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Researchers Discover First Immune Stimulating Long Noncoding RNA Involved in Body's Response to Cancer

U-M researchers have discovered the first immune stimulating long noncoding RNA Involved in the body's response to cancer, suggesting potential approaches to improve immunotherapy treatment.
17-May-2021 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Routine Testing Before Surgery Remains Common Despite Low Value

Before undergoing surgery, patients often go through a number of tests. In fact, about half of patients who had one of three common surgical procedures done in Michigan between 2015 and the midway point of 2019 received at least one routine test...
17-May-2021 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Confused About the Latest Mask Rules? Read This

A quick guide to navigating life now that the CDC and many states have said that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in many situations.
17-May-2021 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

No Excuses: Stop Procrastinating on These Key Health Checks

A quick guide to the most-valuable preventive care that adults need to get scheduled, to catch up on what they may have missed during the height of the pandemic, and to address issues that the pandemic might have worsened.
14-May-2021 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Develop First-in-Class Inhibitors Against Key Leukemia Protein

Researchers have developed first-in-class small-molecule inhibitors against a key leukemia protein, ASH1L.
14-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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More Kids Seeing Doctors Virtually but Some Parents Still Hesitant

While some parents still have reservations about using telemedicine for their kids, the majority were satisfied with the experience, a new national poll suggests.
11-May-2021 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gout Treatment Success Doubled by Combining Two Drugs, Study Finds

If left untreated, gout can cause severe disability. But unlike rheumatoid arthritis, there are only a handful of ways to treat it. Researchers say a combination of two existing drugs disrupts antibody production and doubles treatment efficacy.
11-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Patient support programs for painful conditions may reduce opioid use

Programs that provide ongoing support to patients with painful conditions and complex medication regimens may also help them avoid using potentially risky opioid pain medications, or reduce the amount they use, a new study finds.
10-May-2021 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Michigan Medicine expert available to discuss the need for men to get the HPV vaccine

28-Apr-2021 8:05 PM EDT

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Returning to In-Person School During COVID-19: A Live Q &A with Mott Doctors

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.
27-Jan-2021 10:30 AM EST

How Can We Make Sure People Get the Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose?

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...
14-Dec-2020 9:45 AM EST

What’s at stake in the Supreme Court’s ACA case? A quick explainer

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...
10-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST

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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

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...
26-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT

This spring they were heroes, but summer may be cruel for health professionals, experts say

29-Jun-2020 7:40 PM EDT

Combining HPV vaccination with screening to prevent cervical cancer

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...
26-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT

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Pediatric sleep psychologist from @MottChildren on helping your kids overcome stress-related sleep disruption

9-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT

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Michigan Medicine to Host Live Q & A on COVID Vaccines for Kids

As families prepare for the COVID vaccine rollout for adolescents and teens ages 12-15, Michigan Medicin...
13 May 2021

Michigan Medicine Opens Adult and Pediatric COVID-19 Long Haul Clinics

Two multidisciplinary teams band together to create a coordinated approach to studying the disease’s l...
02 May 2021

Donors Come Together to Gift “Recharge Rooms” to Michigan Medicine Employees

After an exceptionally stressful year for health care workers and learners, two couple...
26 Apr 2021

Michigan Medicine Helps Lead First National Study on How Highly Allergic People React to COVID-19 Vaccine

Researchers at Michigan Medicine are helping lead the first national study of how highly allergic people...
07 Apr 2021

In breakthrough for regional cardiovascular collaboration, second open-heart program approved for Grand Rapids

A collaboration to expand cardiovascular services in west Michigan has taken a big step forward with sta...
06 Apr 2021

Michigan Medicine enacts visitor restrictions due to COVID-19 surge

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise across Michigan, beginning Friday April 2, Michigan Medicine...
01 Apr 2021

Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD, Response to Regent Weiser’s Comments

Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD, signs a letter in solidarity with the six University of Michigan women dean...
28 Mar 2021

Beth Moore, Ph.D. Appointed Chair of U-M Department of Microbiology & Immunology

The Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Bethany B. Moore, Ph.D., as chair of the Department...
26 Mar 2021

U-M Depression Center to be named for Eisenberg family, in recognition of $30M in giving

The University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved the renaming of the U-M Depression Center for F...
25 Mar 2021

Innovative patient stability technology developed at MCIRCC gets FDA market approval

Technology developed at Michigan Medicine will help health care providers detect signs that a patient wi...
22 Mar 2021

U-M Depression Center enters 20th year with new director and focus on next-generation research

Nearly 20 years ago, the University of Michigan made history by establishing the nation’...
18 Feb 2021

Returning to In-Person School During COVID-19: A Live Q &A with Mott Doctors

Experts at Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will answer some of families’ top questio...
27 Jan 2021

More Michigan Medicine patients will get hospital-level care at home through new programs

Four innovative programs designed to continue high-quality care at home after a hospitalization or emerg...
14 Jan 2021

Michigan Medicine to vaccinate patients 65 and older next week

Michigan Medicine is moving into the next priority phase of vaccinations, with plans to begin vaccinatin...
07 Jan 2021

Michigan Medicine Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Michigan Stadium

Forced to close its gates to fans during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big House will reopen to play a crit...
31 Dec 2020

A long time coming: The saga of today’s University Hospital

As part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of U-M's academic medical center, a look back at the...
21 Dec 2020

Nurses approve one-year contract with Michigan Medicine

Nurses represented by the University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council (UMPNC) voted Friday to rat...
18 Dec 2020

U-M publishes free guides packed with advice and wisdom from COVID-19 patients & caregivers

A U-M team has created a set of eight COVID-19 guidebooks for patients and their loved ones, based on th...
18 Dec 2020

Michigan Medicine vaccinates first employees for COVID-19

Michigan Medicine began vaccinating people against COVID-19 today with an initial group of five frontlin...
14 Dec 2020

Season of Giving: Michigan Medicine hosts new community-wide food drive to help neighbors in need

The season of giving has once again arrived in Michigan. But this one comes amid a surging pandemic, an ...
10 Dec 2020

Parents Magazine Names Mott among most innovative children’s hospitals in the country

ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  Parents Magazine today recognized Michigan Medicine ...
03 Dec 2020

Michigan Medicine names new president of clinical enterprise

One of Michigan Medicine’s clinical leaders, David C. Miller, M.D., M.P.H., will be the new president ...
03 Dec 2020

The Catherine Street Hospitals: The start of the modern U-M medical campus

A look back at the Catherine Street hospital complex that first opened in 1891. ...
03 Dec 2020

Michigan Medicine tightens visitor restrictions for adult patients

Michigan Medicine has tightened visitor restrictions at its hospitals and clinics to continue to minimiz...
24 Nov 2020

Michigan Medicine joins hospitals nationwide in campaign encouraging everyone to #MaskUp

Michigan Medicine has joined about 100 of the nation’s top health care systems with an urgent plea for...
19 Nov 2020

Michigan Medicine adds visitor restrictions for emergency department, hospitals and clinics

 Michigan Medicine has added visitor restrictions at its hospitals and clinics to cont...
17 Nov 2020

$14 Million Push for Type 1 Diabetes Breakthroughs: New JDRF Center of Excellence at the University of Michigan

Through the new Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute, Michigan Medicine and JDRF are joining toge...
12 Nov 2020

Serving those who served: U-M and the VA Ann Arbor hospital

An overview of the relationship between U-M and the Ann Arbor VA hospital, as part of the observation of...
11 Nov 2020

Voting from a hospital bed: Emergency absentee ballot help available for Michigan Medicine patients

A medical or personal emergency doesn't have to keep Michigan Medicine patients from voting, thanks to a...
02 Nov 2020

Pandemic Must-Haves: PPE and Clean, Sanitized Scrubs & Gowns

Michigan Medicine and two other major health systems have unveiled their $48 million shared laundry faci...
28 Oct 2020

Give Blood, Save a Life During University of Michigan Donor Event

Donate blood during the largest blood drive on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbo...
22 Oct 2020

Five U-M faculty members elected to National Academy of Medicine

Five University of Michigan professors have been elected to the highest honorary socie...
19 Oct 2020

With Affordable Care Act’s future in the balance, U-M holds 10th anniversary discussion with national experts

The Affordable Care Act's 10th anniversary, and potential fate in front of the Supreme Court, will be th...
13 Oct 2020

Exploring the mind’s mysteries: 130 years of mental health care & innovation at U-M

A look back at psychiatric care and education, and neuroscience research, at U-M since 1890, as part of ...
08 Oct 2020

Michigan Medicine participates in first nationwide network to study rare forms of diabetes

Michigan Medicine is participating in a nationwide study funded by the National Institutes of Health tha...
30 Sep 2020

New immunology study of U-M employees seeks answers on coronavirus reinfections

University of Michigan researchers launch the Immunity Associated with SARS-CoV-2 stud...
29 Sep 2020

Firearms research at U-M gets a $4.6M boost with three new grants from CDC

In a milestone of research funding, three teams of University of Michigan researchers have received fund...
25 Sep 2020

Michigan Medicine teams Separate Conjoined Twins at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

Michigan Medicine teamshave successfully separated one-year-old conjoined twins at C.S. Mott Children’...
18 Sep 2020

Michigan Medicine names new chair for the Department of Cardiac Surgery

Gorav Ailawadi, M.D., M.B.A., brings clinical expertise in valve disease and minim...
17 Sep 2020

Michigan physicians save Medicare nearly $54 million, while improving care for Michiganders

Thanks to teamwork among a group of Michigan physician organizations, including Michigan Medicine's facu...
15 Sep 2020