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Seniors Get Mental Health Drugs at Twice the Rate of Younger Adults, but See Psychiatrists Less


Older Americans receive prescriptions for mental health drugs at more than twice the rate that younger adults do, but they’re much less likely to be getting their mental health care from a psychiatrist, a new study shows. Some seniors could be at...
29-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

It Takes a Village… to Protect Us From Dangerous Infections? New Microbiome Research Suggests So


Like a collection of ragtag villagers fighting off an invading army, the mix of bacteria that live in our guts may band together to keep dangerous infections from taking hold, new research suggests. But some “villages” may succeed better than...
23-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Don’t Make Me Wait: Doctor Appointment Availability Went Up After Michigan Medicaid Expansion, Study Finds

Getting access to health insurance, and getting access to a doctor, are two very different things. But a new study suggests that the two have gone hand-in-hand in Michigan, despite a rapid influx of newly insured people under the state’s expansion...
17-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Popular New Anticoagulants Drive Increase in Atrial Fibrillation Treatment


Popular new blood thinners may be behind a surge in doctor visits to treat an irregular heartbeat, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. The heavily advertised medicines make managing atrial fibrillation...
22-Jul-2015 6:00 AM EDT

New Pap Smear Schedule Led to Fewer Chlamydia Tests, New U-M Study Suggests

It’s a tale of two tests: one for early signs of cervical cancer, the other for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia. But a change in the recommended schedule for one may have dramatically lowered the chances that young women would get the...
20-Jul-2015 2:30 PM EDT

Got a Disease? Own It – with Unique University of Michigan Science Art


If you have a chronic disease or a child born with a medical problem, it may sometimes feel like the diagnosis owns you. But now you can turn the tables and own _it_. How? By buying unique art that’s made by scientists who study everything...
14-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Nixoncare vs. Obamacare: U-M Team Compares the Rhetoric & Reality of Two Health Plans


Few people today would dare call President Richard Nixon a radical liberal. But 44 years ago, he proposed a health plan that went far beyond what today’s Affordable Care Act includes. After the first plan failed, he did it again three years later....
10-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

3D Model to Help Researchers Study Pelvic Floor Disorder Linked to Childbirth

Researchers have developed the first-ever 3D complete computer model to help study treatment for pelvic organ prolapse.
8-Jul-2015 7:00 AM EDT

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