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August 25, 2014

Join MHealthy Wellness Weeks on Facebook, Twitter

Beginning this week MHealthy wellness experts take to Twitter and Facebook with a new series of themed Wellness Weeks.

For one week each month, August through October, a wellness expert will cover a specific health topic and respond to your questions.

August 21, 2014

FDA approves U-M invented drug for Gaucher disease

Cerdelga, a treatment for Gaucher disease type 1 licensed by the University of Michigan to Genzyme Corp., has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

The company said it expected to make Cerdelga available to patients within the month.

June 12, 2014

Most U-M medical plans to cover in vitro fertilization

On the recommendation of the Medical Benefits Advisory Committee, the university will expand its current coverage of infertility diagnosis, drug therapy and counseling to include in vitro fertilization.

The new coverage takes effect on Jan. 1, 2015, and applies to most U-M medical plans.

June 10, 2014

Mott Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News & World Report

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is among the best children's hospitals in the country in pediatric specialty care and is the only hospital in Michigan ranked in all 10 specialties evaluated, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

May 19, 2014

'One Day Closer' event offers live view of cancer research

Live and in person, U-M cancer researchers will be donating their time on the job June 7 to get a day closer to a cure for cancer. Faculty, staff and the general public are invited to learn what they do and see them in action.

May 19, 2014

Online quiz tests alcohol serving size knowledge

With Memorial Day right around the corner, many will spend the long weekend honoring our veterans, gathering at picnics with friends and family, and maybe enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two.

May 15, 2014

UMHS center to advance care for critical emergency patients

Every day, some of the nation's most critically ill and injured patients come through the U-M Health System's adult emergency department. Once emergency medicine teams stabilize them, most head for an operating room or directly upstairs to one of U-M's six specialized adult intensive care units.

May 12, 2014

Study shows worse health, higher costs for Medicaid patients

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.

May 12, 2014

Center to offer world class care for bone, joint, spine health

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.

May 8, 2014

UMHS' service to community tops $429 million

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.

May 2, 2014

Unemployment common after breast cancer treatment

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.


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