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Cancer-Death Button Gets Jammed by Gut Bacterium

Researchers at Michigan Medicine and in China showed that a type of bacterium is associated with the recurrence of colorectal cancer and poor outcomes. They found that Fusobacterium nucleatum in the gut can stop chemotherapy from causing a type of...
26-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Opting for Weight-Loss Surgery at Lower BMIs May Be Best for Patients’ Health, Study Suggests

The struggle to escape obesity is pointing more Americans toward bariatric surgery. But a new study shows that only one in three patients who have an operation succeed in getting their body-mass index below 30, the cutoff for obesity, in the first...
26-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Switch to Generic Eye Drugs Could Save Medicare Millions

Eye care providers prescribe more brand medications by volume than any other provider group, according to a University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center study, making ophthalmologist and optometrists big influencers of annual prescription drug spending...
19-Jul-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Teens May Be Missing Vaccines Because Parents Aren’t Aware They Need One

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Parents may be up to speed on what vaccines their children need for kindergarten, but may be less sure during high school years, a new national poll suggests.
13-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Could Calcium Hold the Key to Fighting a Dangerous Hospital Infection?

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It lurks in hospitals and nursing homes, preying upon patients already weak from disease or advanced age. It kills nearly 30,000 Americans a year, and sickens half a million more. But new research shows that Clostridium difficile bacteria can’t do...
10-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stent Surgery Reduces Risk and Recovery Time for Some Glaucoma Patients

It's the width of a human hair but a tiny device implanted at University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center can relieve eye pressure when glaucoma threatens sight.
13-Jul-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Neurologist Explains Why a Tight Ponytail Can Cause a Painful Headache

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There’s a medical explanation for the discomfort some people feel with their hair up. A headache specialist shares who’s at risk and how to cope.
11-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Older Americans Don’t Get – or Seek – Enough Help From Doctors & Pharmacists on Drug Costs, Poll Finds

The majority of Americans over age 50 take two or more prescription medicines to prevent or treat health problems, and many of them say the cost weighs on their budget, a new poll finds. But many older adults aren’t getting – or asking for –...
28-Jun-2017 8:05 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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