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February 14, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amo8uy9Kfv0&feature=emb_logo Courtney Davis, an emergency medicine nurse at Michigan Medicine, immediately got to work after talking to her patient’s family. This wasn’t going to be her normal nursing shift. “I worked…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

February 14, 2020

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss. Anti-Leukemia Compound Induces Complete Remission in Mouse Models A Phase I clinical trial, using a structurally related analog of the compound, is currently enrolling patients. READ MORE Middle-Aged Adults Worried About Health Insurance Costs Now, Uncertain for Future Nearly half of adults in their 50s and early 60s aren’t sure they’ll be able to afford health insurance after they retire, and two-thirds worry about the potential effects of health policy changes. READ…

Pioneers and pathbreakers: Celebrating black history milestones at Michigan Medicine

February 12, 2020

Top row: William Henry Fitzbutler, M.D., Sophia B. Jones, M.D., Katherine Crawford, M.D., Albert Wheeler, Ph.D. Bottom row: James L. Curtis, M.D, Jimmy Crudup, Shirley Martin, Rhetaugh Dumas, Ph.D., R.N., M.S.N.…

Michigan Medicine named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades

February 11, 2020

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was recently named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades! That places the organization in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide. The ratings were based entirely on clinical outcomes for 32 types of patients and procedures. It serves as a reflection of the commitment made by faculty and staff every day to provide comprehensive and exceptional patient care. Michigan Medicine has earned this distinction for the past three years. Click here to view a full list of hospitals that received the recognition in 2020.

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

February 7, 2020

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss. Costs Getting in the Way of Care: 20 Years Later Twenty years ago, research on the health impacts of being uninsured helped build the momentum that led to the Affordable Care Act. But new research shows that accessing care is still unaffordable for many, even after the ACA. READ MORE Jump in Employment Seen Among Medicaid Expansion Enrollees, Especially the Most Vulnerable Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees experienced a six-point increase in employment…

Sound on: 1-year-old enjoys new world after cochlear implants

February 5, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=366&v=nSdaDorRQFI&feature=emb_logo Odessa Scott-Craig looks up and smiles when her two older sisters, Cecilia, 5, and Fiona, 3, play. She loves music, often caught grooving and bouncing to the beat. She responds…

50 trees relocated from new hospital construction site

February 3, 2020

Workers from Blacy Tree Transplant of Milan guide a red oak into its new home at Palmer Field. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography) Dozens of trees stood on the site…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

January 31, 2020

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss. Follow the Right Path: A Traditional Vaccine Schedule In light of recent infectious disease outbreaks, a Michigan Medicine expert discusses vaccine schedule fact versus fiction. READ MORE A New Drug Slows Aging in Mice. What About Us? Biogerontologists at Michigan have made significant strides toward unlocking the secret of longevity. READ MORE What to Know About Low Carb Diets and Managing Your Diabetes Although often prescribed for diabetes patients, you shouldn’t cut carbohydrates out completely.…

U-M’s United Way campaign raises more than $1.25 million

January 27, 2020

The U-M 2019 United Way employee giving campaign met its goal and raised more than $1.25 million. The funds will benefit programs and services through the United Way of Washtenaw County Community Impact Fund or organizations designated by the donor. The Community Impact funds are combined with appropriations from the city of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, the Community Foundation of Ann Arbor and others. This coordinated funding effort is directed toward meeting the most pressing health and human service needs in local communities. The campaign co-chairs Tony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the U-M Health System,…