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Graduation awards honoree, M.D./Ph.D. to be, eager to serve vulnerable populations

May 13, 2022

Devika Priya Bagchi Fourth-year medical student Devika Priya Bagchi acknowledges that she is fortunate to have had access to top-quality health care, education, and social support during her life, factors which…

Michigan Medicine nationally recognized for an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

May 10, 2022

Michigan Medicine received an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Michigan Medicine’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. “One of our strategic priorities as a health system is to continuously improve our safety and quality outcomes,“ said David Miller, M.D., president of U-M Health. “This is part of our journey to become a highly reliable organization that reduces medical errors and optimizes patient and employee safety.”  The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to general hospitals across the…

Department of Anesthesiology launches initiative to minimize the field’s impact on climate change

May 9, 2022

Michigan Medicine Anesthesiology delivered anesthesia services for more than 100,000 surgical cases last year. But alongside the lifesaving and life-enhancing care patients receive comes an unwanted consequence: release of greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting agents into the atmosphere. The Department of Anesthesiology has launched a new initiative to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and minimize its impact on climate change. The Green Anesthesia Initiative (GAIA) aims to implement environmentally sound health care practices while continuing to protect public health and provide excellence in patient care. Department Chair George Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., said the impact of health care on the climate has…

A surgery resident’s breastfeeding story; living better with severe asthma and allergy — and more health stories

May 5, 2022

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Michigan Health Lab blog Artificial intelligence helps physicians better assess the effectiveness of bladder cancer treatment A surgery resident's breastfeeding story Operating rooms are the climate change contributor no one’s talking about Just over half of Michigan pharmacies offer overdose-fighting naloxone without prescription What has the pandemic taught us about public health? Michigan Health blog COVID-19 coverageCouple shares two-year…

Celebrating Mother’s Day with many new Little Victors

May 5, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTSRvu3H63M In Spring 2021, researchers at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital predicted a COVID-19 baby boom, with a 10-15 percent surge in births that summer and fall. Indeed, from June 7 through…

What the pandemic has taught us about public health; how to take action to ‘age in place’ — and more health stories

April 27, 2022

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Michigan Health Lab blog What has the pandemic taught us about public health?Firearms now the top cause of death among children, adolescentsStudy helps explain how xanthan gum, a common food additive, is processed in the gutA medical student seeks reform in the residency application processAdhesion G protein-coupled receptor activation is visualized for the first timeHalf of older adults now…

$11.5M gift fuels innovation in dry age-related macular degeneration research

April 20, 2022

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in people over 50. It is even more prevalent than Alzheimer’s disease, with 11 million people affected in the U.S.…

It’s National Volunteer Week: Honoring those who strengthen the Michigan Medicine community

April 18, 2022

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 to honor the impact of volunteer service around the country and acknowledge the power that volunteers have to strengthen and transform their communities. Celebrated…

Michigan Medicine recognized for health care for LGBTQ+ communities

April 13, 2022

Michigan Medicine received a score of 100 on the 2022 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) and is designated as a “Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality.” This HEI index is developed and maintained…