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On First Anniversary of Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion, U-M Researchers Examine Its Impact

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One year ago, the first Michiganders gained health insurance coverage under the Healthy Michigan Plan, a unique form of Medicaid expansion tailored to the state’s residents. Now, more than 603,000 people have coverage -- and University of Michigan...
31-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Panel Predicts Whether Rare Leukemia Will Respond to Treatment

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Patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia have limited treatment options, and those that exist are effective only in fewer than half of patients. Now, a new study identifies a panel of genetic markers that predicted which tumor samples would...
27-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Researchers Develop New Potential Drug for Rare Leukemia

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Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new drug that shows potential in laboratory studies against a rare type of acute leukemia. And additional studies suggest the same compound could play a role in...
26-Mar-2015 9:30 AM EDT

Experience Saves Lives: Study of Advanced Life-Support Reveals Big Differences in Adult Survival Rates

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An advanced form of life support that takes over for the failing hearts and lungs of critically ill patients saves lives. But for adults, the odds of surviving depend on which hospital provides the life-supporting treatment – with the best odds at...
24-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Scientists Coax Stem Cells to Form 3D Mini Lungs

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Scientists at the University of Michigan Health System have coaxed stem cells to grow the first three-dimensional mini lungs. The 3D structures mimic the complexity of human lungs and may serve as a discovery tool for lung diseases or new therapies.
23-Mar-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Majority of New Pediatricians Satisfied with First Jobs; Work Matches Lifestyle, Family and Career Goals

Despite reports indicating job dissatisfaction among some physicians, at least one group of doctors seems to be starting their careers on the right note.
23-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Serious Risks From Common IV Devices Mean Doctors Should Choose Carefully, U-M Experts Say

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Every day, patients get IV devices placed in their arms, to make it easier to receive medicines or have blood drawn. New research shows how serious the risk of blood clots from these devices is for hospitalized patients, and a new tool can help...
20-Mar-2015 5:05 AM EDT

Thinking of Drinking and Driving? What if Your Car Won’t Let You?

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If every new car had a built-in blood alcohol level tester that prevented impaired drivers from driving the vehicle, the U.S. could avoid 85 percent of crash deaths attributable to alcohol-involved motor vehicle crashes. In just 15 years, that would...
19-Mar-2015 6:05 PM EDT

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