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.
President Mark Schlissel on Monday announced he will recommend the appointment of Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., to become U-M's executive vice president for medical affairs March 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents in December.
Implementing the latest government standards for food and beverages sold at U.S. schools would substantially improve school nutrition, according to a new University of Michigan study.
The door to health insurance has just opened wide once again for uninsured Americans, and the U-M Health System stands ready to help them enroll and get the care they need.
The University of Michigan signed an agreement with PDL BioPharma Inc. to sell a portion of its royalty interest in Cerdelga (eliglustat) capsules, a first-line oral treatment for adults with Gaucher disease type 1.
A video opens with a young couple sitting in a car. The woman turns to the man and in a gentle, reassuring voice says, "This doesn't change who you are. And this is something a lot of people go through."
Perhaps no truer words than her last sentence have been spoken when it comes to students and mental health, experts say.
For the sixth time in a row, the U-M Health System's patient care has earned a top grade on a national report card for patient safety — showing how well U-M clinicians protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.
The study of human genes has dramatically changed how health issues have been explained and treated during the past 20 years. But educators have done little to teach future generations about the concepts behind those scientific breakthroughs.
Research studies show most adults gain some weight over the holidays.
To help faculty and staff celebrate the season while still maintaining health goals, MHealthy is offering “Move, Lose & Maintain,” an eight-week healthy lifestyle program designed to keep employees moving and eating smarter into the New Year.
Oxidative stress in our bodies is an unavoidable consequence of breathing and eating, but when it gets out of balance, it's implicated in cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease, diabetes and aging itself.
Health professions schools at U-M are taking a unique approach to educating future clinicians. The schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Social Work, and College of Pharmacy are launching an innovative course titled Team-Based Clinical Decision Making.
Following months of evaluation and preventative measures, the university is prepared to deal with the Ebola virus should it arise within the campus community or U-M Health System.
University of Michigan experts in genetic and statistical analysis, Lou Gehrig's disease, head and neck cancer, health policy and nursing are among the new members of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
The U-M Health System announced Monday the creation of the Ken and Jeanne Levy-Church Fund to Improve Cardiovascular Access.
Eating healthier can help people feel better, have more energy and even handle stress better. It is also one of the best ways to prevent and control health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and some forms of cancer.
The university is one of a dozen centers sharing a $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health aimed at developing innovative tools to gather, analyze and interpret health data generated by mobile and wearable sensors.