Medicine

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Well-being is not just about our mental health, but includes our physical health and both aspects combined. WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Lisa McDowell, director of lifestyle medicine & clinical nutrition at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, about their new "Lifestyle Medicine Program," which educates people on how to enhance their overall health and even reverse some health issues.


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Dr. Howard Markel is an American physician, author, editor, professor, and medical historian.  Markel is the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan and Director of the University of Michigan's Center for the History of Medicine.  He spoke to WEMU's Lisa Barry and shared his thoughts about the current pandemic and how it might end and we can move forward in our lives.


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Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed more executive orders Wednesday to address the COVID-19 outbreak in Michigan.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


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Most of us are familiar with the term “from farm to table” when it comes to eating fresh food.  But are you familiar with “from garden to pharmacy,” when it comes to some of the medications you take?

89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry takes you to an Ann Arbor garden, where a variety of plants are grown to be used in research and to demonstrate what some medications are made from...hidden in plain sight.

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EMU's College of Health and Human Services is intent on its students becoming successful in the field of medicine.  Now, those students can get a real, hands-on experience this week.  In this week's "Focus on EMU," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Linda Myler, assistant professor and director of nursing simulation labs at EMU, about the second annual IPE Simulation Day, where students get to work in simulated, medical situations.


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A new way of detecting cancerous tumors is being researched by a University of Michigan professor that could someday replace the notoriously uncomfortable mammogram.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry spoke with University of Michigan biomedical engineering professor Greg Thurber about this new process.


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You may think it's too early to start thinking about school immunization waivers, but the Washtenaw County Health Department recommends scheduling an appointment as soon as possible. 

 


People whose diabetes requires insulin injections usually have to make a series of visits to the doctor's office to fine-tune their daily dosage. But many low-income patients can't afford to take those few hours off to see the doctor. As a result, they often live with chronically elevated blood sugars for weeks or months until they can find time to get to the clinic.

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A new "medicinal garden" just opened at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor to showcase the connection between plants and medicine.