Often driven by insurers, delays in approving weight-loss surgery can deter some patients from the pursuit. And waiting longer doesn’t improve safety, a new study says.
Shantell M. Kirkendoll
Shantell M. Kirkendoll is the senior communication representative for the University of Michigan Health System. She leverages social media and media relations to tell compelling stories about research and health care. She was a Knight Journalism Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and joined the University of Michigan Health System in 2009. Prior to that she was a print journalist for 20 years.
A new review suggests it’s time to road test the point-of-care screening tools doctors use to identify brain dysfunction in patients with advanced liver disease.
A new study links familial relationships to the likelihood older adults will get needed cataract surgery — a procedure with broad implications for health.
Ocular surgeries are steadily shifting away from hospitals, a move that offers convenience and financial perks. But questions of safety and accessibility remain.
Falls among middle-aged people are an underreported issue, U-M researchers say. Now, they’re probing the connection between falling and poor vision as a way to prevent injury.
A Michigan Medicine researcher outlines the relationship between obesity, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis and a rising liver transplant burden.