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COVID-19 deaths really are different. But best practices for ICU care should still apply, studies suggest.

COVID-19 deaths are indeed different from other lung failure deaths, according to two recent studies, with 56% of COVID-19 patients dying primarily from the lung damage caused by the virus, compared with 22% of those whose lungs fail due to other...
15-Jan-2021 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

45% of adults over 65 lack online medical accounts that could help them sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations

As the vaccination of older adults against COVID-19 begins across the country, new poll data suggests that many of them don’t yet have access to the “patient portal” online systems that could make it much easier for them to schedule a...
15-Jan-2021 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Is it Safe to Perform CPR During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

A new study analyzes the potential transmission risk of airborne respiratory pathogens during bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR.
13-Jan-2021 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Adults with Cerebral Palsy Need Better Access to Health Care

Once viewed as a pediatric condition, patients with cerebral palsy are aging, but the health care system is not prepared to offer them the care they need.
13-Jan-2021 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Many Summer Camps Don’t Require Childhood Immunizations

Nearly half of summer camps surveyed by researchers didn’t have official policies requiring campers be vaccinated, according to findings led by Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in JAMA Pediatrics. Of 378 camps represented, just...
13-Jan-2021 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Top 2021 pandemic tips for older adults (and the people who love them)

As the vaccine becomes available to older adults, and case of COVID-19 surge, a list of key tips and relevant links for older adults about getting through this winter safely and healthily.
8-Jan-2021 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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More than half of people using cannabis for pain experience multiple withdrawal symptoms

More than half of people who use medical marijuana products to ease pain also experience clusters of multiple withdrawal symptoms when they’re between uses, a new study finds. And about 10% of the patients taking part in the study experienced...
8-Jan-2021 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

COVID forced psychiatric care online. Many patients want it to stay there, study finds

A new study suggests that more than half of outpatient psychiatry patients whose appointments were suddenly converted to video or phone interactions by the pandemic will want to keep going with virtual mental health care even after the pandemic...
8-Jan-2021 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

Media Advisory: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital experts available to offer parents advice related to COVID-19

17-Mar-2020 8:10 AM EDT

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Michigan Medicine Pediatric Surgeon Performs Incision-Less Hernia Repairs for Kids

A unique procedure, created by a Michigan Medicine pediatric surgeon, is repairing inguinal hernias in children using an ultrasound and a needle, with no incision needed.
17-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michigan Medicine notifies patients of email information breach

Michigan Medicine is notifying 1062 patients about an email that may have exposed their email addresses ...
16 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

Research on aging expands at U-M with $15M in new grants

New grants totaling more than $15 million will amplify the University of Michigan’s ability to conduct...
14 Sep 2020

Food for health: Michigan Medicine hosts new community-wide food drive to help neighbors in need

Michigan Medicine is launching a second food and toiletry drive for the community, in partnership with F...
08 Sep 2020

Beyond the Hill: How U-M medical care and education spread across Michigan

A look back at the growth of Michigan Medicine's growing effort to provide clinical care and expertise t...
03 Sep 2020

Michigan Medicine Pediatric Experts to Answer Back-to-School Questions in live Q&A

With many families anxious about starting the school year during a pandemic, a panel of experts from Mic...
02 Sep 2020

“Among the Finest Hospitals in the Country”: The University Hospital of 1925

A look at the University Hospital opened in 1925, and later known as "Old Main", as part of the observat...
13 Aug 2020

Michigan Medicine and three other medical centers receive $7 million for COVID-19 outpatient convalescent plasma therapy trial

A team co-led by Michigan Medicine researchers has received funding to study the role of convalescent pl...
30 Jul 2020

Patients in two new Michigan Medicine programs can avoid days in hospital while getting advanced care

Two new programs that harness advanced technology and the expertise of Michigan Medicine’s care teams ...
24 Jul 2020

Doctors in the house: History of medical interns and residents at U-M hospitals

A history of medical internship and residency at the University of Michigan, from 1874 to today. Part of...
02 Jul 2020

Michigan Medicine’s clinical operations expect negative financial performance for fiscal year 2020

Costs from the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically affected financial results for Michigan Medicine’s clini...
29 Jun 2020

U-M House Officers Association, Michigan Medicine ratify contract

The University of Michigan House Officers Association (HOA) ratified a three-year collective bargaining ...
19 Jun 2020

Statement on Michigan Medicine economic recovery plan

Michigan Medicine’s reduction in force will impact approximately 738 employees.  ...
19 Jun 2020

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News & World Report

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan Medicine C.S. M...
16 Jun 2020

Michigan Medicine experts address grief, trauma during pandemic, national protests

Michigan Medicine experts will discuss grief, loss and trauma related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ...
02 Jun 2020