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January 9, 2024

Cognitive Decline May Be Slowed by Bariatric Surgery

“Metabolic factors, including diabetes and obesity, are associated with cognitive decline, but we still need to better understand how best to treat these factors to improve patients’ cognitive outcomes,” said senior author Brian Callaghan, M.D.

January 5, 2024

Alcohol affects your sleep, but not your thinking

For people who have trouble sleeping, Dry January can be a great opportunity to determine whether alcohol may be interfering with your sleep, said Deirdre Conroy, clinical director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the University of Michigan.
November 27, 2023

Are Edibles Actually Good for Sleep?

Reactions are so individual, Dr. Conroy says, that personal experience matters just as much as what research shows—especially since marijuana is still illegal federally and in about half of U.S. states, which makes it difficult to study. “What we get in the science might be a bit different from the patient’s perspective, largely because the
November 19, 2023

Free sleep clinic reduces sleep health inequities in southeast Michigan

We are grateful to be able to support the mission of the AASM Foundation and excited to improve sleep health among vulnerable adults who live in our surrounding communities and experience poverty. We believe that access to health care is a human right and will continue our free sleep clinic for the years to come. Dr. Galit Levi
November 17, 2023

Team Links Concussions to Suicidal Thoughts in High School Athletes

“This type of research is never easy to discuss, but it is vitally important to understand who is at risk and why,” says Steve Broglio. “Anyone who has concern for any student-athlete should not be afraid to reach out and help find the appropriate resources.”
November 7, 2023

University of Michigan Concussion Center helps athletes with head injuries

“There’s still a lot of misinformation around concussion — what the signs and symptoms are, how to best manage the injury,” said Broglio, who also is a professor of kinesiology in the School of Kinesiology, and adjunct professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and of neurology.
November 3, 2023

Environmental Toxin Exposure may Predict ALS Risk

"Our results emphasize the importance of understanding the breadth of environmental pollution and its effects on ALS and other diseases," noted senior study author Professor Eva Feldman.
November 1, 2023

End of daylight saving time can help sleep cycles

“We have this internal, biological clock, our circadian rhythm,” said Cathy Goldstein, a neurologist who specializes in sleep disorders at University of Michigan Health. “And, that’s our endogenous, internal timing system, and it doesn’t move around just because the clocks on the wall change.”
November 1, 2023

Parkinson disease and normal aging

“We recently reported novel data-driving findings suggesting that cholinergic innervation deficits in centro-cingulate brain regions may be an important contributor to cognitive impairments in PD.

October 16, 2023

Sleep problems can increase as you age. These tips can help.

"About 30 percent of older people get less than seven hours of sleep daily, and almost 20 percent report either frequent insomnia or poor sleep quality, according to aOlder adults tend to have less deep (what’s called non-REM) sleep," says Dr. Ronald Chervin.