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Woman runs half-marathon on one-year anniversary of complex cancer surgery

June 28, 2021

Left: Robin Schroeder finishes her half-marathon earlier this year. Right: Some of the dimes Schroeder has found, signs she said come from her father. At mile 11 of the DeWitt Take…

Teamwork saves lives: COVID-19 hospital network shares key lessons to improve care — and more health stories

June 22, 2021

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! Teamwork saves lives: COVID-19 hospital network shares key lessons to improve care‘Seizing a disruptive opportunity’ to improve gender equity in medicineSurvey assesses student mental health needs in Detroit schools1 in 6 families in new study spent more than $5,000 to have a babyMany surgery patients get opioid prescriptions, but many don’t need to, study suggestsCOVID-19 Coverage5 ways to reset…

Michigan Medicine reports positive financial performance for fiscal year 2021

June 18, 2021

Despite challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and a vaccine rollout, Michigan Medicine reported projected positive fiscal year-end results on Thursday, with an anticipated 6.5 percent ($339.8 million) operating margin on forecasted operating revenues of $5.2 billion. The results include fiscal 2021 performance from U-M Health, the organization’s clinical branch that includes five hospitals, 125 clinics and the U-M Medical Group. David C. Miller, M.D., M.P.H., presented the projected results for the fiscal year that ends June 30, along with the fiscal 2022 plan, to the U-M Board of Regents during its regular meeting. “These results demonstrate our relentless…

Swim Across America funds research on bladder cancer and immunotherapy

June 16, 2021

Rogel Cancer Center team members at a Swim Across America event pre-COVID-19. Bladder cancer was one of the first cancer types to benefit from immunotherapy. But only about one in four…

Poll finds risky drinking patterns in older adults during pandemic; when art therapy goes virtual — and more health stories

June 15, 2021

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! Family finds answers to rare, genetic glaucomaPoll finds risky drinking patterns in older adults during pandemicWhen art therapy goes virtualCommunity group looks to improve sudden cardiac arrest responseHow the pandemic shaped one man’s cancer journeyWhat will it take to get more of the U.S. vaccinated against COVID-19?New potential therapy for fatty liver diseaseAnalysis reveals how kidney cancer develops…

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital tops state rankings, earns national honors from U.S. News & World Report

June 15, 2021

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is the top-ranked children’s hospital in the state and one of the best in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. Mott is the only…

Michigan Medicine announces new hospital’s name

June 14, 2021

The Pavilion at U-M Health The Pavilion at University of Michigan Health will be the name of the new Michigan Medicine hospital currently under construction, the organization has announced. Work on…

Community-Centered Interventions for Improved Vaccine Uptake For COVID (CIVIC) project awarded $3.4M

June 10, 2021

To support increased COVID-19 vaccine uptake and reduce health disparities, community-based organizations in Wayne, Washtenaw, Genesee, and Kent counties, together with researchers from U-M, have been awarded $3.4 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health. The partnership, titled Community-Centered Interventions for Improved Vaccine Uptake for COVID (CIVIC), was designed to increase vaccine uptake and decrease vaccine hesitancy among populations that have experienced disproportionately high rates of COVID-19 in Michigan. The project will use multi-level, community-based participatory research (CBPR) derived interventions. CIVIC is led by principal investigators Erica E. Marsh, M.D., MSCI, the S Jan Behrman Professor of…

Michigan Medicine named one of World’s Best Smart Hospitals by Newsweek

June 9, 2021

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was recently named one of the world’s Best Smart Hospitals by Newsweek! The list, compiled by Newsweek Magazine and Statista, recognizes achievements in digital surgery, digital imaging, artificial intelligence, telehealth and electronic medical records. The designation is given to only 250 hospitals worldwide. The create the ranking, Newsweek carried out in-depth expert interviews, an international online survey and extensive research. Click here for more information.