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Article ID: 721171

Simple Conversations Can Reduce Opioid Prescriptions After Hysterectomy

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Women who undergo a hysterectomy are often prescribed at least twice as many opioids as they use – but there may be a simple way to change that.

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22-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 721136

Healthcare Changes Bring On New Support Coach Role

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

It’s not just about making it through surgery, it’s about making it through recovery. Two Michigan Medicine experts share the importance of having an active support coach, or caregiver, after a procedure.

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22-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 721013

'Michigan Promise' aims to diversity, strengthen surgical field

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A transformative long-term model at Michigan Medicine plans to reshape the culture of hiring, mentoring and advancement of early-career surgeons.

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21-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: National Poll: Half of Parents Have Declined Kids’ Playdate Invites
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    21-Oct-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720529

National Poll: Half of Parents Have Declined Kids’ Playdate Invites

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Parents’ top concerns about playdates include children being unsupervised, hearing inappropriate language, getting into medications and harmful substances, and getting injured.

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16-Oct-2019 10:25 AM EDT
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Newswise: $10M gift from Tadataka and Leslie Yamada will fuel U-M efforts to improve the world’s health

Article ID: 720914

$10M gift from Tadataka and Leslie Yamada will fuel U-M efforts to improve the world’s health

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

For decades, University of Michigan teams have tackled some of the world’s toughest health challenges through research, education and global partnership. Now, thanks to a new $10 million gift, those teams will have new resources to think even bigger, work together and with global partners more effectively, and make a greater positive impact on the health and health care of people with the greatest need worldwide.

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17-Oct-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720593

For Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer Patients, Less May be More for Post-surgery Surveillance

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Patient self-advocacy is important, and although a maximizing preference may be advantageous in many situations, new research led by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center shows that, in the case of long-term surveillance of treated, low-risk thyroid cancer, patient who are "maximizers" consume more health care resources — such as doctor visits and diagnostic imaging tests — which drive up costs without a clear improvement in outcomes.

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14-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720640

National focus on overdose prevention should include alcohol too, study suggests

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The need to prevent and rapidly treat opioid overdoses is in the spotlight. But a new study suggests more focus is needed on the risk of alcohol overdoses among people who use opioids of all kinds, and other drugs. Ninety percent of residential recovery center patients surveyed had overdosed on alcohol at least once, and 80 percent of them said that at the time of their overdose, they had also been taking other drugs.

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11-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720503

Cancer Patients Want to Pull Back the Curtain on Pathology

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

And as interest in patient-pathologist consulting programs has gained momentum nationally, researchers at Michigan Medicine have conducted the first known survey to quantify patient interest in pathology services and to better understand how patients might feel about meeting their pathologist and seeing images of their tissues.

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10-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Research Results

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Newswise: Research on Firearm Injuries to U.S. Children Gets 30 Times Less Funding Per Death Than Other Causes
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    7-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720189

Research on Firearm Injuries to U.S. Children Gets 30 Times Less Funding Per Death Than Other Causes

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Firearm injuries kill 2,500 American children each year. But the nation spends far less on studying what led to these injuries, and what might prevent and treat them, than it spends on other causes of death in children. In fact, on a per-death basis, funding for pediatric firearm research is 30 times lower than it would have to be to keep pace with research on other child health threats.

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4-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Study: U.S. Firearm Death Rate Rose Sharply in Recent Years Across Most States & Demographic Groups
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Article ID: 720304

Study: U.S. Firearm Death Rate Rose Sharply in Recent Years Across Most States & Demographic Groups

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The rate at which Americans died from firearm injuries increased sharply starting in 2015, a new study shows. The change occurred to varying degrees across different states, types of firearm death such as homicide and suicide, and demographics. In all, the US saw a 14% rise in the rate of firearm deaths from 2015 through 2017, compared with the rate seen in the years 1999 through 2014.

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7-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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