For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal – enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others. But a small new study suggests that a new handheld electronic device can help such patients overcome the hand shakes caused by essential tremor.
Using simple age cut-offs to guide colorectal screening may contribute to overuse of tests among unhealthy older adults, and result in healthy seniors missing out on the preventative tests that include colonoscopy.
Online ratings that review physicians – just like ratings for restaurants, movies and mechanics – can influence what doctor a patient chooses, but most patients rank insurance acceptance and convenience as more important factors, according to U-M research published Feb. 18 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
New research finds that a protein that fuels an inflammatory pathway does not turn off in breast cancer, resulting in an increase in cancer stem cells. This provides a potential target for treating triple negative breast cancer, the most aggressive form of the disease.
A new study disputes the effectiveness of mortality as a measure of the quality of care provided by hospitals to stroke patients - and therefore hospital rankings - because use of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders differs widely between hospitals.
Three UMHS pathologists who developed software that could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment won a statewide entrepreneurship competition organized last week by the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship.
People with multiple sclerosis might assume that the fatigue they often feel just comes with the territory of their chronic neurological condition. But a new U-M study suggests that a large proportion of MS patients may have an undiagnosed sleep disorder that is also known to cause fatigue.
People whose brainstems are affected by their stroke have a significantly higher prevalence of sleep apnea than those who have stroke-related injury elsewhere in the brain, according to new U-M research.
We're all aware of the health benefits of dietary fiber. But what is dietary fiber and how do we metabolize it? Research by U-M scientists and their colleagues has begun to uncover how our gut bacteria metabolize the complex dietary carbohydrates found in fruits and vegetables.
Dengue fever and West Nile fever are mosquito-borne diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year, but there is no vaccine against either of the related viruses. U-M scientists have made a discovery that could lead to a target for a potential vaccine or for treatment.
Team USA will soon take to the ice and snow in Sochi, Russia, to compete with the world’s best at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. And if any of America’s athletes suffer a concussion or other insult to their brain or nerves, they’ll get help from one of the world’s best: Jeffrey Kutcher, M.D., a U-M sports neurologist.
As further proof of the University of Michigan Health System’s reputation for outstanding patient care, nearly 500 of U-M’s physicians have been named by their peers to the 2014 Best Doctors in America List.
Retina surgeons at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center have performed the first — and second -- surgeries in the United States to implant an artificial retina, or “bionic eye,” since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the device last year.
As hospitals and doctors’ offices across the country race to join online systems that let them share medical information securely, a new study suggests that these systems may already be helping cut unnecessary care.
The William Davidson Foundation has awarded $4.35 million to U-M, including the Medical School, to support programs that will accelerate the flow of U-M-generated ideas to the marketplace and spur economic activity in southeast Michigan.
Breast cancer stem cells exist in two different states and each state plays a role in how cancer spreads, according to an international collaboration of researchers. Their finding sheds new light on the process that makes cancer a deadly disease.
Research program will investigate an exciting new hypothesis about lost beta cell function in type 1 diabetes that may change our basic understanding of the disease and lead to novel prevention and restoration therapies.
Patients with tongue cancer who started their treatment with a course of chemotherapy fared significantly worse than patients who received surgery first, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.