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July 20, 2018

Health & Medicine

March 8, 2018

U-M partners with area schools on depression awareness

Teens across Washtenaw County have a better understanding of depression and how to seek help for themselves or others, thanks to a partnership between the University of Michigan Depression Center and area public school districts.

March 1, 2018

U-M signs agreement for reconstructive surgery technology

A new surgical device developed at the University of Michigan could make it quicker and easier to connect arteries in complicated procedures such as reconstructing a breast after a mastectomy, or a severely injured leg after a car accident.

February 21, 2018

Medicare patients nationwide get access to U-M insurance idea

A health insurance concept that grew from University of Michigan research may soon reach millions of people covered by Medicare, allowing them to keep more dollars in their wallets while getting treated for chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression and heart failure.

February 15, 2018

Saint Joseph Mercy, U-M proceed with Chelsea joint venture

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the university, have signed a definitive agreement to establish a master affiliation and a joint venture for the 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea hospital, effective immediately.

January 31, 2018

Gupta family assists U-M's health communication 'hackathon'

Disease outbreaks. Medical discoveries. Natural disasters. The hope — and hype — that can come with new treatment options.

Sanjay Gupta has covered them all in his years as medical correspondent for CNN. He's seen over and over the crucial role of communication in responding to the health effects of every kind of crisis.

January 12, 2018

MHealthy Rewards offers new incentives with 2018 program

Registration is now open for MHealthy's 2018 Rewards program. Benefits-eligible faculty and staff have the opportunity to learn about their health, take action to maintain or improve it, and earn incentives along the way.

November 22, 2017

Teach-out focusing on opioid epidemic starts Dec. 4

It's a term we've been hearing a lot lately: opioid crisis.

Nearly 100 people a day die from an overdose of drugs that, in many cases, were obtained legally for a legitimate health problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

November 13, 2017

U-M study questions ACA effort to reduce hospital readmissions

A federal program that has been shown to reduce hospital readmissions may not have been as successful as it appears, University of Michigan researchers report in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

October 30, 2017

Rachel Dawson named managing director for Precision Health

Precision Health at the University of Michigan has named Rachel Dawson as managing director. Her appointment began Monday.

Dawson comes to U-M from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she has served as assistant dean of career services for the past year.

October 3, 2017

Free mental health screenings available on campus Thursday

Clinical depression is a medical illness affecting more than 19 million American adults each year. Like screenings for physical illnesses, screenings for mental and emotional health are important for overall wellness.

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