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Scientists Re-Define What’s Healthy in Newest Analysis for Human Microbiome Project

A new look at the Human Microbiome Project by the University of Michigan shows wide variation in the types of bacteria found in healthy people. Based on their findings in today’s Nature, there is no single healthy microbiome. Rather each person...
4/16/2014 10:00 AM EDT

A Middle Road for Medicaid Expansion?

With the political divide over health care reform still strong going into this year’s elections, a new analysis of state-level decisions shows signs of an emerging middle way toward reducing the ranks of the uninsured.
4/7/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Record Number of Older Adults Completing Living Wills, Trend Had Little Impact on Hospitalization Rates

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Study suggests people are less timid about broaching end-of-life planning and talking about death.
3/27/2014 9:30 AM EDT

Overuse of Blood Transfusions Increases Infection Risk

The fewer the red blood cell transfusions, the less likely patients were to develop infections like pneumonia.
3/27/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Study of Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Shows Strong Results, Reports U-M Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist

U-M’s Dr. Aimee Armstrong reports valve had low rates of narrowing, leakage, and other adverse events, during American College of Cardiology meeting
3/31/2014 11:25 AM EDT

Brawn Matters: Stronger Adolescents and Teens Have Less Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

Muscle-strengthening activities may be important to kids' heart health.
3/26/2014 12:00 PM EDT

First Stem Cell Study of Bipolar Disorder Yields Promising Results

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What makes a person bipolar, prone to manic highs and deep, depressed lows? Why does bipolar disorder run so strongly in families, even though no single gene is to blame? And why is it so hard to find new treatments for a condition that affects 200...
3/21/2014 9:45 AM EDT

25% of Breast Cancer Survivors Report Financial Decline Due to Treatment

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Four years after being treated for breast cancer, a quarter of survivors say they are worse off financially, at least partly because of their treatment, according to a new study led by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.
3/25/2014 10:00 AM EDT

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