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Aug 13, 2012, 09:17 ET New helicopters mark new era for U-M Health System's Survival Flight

Three new maize-and-blue helicopters will soon be saving lives in the air above the Great Lakes states, and speeding patients toward advanced care at ...


Aug 07, 2012, 04:46 ET University of Michigan Health System: Few Kids Use Recommended Safety Restraints in Cars

Despite the fact that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children older than three years in the U.S. and send more than 140,000 children...


Aug 07, 2012, 04:45 ET Increasing federal match funds for states boosts enrollment of kids in health care programs

Significantly more children get health insurance coverage after increases in federal matching funds to states for Medicaid and the Children's Health...


Jul 26, 2012, 09:31 ET Fine-tuning cardiac ablation could lead to quicker results for patients with arrhythmias

University of Michigan heart researchers are shedding light on a safer method for steadying an abnormal heart rhythm that prevents collateral damage...


Jul 23, 2012, 05:25 ET Diagnostic tests in adolescents with hypertension infrequently used, study says

A study of adolescents with hypertension enrolled in the Michigan Medicaid program suggests that guideline-recommended diagnostic tests –...


Jul 23, 2012, 05:19 ET U-M partners with Michigan High School Athletic Association to offer free concussion education

Required online rules meetings for Michigan high school coaches this fall will include a concussion education module from U-M's Michigan NeuroSport...


Jul 17, 2012, 08:00 ET U-M hospital care is the best in the state, and among the best in the nation, says new ranking

The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers offer the best care in Michigan and some of the nation's best care, according to a new...


Jul 09, 2012, 01:44 ET U-M's Taubman Institute awards inaugural $100,000 translational medical research prize

The inaugural $100,000 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science has been awarded to Harry Dietz, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins...


Jun 29, 2012, 03:35 ET U-M experts offer fire safety reminders for the 4th of July holiday

Just weeks into summer 2012, the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center has already seen a number of burn injuries in children related to popular...


Jun 28, 2012, 03:47 ET Univ. of Michigan Health System statement on Supreme Court health care reform ruling

This ruling will ensure that more Americans will have health insurance and access to timely care – while reducing the burden of uncompensated care...


Jun 26, 2012, 10:53 ET Hospitals' communication during residency matching may put stress on OB-GYN doctors in training

Many hospitals offer residency programs for doctors in training, allowing them to complete the education needed to become practicing physicians....


Jun 25, 2012, 12:02 ET To tackle health care's thorniest problems, 400 health researchers form new U-M-based institute

With a common goal of making health care better, safer, more cost effective and more equal, nearly 400 health researchers from across the University...


Jun 25, 2012, 03:22 ET University of Michigan pediatric cardiac surgeon performs 10,000th surgery

Edward L. Bove didn't know he was hitting a major milestone this spring, but the world-renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon performed his 10,000th...


Jun 21, 2012, 05:06 ET Eyes on the future: U-M Hospitals & Health Centers will end fiscal year ahead of plan, more gains ahead

The books will soon close on the University of Michigan's 2012 fiscal year, with financial results for the U-M Hospitals & Health Centers (UMHHC)...


Jun 14, 2012, 04:42 ET Six new U-M stem cell lines now publicly available to help researchers find treatments for disease

Six new human embryonic stem cell lines derived at the University of Michigan have just been placed on the U.S. National Institutes of Health's...


Jun 11, 2012, 03:00 ET Kill the Germs, Spare the Ears: Study Shows How to Create Effective Antibiotics That Don't Damage Hearing

The world needs new antibiotics to overcome the ever-increasing resistance of disease-causing bacteria – but it doesn't need the side effect that...


Jun 05, 2012, 10:33 ET $1.2 million in renovations help enhance services at U-M Orthotics and Prosthetics Center

By the time Sally Joy was referred to the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center, the scenario was grim: she could need an...


Jun 05, 2012, 03:12 ET U-M's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News & World Report

The University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is among the best children's hospitals in the country in pediatric specialties and is the...


May 31, 2012, 03:14 ET Caring for patients with fecal incontinence costs more than $4,000 per person each year

Care for patients with fecal incontinence costs $4,110 per person for both medical and non-medical costs like loss of productivity, according to new...


May 30, 2012, 10:26 ET U-M Health System recognized as National Top Workplace

The University of Michigan Health System has been recognized among 319 companies as one of the top places to work in the nation This month,...


May 30, 2012, 10:21 ET One size doesn't fit all when treating blood pressure in people with diabetes, VA/U-M study suggests

Aggressive efforts to lower blood pressure in people with diabetes are paying off – perhaps too well, according to a new study. The research shows...


May 20, 2012, 11:30 ET First, do no harm: Study finds danger in standard treatment for a serious lung disease

combination of three drugs used worldwide as the standard of care for a serious lung disease puts patients in danger of death or hospitalization,...


May 17, 2012, 09:17 ET Specialized care by experienced teams cuts death & disability from bleeding brain aneurysms, new guide says

People with bleeding brain aneurysms have the best chance of survival and full recovery if they receive aggressive emergency treatment from a...


May 10, 2012, 03:06 ET "Gut"-Throat Competition: U-M Research On Digestive Tract Bacteria Yields Surprising Findings

From tiny villages in developing nations to suburban kitchens in the United States, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people...


May 09, 2012, 04:05 ET Clinical trial update: Stem cell study for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)

Three patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis will be permitted to receive a second dose of stem cells delivered directly to the spinal cord, in...