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2/3 of Parents cite barriers in recognizing youth depression

Telling the difference between a teen’s normal ups and downs and something bigger is among top challenges parents face in identifying youth depression, a new national poll suggests.
13-Nov-2019 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Middle-Aged Americans & Dementia Risk: Lots of Worry, Not Enough Proven Prevention

Nearly half of Americans in their 50s and early 60s think they’re likely to develop dementia as they grow older, but only 5% of them have actually talked with a doctor about what they could do to reduce their risk, a new study finds....
13-Nov-2019 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Health Insurance Benefit at U-M Led to Increased Rates of IVF

In a new research letter appearing in JAMA detailing a first-of-its-kind study, the team compared the use of IVF among university employees before and after the addition of the insurance coverage benefit.
13-Nov-2019 7:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Approach to Personalizing Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Shows Promise in Cell Lines

A group of researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center is laying the foundations for a new, “multi-omic” approach that could help determine the drugs to which a particular triple-negative tumor will be most likely to respond...
8-Nov-2019 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Understanding Breast Implant Safety

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that patients considering breast implants — whether for reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or cosmetic surgery — receive detailed information about potential complications and rare...
8-Nov-2019 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Poll reveals risky use of antibiotics by some older adults, and opportunities for providers to improve

Half of older Americans got help from the infection-fighting power of antibiotics in the past two years, a new poll finds, but a sizable minority didn’t follow the instructions on their pill bottle. And one in five say that in the past, they’ve...
30-Oct-2019 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Eye doctors reduce opioid prescriptions without compromising pain control

Findings from Kellogg Eye Center suggest ophthalmic surgeons are prescribing more opioids than needed after eye surgery. The study in JAMA Ophthalmology showed prescriptions can be reduced without compromising pain control.
29-Oct-2019 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Everyone who works in health care needs to know about opioids; this free new online course can help

A new online course about opioids aims to help all types of health professionals understand the roots of the opioid epidemic, how it's affecting patients and society, and what's being done to address it.
29-Oct-2019 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Michigan Medicine is one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, with three hospitals, one of the 10 largest biomedical research budgets, and national-level strength in a broad range of specialties. It includes the University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, the U-M Medical School and its 1,800-member Faculty Group Practice, and specialty centers in cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, eye conditions, geriatrics, health policy, neurosciences and organ transplant. Michigan Medicine is part of the University of Michigan, and has a close affiliation with the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

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