Study of people in treatment for addiction shows 90% had a history of alcohol overdose and 80% of the time they were taking other addictive drugs at the time they overdosed
As Research & Policy Media Relations Manager at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), Kara Gavin draws on 25 years of experience in communicating about science, medicine and health policy. Her responsibilities include creating compelling stories about discoveries made by the U-M Medical School's primary care, biomedical and mental health researchers, and the findings and opinions of the 600 healthcare wonks at the U-M IHPI.
Research on Firearm Injuries to U.S. Children Gets 30 Times Less Funding Per Death than Other Causes
Study spotlights mismatch between number of firearm deaths in children age 1 to 18, and research to understand, prevent and treat the reasons for those deaths.
A new analysis of firearm deaths from 1999-2017 examines changes in each state within age, gender and racial/ethnic groups.
Few over 50 have tried telehealth and most see in-person care as better — but half would consider it for encounters with their primary providers.
Among those with common chronic diseases, 42% said they got diagnosed after enrolling in expanded Medicaid
New findings about low-income adults with behavioral health conditions, mental health and substance use disorders, suggest importance of continuous coverage