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Want to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions? Get More Sleep


Making New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping them — beyond a couple of weeks, at least — is tough. One big factor that affects whether the commitment sticks: sleep. A sleep expert and neurologist explains how better sleep can help you keep...
20-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

5 Minute Chats in the Waiting Room May Prompt Families to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Low-income families were more likely to use federal food assistance on nutritious food after learning that their dollars can be doubled for more fruits and vegetables, a new study finds.
13-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Challenges Potential Pancreatic Cancer Target

A protein thought to fuel pancreatic cancer development plays a much more complicated role, a new study finds. PDX1 is critical for cancer growth, but blocking it may lead to more aggressive tumors.
17-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Parents Struggle with When to Keep Kids Home Sick From School


Opinions among parents differ when it comes to how sick is too sick to stay home, or the importance of sick day consequences such as parents missing work or kids missing tests.
12-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

National VA Effort Reduced Risky Opioid Prescriptions for Veterans, Study Finds


Fewer veterans received prescriptions for risky dosages of opioid painkillers after a national VA initiative took aim at reducing high doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, a new study finds. Over a two-year period, high-dose opioid...
10-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Prostate Cancer Treatment Rates Drop, Reflecting Change in Screening Recommendations

As some national guidelines now recommend against routine prostate cancer screening, the overall rate of men receiving treatment for the disease declined 42 percent, a new study finds.
9-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Where Hospitals Send Surgery Patients to Heal Matters a Lot for Health Care Costs, Study Finds

Thousands of times a day, doctors sign the hospital discharge papers for patients who have just had surgery. About half will get some sort of post-surgery care. But a new study finds huge variation in where they end up, depending on where they had...
9-Jan-2017 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Year, New Idea: High-Value Health Plan Concept Aims for Bipartisan Appeal

As Washington grapples with the fate of the Affordable Care Act, a pair of health care researchers has proposed a new way to design health insurance plans that could win bipartisan support – and has already started to do so.
9-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Coach's Detached Retina Could Mean Vision Loss


1-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST

Big Data Brings Big Gains in Surgical Quality: Dr. Darrell Campbell


For 10 years, hospitals and surgical teams across Michigan have shared huge amounts of data about many of the operations they do, in an effort to learn from one another and improve together. Dr. Darrell Campbell of the University of Michigan leads...
30-Sep-2016 9:25 AM EDT

Physical Therapist: No Solid Research on Cupping’s Effect

10-Aug-2016 2:30 PM EDT

Some Olympic Doping Drugs May Have Legitimate Medical Uses

As the world awaits the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, doping in athletes remains a hot topic. Christopher Mendias, Ph.D., A.T.C., explains why the World Anti-Doping Agency regulates certain substances, how that’s changing and how some of...
3-Aug-2016 4:30 AM EDT

In wake of #CARA #opioid passage, @umich researcher available to comment

13-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

In Wake of Aleppo Hospital Bombing, Author of Report on Syrian Healthcare Available to Media #NotATarget

29-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Expert Available to Comment on New Medicare Primary Care Improvement Results

12-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Don't Miss @UMHealthSystem Physicians at #ACC16


26-Mar-2016 5:05 PM EDT

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