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disorder of sex development, Intersex

How Hospitals Respond When It’s Uncertain if the Newborn Is a Boy or a Girl

When babies are born with atypical sex anatomy, how a hospital responds has a major impact on a family’s experience and decisions about sometimes irreversible procedures.

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Choosing Wisely , Value Based Care, unnecessary care, physician practice

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Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving, Dementia care, Stress, Caregiver Distress

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Opioid Addiction, Buprenorphine, Medication Assisted Treatment, Primary Care

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Primary Care: New Study Shows It’s Possible

For many of the 2 million Americans addicted to opioids, getting good treatment and getting off prescription painkillers or heroin may seem like a far-off dream. But a new study suggests the answer could lie much closer to home, in the primary care clinics where they go for basic medical care.

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Opioid, Surgery, pain control, opioid after surgery, prescribing practices

How Many Opioid Painkillers Do Surgery Patients Need? New Prescribing Recommendations Unveiled

Surgeons performing 11 common operations can turn to a free new prescribing tool based on data about how many opioid painkillers patients across Michigan actually took after their operations.

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ER, child burns, child swallowing medication, Choking

Is Rushing Your Child to the ER the Right Response?

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If a child gets a small burn, starts choking or swallows medication, parents may struggle to decide whether to provide first aid at home or rush them to the hospital, suggests a new national poll.

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Breast Cancer, Research, Raditation Oncology, Overtreatment, Patient Experience, patient expectations, Cancer, Cancer Research

Some Breast Cancer Patients Don’t Need Radiation. Why Are They Still Getting It?

Recent clinical trials have shown that 90 percent of early stage breast cancer patients over age 70 do not benefit from radiation after breast-conserving surgery. And yet, use of radiation in this context has dropped only minimally. A new University of Michigan study examines why.

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Transplant, Organ Donation, Liver Failure, Drug Overdose, opioid abuse, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Opiod

‘Increased Risk’ Donor Organs a Tough Sell to Transplant Patients

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The opioid epidemic has created a tragic surge in donor organs. But despite their safety record, hundreds of these organs that could save lives go unused, according to an analysis of transplant trends.

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U-M Launches New Precision Health Research Initiative

The University of Michigan has launched a new initiative to harness campus-wide research aimed at finding personalized solutions to improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities.

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Retirement, Social Security, Public Health, Baby Boomer, Disabililty, Activities Of Daily Living

As Retirement Age Creeps Up, the Health of Those Close to Retirement Is Getting Worse, Study Finds

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Ten years from now, Americans born in 1960 will be able to start collecting their full Social Security retirement check, at the age of 67. That’s two years later than their parents, because of a change in the federal retirement age enacted in 1983. But a new study shows that today’s pre-retirement generation already has more health issues and health-related limits on their lives than prior generations did when they were in their late 50s.







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