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Article ID: 713272

Space Travel and Your Joints

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A novel Henry Ford Hospital study of mice aboard a Russian spaceflight may raise an intriguing question for the astronauts of tomorrow: Could traveling in space be bad for your joints? Researchers found early signs of cartilage breakdown in the mice, suggesting that the reduced biomechanical forces of spaceflight are at play on the musculoskeletal system. While it’s premature to translate the finding to humans, this first-of-its kind study adds to a growing body of research about the health effects of spaceflight on the musculoskeletal system.

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21-May-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712986

Henry Ford Health System's Artsy Investment

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Henry Ford Health System’s newest investment in the city of Detroit features just about every color on the color wheel. The artwork on the walls is splashy and spirited and the floor is the original – scruffy and worn – from days of a bygone era.

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16-May-2019 10:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712034

Three Michigan Health Systems Collaborate on $48 Million Laundry Service Facility

Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System, Michigan Medicine and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System have formed a joint venture to build and operate a $48 million modern medical laundry service facility in Detroit. The collaboration brings together three prominent Michigan health care systems in a major economic investment in the state’s largest city and represents the latest health care development in the ongoing revitalization of the Northwest Goldberg neighborhood north of I-94 and west of the Lodge Freeway.

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29-Apr-2019 11:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710654

Study Identifies Potential Fix for Hospital Star Rating Program

Henry Ford Health System

Allowing for more quality measures in the federal government’s Quality Star Rating program would create a fairer and more equitable model for assessing the level of quality at U.S. acute-care hospitals, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. The study is published online in the American Journal of Medical Quality

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2-Apr-2019 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710007

Collaboration Aims to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Clinical Trials

Henry Ford Health System

Spencer Hoover, vice president and executive director of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, is co-author of a manuscript published in the Journal of Oncology Practice aimed at establishing best practices to promote diversity in clinical trials. In-depth interviews were conducted with leaders from U.S. cancer centers with above average recruitment of racial and ethnic minority groups into clinical trials, with the goal of identifying specific strategies that were used to facilitate participation among racial and ethnic minorities.

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21-Mar-2019 8:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709804

First in Michigan: Patient-Controlled Tissue Expanders for Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the first in Michigan to offer a needle-free, patient-controlled tissue expansion system for women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy.  The FDA-approved AeroForm Tissue Expanders eliminate the need for weekly saline injections at the physician’s office, improves patient comfort and may decrease the rate of expander infection.

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19-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709640

New Study Shows How Adjusting for Social Risk Factors Can Impact Readmission Penalties for Safety Net Hospitals

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New research shows that U.S. safety net hospitals could benefit substantially from a new model that accounts for social risk factors like poverty and living in a disadvantaged neighborhood in determining how the federal government penalizes hospitals financially for their readmission rates.

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14-Mar-2019 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709148

I Had a Part in That'

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Each backed by journeyman skill level and decades of experience as seasoned veterans in the construction industry, these women bring their own individual spirit to the job site, no matter big or small. Car plants, hospitals, schools, nuclear power plants. They’ve been there, done that.

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5-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708955

Henry Ford Health System Names New Chair of Urology Department

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

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1-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708858

Michigan’s First Patient Treated with Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy at Henry Ford Health System

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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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28-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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