A half billion dollars – at least -- gets spent each year on blood tests to see which hospital patients have a genetic quirk that makes their blood more likely to form dangerous clots. And most of that spending probably isn’t necessary, according to a new paper by a U-M team.
Be a Hero at the Big House kicked off the annual Blood Battle between University of Michigan and Ohio State. Each university challenges it's supporters to bring in the most blood donations in the weeks before the football teams face-off Nov. 26, this year in Columbus, Ohio.
The national report card, issued by the Leapfrog Group, places U-M among the best nationwide in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. U-M is only one of 72 hospitals nationwide that has received straight A’s on the ranking since 2012.
Newly published data from the Long-Term Oxygen Treatment Trial (LOTT) show that oxygen use is not beneficial for most people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and moderately low levels of blood oxygen.
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.
Get a VIP level view of Michigan Stadium and sign-up as an organ donor Sunday at Be A Hero at the Big House. Help us save lives -- and beat Ohio State -- at our biggest blood drive and donor event ever.
A transformative donation of $10.75 million to the University of Michigan Depression Center will help accelerate development of personalized treatments that are necessary to conquer clinical depression, bipolar disorder and related illnesses. The gift comes from U-M alumni Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and family of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Eight years ago this month, silence fell over a vast pharmaceutical research campus in northeast Ann Arbor. But today, it’s a bustling part of U-M, which has spent recent years putting its laboratories, offices and event spaces back to good use. A new project will renovate the last two empty buildings to create dozens of medical research laboratories.
Kellogg Eye Center publishes an inside look at Aravind Eye Care System's unique ability to provide cataract surgery for $120 per operation. The innovative hospital is on a mission to eliminate blindness in India.
University of Michigan experts in virus infections and obesity are among the new members of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. The institute was formerly called the Institute of Medicine.
In order to better understand the disparity between identifiable damage and chronic pain, the National Institutes of Health has awarded $7.5 million over five years to physician-scientists at the University of Michigan Health System.
As part of the Cancer Moonshot, representatives from government, academic, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies are launching a new partnership in pursuit of creating an open database for liquid biopsies to potentially accelerate the development of safe and effective blood profiling diagnostic technologies for patient benefit.
On October 13, 2016 a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Health Advisory and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Safety Communication announced that the Stöckert 3T heater/cooler devices by LivaNova PLC (formerly the Sorin Group) may have been contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera (M.Chimaera), a rare type nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM), during manufacturing.
The University of Michigan was recently awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish an institutional career development program for advanced training in emergency critical care research.
All experts in the field now agree that PTSD indeed has its roots in very real, physical processes within the brain – and not in some sort of psychological “weakness”. But no clear consensus has emerged about what exactly has gone “wrong” in the brain. A new theory from two U-M experts could change that.
The last thing any hospital patient or nursing home resident needs is to get infected with “superbug” bacteria that don’t respond to treatment with antibiotics. New U-M research funded by CDC will work to better prevent, detect and treat such infections.
A new study shows just how much it costs to care for surgical complicatoins in the hospital and beyond, and how widely hospitals can vary in their ability to keep patients from suffering, or dying from, the same complications.
The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of 12 sites to joinPrecision Promise, the first large-scale precision medicine trial designed to transform outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.
Rather than charging all patients the same amount for every doctor visit and prescription drug, health insurance plans' out-of-pocket costs should be based on how much a specific clinical service improves health, say two experts who have studied the issue. They have specific recommendations for how to change IRS and Medicare policy to make this possible.