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Article ID: 715169

Catheters: Big source of infection, but often overlooked

University of Michigan

Indwelling devices like catheters cause roughly 25% of hospital infections, but ongoing efforts to reduce catheter use and misuse haven't succeeded as much as health care workers would like.

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1-Jul-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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    28-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715016

Opioids study shows high-risk counties across the country, suggests local solutions to epidemic

University of Michigan

Dozens of counties in the Midwest and South are at the highest risk for opioid deaths in the United States, say University of Michigan researchers.

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26-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715050

Technology allows researchers to see patients' real-time pain while in the clinic

University of Michigan

Many patients, especially those who are anesthetized or emotionally challenged, cannot communicate precisely about their pain.

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27-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714526

Medicare program aimed at lowering costs, improving care may not be working as well as thought

University of Michigan

As the Medicare system seeks to improve the care of older adults while also keeping costs from growing too fast, a new University of Michigan study suggests that one major effort may not be having as much of an impact as hoped.

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18-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: @umich expert: Rushing the desert, storming a mountain, women in US and Europe fought for their place in soccer

Article ID: 714405

@umich expert: Rushing the desert, storming a mountain, women in US and Europe fought for their place in soccer

University of Michigan

Andrei Markovits, a professor of political science and German studies at the University of Michigan, has written extensively on how culture, sports and politics converge. His most recent book is "Women in American soccer and European football. Different Roads to Shared Glory," in which he discusses the challenges women had to overcome to find a place in the soccer world.

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14-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714388

Study: Suicide among older adults in long-term care suggests more is needed to promote mental, social well-being

University of Michigan

Clinicians, administrators and policymakers should consider ways to support the mental health and well-being of older adults as they go through residential transitions, according to a University of Michigan study that looked at deaths by suicide among people 55 and older.

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14-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714347

Genes for Good: Harnessing the power of Facebook to study a large, diverse genetic pool

University of Michigan

Collecting DNA samples for human genetic studies can be an expensive, lengthy process that has often made it difficult to include diverse populations in studies of medical and health data.

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13-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714333

Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone

University of Michigan

A new University of Michigan study challenges a popularized view about what's causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and less-educated Americans—finding shortcomings in the widespread narrative that the United States is facing an epidemic of "despair."

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13-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714250

Large summer 'dead zone' forecast for Chesapeake Bay after wet winter and spring

University of Michigan

Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a large Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2019 due to well-above-average river flows associated with increased rainfall in the watershed since last fall.

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12-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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    3-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713664

Stalk antibodies provide flu protection in humans

University of Michigan

A universal flu vaccine that could prevent a potential influenza pandemic has been a holy grail for epidemiologists around the world ever since the first flu vaccines were developed in 1938.

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30-May-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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