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Newswise: Returning to In-Person School During COVID-19: A Live Q &A with Mott Doctors
Released: 27-Jan-2021 10:30 AM EST
Returning to In-Person School During COVID-19: A Live Q &A with Mott Doctors
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Some students are starting to return to face-to-face school after months of remote learning during the pandemic. Experts will address parents' top questions about the transition.

Released: 14-Dec-2020 9:45 AM EST
How Can We Make Sure People Get the Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The availability of COVID-19 vaccines will not necessarily result in people getting fully vaccinated, because the first vaccines require a second dose within a few weeks to get full protection. Mark Fendrick, M.D., has studied barriers to preventive health services and offers suggestions based on past research for how to ensure full vaccination.

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Released: 10-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST
What’s at stake in the Supreme Court’s ACA case? A quick explainer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Though the election and pandemic have eclipsed it in the news, there’s another event unfolding that could affect nearly all Americans: a Supreme Court case that will decide the future of the Affordable Care Act. A health policy researcher explains what would happen if it's overturned.

Newswise: The curve is fattening, not flattening. What can we do? An interview with Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., co-creator of the
Released: 26-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT
The curve is fattening, not flattening. What can we do? An interview with Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., co-creator of the "flatten the curve" concept
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Like a replay of the 1918 flu, history seems to be repeating itself with the coronavirus. After “flattening the curve” of cases in late spring and again in late summer, cases of COVID-19 have surged in October. Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., for one, is deeply dismayed – but not surprised. He offers insights into what's needed to avoid a horrific winter.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Combining HPV vaccination with screening to prevent cervical cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While the latest findings on long-term efficacy of the HPV vaccine are cause for celebration, vaccinations should be coupled with preventive screening to better protect women from cervical cancer, two University of Michigan experts argue in an invited commentary in The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine journal.

Newswise: Michigan Medicine Pediatric Surgeon Performs Incision-Less Hernia Repairs for Kids
Released: 17-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Michigan Medicine Pediatric Surgeon Performs Incision-Less Hernia Repairs for Kids
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A unique procedure, created by a Michigan Medicine pediatric surgeon, is repairing inguinal hernias in children using an ultrasound and a needle, with no incision needed.

Released: 24-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
5 Ways to Manage Political Stress With a Michigan Medicine Psychiatrist
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, a Michigan Medicine psychiatrist offers strategies for how to be mindful of depression and anxiety symptoms around the topic.

Newswise: Research Into Innovative Treatment Ideas for Traumatic Brain Injury
Released: 21-Aug-2019 3:45 PM EDT
Research Into Innovative Treatment Ideas for Traumatic Brain Injury
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers hope the innovations and treatments they are currently investigating will be able to help patients with a traumatic brain injury in the future.

Released: 10-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
What is cryptosporidium? The pool parasite outbreak causing panic
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Cryptosporidiosis outbreaks are on the rise, and children are likely to be the ones dispersing the illness. Two U-M experts weigh in on how to prevent spreading this parasite.

Newswise: Why More Men Get Vasectomies During March Madness
Released: 13-Mar-2018 4:00 AM EDT
Why More Men Get Vasectomies During March Madness
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Requests for the procedure rise in March — when many men schedule downtime to watch basketball. A Michigan Medicine expert explains key facts.

Newswise: Big Data Brings Big Gains in Surgical Quality: Dr. Darrell Campbell
Released: 30-Sep-2016 9:25 AM EDT
Big Data Brings Big Gains in Surgical Quality: Dr. Darrell Campbell
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

For 10 years, hospitals and surgical teams across Michigan have shared huge amounts of data about many of the operations they do, in an effort to learn from one another and improve together. Dr. Darrell Campbell of the University of Michigan leads the effort and calls it a victory for "measurement to improve, not measurement to judge."

Released: 3-Aug-2016 4:30 AM EDT
Some Olympic Doping Drugs May Have Legitimate Medical Uses
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As the world awaits the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, doping in athletes remains a hot topic. Christopher Mendias, Ph.D., A.T.C., explains why the World Anti-Doping Agency regulates certain substances, how that’s changing and how some of these drugs may help rehabilitate injuries in everyday and elite athletes alike.

Newswise: University of Michigan Experts Available to Discuss Impact of Diet on Diabetes
Released: 18-Jan-2012 12:00 PM EST
University of Michigan Experts Available to Discuss Impact of Diet on Diabetes
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Experts at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center are available to discuss the impact of diet on diabetes following the announcement that Southern chef Paula Deen has type 2 diabetes.

Released: 4-Mar-2011 3:00 PM EST
U-M Experts Available to Discuss Sudden Sports Death
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While the cause of death of the Fennville, Mich. high school basketball player is unknown, an inherited heart condition makes the top of the list for possible causes. U-M experts are available to talk to media about HCM and why kids, young adults and children die suddenly from it.

Released: 5-Nov-2010 1:00 PM EDT
Experts Available for Veteran's Day Coverage
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As the nation recognizes Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, the University of Michigan Health System has experts available to discuss the health and well-being of America’s troops. Read on for story ideas related to the work and sacrifices of the military.

Released: 16-Apr-2010 1:05 PM EDT
U-M Health System Childhood Obesity Expert Sources
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As First Lady Michelle Obama launches initiatives to fight childhood obesity, physicians from the top-ranked University of Michigan Health System are available to discuss childhood obesity and what efforts are successful at keeping children healthy.

Released: 7-Dec-2009 12:00 PM EST
Holiday Tip Sheet from the University of Michigan Health System
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Reporters, producers and editors, here is our holiday gift to you: Story ideas that relate to the holidays, and some evergreen ideas that can help you fill the newspaper or broadcast during the slow news month ahead.

Released: 24-Jul-2009 3:00 PM EDT
Health Care Reform Experts at University of Michigan
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Physicians and health professionals from the University of Michigan are available to comment on health care reform.

Newswise: Expert Available to Comment on Heart Device Approval
Released: 22-Apr-2008 8:45 AM EDT
Expert Available to Comment on Heart Device Approval
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

In the wake of Monday's approval of a new heart-assisting device, a University of Michigan cardiac surgeon who co-led the pivotal clinical trial of the device is available to comment on its significance and performance.


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