The Michigan Health Blog’s 20 for 2020
Before ringing in the new decade, a quick look back at the blog’s most read stories of the year.
From tips on storing breast milk and questions about melatonin, to knee pain and disease outbreaks — we’ve collected 20 of the Michigan Health blog’s most read articles from 2019, counting down to No. 1. Together they showcase the breadth and depth of expertise across Michigan Medicine.
And although we’ll leave behind many things in 2019, you won’t want these professional health tips and interesting reads to be one of them!
In March, we took a deep dive into progress that’s being made against tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.
As the temperatures dropped and snow hit, an emergency medicine physician offered tips of ways to stay safe during the cold weather months.
How U-M doctors discovered and removed a painful wire grill brush bristle that got stuck in a patient’s throat last summer.
Three days after one of her deliveries, one mother ended up becoming septic. In this story, Kristie recounts how U-M physicians quickly stepped in to save her life.
Fourth of July brought inevitable firecrackers and sparklers, along with a cautionary tale from one mother whose daughter lost her vision from a fireworks accident.
A list of ways those with high blood pressure can safely treat a cold or allergies without medication.
We kicked off 2019 with a sobering story: A new study revealed that cirrhosis mortality was linked to an increase in alcohol consumption in people 25 to 34 years old.
How long can breast milk sit in the fridge? How do you safely thaw and prepare breast milk after it’s been frozen? A U-M lactation consultant provided her recommendations in August during breastfeeding awareness month
A U-M cardiologist discussed blood thinners, breaking down all the positives and negatives of the different options available.
A retina specialist offered strategies to help slow, or possibly prevent, severe age-related macular degeneration.
A U-M orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in knee cartilage treatment and research, provided an overview about cartilage-related knee pain and how to address it.
With cryptosporidiosis outbreaks on the rise in July, two U-M experts weighed in on how to help prevent the spread of the parasite.
A U-M sleep expert says that while these supplements are generally safe and can be helpful, they aren’t magic.
As the colder months bring on more sicknesses, we shared this article to help you decipher between two common viruses.
With a review of five of the most popular diets, a U-M cancer researcher discussed the nutrients known to help reduce a person’s risk of cancer or prevent a recurrence.
No two patient experiences will be the same, but here’s what you should be aware of when you or a loved one are recovering from this type of operation.
Is it healthy? What are the benefits? Before diving in, read this nutritionist’s Q&A to get all the answers your need.
During February’s National Heart Month, readers learned about the organ’s amazing powers and the functions of its many parts.
The outbreak of this disease in 2019, which was once considered “eliminated,” resurfaced. U-M experts explained how to stay protected.
Also during February’s National Heart Month, a U-M dietician explained the ins and outs of the popular low-carb regimen and what to know before you get started.