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Newborn screening: racing against time

January 8, 2015

Beth Tarini, M.D., M.S., assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, says newborn screening is a complicated system in a race against time. "And if we lose the race, children can die from these disorders. If we can find affordable ways to make the system of newborn screening run the race...

Study suggests increase in falls among the elderly

January 19, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  Over a 12-year period, the prevalence of falls among older adults appeared to be on the rise, according to a new nationally representative study.

Falling is the most frequent cause of injury among older adults and about a third of older adults fall...

First residential MOOC at U-M brings students together to learn about health care policy

January 26, 2015

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan's first U-M-only massive open online course had about 400 enrollees just prior to its Jan. 12 kickoff. By the end of the first day, the number had nearly doubled, and as of mid-week had grown to more than 800 undergraduate, graduate and professional students...

Study Finds Access to High-Quality Cancer Care Eliminates Racial Disparities in Survival

January 27, 2015

For the past two decades, the National Cancer Institute has documented a persistent racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates in the United States. Now, a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine shows that more equitable delivery of evidence-based care can close...

With generic drugs, eye patients are more likely to take medicine as directed

February 10, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – When patients with glaucoma switched from a brand name drug to its generic counterpart, they were more likely to take their medication as directed compared to those who remained on the brand name drug, according to a study published online in Ophthalmology. 


Just knowing isn't enough: Issuing hospital "report cards" had no impact on surgical outcomes

February 3, 2015

JAMA study shows death, complication, readmission and costs are no lower at hospitals in ACS-NSQIP, a prominent quality-reporting program