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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

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

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...
12-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stalk antibodies provide flu protection in humans

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.
30-May-2019 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Massive sequencing study links rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes

An international consortium of scientists has analyzed protein-coding genes from nearly 46,000 people, linking rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes.
22-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Toward zero hunger: More food or a smarter food system?

When thinking about ways to end global hunger, many scholars focus too narrowly on increasing crop yields while overlooking other critical aspects of the food system.
21-May-2019 9:00 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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