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Department of Family Medicine’s MDisability Program hosts three new interns this summer

July 15, 2021

The Department of Family Medicine’s MDisability Summer Internship Program, which kicked off in June, is a unique academic program designed for upperclass level college or graduate/professional students who want to learn how to be part of a health care landscape that provides access and equity to people with disabilities. This is critical, considering that one in four people in the U.S. lives with a disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That translates to 61 million people who are either born with a disability, acquire it at some point in their lives or experience disability in advanced…

COVID-19 variants explained; how sugary beverages affect the liver — and more health stories

July 13, 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! Focusing on the woman, not just the disability, could improve reproductive careBreakthrough valve replacement offers non-surgical treatment for congenital heart diseasePrecision medicine helps identify “at-risk rapid decliners” in early-stage kidney diseaseStudy: Hospitalizations for eating disorders spike among adolescents during COVIDHow do sugary beverages affect the liver?COVID-19 variants explainedWhat happens when preventive care becomes free to patients?COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy…

Teenage ski racer walks again, eyeing slopes after traumatic car crash

July 7, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kZ_49xoQZ4 After a car crash left him with crippling injuries, a teenage ski racing champion is walking again and undergoing intensive therapy — and his eyes are focused on the slopes.…

Metro Health – University of Michigan Health renames as University of Michigan Health-West

June 30, 2021

Building on a nearly 80-year legacy of progressive, innovative, patient-centered care, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health is adopting a new name that more accurately reflects its role as part of one of the nation’s leading health care organizations and the state’s No. 1 ranked health system. The transition to becoming University of Michigan Health-West is the result of nearly five years of expanding achievements, technology and capabilities as the premier affiliate of University of Michigan Health. “The new name is a natural next step and our teams are proud of the role we play as part of one of the world’s…

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…