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Jan 18, 2016, 07:00 ET

Report identifies positive news on kidney disease in the U.S., yet challenges remain

 The annual data report from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) reveals both positive and negative trends in kidney disease in the...

Jan 08, 2016, 11:25 ET

Even children with higher IQs behave better when their sleep apnea is fixed

 Many doctors will ask about quality of sleep when children have problems at school, but new research shows it's just as important to pay...

Jan 07, 2016, 16:35 ET

Low-income communities more likely to face childhood obesity

For a long time researchers have tracked high rates of obesity among black and Hispanic kids, but a closer look at communities shows family income...

Jan 05, 2016, 14:54 ET

U-M startup company secures license, funding to test potential drugs aimed at endocrine disorders

What started as research into one of the most rare types of cancer has expanded into a portfolio that includes a potential treatment for the most...

Oct 22, 2015, 12:31 ET
Kidney donors, recipients and doctors all meet together for the first time.

Three Southeast Michigan health systems collaborate for historic 3-way kidney swap

Six lives, three kidneys and one goal. Thanks to a collaborative effort by three area health systems, the lives of six Michigan residents have...

Oct 14, 2015, 17:21 ET
Images collected using an SRS microscope show that normal brain contains sparse cells with bundles of nerve fibers, called axons (left), but brain tumor tissue is full of cells in a disordered pattern (right). While you can see the difference on a microscopic scale, during surgery they'd be difficult to differentiate, making it hard for a surgeon to know where the tumor stops.

Laser-based imaging tool could increase accuracy, safety of brain tumor surgery

 Brain tumor tissue can be hard to distinguish from normal brain during surgery. Neurosurgeons use their best judgment in the operating room...

Sep 29, 2015, 11:48 ET

University of Michigan team helps perform first kidney transplants in Ethiopia

 A University of Michigan-led team performed the first kidney transplants in Ethiopia last week, after spending more than two years to help...

Sep 17, 2015, 11:40 ET

Everyday activity more beneficial than occasional strenuous exercise for Parkinson's disease

 New University of Michigan research finds people with Parkinson's disease may want to consider attempting to do the dishes, fold the laundry...

Sep 15, 2015, 13:58 ET

University of Michigan Health System launches hand transplant program

 The University of Michigan Health System has launched a new hand transplant program, the first of its kind in Michigan, and is actively...

Sep 15, 2015, 09:45 ET

Take your PICC: New guide aims to decrease dangers from long-term IV devices

 More than a billion times a year, doctors and nurses insert tiny tubes into the veins of American hospital patients, so they can deliver...

Aug 14, 2015, 11:27 ET

Nominations open for $100,000 Taubman Prize

 The nomination period for the $100,000 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science is open, announced the A. Alfred Taubman...

Aug 03, 2015, 06:00 ET

A grand space for learning: U-M reopens Taubman Health Sciences Library after $55M metamorphosis

The books moved out two years ago, and the construction crews moved in. And today, the University of Michigan's Taubman Health Sciences Library...

Jul 31, 2015, 10:13 ET

A new way to learn medicine: Innovative educational program greets incoming U-M Medical School class

This Sunday, 170 aspiring physicians will step onto the stage of the University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium, and don the short white coats and...

Jul 22, 2015, 16:00 ET

Don't make me wait: Doctor appointment availability went up after Michigan Medicaid expansion, U-M study finds

 Getting access to health insurance, and getting access to a doctor, are two very different things. But a new University of Michigan study...

Jul 22, 2015, 12:49 ET

Study: Popular new anticoagulants drive increase in atrial fibrillation treatment

 More adults than ever are visiting their doctors' offices for a prescription to treat atrial fibrillation, according to a study led by the...

Jul 01, 2015, 11:22 ET

Enzyme provides built-in protection against atherosclerosis

Staying active, never smoking and controlling diabetes and cholesterol can prevent hardening of the arteries, but effective treatment of...

Jun 24, 2015, 12:30 ET

Clinician-scientist who developed Parkinson's disease breakthrough is awarded the 2015 Taubman Prize

A physician-scientist whose work has improved quality of life for tens of thousands of Parkinson's disease patients is the recipient of the 2015...

Jun 24, 2015, 12:09 ET

U.S. House passes bipartisan Medicare bill based on U-M health reform concept

On June 17th, the United States House of Representatives passed The Strengthening Medicare Advantage through Innovation and Transparency for...

May 28, 2015, 16:50 ET

U-M Food Allergy Center to be named after national food allergy advocate Mary H. Weiser

Mary H. Weiser has watched in terror as her child was gripped by a severe allergic reaction after she ingested a simple food that most of us eat on...

May 15, 2015, 08:52 ET

University of Michigan Health System among first in nation to use new device for stroke prevention

 The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is among the first heart centers in the nation to use the WATCHMAN device to help...