Surgery patients covered by Medicaid come into their operations with worse health, do worse afterward, stay in the hospital longer and find themselves back in the hospital more often than those covered by private insurance, a new analysis by Medical School researchers finds.
People want to be on the move. For some, that means continuing hobbies like golf, biking or walking. Others just want to be able to play with their children or grandchildren. Unfortunately, health challenges like arthritis, injuries, fractures and back problems may get in the way of the active lifestyle many hope to lead.
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.
The U-M 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 Michigan Health & Hospital Association data released Thursday.
Medical School Dean Dr. James O. Woolliscroft told a U.S. House roundtable Tuesday that the lack of reliable federal funding levels for medical research is causing "angst" among his faculty.
Nearly one-third of breast cancer survivors who were working when they began treatment were unemployed four years later. Women who received chemotherapy were most affected, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Life Sciences Institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a two-day biomedicine symposium featuring an impressive list of former University of Michigan researchers.
Six University of Michigan health services researchers spent nearly three days immersed in national health policy, learning how policies are formed “inside the Beltway” as part of the 2014 Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation Policy Fellowship.
MHealthy is now recruiting new members for its MHealthy Champions program. Champions are staff and faculty members who volunteer to help create a culture of health within their work areas.
The deadline to apply is April 30.
A small group of University of Michigan staff and faculty see palm trees through their office windows. They steer clear of armadillos on Texas back roads to pursue their research mission.
Ann Arbor became the epicenter for innovation in medical education Monday, when dozens of leaders from top medical schools around the country, and from the American Medical Association, joined U-M's own medical education leaders for a unique conference.
Last year, they took over the School of Public Health. This year, zombies are expected to terrorize Washtenaw County during a unique disaster preparedness exercise.
Benefits-eligible faculty and staff who attend the MHealthy Rewards wellness screening on Monday in the Michigan League’s Ballroom will not only learn their numbers for cholesterol, blood pressure, and glucose, but also will be treated to a complimentary breakfast or lunch.
Removal of the esophagus, otherwise known as the swallowing passage, often is required in patients with esophagus cancer.
Equity and inclusion are basic human values, important to most people in many cultures. A group of physicians, other health care providers, communicators, students and researchers at U-M have joined together to catalyze a national conversation on health care equity and how it can be attained across all segments of U.S. society and the globe.
Dr. Michael M.E. Johns, a Medical School graduate and former chancellor of Emory University, will serve as the university's interim executive vice president for medical affairs starting June 2.
More than 2,900 Michigan doctors have joined a growing organization that seeks to improve the health and health care of Michiganders covered by Medicare — while also saving taxpayer dollars.
Hospitals have become more sophisticated about keeping families of surgical patients informed of what is going on in the operating room, but what if such updates could be shared in real time?
The last decade under President Mary Sue Coleman’s leadership saw tremendous growth at the U-M Health System, which includes the Hospitals & Health Centers, the Medical School and other units.
An index of other articles in this special section.
The School of Dentistry will create a clinic where practitioners from multiple disciplines provide special needs patients with dental and health care services in the same facility, thanks to a $2 million gift from the Delta Dental Foundation.