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Precision medicine to prevent diabetes? Researchers develop personalized way to steer prevention efforts

February 19, 2015

Approach could help focus efforts on those who stand to gain most from drugs & lifestyle change, and could be used for other diseases

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — How can we keep more people from joining the ranks of the 29 million Americans already diagnosed with...

Web app prompts important sexual health testing

February 23, 2015

ANN ARBOR—A personalized web app designed to encourage young men at risk for sexually transmitted diseases to go for testing has proven successful in a small trial conducted in Southeast Michigan.

Researchers at the University of Michigan's Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities...

Non-drug approaches work better to treat dementia behavioral issues

March 3, 2015

Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year for drugs to calm the behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. But non-drug approaches actually work better, and carry far fewer risks, experts conclude in a new report.

In fact, non-drug approaches should be...

Anti-Vaccine Mothers Discuss Their Thinking Amid Backlash

February 22, 2015

One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse. These three mothers — all of them educated, middle-class professionals — are among the vaccine skeptics who have been widely ridiculed since more than 100 people fell ill in a...

Cancer Patients Prefer Care That Includes Their Input

February 12, 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cancer patients who let their doctors make all the decisions are less likely to rate their care as excellent compared to patients who participate in their medical decisions, a new study suggests.

Dr. Reshma...

Do clothes make the doctor? U-M researchers report on patient perceptions of physicians based on attire

February 9, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — What should doctors wear? And how does something as simple as their choice of a suit, scrubs or slacks influence how patients view them?