Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Prepare for heart risk from Monday's 'spring-forward'

March 5, 2015

Mondays are bad for your heart. And particularly dangerous is the Monday coming up, according to a University of Michigan study. In it, researchers found a surge in heart attacks — 25% more compared to other days — in the first full workday after the "spring-forward" time change.


Mental health care overhaul on Washtenaw County agenda

March 6, 2015

For nearly 15 years, Washtenaw County played by its own rules when it came to paying for the mental health care of residents qualifying for Medicaid or public assistance.

The Washtenaw County Health Organization was the only organization in the state that was responsible for the...

Fake Pox Outbreak to Test Public Health Readiness

March 22, 2015

ANN ARBOR – College students, Washtenaw County public health officials and emergency management personnel will take part in an exercise to test readiness for a disease outbreak. The University of Michigan says the event is scheduled Saturday at the Kipke Center on the school's Ann Arbor Campus...

So Roundup "probably" causes cancer. This means what, exactly?

March 24, 2015

If your circle of friends and acquaintances is anything like mine, you’ve already heard by now that the World Health Organization just classified glyphosate — the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup — as a probable carcinogen. So what does this new classification mean?

We asked our...

Golden Apple Winner Delivers Inspiration, Laughs and Tears

April 1, 2015

It's not often that a lecture begins with a standing ovation, but that's what happened as Stephen Strobbe took the stage at Rackham Auditorium on Tuesday for the 25th Annual Golden Apple lecture.

Strobbe, a clinical associate professor at the School of Nursing and Department of Psychiatry...

Gannett Michigan piece on Healthy Michigan Plan features IHPI director Ayanian

April 6, 2015

One year after the Healthy Michigan Plan began enrolling and covering Michiganders in an expanded form of Medicaid, the news media are covering the plan's impact. One of the most comprehensive reports has come from the Washington, D.C.-based correspondent for the Gannett-owned media outlets in...

News of polio's conquering came 60 years ago at the University of Michigan

April 9, 2015

When Hal Morgenstern was getting settled into his office after being hired as the University of Michigan's Thomas Francis Jr. Chair of the Department of Epidemiology in 2003, he noticed a card near one of the boxes he was unpacking. The card wasn't much bigger than a credit card, and it read "...

Monitoring maternal and children health in rural India

April 16, 2015

Imagine community health workers fanning out across rural villages and muddy fields to survey villagers in West Bengal, the fourth-most populous state in India.

The information is uploaded wirelessly via tablets to cloud storage, then downloaded and analyzed by professors and students...

Research by Dr. Friese Results in New Proposed Health Legislation

April 19, 2015

Medicine has evolved to treat many types of cancer, but research shows that the medical professionals who handle lifesaving drugs may be putting themselves at risk.

Dr. Christopher Friese, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, has spent years studying the...