Health & Medicine

  1. January 4, 2022

    $4M to aid research into effectiveness of NSAIDs, opioids

    A study led by U-M researchers seeks to identify the most effective and safest prescribing strategy to relieve acute pain after a patient heads home after surgery.

  2. December 17, 2021

    U-M to require COVID-19 booster; updates plans for winter term

    U-M is requiring all students, faculty and staff on all three campuses to get a COVID-19 booster shot as one of several enhanced mitigation measures during the winter 2022 academic term.

  3. December 15, 2021

    Teen use of illicit drugs decreased in ’21 amid pandemic

    Declines in adolescent use of illicit drugs reported in 2021 were the largest and most sweeping recorded in the past 46 years, according to the Monitoring the Future study.

  4. December 15, 2021

    $30M gift to establish the Ronald Weiser Center for Prostate Cancer

    Regent Ron Weiser has committed $30 million to Michigan Medicine to establish the Ronald Weiser Center for Prostate Cancer, an innovative, patient-focused program in prostate cancer.

  5. December 14, 2021

    Pandemic stress weighs heaviest on least-healthy older adults

    A poll based at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation showed many people over 50 have found joy and stayed resilient amid the prolonged public health crisis, but a sizable number report stress, too.

  6. December 10, 2021

    COVID-19 prevention guidance issued ahead of academic break

    The university is sharing guidance and reminders for faculty, staff and students related to COVID-19 prevention as the community prepares for the academic break and associated holiday travel and gatherings.

  7. December 9, 2021

    COVID-19 volume cutting into other vital U-M medical functions

    U-M’s health system leaders say the hospital organization is facing a dire situation due to the recent wave of COVID-19 cases, which has strained the system and affected patient care.

  8. December 3, 2021

    CDC completes Ann Arbor campus flu investigation

    An investigation into the sudden and large rise of influenza cases among students diagnosed in the last two months on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus has led to several CDC recommendations.

  9. November 18, 2021

    CAPS piloting online platform to support student mental health

    Counseling and Psychological Services is piloting a new mental health and well-being resource that allows students to receive and provide support anonymously through an online peer-to-peer community.

  10. November 15, 2021

    CDC in Ann Arbor to research flu cases on campus

    A large and sudden increase in influenza among students on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus will be the focus of federal health experts seeking to learn more about how the flu is spreading and vaccine effectiveness.