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Ablation Increases Survival for Adults with Atrial Fibrillation

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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