When high-risk patients need surgery, doctors might take a cue from coaches. A U-M program is helping some clinicians draft the playbook.
Kevin Joy is a content editor for Michigan Health Lab. He writes about research and healthcare at the University of Michigan Health System. He spent 10 years as a features reporter for the Columbus Dispatch.
Tests to diagnose or monitor aren’t without risks, suggesting a need for further research, physician training and frank doctor-patient conversations.
Advances in funding and technology have boosted the profile (and potential) of gene mutation study. But the movement has also magnified gaps and incomplete claims.
Exhausting the body’s pain management system can leave those with chronic conditions unable to find relief — either naturally or via opioids.
A patient’s chances of readmission after gynecologic oncology surgery could be determined before she leaves the hospital. A U-M expert explains his methodology.