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Should Doctors Accept Unvaccinated Children as Patients?

Three in 10 parents polled say that their child’s primary care office should ask parents who refuse all vaccines to find another health provider.
13-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experts Caution Against Catch-all Assumptions About LVADs and Mitral Regurgitation

New research suggests LVADs may not solve mitral regurgitation for some patients with poor right heart function.
16-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Surgeons report success in reducing opioid prescribing without increasing patients’ pain

A new study shows how one state’s surgeons reduced the number of opioids they prescribed to thousands of patients -- without causing patients to feel more pain or less satisfied with their surgical experience.
9-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New drug shows encouraging survival in pancreatic cancer

A phase 1 clinical trial testing a new drug in pancreatic cancer had promising initial results, report researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center. The trial looked at AZD1775, an inhibitor designed to block an enzyme called...
14-Aug-2019 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

6 in 10 Children Receive Opioids After Tonsillectomy, but Opioids May Not Protect Against Complications

Sixty percent of privately insured children undergoing tonsil removal received opioids –with average prescriptions lasting about six to 10 days – a new study finds.
6-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Adults with Cerebral Palsy at Increased Risk for Mental Health Conditions

A new study finds that adults with cerebral palsy are at an increased risk of experiencing a mental health disorder compared to adults without the condition.
7-Aug-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Little We Know: Experts Document the Lack of Research on Youth Firearm Injury

A national team of experts has published the largest-ever examination of the state of research on all aspects of youth firearm injury – whether intentional, unintentional or self-inflicted. The bottom-line conclusion: Far more research, and better...
1-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dangers of E-Cigarette Usage and the Vaping Trend

Vaping and e-cigarettes have quickly become popular among teens today, but Michigan Medicine pulmonary expert, Wassim Walid Labaki, M.D., warns that vaping won’t mitigate risks to your health, and could be responsible for creating them.
31-Jul-2019 12:05 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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