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Study Finds Wide Variation in Quality, Content of Clinical Cancer Guidelines

What’s the best way to treat rectal cancer? Consult any of five top clinical guidelines for rectal cancer and you will get a different answer, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
19-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

High-Quality Hospitals Deliver Lowest-Cost Care for Congenital Heart Surgery Patients

University of Michigan research presented at American Heart Association meeting
19-Nov-2014 9:40 AM EST

Paradox Lost: Speedier Heart Attack Treatment Does Save More Lives After All, Study Suggests


A national effort to shave minutes off emergency heart attack treatment time has increased the chance that each patient will survive. But yet the survival rate for all patients put together hasn’t budged. It seems like a paradox. But the paradox...
17-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Need to Encourage Patients to Screen for Colon Cancer? Try a Lottery


Convincing patients to do an often dreaded colon cancer screening test could just take a little extra nudge – like a chance to win $50.
14-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST

74 Percent of Parents Would Remove Their Kids From Daycare if Other Children Are Unvaccinated

In this national sample of parents of child 0-5 years, most indicate that daycare providers should review children’s immunization status every year to ensure they are up-to-date (52 percent strongly agree, 22 percent agree).
17-Nov-2014 9:50 AM EST

Best Supporting Actors – in Your Ears? U-M Research Points to Potential Way to Restore Hearing


There’s a cast of characters deep inside your ears -- many kinds of tiny cells working together to allow you to hear. The lead actors, called hair cells, play the crucial role in carrying sound signals to the brain. But new research shows that...
12-Nov-2014 7:00 AM EST

The Great Digital Divide in Healthcare: Older Americans May Be Left Behind

When it comes to the benefits of electronic health records, older Americans may be left behind, new study says.
11-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST

Disability After Heart Attack, Stroke: Survivors’ Care Needs May Be Much Greater Than Experts Thought

A record number of people are surviving heart attacks and stroke but those who do may experience a sharp decline in physical abilities that steadily accelerates over time.
11-Nov-2014 4:05 PM EST

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