A survey of state data suggests Alzheimer’s patients may be using cannabis to ease agitation. But little is known about the treatment’s efficacy.
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.
As research paints a clearer picture of the depression risks among newly minted doctors, researchers and educators are trying to help.
Two tools may help with public health emergency response: real-time surveys of providers on the front lines, and a new framework for capturing successes and learning from failures.
The link between the birth defect microcephaly and the Zika virus has raised alarm. Now, a new examination of non-Zika cases could help scientists understand why microcephaly occurs in any patient.
A new study raises questions on the best use of intensive care units, and the need to improve use of vetted tests and treatments.
A quiet event — the publication of a scholarly text — sparked a movement of examining and improving health care for generations of Americans.