America’s opioid drug epidemic has struck hard in Michigan. But now, a team from the University of Michigan is striking back at a key factor: opioid prescriptions for patients before and after surgery.
This Thursday through Saturday, nearly 200 U-M Medical School students will hit the streets of Ann Arbor, and the halls of the U-M Health System’s hospitals and clinics, to collect money for a great cause.
You won’t end up earning a medical degree or getting a license to treat patients. But if you sign up for the University of Michigan Medical School’s new session of its popular Mini Med School, you will learn a lot about the heart and circulatory system – from some of the top doctors in the field.
Sleep-related breathing problems and chronic lack of sleep may each double the risk of a child becoming obese by age 15, according to new research. The good news is that both sleep problems can be corrected.
Despite years of effort to help American seniors with high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes get their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar under control, new research shows wide gaps between older people of different ethnic backgrounds in all three of these key health measures.
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.
The University of Michigan Health System provided more than $429 million worth of community services in fiscal year 2012 – 60 percent of it in the form of covering patients’ unpaid medical costs, according to new data.
A fragile medical safety net stretches across America, made up of thousands of clinics offering free and low-cost health care to those with no other place to turn. A new website created by U-M students aims to become a one-stop location for information and links on all of them.
The University of Michigan Health System will partner with the American Cancer Society to bring a 32-foot long, 14-foot high giant replica of the colon to Briarwood Mall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22, to raise awareness of colorectal cancer.
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.
A free health care clinic run by U-M medical students and faculty has reopened in a brand-new location in downtown Pinckney, months after a devastating fire ripped through the location it had shared with Faith Medical Clinic, a long-established safety net clinic.
HomeFront Strong, a U-M Depression Center program for military spouses that focuses on building resilience and coping skills, will expand its reach into several additional southeast Michigan communities with the support of new funding from the Flinn Foundation.
For Michiganders seeking health insurance for themselves, their families or the employees of their small business under the Affordable Care Act, we stand ready to offer expert assistance, and access to advanced UMHS care through most of the available plans.
Getting treatment for a common sleep problem may do more than help you sleep better – it may help you look better over the long term, too, according to a new research study. It’s the first time researchers have shown specific improvement in facial appearance after at-home treatment for sleep apnea.
Children with obstructive sleep apnea who had a common surgery to remove their tonsils and adenoids showed notable improvements in behavior, quality of life and other symptoms compared to those treated with “watchful waiting” and supportive care, according to a new study.
For more than 50 years, the U-M Trauma Burn Center has offered some of the nation’s most advanced burn care. On May 18 and 19, the center will help burn patients and their families connect with resources, information and one another, at a free workshop and awareness walk.
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center experts will discuss breast cancer risks (and how you can reduce yours), as well as screening, treatment and research at a free Breast Cancer Summit on Saturday, April 20 at Washtenaw Community College.
UMHS provided nearly $362 million worth of hospital-based community benefits in fiscal year 2011, including free or reduced-price care, health classes and support for training new doctors and medical research.
Join us on World Kidney Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., March 15 for free kidney, blood pressure, and depression screenings. Throughout the day there'll be prize raffles, patient care information, exercise demonstrations, kidney-friendly cooking demonstrations and healthy snacks.