’t as responsive as when they were younger. Practicing these exercises designed to improve balance helps build steadiness and prevent falls. https://bit.ly/3mIVs1e #HarvardHealth
Tired of feeling tired? Here are some simple tips to help you get to #sleep: https://bit.ly/3lfReig #HarvardHealth
Proton-pump inhibitors are the strongest type of medicine available for treating stomach acid. There is some concern about their potential side effects and interactions with other medications: https://bit.ly/3uKzezP #HarvardHealth #heartburn
Mild hypothyroidism is a subject that has been studied and debated for years. It doesn't meet the standard definition of overt hypothyroidism. You may have no symptoms, and your #thyroid function blood tests show a mixed picture: https://bit.ly/3DgNKlF #HarvardHealth
Robin, a #socialrobot operated by remote control, visits with patients at @UCLAMCH, providing comfort by talking & playing with them. And new #UCLA research suggests that kids find Robin even more comforting than a tablet.
Read. ➨ https://ucla.in/3iV4ffM
Research led by #UMichNursing doctoral student Carri Polick (@Carri_Polick_RN) aims to understand how a need for pet care might affect medical-decision making and the patient experience. Read more about the importance of pet care during hospitalizations.
Eating #soy may not help your #heart, but it won't hurt your heart. It's high in polyunsaturated fats, #fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and it's low in saturated fat: https://bit.ly/3uN6FSe #HarvardHealth
As children go through another school year during the #COVID19 pandemic, parents are asking what they can do to keep them healthy. While we can't ward off every illness, parents can take steps to keep their children's immune systems robust: https://bit.ly/3atCIgL #HarvardHealth
Given the huge increase in the use of CT scans, concern about radiation exposure is warranted. Patients should try to keep track of their cumulative #radiation exposure, and only have tests when necessary. https://bit.ly/2YoHkSk #HarvardHealth
The need for blood donations at @umichmedicine is critical and @BloodBattleUofM is officially ON! 🩸
Don't miss your shot to get involved and donate to take down Ohio St.
Visit the official Blood Battle website for more details: https://www.bloodbattle.org
After #menopause, libido declines & changes in our bodies can make it difficult to get aroused, painful to have intercourse, and impossible to climax. It's little wonder that many women become dissatisfied with sex: https://bit.ly/2Yk3ZPQ #HarvardHealth
More than 25M people in the U.S. have gallstones, and 65-75% of them are women. Fortunately, for most people, #gallstones are "silent" — they don't cause major symptoms. When they do act up, there are effective ways to address the problem: https://bit.ly/3mxKsDM #HarvardHealth
Long before UCLA Health's Dennis Slamon, MD, PhD, was universally recognized for scientific discoveries that changed the trajectory of #BreastCancer & improved health outcomes for countless people worldwide, he just wanted to look at cancer differently. ➨ https://ucla.in/3ayC1Ts
Ragweed pollen, #mold, and other allergens are especially common at this time of year. The #allergy season is usually the result of pollen from weeds. But after the first frost, it's much more about mold: https://bit.ly/3FhvE53 #HarvardHealth
Some #cancer patients experience memory & thinking problems, but most of the evidence comes from women with #breastcancer. A recent study looked at whether men being treated for #prostatecancer experienced similar effects: https://bit.ly/3AzI9VQ #HarvardHealth
Chock-a-block with @umichneuro alums!
October's @CNS_Update is a 63 yo F with facial pain. Check it out! https://www.cns.org/current-case-of-the-month?ct=t%2810_10_21_CW+General+and+International+WITH+CN%29 @mattyvestal @setholiveria @SBenHaimMD @ThomasJWilsonMD @HerveyJumper @Night_Gorilla
Christian Tejeda, a third-year student at @DGSOMUCLA, was awarded a prestigious Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship from the @AAMC this October for his volunteer work and his many community-led efforts.
Read. ➨ https://ucla.in/3oS5CQ7
Many people take #supplements in the belief that they will preserve health or ward off illness; others use them to attempt to treat specific conditions that have already developed. Here's a look at popular supplements in both categories: https://bit.ly/3lgaFHJ #HarvardHealth