A U-M team of researchers investigating the fundamental cause of Dravet syndrome, a severe childhood epilepsy, have reprogrammed fibroblasts and generated patient-specific neurons – which could help determine new therapies or better medications for the syndrome.
Liver transplantation candidates want to be involved in decisions regarding quality of the donor organ, and many are reluctant to accept organs with a higher risk of failure, according to research by U-M physicians and experts.
The U-M Health System is pleased to announce the results of voting by members of the U-M Professional Nurse Council/Michigan Nurses Association. According to information released by UMPNC/MNA, the members have voted affirmatively on a new contract to succeed the previous one that was ratified in 2008 and expired on June 30, 2011.
Thanks to a new technology called augmented reality, Charles Woodson will have a permanent presence in the new Mott hospital. With the help of “3D Woodson,” a new mobile app, Woodson can be brought to life by any visitor with an iPad or iPhone.
Patients get a second chance at life at the University of Michigan Transplant Center, so it's fitting that an annual fundraiser for the center's efforts is dubbed Vita Redita, which means life restored. The ninth annual Vita Redita gala dinner and auction is set for Nov. 12.
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., the U-M Professional Nurses Council/Michigan Nurses Association (UMPNC/MNA) has announced that it will be holding an informational picket and march on the main medical campus.
Two University of Michigan developed health-care initiatives were recommended to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services today in an Institute of Medicine report about the future of the nation's health care.
University of Michigan Health System physician assistants will reach beyond the hospital to help people live better lives. PA's will work with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley Oct. 8-9 to renovate a home in Washtenaw County.
A national survey of parents of young children found more than 1 in 10 use an alternative vaccination schedule, and not following the recommended schedule for when kids get their shots can leave children unnecessarily vulnerable to disease.
The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is among 80 hospitals taking part in a national effort to eradicate catheter-associated blood stream infections among hospitalized pediatric patients.
Parents turning car seats to face forward too early. American Academy of Pediatrics now says child passengers should stay in rear-facing seats until age 2. Many parents are facing their children forward too soon.
The University of Michigan Health System has selected a new system-wide integration platform to connect clinical alarm and alert data from medical to communications devices, wireless phones and pagers for its new 348-bed C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital.
An increasing number of pediatric subspecialists are entering private practice, a trend that could mean a smaller proportion working at academic centers, conducting research, teaching or advancing specialty care, a University of Michigan study finds. This trend could also result in greater availability of some subspecialists to provide clinical care to children. The process unfolding will have ripple effects across pediatrics.
The U-M Health System will open the doors to its new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's hospital this Nov. A series of events, including a public open house, will commemorate the opening of the hospital complex.
University of Michigan's Beth A. Tarini, M.D., a pediatrician who conducts research on the use of genetic testing in children, has been selected to serve as co-medical director of a Genetics in Primary Care Institute grant awarded to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Nearly 17 percent of nurses who work in outpatient chemotherapy infusion centers reported being exposed on their skin or eyes to the toxic drugs they deliver, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
On Saturday, Aug. 13, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., the U-M Professional Nurses Council/Michigan Nurses Association (UMPNC/MNA) will be holding an informational picket at the entrance to the medical campus on Fuller Road.
The new C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital will feature a $1.8 million dollar museum-quality art collection. Curated in consultation with the U-M Museum of Art, the collection plays homage to Michigan artists and the Great Lakes landscape.
The Michigan Neurosport Concussion Program is now offering free, online courses for youth and high school coaches with up-to-date information about recognizing concussions and the best practices for responding.
On Wednesday, August 3 a team from UMHS will return to the negotiation table with representatives from the U-M Professional Nurses Council/Michigan Nurses Association. The UMHS team looks forward to returning to the table and engaging with the union bargaining team in an effort to reach an agreement on a successor contract to the one that expired on June 30.