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Ebola preparedness at the University of Michigan Health System

Every day, the dedicated staff of UMHS hospitals and health centers take care of patients with serious illnesses – including those who carry infectious diseases. We’re drawing on this experience and expertise to help us prepare for the possibility of receiving patients who have Ebola virus disease, or a high risk of developing it.

Brains in the balance: New $11.5M grant fuels U-M Parkinson’s disease research center to aid patients

Deep in the brains of the million Americans with Parkinson’s disease, changes to their brain cells put them at high risk of dangerous falls -- a problem that resists even the most modern treatments. Now, U-M scientists and doctors have launched a five-year, $11.5 million effort to better understand the cause of these problems, and find new options based in the latest brain science.

Many adults support equal access to healthcare for undocumented immigrant children

Access to health insurance is very limited for immigrants living in the U.S. – both undocumented immigrants and permanent residents. But a new survey has found that many U.S. adults who work on behalf of children think undocumented immigrant children should have access to healthcare equal to that of U.S.-born children.

Sarcoma survivorship clinic addresses late effects of cancer treatment

The majority of patients diagnosed with sarcoma will be cured of their disease and live cancer-free. But as they age, these patients are at risk of developing another medical condition related to their sarcoma treatment.A new clinic opening this week at the University of Michigan Health System aims to help adults who were treated for sarcoma, a cancer of the bone and connective tissue.

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