Michigan Medicine researchers sought to determine how much certain factors affect a patient’s decision to have elective diagnostic tests in the emergency department.
Wellness and Prevention
Researchers are investigating whether physical activity has beneficial effects on age-related declines in cognitive function.
Plenty of websites promise to help people with health issues — but many lack gold-standard testing or public access. Research highlights the right resources for those in need.
Doctors are ordering too many liver-related blood tests at the same time, new research shows, which may lead to unneeded worry, biopsies and costs.
Researchers tap into a simple way to encourage healthier eating habits among low-income families by promoting a program that increases the value of food stamps when spent on fruits and vegetables.
Tests to diagnose or monitor aren’t without risks, suggesting a need for further research, physician training and frank doctor-patient conversations.