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Are Hospitals Doing All They Can to Prevent C. diff Infections? Not Yet, New Study Suggests

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Nearly half of American hospitals aren’t taking key steps to prevent C. difficile, a kind of gut infection that kills nearly 30,000 people annually and sickens hundreds of thousands more – despite strong evidence that such steps work, according...
24-Apr-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Rare Mutation Causes Vitamin A Deficiency and Eye Deformities

Researchers at the University of Michigan and UC Davis have solved a genetic mystery that has afflicted three unrelated families plagued by congenital eye malformations.
17-Apr-2015 12:00 PM EDT

Hospital Costs Lower in Michigan than in Indiana, Wisconsin; Michigan’s Certificate of Need Laws, Dominant Insurer Likely Contributed to Differences

A report released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) shows substantial variation in hospital costs between Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, with Michigan as the lowest cost among the three states.
20-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Most Americans Say Medical Marijuana Shouldn’t Be Used by Kids or in Front of Kids – Legal or Not

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Medical marijuana and children don’t mix, most Americans say.
17-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

To Fight Nasty Digestive Bugs, Scientists Set Out to Build a Better Gut – Using Stem Cells

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If you’ve ever been hit with an ‘intestinal bug’, you’ve felt the effects of infectious microbes on your digestive system. But scientists don’t fully understand what’s going on in gut infections like that – or in far more serious ones....
17-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Should They Stay or Should They Go? Study Finds No Harm From Hospital Policies That Let Families Observe CPR

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When a hospital patient’s heart stops, the drama starts, as doctors and nurses work furiously at resuscitation. Some hospitals allow family members to watch, while the majority do not. Now, a study has shown for the first time on a national scale...
17-Apr-2015 6:05 AM EDT

U-M Health System Launches $160M Project to Improve Lab Tests for Patients

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Millions of times a year, teams at the University of Michigan Health System test samples of patients' tissue, blood and more. The results can reveal risks or signs of disease -- or response to treatment -- and make a major difference in doctors’...
16-Apr-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Network “Hubs” in the Brain Attract Information, Much Like Airport System

"Hubs" in the brain -- highly connected regions that like hubs of the airport system -- act as critical destinations where information is received and integrated.
13-Apr-2015 2:00 PM EDT

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