Doctors and scientists labor under a curse, actor and science communicator Alan Alda told a capacity crowd at the Medical School on Friday. And only by actively fighting that curse will they truly and effectively connect with patients and the public.
The curse, he said, is the curse of knowledge.
The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation today announced the 2015 class of the CHRT Policy Fellowship at U-M.
Now in its fourth year, the fellowship program focuses on building connections between health services research and policy for more effective, evidence-based health policy decisions.
A tragic accident 32 years ago forever altered the lives of a prominent Michigan auto industry family, as a beloved wife and mother suffered a devastating traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
Now, the Massey family has invested in the hope that U-M medical and scientific teams can spare other families what they endured.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of antiviral drugs to help treat influenza, in a year when the available vaccine is not a good match for the current strain.
The university's first U-M-only massive open online course had about 400 enrollees just prior to kickoff Jan. 12.
The Tojinbo cliffs and Aokigahara forest are among popular sites for Japanese who choose suicide, more than 80 in the country each day — a rate nearly double that of the United States.
MHealthy has launched its annual Rewards program, an opportunity for benefits-eligible faculty and staff to review their health and take action to maintain or improve it.
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A pilot program designed to raise awareness and encourage discussion about mental health issues among student-athletes at the University of Michigan has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response, a U-M team told the NCAA on Thursday.
Addressing issues of health care access and equity will be the subject of the 25th Annual Health Sciences MLK Day Lecture from noon-1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Dow Auditorium of the Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education.
Designers, heath care researchers and African scholars at U-M will work in teams this month to generate creative responses to critical areas of the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser and Eileen L. Weiser have made a $50 million gift to the University of Michigan.
Every day, more patients from every county of Michigan and beyond seek care from the University of Michigan’s hospitals — a rising demand that the U-M Health System has worked to keep pace with.
More teens are using e-cigarettes in 2014 than traditional, tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product — the first time a U.S. national study shows that teen use of e-cigarettes surpasses use of tobacco cigarettes.
A national survey of students in U.S. middle schools and high schools shows some important improvements in levels of substance use.
Both alcohol and cigarette use in 2014 are at their lowest points since the study began in 1975. Use of a number of illicit drugs also show declines this year.
Although faced with monsoon rains, lunging dogs and getting lost on winding dirt roads on long days during which she might only see five people, School of Public Health master's student Kate Helmick just can't say enough about her summer experience gathering toenail and saliva samples in Ronphibun, Thailand.
Since its launch in April, 477,000 Michiganders have signed up for the Healthy Michigan Plan, a new Medicaid health insurance option offered by the state. Now, U-M researchers will study how well the new plan works, and advise state government on how well it's living up to what lawmakers intended.
The University of Michigan has entered its fourth year as a smoke-free campus and, for the most part, faculty, staff, students and visitors who light up seem aware of the policy and have honored it.
When Angela Allen was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, she decided to start focusing more on her health in order to build strength both mentally and physically.
The university recently finalized a business associate agreement allowing M+Box, a cloud-based file sharing and collaboration service, to be used for storing protected health information governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, U-M researchers say.