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Less than 10% of opioid overdose patients are prescribed potentially lifesaving medications after emergency treatment

A Michigan Medicine study found that only 7.4% of patients treated for an opioid overdose at U.S. emergency departments are prescribed naloxone, an overdose rescue drug often available under the name Narcan, within 30 days. The prescription rate for...
23-Nov-2021 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Michigan Medicine No. 3 healthcare institution for scientific research in 2020

Michigan Medicine ranked number third for high-quality scientific research publications in 2020, according to The Nature Index rankings. Compiled by Nature Research, the rankings provide an overview of research for institutions and countries based...
22-Nov-2021 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Visiting older relatives for the holidays? Help them spot & fix fall risks

Trips, slips and falls are a major cause of injury, hospitalization and death in older people, and the pandemic may have increased their risk. Prevention can start with quick fixes in their homes that can be made during a holiday visit.
22-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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National Poll: 4 in 5 parents say children today aren’t as thankful as they should be

As families prepare to celebrate a holiday focused on gratitude, many parents say their children aren’t as thankful as they should be.
17-Nov-2021 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Two markers help predict head and neck cancer prognosis

A new study from the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center finds circulating tumor DNA, or ctDNA, levels can predict as early as two weeks after starting treatment which patients are likely to have good outcomes. At the same time,...
19-Nov-2021 8:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Many older Americans plan to take long trips soon, but may alter plans if COVID spikes at their destination

Nearly one in three older adults plans a long trip far from home in the next year, and many look forward to holiday travel in the next two months, a new poll finds. But many said they would consider local COVID-19 case rates at their destination.
16-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Kidney disease is a problem for cerebral palsy patients. Why are doctors missing it?

A recent study found that advanced kidney disease is associated with death for cerebral palsy patients independent of related factors, such as cancer and cardiovascular conditions.
17-Nov-2021 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Medical training takes a mental toll, but less than a decade ago

A 13-year effort to track the mental health of new doctors in their most stressful time of training shows signs that things have gotten better. But those first-year residents, also called interns, still have a sizable risk of developing depression....
12-Nov-2021 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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

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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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

Michigan Medicine reports positive financial performance for fiscal year 2021

Michigan Medicine reported projected positive fiscal year-end results today, with an anticipated 6.5 per...
17 Jun 2021

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital tops state rankings, earns national honors from U.S. News & World Report

University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is the top-ranked children's hospital in the...
15 Jun 2021

Michigan Medicine announces new hospital’s name

The Pavilion at University of Michigan Health will be the name of the new Michigan Medicine hospital cur...
14 Jun 2021

Physician assistants approve contract agreement with Michigan Medicine

Physician assistants represented by the United Physician Assistants of Michigan Medicine/AFT 5297 (UPAMM...
08 Jun 2021

U-M to establish new Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

U-M will launch a new Institute for Firearm Injury Preventio...
04 Jun 2021

Michigan Medicine to lift some visitor restrictions this week as COVID-19 infection rates decline

With infection rates and hospitalizations for COVID-19 dropping, Michigan Medicine will lift some visito...
24 May 2021

Michelle S. Caird, M.D., Appointed Chair of Michigan Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

After serving two years as interim chair, Michelle S. Caird, M.D., was named chair of Michigan Medicine'...
21 May 2021

U-M Physician Assistants Reach Tentative Agreement with Michigan Medicine

The newly established United Physician Assistants at Michigan Medicine / AFT Local 5297 (UPAMM) has reac...
21 May 2021

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