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Overcoming a Major Barrier to Developing Liquid Biopsies

An international consortium of labs tested nine different methods for RNA sequencing to understand and standardize the best methods for sequencing small RNAs. The goal was to create a process that could be reproduced from one lab to the next to...
12-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Parents Often Unsure Whether, Where to Seek Medical Care for Children’s Headaches

Parents sometimes struggle with what to do when their child has a headache: go to the ER, to the doctor, or wait it out at home, a new national poll suggests.
11-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pay Less, Take More: Success in Getting Patients to Take Their Medicine

New evidence shows the power of a method aimed at changing the longstanding problem of encouraging patients with chronic diseases to take their medicine faithfully: insurance plans that charge patients less for the medicines that could help them...
6-Jul-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gaps in Health Insurance Linked to Five-Fold Increase in Hospital Stays & ER Visits for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

A new study finds that one in four working-age adults with type 1 diabetes had at least one gap of at least 30 days in their private health insurance, within an average of a three-year period. A temporary loss of coverage had a sizable impact on the...
6-Jul-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Targeting Metabolism Can Defeat Cancer Stem Cells

Researchers have found that cancer stem cells exist in more than one state and can change form, sliding back and forth between a dormant state and a rapidly growing state. The cell's metabolism controls this change, suggesting a possible way in to...
27-Jun-2018 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Surgeons Have Substantial Impact on Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer Patients Who Need It

A new study finds surgeon attitudes about genetic testing have a big impact on whether women receive testing after a breast cancer diagnosis.
28-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Timely Interventions Help Spot Signs of Teen Dating Violence

Therapist- and computer-led alcohol interventions held in the emergency department also can reduce teenage dating violence perpetration and depression symptoms, a new study finds.
2-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Foleys Aren’t Fun: Patient Study Shows Catheter Risks

A new study puts large-scale evidence behind what many hospital patients already know: Having a urinary catheter may help empty the bladder, but it can hurt, lead to urinary tract infections, or cause other issues in the hospital and beyond. In...
29-Jun-2018 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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U-Michigan Expert: Thai cave conditions pose health challenges after rescue

10-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT

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Why More Men Get Vasectomies During March Madness

Requests for the procedure rise in March — when many men schedule downtime to watch basketball. A Michigan Medicine expert explains key facts.
13-Mar-2018 4:00 AM EDT

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States May Set #Medicaid Work Requirements for 1st Time; Leader of Related Study Available to Comment

11-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST

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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

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Coach's Detached Retina Could Mean Vision Loss

1-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST

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

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

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