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A Missed App-Ortunity: Study Finds Few Mobile Health Apps Help Patients Who Need Them Most

The smartphones that nearly all Americans carry could transform how people manage their health, especially for those with complex health needs. But a new study suggests app makers are falling short when it comes to actually serving those who could...
5-Dec-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Alpha Blockers More Effective for Large Kidney Stones

For the two-thirds of kidney stone patients who need more than just extra hydration to pass their stones, physicians are eager to find non-surgical ways to help. Now, a new review of the medical literature suggests alpha blockers may be useful in...
2-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Kidney Disease Hospitalization and Mortality Rates Continue to Decline in the U.S.

According to an annual data report from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS), hospitalization and mortality rates for patients with chronic kidney disease continue to decline in the U.S.
2-Dec-2016 3:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

For Refugees Seeking Asylum, Medical Exams Are in Short Supply

A new study shows how physicians and mental health professionals can play a crucial, objective role in the process by which refugees apply for asylum in the U.S., by documenting the scars of physical and emotional abuse. But the study also...
29-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Jim Harbaugh Foundation Helps Bring Big House Experience to Sick Kids at Mott

Sick kids will get to visit the Big House without leaving their rooms at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, thanks to the foundation named after University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh.
22-Nov-2016 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Going Beyond Genetics Yields Clues to Challenging Childhood Brain Cancer

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When traditional sequencing yielded no genetic drivers, pediatric cancer researchers identified changes at the epigenetic level that suggest a critical marker for predicting prognosis.
21-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Dementia on the Downslide, Especially Among People with More Education, Study Finds

In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds. The downward trend has emerged despite something else the study shows: a rising tide of three factors...
17-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Charting a New Course for Keratoconus

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Young adults now have access to an outpatient procedure that can help prevent progressive vision loss and avoid corneal transplants. University of Michigan Health System Kellogg Eye Center has been on the forefront of studying and providing corneal...
21-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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

In Wake of Aleppo Hospital Bombing, Author of Report on Syrian Healthcare Available to Media #NotATarget

29-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Expert Available to Comment on New Medicare Primary Care Improvement Results

12-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Don't Miss @UMHealthSystem Physicians at #ACC16

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26-Mar-2016 5:05 PM EDT

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