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Ablation Increases Survival for Adults with Atrial Fibrillation


Easing heart palpitations is one benefit of catheter ablation. A longer life span is another. Study shows 60 drop in cardiovascular mortality after successful ablation for atrial fibrillation.
30-Jul-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Learning the Smell of Fear: Mothers Teach Babies Their Own Fears via Odor


Babies can learn what to fear in the first days of life just by smelling the odor of their distressed mothers’, new research suggests. And not just “natural” fears: If a mother experienced something before pregnancy that made her fear...
24-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Parents Want Info About Circumcision, Not Directives From Healthcare Providers

Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don’t want a specific recommendation on the procedure, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on...
21-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

For the Sickest Emergency Patients, Death Risk Is Lowest at Busiest Emergency Centers

When a medical emergency strikes, our gut tells us to get to the nearest hospital quickly. But a new study suggests that busier emergency centers may actually give the best chance of surviving – especially for people suffering life-threatening...
17-Jul-2014 5:00 AM EDT

Prostate Cancer in Young Men – More Frequent and More Aggressive?


The number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly 6-fold in the last 20 years, and the disease is more likely to be aggressive in these younger men, according to a new analysis from researchers at the University of...
15-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Patient's Love of Cars Lives on in Special Auto Show at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

At Caden’s Car Show, more than 50 classic, fun and state-of-the-art cars gathered on a hospital parking deck and valet entrance area for an exclusive show for the patients at the hospital.
12-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

University of Michigan Health System Expands Presence with Northville Health Center


The University of Michigan Health System brings care closer to home with Northville Health Center, its most comprehensive site outside of the main medical campus in Ann Arbor, Mich.
8-Jul-2014 7:00 PM EDT

Teen Dating Violence Cuts Both Ways: 1 in 6 Girls & Guys Have Been Aggressors, Victims or Both


Dating during the teen years takes a violent turn for nearly 1 in 6 young people, a new study finds, with both genders reporting acts like punching and throwing things. The data, drawn from a survey of over 4,000 patients ages 14 to 20, indicate...
7-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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