Opinion / Commentary

Opinion / Commentary

Newborn Screening Key for Detecting Cystic Fibrosis Early in Life

May 14, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Since October 1, 2007, Michigan’s Newborn Screening Program has offered babies with cystic fibrosis (CF) a promising start through early identification.  Joining with the National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Campaign, this May the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (...

Addressing Psychological, Physical Comorbidities in MS

May 13, 2015

The link between psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety, and physical conditions, including chronic fatigue and chronic pain, is problematic because so many of the symptoms overlap.

“Fatigue is a leading cause of diminished quality of life among individuals with MS, and...

Researchers Question PET/CT Follow-Up Rule

May 14, 2015

A recently published study in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, found that a fourth and subsequent follow-up FDG PET/CT studies do in fact add value to clinical assessment and treatment planning strategy to lung cancer patients with advanced disease.

"We need to see whether that...

America's Allergy Experts Don't Agree with Recent Study Suggesting Children with Asthma Need to Be Tested for Peanut Allergy

May 18, 2015

According to allergist Matthew Greenhawt, M.D., M.B.A., M.Sc., “Such testing could potentially lead to misdiagnosis, and represents an unnecessary and unjustified use of resources. While many of the children in the study are peanut sensitive on testing, it raises a question of relevance as to...

ArborMetrix cloud analytics platform tapped for first emergency care quality improvement initiative in Michigan

May 18, 2015

MEDIC is the collaboration between the University of Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. It is the first Collaborative Quality Initiative in Michigan to include a focus on children as well as adults.

"We plan to have representation from emergency departments in a variety of...

What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues

May 20, 2015

Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? A team of oncologists and engineers from the University of Michigan teamed up to help understand this crucial question.

"A primary tumor is not what kills patients. Metastases are what kill patients...

Sick man whose Obamacare story went viral could be thwarted by Supreme Court

May 20, 2015

U-M Law professor, Nicholas Bagley, J.D., discusses the potential impact of the King v. Burwell decision next month, and how it will affect subsidies for millions of Americans nation-wide. He also offers his opinions...