APRIL 2021
Female nurses are roughly twice as likely to die by suicide than the general female population, and 70% more likely than female physicians, according to a new study led by Matthew Davis, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor of nursing, and co-authors Christopher Friese, Ph.D., R.N., AOCN, FAAN, professor of nursing, and Julie Bynum, M.D., M.P.H., professor of internal medicine. 
U-M launched a Firearm Injury Prevention Research Initiative in 2019 to better understand and help reduce the toll of a leading cause of death while respecting Second Amendment rights. Michigan experts have joined with academics and health professionals across the country to share research data, and evaluate interventions through the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens consortium, funded by the National Institutes of Health.
In a recent Michigan Medicine Office of Development webinar, experts Julia Chen, M.D., clinical instructor of internal medicine, Chad Ellimoottil, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of urology, Allison Lin, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of psychiatry, and Michelle Moniz, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, discussed the lessons learned from the expanded use of telehealth, which has served as a vital link between health care providers and patients during the pandemic. 
The passage of the federal No Surprises Act was an unexpected step forward for patient rights. The new legislation will benefit patients while having little effect on most physicians who don’t engage in surprise billing. Andrew Ryan, Ph.D., M.A., professor of public health, explains in this New England Journal of Medicine podcast why this step was so important
While nearly all Americans use a mask at some point each week, very few consistently wear their mask during many common potentially risky activities. This is true even among adults whose older age or preexisting health conditions put them at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Date: May 13, 2021
Time: 4:00−5:00 pm
Speaker: Joel Gagnier, N.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School 
The Latest
Convenience and access win out over reputation when people over 50 look for a doctor for themselves, according to a new study led by Jeffrey Kullgren, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., associate professor of internal medicine. Only 20% of older adults called physician ratings very important to them, but 43% said they had checked such reviews in the past for physicians they were considering for themselves. The new paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine is based on data from the National Poll on Healthy Aging and includes data and analysis not previously contained in a poll report issued in early 2020. 
A new study in Health Affairs led by Nora Becker, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of internal medicine, shows that after the Affordable Care Act’s no-cost birth control provision took effect in 2013, women in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) opted for long-acting contraception even more than women with other types of health plans. 
As older teens and young adults become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination across the country, and younger teens await their turn, new survey data suggest a strong readiness that has grown since fall. The data, from the text-message-based MyVoice national survey of youth based at the U-M, are published in the Journal of Adolescent Health by lead author Eric Brandt, M.D., M.H.S., clinical lecturer of internal medicine.
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