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About 44% of high school seniors who misuse prescription drugs have multiple drug sources

Roughly 11% of high school seniors reported prescription drug misuse during the past year, and of those, 44% used multiple supply sources, according to a pair of University of Michigan studies.
17-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Catheters: Big source of infection, but often overlooked

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.
1-Jul-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
26-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

Many patients, especially those who are anesthetized or emotionally challenged, cannot communicate precisely about their pain.
27-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
18-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
14-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
13-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
13-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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....
14-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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U-Michigan sociologist: Adding a citizenship question to Census lays groundwork to change the basis of state legislative districts

23-Apr-2019 3:30 PM EDT

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To Cut Down Prescription Drug Prices, We Need a Non Partisan Entity to Craft Evidence-Based Policy, #Umich Expert Says

Minal Patel, assistant professor at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, discusses prescription drug affordability
5-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Impact of U.S. suspension of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

1-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

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A 'decathlon' for antibiotics puts them through more realistic testing

17-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

What You Need to Know to Stay Healthy This Flu Season

10-Jan-2019 1:00 PM EST

University of Michigan's Florian Schaub provides expert comment on news that Facebook shared users' private messages with tech companies

19-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST

Changing the conversation Seniors and technology

We laugh at the meme—even those of us over a certain age—of the toddler, hand pressed over his eyes in utter frustration, telling grandma for the umpteenth time how to open a browser on her computer. Or the photo of the older couple staring at...
30-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

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