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Pathway uncovered for greatest lupus genetic risk factor, study shows

Researchers at Michigan Medicine have uncovered the enigmatic mechanism that genetically predisposes people to the worst effects of the most typical form of lupus, a study suggests. Researchers say the findings could potentially facilitate the...
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Former army medic turned emergency physician offers training, care during Ukraine war

A former medic in the Austrian military who is now a Michigan emergency physician has traveled to Ukraine to train hundreds of health care providers in trauma care.
17-Aug-2022 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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1 in 3 parents worry that school traffic is a danger for kids

Nearly a third of parents worry about their child’s safety to and from school with more than a quarter believing it’s likely that a child will get hurt near the drop-off area.
10-Aug-2022 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Whether it’s medical records, blood or tissue, patients want to know if researchers may use something from them

Many members of the public want to know if their health information or samples from their bodies will be used in research or to help develop new biomedical products, a new study finds. That’s especially true if their data and biospecimens might...
9-Aug-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Most older adults ready to roll up sleeves this fall for updated COVID-19 boosters, U-M poll shows

A new poll shows that 61% of people over 50 who have already gotten at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine are very likely to roll up their sleeves this fall to get an updated booster shot once they become available. That percentage might increase...
8-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Michigan Medicine receives grant recognizing it as a top U.S. program for spinal cord injury

Michigan Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation received a federal research grant for spinal cord injury – reflecting its comprehensive care for patients with SCI and signifying the program as a national leader in the...
5-Aug-2022 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Children and teens getting spinal surgery don’t need so many opioids, study suggests

Children and teens with scoliosis undergoing spinal fusion can be prescribed fewer opioids while still receiving adequate pain control after surgery, a new study finds. Patients receiving preoperative education on the risks of opioids and the...
4-Aug-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

SuPAR identifies patients at high risk of blood clot formation

Blood clots are thought to occur in as many as a third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19. In many cases these clots can be deadly, such as pulmonary embolisms—blood clots that travel to the lungs. In fact, in nearly one third of patients with...
2-Aug-2022 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers who have studied the impact of hearing loss, hearing aids and hearing disparities on health available to comment on new FDA rule

16-Aug-2022 3:45 PM EDT

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Opioids: 4 Ways to Reduce Harm, Overdose and Death

As America sees a record number of overdose deaths, taking action to reduce harm and tragedy due to opioids is vital. Here, three providers with expertise in substance use disorder care share ways individuals, communities and health care providers...
8-Jun-2022 6:05 AM EDT

Experts available to discuss new USPSTF recommendation to lower age for regular colorectal cancer screenings to 45

18-May-2021 11:40 AM EDT

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

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CMS awards University of Michigan Health prestigious five-star quality rating

University of Michigan Health received the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) highest poss...
03 Aug 2022

Michigan Medicine receives grant recognizing it as a top U.S. program for spinal cord injury

Joining fewer than 20 health systems in the United States, Michigan Medicine’s Department of Physical ...
03 Aug 2022

University of Michigan Health’s adult hospitals ranked best in Michigan and top 20 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report

Adult hospitals ranked in national top 10 for three medical specialties. ...
26 Jul 2022

Michigan Medicine statement on protest at Medical School White Coat Ceremony

A statement regarding the 2022 White Coat ceremony at the U-M Medical School ...
26 Jul 2022

TRAILS school mental health program enters new chapter

The TRAILS school mental health program begun at U-M has received $50 million in support in the new stat...
21 Jul 2022

Michigan Medicine reports positive financial performance for fiscal year 2022

Michigan Medicine reported projected positive fiscal year-end results today, with an anticipated 4.2 per...
16 Jun 2022

Michigan Medicine names new chair for Department of Neurosurgery

The University of Michigan Board of Regents today approved the appointments of Aditya S. Pandey, M.D., ...
16 Jun 2022

Michiganders: It’s time for “spring cleaning” in your medicine cabinet

Across Michigan on Saturday, April 30, 29 sites will accept prescription medications including opioids t...
26 Apr 2022

$20M Frankel Innovation Initiative Set to Kick off Third Round of Funding

The Frankel Innovation Initiative is designed to build on best practices of the standout programs develo...
28 Mar 2022

Michigan Medicine plans significant expansion of specialty pharmacy services

Michigan Medicine plans to significantly expand its specialty and mail order pharmacy program at a Dexte...
25 Mar 2022

Spring into action to address food insecurity in our community

A food and toiletry drive for Food Gatherers - the fifth held by Michigan Medicine since the start of th...
23 Mar 2022

U-M Health again earns nursing’s highest honor through Magnet redesignation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan Health nurses continue to be recognized as ...
17 Mar 2022

Michigan Medicine notifies patients of health information breach

Michigan Medicine is notifying approximately 2,920 patients about an employee email account that was com...
03 Mar 2022

Arul Chinnaiyan awarded prestigious Sjöberg Prize for cancer research

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the 2022 Sjöberg Prize by the Royal Swed...
14 Feb 2022

Michigan Medicine receives $10M to rename critical care institute after field’s pioneer, Dr. Max Harry Weil

Michigan Medicine announced it will rename its critical care research institute after Dr. Max Harry Weil...
25 Jan 2022

University of Michigan Health Now Offers Virtual Urgent Care in Response to COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to surge in the State of Michigan, University of Michigan Health Virtual Urgent Ca...
18 Jan 2022

$7.6 million gift launches new lung cancer research initiative at U-M

A $7.6 million gift from Judith L. Tam and the Richard Tam Foundation has launched an accelerated resear...
13 Jan 2022

U-M Health: Rising COVID-19 hospitalizations include more children in this surge, strain resources

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations for kids and adults hit record levels in the la...
11 Jan 2022

Virtual Santa visit, hospital toy store making spirits bright for sick kids

“We’re so grateful for the incredible community support that helps us make this time of year special...
20 Dec 2021

Michigan Medicine increased research output during pandemic year

Michigan Medicine saw an increase in research awards in FY 2021 to $720 million, up from $662 million la...
16 Dec 2021

U-M Health Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital Earns Spot on U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Maternity list

University of Michigan Health Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, part of Michigan Medicine, has been na...
07 Dec 2021

University of Michigan Health emergency department to deliver hygiene kits to Washtenaw County homeless shelters

Members of the University of Michigan Health Department of Emergency Medicine are delivering 300 persona...
02 Dec 2021

University of Michigan Health responds to recent COVID-19 surge

As COVID-19 cases rise rapidly throughout the state, University of Michigan Health is initiating numerou...
19 Nov 2021

Mott to Host Live Q & A on COVID Vaccines for Kids Under 12

University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital experts will answer questions about the Pf...
28 Oct 2021

Donate blood at the Big House during the largest blood drive at U-M — and save a life

Be a Hero at the Big House, the largest single-day blood drive on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor...
26 Oct 2021

Michiganders: Get risky leftover medications out of your house this Saturday, Oct. 23

On Saturday, Oct 23, Michigan residents in 16 counties have a chance to get opioids and other unused and...
20 Oct 2021

A high-risk, high-reward approach to ALS

Multidisciplinary group of U-M researchers will investigate environmental exposure...
05 Oct 2021

New Health Equity Project aims to significantly reduce health disparities for vulnerable residents in five Michigan counties

A team of partners will launch a Health Equity Project in five Michigan counties, using a Medicaid match...
29 Sep 2021

Mott to Host Live Q & A on COVID Vaccines and Kids

Families will have a chance to ask three pediatric experts from University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott ...
15 Sep 2021

Physician & nurse leaders from Michigan Medicine and 20 other hospital systems across Michigan plead for vaccinations

Two Michigan Medicine leaders are among the statewide health care executives signing a new letter urging...
01 Sep 2021

Brain food: Michigan Medicine hosts month-long food drive to help kids learn and serve neighbors in need

The drive, with online and in-person drop-off options for giving, continues through Sept. 26 ...
31 Aug 2021

Michigan Medicine to help lead NIH study of extra COVID-19 vaccine dose in people with autoimmune disease

A Michigan Medicine physician will co-lead a NIH study of antibody response to an additional does of the...
27 Aug 2021

Treating newly infected COVID-19 patients with plasma from COVID survivors demonstrates no significant benefit, study finds

Results from an NIH study, led by a Michigan Medicine physician, found that COVID-19 convalescent plasma...
18 Aug 2021

FDA grants emergency use authorization for portable negative pressure tent developed at Michigan Medicine

The FDA recently granted emergency use authorization for a negative pressure tent designed by Michigan M...
11 Aug 2021