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Dec 11, 2014, 14:53 ET

How is Michigan's new Healthy Michigan Plan working? New five-year U-M study will find out

Since its launch in April, 481,863 Michiganders have signed up for a new Medicaid health insurance option offered by the state, called the Healthy...

Dec 11, 2014, 08:30 ET

Is care best in the West? Study finds racial gaps in Medicare Advantage persist across U.S., except in West

 Despite years of effort to help American seniors with high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes get their blood pressure, cholesterol...

Oct 23, 2014, 09:29 ET

100 days in Michigan: U-M team releases new analysis of state's Medicaid expansion

 Right out of the starting gate, Michigan's expansion of health coverage for the poor and near-poor holds lessons for other states that are...

Sep 25, 2014, 09:44 ET

Treatment studied to help patients 'burned to the bone'

An anti-inflammatory treatment, studied in the labs of regenerative medicine specialists and trauma surgeons, may prevent what's become one of the...

Sep 22, 2014, 10:41 ET

Some concussion education more useful than others, parents say

Many parents whose kids participate in athletics will be asked to sign a waiver about concussion education, but that's not enough to ensure parents...

Sep 18, 2014, 09:26 ET

$3 M grant funds Paul F. Glenn Center for Aging Research at the University of Michigan

 A $3 million grant from The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research will allow the University of Michigan to establish a national center of...

Sep 10, 2014, 10:20 ET

U-M doctor training programs rank among best in nation, according to new national survey

Doctors nationwide rate the University of Michigan Health System as one of the best places for young doctors to train in their chosen field, across...

Jun 20, 2014, 09:46 ET

On target for success: Favorable year-end financial results position U-M Health System for future growth

 The University of Michigan Health System's leaders have reported positive fiscal year-end results, with an anticipated 0.7 percent ($17...

Jun 16, 2014, 09:32 ET

Helping patients train for surgery earns $6.4M Health Care Innovation Award

The Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program (MSHOP) has earned a $6.4 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare...

Jun 11, 2014, 09:05 ET

Taking stroke care to the next level: U-M Comprehensive Stroke Program earns elite status

 When car crash victims suffer serious injuries, emergency crews often get them to trauma centers for the advanced care they need. That same...

Jun 04, 2014, 07:00 ET

Leukemia researcher tapped for 2014 Taubman Prize

A physician-scientist who developed a personalized immunotherapy for leukemia using patients' own T cells is the recipient of the 2014 Taubman...

May 12, 2014, 10:58 ET

U-M Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center to offer world class care for bone, joint and spine health

  People want to be on the move. For some, that means continuing hobbies like golf, biking or walking. Others just want to be able to play with...

May 08, 2014, 07:00 ET

Rising tide: U-M Health System's service to community tops $429M, grows by 19% in one year

 The University of Michigan Health System provided more than $429 million worth of community services in fiscal year 2012 – 60 percent of...

May 07, 2014, 11:47 ET

Find free care, fast: New website will create national index of safety net clinics

A fragile medical safety net stretches across America, made up of thousands of clinics offering free and low-cost health care to those with no...

May 01, 2014, 10:45 ET

Medicine needs victors: $1B UMHS fundraising effort supports medical research, patient care & education

A painter recovering from burns over 80 percent of his body. A young girl getting cancer treatment tailored to her DNA. A team of scientists...

Apr 30, 2014, 12:34 ET

Parents just as likely to use cell phones while driving as other drivers, putting child passengers at risk

Despite their precious cargo, parents are no less likely to engage in driving distractions like cell phone use than drivers from the general...

Apr 29, 2014, 10:50 ET

An Evening of Art + Science: Gala & auction feature new artworks inspired by U-M medical research

Some virtuosos express their talents through clay, paint, wood, words or dance.  For others, the media are the very cells and molecules of the...

Mar 25, 2014, 11:05 ET

First stem cell study of bipolar disorder yields promising results, U-M & Prechter Fund scientists say

What makes a person bipolar, prone to manic highs and deep, depressed lows? Why does bipolar disorder run so strongly in families, even though no...

Mar 19, 2014, 10:06 ET

Thousands of Michigan doctors join statewide effort to improve the health of people covered by Medicare

 More than 2,900 Michigan doctors have joined a growing organization that seeks to improve the health and health care of Michiganders covered...

Mar 18, 2014, 17:10 ET

Most parents don't favor bans on nuts in schools, including those with allergic kids

 Most parents of kids with and without nut allergies don't support schoolwide bans on nut-containing products, according to a new University of...