Surgeons often remove tonsils and adenoids in children to help treat snoring and mild sleep-disordered breathing. Ongoing research will determine whether surgery or watchful waiting best improves symptoms.
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.
Frequently stationed behind the scenes, radiologists could benefit from more exposure, a U-M survey shows.
Schooling children in the basics of medical insurance and preventive care could benefit their long-term health, U-M researchers say.
When high-risk patients need surgery, doctors might take a cue from coaches. A U-M program is helping some clinicians draft the playbook.
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.