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As Medicaid work requirements gain traction, U-M researchers propose ways to reduce potential harm

Before Medicaid work requirements get into full gear, a team of Medicaid researchers is offering specific recommendations to help states ensure that they don’t harm the health of people enrolled in Medicaid. They recommend focusing on adults under...
7-Aug-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Unwise opioids for wisdom teeth: Study shows link to long-term use in teens and young adults

Getting wisdom teeth removed may be a rite of passage for many teens and young adults, but the opioid painkiller prescriptions that many receive could set them on a path to long-term opioid use, a new study finds. Young people who filled an opioid...
3-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Big-Data Study Pinpoints More Than 150 Genes Associated with Atrial Fibrillation and Develops Genetic Risk Score

Drawing on genomic data from more than one million individuals, researchers from the University of Michigan have led a large collaborative effort to discover as-yet unknown genetic risk factors for atrial fibrillation.
2-Aug-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Rogel Cancer Center awarded $33.4M from NCI

The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center a grant worth $33.4 million over five years. At the same time, the center’s designation as a “comprehensive cancer center” was renewed.
30-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Opioids and Older Adults: Poll Finds Support for Prescribing Limits, and Need for Better Counseling and Disposal Options

Nearly a third of older adults have received a prescription for an opioid pain medicine in the past two years, but a new poll shows many didn’t get enough counseling about the risks that come with them, how to reduce use, when to switch to a...
25-Jul-2018 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study: Medicare Coverage Limits Put Seniors’ Vision Needs at Risk

Millions of Medicare beneficiaries rely on eyeglasses and contact lenses. But the national health insurance program leaves many without adequate resources to properly maintain their sight.
27-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Why Bariatric Surgery Wait Times Have Nearly Doubled in 10 Years

Eligible patients are increasingly facing longer waits for operations proven to help them safely lose weight that endangers their health. And waiting longer doesn’t improve safety, according to a new study by Michigan Medicine.
27-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Curing Breast Cancer but at What Cost? Patients Report Heavy Financial Toll

A new study led by researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center finds many breast cancer patients are concerned about the financial impact of their diagnosis and treatment, and that they feel their doctor’s offices are not helping...
18-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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