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Released: 14-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST
Is opioid treatment available to those who need it most?
Michigan State University

The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging – it’s particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services, which includes cities in Michigan and across the Rust Belt. But the effectiveness of efforts to provide treatment and recovery options to those who need it most – that is, in locations with the greatest number of deaths from opioid overdose – has been unclear.

Released: 8-Oct-2019 4:15 PM EDT
Endangered Black Rhino Expecting First Calf
Michigan State University

For the first time, there’s a pregnant black rhino at the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan. Doppsee, the expecting mother, isn't your typical rhino: she's friendly, calm and allowing researchers to closely track her pregnancy - giving critical genetic information for preserving the black rhino species.

Released: 27-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
$3.3M NIH grant to support health in Detroit
Michigan State University

Faculty from Michigan State University received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an experiment to improve the health of Detroit’s residents by cultivating green spaces in the city.

Released: 12-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Detroit Cardiovascular Training Program Receives Big Boost From NIH
Wayne State University Division of Research

The Detroit Cardiovascular Training Program at Wayne State University received notice that funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will continue for the next five years with additional funding of $1.29 million. In addition, NIH has approved raising the trainee slots from four to six, strengthening the university’s ability to attract the most talented candidates searching for a cardiovascular graduate program.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 1:25 PM EST
Study: More Than One-Third of Patients Risking Major Bleeding By Doubling Up on Blood Thinners
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds patients were taking too many antithrombotics for no reason, leading to a significant increase in bleeding events.

Newswise: Only the Lonely: Poll Shows Many Older Adults, Especially Those with Health Issues, Feel Isolated
Released: 27-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST
Only the Lonely: Poll Shows Many Older Adults, Especially Those with Health Issues, Feel Isolated
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

One in four older adults say they feel isolated from other people at least some of the time, and one in three say they lack regular companionship, according to a new national poll. Those feelings of loneliness showed up most in people aged 50 to 80 who also reported they had health issues and unhealthy habits, the poll shows. The new findings amplify research that has shown links between chronic loneliness and health issues ranging from memory loss to shorter lives.

Newswise: March is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month
Released: 1-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
March is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month (ADAM) takes place in March and to mark the annual event, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. (AARDA) is encouraging national and local media attention through various activities.

Newswise: Henry Ford Health System Names New Chair of Urology Department
Released: 1-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
Henry Ford Health System Names New Chair of Urology Department
Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System has appointed Craig Rogers, M.D. the new chair of its Department of Urology, effective April 1, 2019.

Newswise: Researchers search for solutions to ‘invisible threat’ that affects cancer care workers
Released: 1-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
Researchers search for solutions to ‘invisible threat’ that affects cancer care workers
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A study from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center sought to improve nurses’ handling of chemotherapy by delivering an educational intervention with quarterly reminders and tailored messages. But despite the strong study design and quality intervention, it did not increase use of protective gear.

Newswise: Michigan’s First Patient Treated with Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy at Henry Ford Health System
Released: 28-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Michigan’s First Patient Treated with Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy at Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford Health System

Neurosurgeon Jason Schwalb, M.D., with help from the team at the Henry Ford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, implanted the first complete Deep Brain Stimulation system in Michigan for the treatment of Epilepsy.



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