Gavin draws on more than 25 years of experience in communicating about science, medicine and health policy. She focuses mainly on the research of the 640 health services wonks who belong to the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, who work to understand and improve the safety, quality, equity and affordability of health care. As part of the Michigan Medicine communication team, she has lead responsibility for primary care and mental health topics. Twitter: @Karag
A study on Medicaid expansion shows a whopping 50 percent drop in uninsured hospital stays in expansion states. But hospitals in non-expansion states are finding little relief.
Genetics experts used to think the Xist gene acted alone in silencing X chromosomes. But researchers say it has accomplices — and the implications matter for treating X-linked diseases.
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The stress of the first year after medical school drives up thoughts of suicide to nearly four times the normal rate. But help might be as close as the smartphone in an intern’s white coat.