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High rates of MRSA transmission found between nursing home residents and healthcare workers

May 29, 2015

Study finds transmission rates high in daily activities previously considered low-risk

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Healthcare workers frequently contaminate their gloves and gowns during everyday care of nursing homes residents with drug resistant Staphylococcus...

Gut check: Does a hospital stay set patients up for sepsis by disrupting the body’s microbiome?

June 1, 2015

U-M study shows higher rate of sepsis within 90 days of hospitalization, especially after care that’s likely to alter the balance of microbes in the gut

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Can a routine hospital stay upset the balance of microbes in our bodies so much that it...

Regents approve faculty promotions, IHPI members recognized

May 21, 2015

The Board of Regents on Thursday, May 21, 2015 approved recommendations for new appointments and promotions for regular associate and full professor ranks, with tenure and/or promotion of faculty on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The promotions of IHPI members are presented below in...

What Are The States Doing To Prepare For King v. Burwell?

June 4, 2015

The 34 states that declined to establish health-insurance exchanges are anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell. If the government loses, insurance subsidies that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes available to their residents will vanish. An estimated 9.6...

Does a hospital's "nurse magnet" recognition matter for patient outcomes?

June 8, 2015

New findings from University of Michigan researchers in the June Health Affairs confirm enhanced outcomes for patients before and after recognition—to a point

Ann Arbor, MI – Around the nation, hospitals work to gain or keep “nurse magnet”...

Biological process linked to early aging, death among poor in Detroit

June 9, 2015

ANN ARBOR—The stress of living in extreme poverty causes early onset of age-related diseases and takes years off the lives of many of the urban poor—evidence at the cellular level now shows, according to a University of Michigan-led study.

A multi-university team of social scientists,...