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.
President Mark S. Schlissel said Thursday he will work with faculty to develop strategies that will allow the university to fully take advantage of the excellence spread among its schools, colleges, institutes and other academic centers.
With a $25 million grant from an anonymous donor, the University of Michigan will begin training doctors in Africa in reproductive health services not widely available to many women living in remote areas of the continent.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to prevent influenza is to receive a seasonal flu shot. U-M faculty and staff covered under a university health plan can receive their flu vaccination on campus without paying an out-of-pocket fee.
On Tuesday a new federal website will launch, giving the public access to information on financial relationships between drug and medical device companies and medical providers or teaching hospitals.
To meet the growing demand for high-quality surgical care, the U-M Health System will renovate its surgical suites to create four new operating rooms in University Hospital.
The Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded its third round of grants, providing funding to eight projects from labs across U-M.
Systemic flaws in the way biomedical research is conducted in the United States have created a “creeping malaise in the midst of the bounty of discovery and success,” the director of the National Cancer Institute said Friday at a University of Michigan symposium.
Inauguration day will begin with a symposium marking what is being described as one of the most hopeful and exciting times in biomedical discovery, with advanced technologies yielding deep and productive insight into human health and disease.
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.
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.
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In order for patients to receive the best possible care, the health professionals, care teams, health institutions and health care systems that surround them must learn continuously.
The U-M Health System's leaders Thursday reported positive fiscal year-end results, with an anticipated 0.7 percent ($17 million) targeted margin on operating revenues of $2.52 billion for the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers.
Active U's ninth year saw nearly 11,000 participants log more than 21 million minutes of physical activity over the 12-week exercise challenge.
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.
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.