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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 establish...


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 and take ...


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 lifesaving...


Sep 15, 2015, 01:58 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 seeking adult ...


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 Medical ...


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, 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 University ...


Jul 22, 2015, 04:00 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 suggests...


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 Seniors...


May 28, 2015, 04:50 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 a ...


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 prevent...


Apr 17, 2015, 09:31 ET U-M Health System launches $160M project to improve lab tests for patients in Michigan & beyond

Millions of times a year, teams at the University of Michigan Health System test samples of tissue, blood and other bodily fluids for patients of all ...


Apr 09, 2015, 02:44 ET U-M Health System named among America's best employers by Forbes

The University of Michigan Health System has been named the 26th best employer in the country, out of 500 companies ranked by Forbes on its new...


Mar 24, 2015, 10:30 ET Scientists coax stem cells to form 3-D mini lungs

Scientists have coaxed stem cells to grow the first three-dimensional mini lungs. Previous research has focused on deriving lung tissue from flat...


Mar 02, 2015, 07:00 ET CHAMPs for Mott gala and golf tournament to benefit U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital scheduled for May 15-18, 2015

The 2nd Annual CHAMPs for Mott, scheduled for Friday, May 15 – Monday, May 18, 2015, is an exciting fundraiser for the University of Michigan C.S....


Feb 26, 2015, 10:28 ET Dreaming of being a doctor - but think it's too late? New U-M program could help you prepare

Whether you're nearing graduation, or have already embarked on a career, you may wonder if your lack of science training and experience means it's...


Feb 19, 2015, 03:19 ET Precision medicine to prevent diabetes? Researchers develop personalized way to steer prevention efforts

How can we keep more people from joining the ranks of the 29 million Americans already diagnosed with diabetes? What if we could tell with precision...


Feb 09, 2015, 12:33 ET U-M center launches first phase of reproductive health training in Ethiopia

Since leaving Ethiopia as a teenager to pursue medical school in the U.S., University of Michigan reproductive endocrinology and infertility...


Feb 04, 2015, 06:00 ET A gift to heal injured brains: Family transformed by TBI gives to aid U-M Health System care & research

A tragic accident 32 years ago forever altered the lives of an entire prominent Michigan auto industry family, as a beloved wife and mother suffered...


Jan 16, 2015, 01:13 ET U-M ranked #6 nationally for excellence in training doctors

Starting this week, medical students across the country are asking themselves, "If you could go anywhere in the country to train for your chosen...


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 and blood ...


Dec 11, 2014, 02:53 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...


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 still on...