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When a medical emergency strikes, our gut tells us to get to the nearest hospital quickly. But a new study suggests that busier emergency centers may actually give the best chance of surviving – especially for people suffering life-threatening medical crises.
In order for patients to receive the best possible care, the health professionals, care teams, health institutions and health care systems that surround them must learn continuously. A newly refocused effort at U-M will conduct research on these kinds of learning.
This week, the streets of Ann Arbor will fill with art lovers, for the annual Ann Arbor Art Fair. But at one booth down on East University Avenue, the “artists” have day jobs: they are research scientists. And the images they create aren’t just beautiful – they come from laboratory studies that might save lives.
Deep inside the brains of people with dementia and Lou Gehrig’s disease, globs of abnormal protein gum up the inner workings of brain cells – dooming them to an early death. But boosting those cells’ natural ability to clean up those clogs might hold the key to better treatment for such conditions, new research shows.
A new approach to designing clinical trials -- so that patients' odds of getting the better-performing treatment improve -- may help increase the number of people who agree to take part in medical studies.
Substantial proportions of parents chose urgent care or emergency department visits when their sick children were excluded from attending child care, according to a new study by University of Michigan researchers.
A new breed of mice made possible by years of persistent research by a U-M team may help accelerate understanding, and treatment, of a neurological condition that causes uncontrollable twisting of necks and limbs in children and adults.
The University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is among the best children’s hospitals in the country in pediatric specialty care and is the only hospital in Michigan ranked in all 10 specialties evaluated, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
If all eye doctors prescribed the less expensive of two drugs to treat two common eye diseases of older adults, taxpayer-funded Medicare plans could save $18 billion over a 10-year period, say U-M researchers.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) can’t do much good in a school if no one is trained and ready to use it in an emergency. So the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Congenital Heart Center has become the Michigan affiliate for Project ADAM.
Parents – especially those of overweight children – give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat childhood obesity, according to a new poll from the University of Michigan.