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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.
16-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
12-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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...
6-Oct-2017 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘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.
5-Oct-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
3-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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...
29-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

1 in 3 Older Adults Take Something to Help Them Sleep – but Many Aren’t Talking to Their Doctors

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Sleep doesn’t come easily for nearly half of older Americans, and more than a third have resorted to some sort of medication to help them doze off at night, a new national poll finds. But most said they hadn’t talked to their doctor about their...
22-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Combo Gangs Up to Take on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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In the hunt for novel treatments against an aggressive form of breast cancer, researchers combined a new protein inhibitor with a chemotherapy drug to create a powerful combination that resulted in cancer cell death.
26-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Don’t Let These 7 Dangerous Foods Spoil Your Holiday Weekend Picnic

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25-May-2017 3:45 PM EDT

U-M Experts Available to Speak on Reproductive Health Topics During Infertility Awareness Week

21-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Expert: Excessive Throwing Puts Baseball Players at Risk (MLB Opening Day Monday)

31-Mar-2017 3:30 PM EDT

Coach's Detached Retina Could Mean Vision Loss

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1-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST

Big Data Brings Big Gains in Surgical Quality: Dr. Darrell Campbell

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For 10 years, hospitals and surgical teams across Michigan have shared huge amounts of data about many of the operations they do, in an effort to learn from one another and improve together. Dr. Darrell Campbell of the University of Michigan leads...
30-Sep-2016 9:25 AM EDT

Physical Therapist: No Solid Research on Cupping’s Effect

10-Aug-2016 2:30 PM EDT

Some Olympic Doping Drugs May Have Legitimate Medical Uses

As the world awaits the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, doping in athletes remains a hot topic. Christopher Mendias, Ph.D., A.T.C., explains why the World Anti-Doping Agency regulates certain substances, how that’s changing and how some of...
3-Aug-2016 4:30 AM EDT

In wake of #CARA #opioid passage, @umich researcher available to comment

13-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

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