In the News

IHPI brings together more than 400 researchers studying how health care works and how it can be improved. This news page provides a sampling of news clips and press releases featuring our members and their work.

10/29/2014: How personal advocacy influences autism policy (Detroit News - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

10/28/2014: Disease outbreaks in U.S. have history of government infighting (Los Angeles Times, etc. - Howard Markel)

10/28/2014: Physician calls for perspective on the Ebola crisis (NPR - Howard Markel)

10/27/2014: A "surge" of Michganders signing up for expanded Medicaid (Michigan Radio - John Ayanian)

10/27/2014: Enacting Effective Strategies for Chronic Disease Management (healthitanalytics - Tammy Chang)

10/27/2014: Parents Use Online Rating Sites to Choose Doctors (Metro Parent - David Hanauer)

10/27/2014: U.S. Moves to End Patchwork of Policies on Returning Ebola Workers (The New York Times - Howard Markel)

10/26/2014: As guidance evolves, hospitals' Ebola preparedness remains uneven (Chicago Tribune, etc. - Howard Markel)

10/23/2014: Violence in Relationships ( - Vijay Singh)

10/23/2014: Here's why so few people get flu shots (Michigan Radio - Andrew Maynard

10/23/2014: 62 percent of colorectal cancer patients report financial burden from treatment (Medical Xpress  - Arden Morris)

10/22/2014: 100 days in Michigan: U-M team releases new analysis of state's Medicaid expansion (, ScienceDaily, Yahoo! News, etc. - John Ayanian)

10/21/2014: Medicaid Payment Tied to Timing of Breast Cancer Surgery (General Surgery News - Sandra Wong)

10/21/2014: Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections (Shots: The NPR Health Blog, Business Insider, Chicago Tribune, etc. - Darrell Campbell)

10/20/2014: $10M gift to U-M supports patient access to cardiovascular care (U-M News Service - Kim Eagle)

10/20/2014: 1 in 5 Physicians are Unaware Their Patients Have Central Venous Catheters (ScienceDaily, etc. - Vineet Chopra, Sanjay Saint)

10/20/2014: Six U-M faculty elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine (U-M News Service - Mark Fendrick)

10/19/2014: Life in Quarantine for Ebola Exposure: 21 Days of Fear and Loathing (New York Times - Howard Markel)

10/18/2014: Here’s How Suspected Ebola Patients Can Be Restricted (Time - Peter Jacobson)

10/17/2014: Ebola - what history teaches us about facing the deadly virus (Lansing State Journal, etc. - Howard Markel)

10/16/2014: FDA cracks down on Ebola scams (Lansing State Journal, etc. - Andrew Maynard)

10/16/2014: Does Your Hospital Have Bad Reviews? How One Marketer Fixed His Physicians' "Yelp Problem." (3BL Media,, etc. - David Hanauer)

10/15/2014: A Bold Research Funding Experiment Pays Off (Lab Manager Magazine - Rafel Meza)

10/15/2014: As Rx deaths dip, heroin overdoses surge (Los Angeles Times - Amy Bohnert)

10/15/2014: Is Specialty Pharma Pricing At A Tipping Point? (Forbes - Mark Fendrick)

10/13/2014: Here Are The Countries Where Ebola Is Most Likely To Show Up By November 1 (Chicago Tribune, Reuters, etc. - Howard Markel)

10/13/2014: Ebola Scams Prey on the Public's Fear (Yahoo News!, CNBC, etc. - Andrew Maynard)

10/13/2014: A Nurse Should Not Have Contracted Ebola. We Need New Policies. (New Republic - Howard Markel)

10/13/2014: Are hospitals and workers prepared to treat Ebola? (PBS NewsHour - Howard Markel)

10/12/2014: Michigan toddler dies from enterovirus D68 (Detroit Free Press, etc. - Andrew Hashikawa)

10/11/2014: National standard needed for child car seats (Detroit Free Press - Michelle Macy)

10/10/2014: Ebola screening measures rest on federal law (Health Data Management, Miami, PBS, etc. - Peter Jacobson)

10/8/2014: It's time to fight sepsis like we fight heart attack (Newswise, etc. - Colin Cooke)

10/8/2014: U-M Frankel Cardiovascular announces first implant in clinical study of Core Valve Evolut R (CBS Detroit, Indianapolis Business Journal, etc. - Michael Grossman)

10/8/2014: Newly Vigilant, U.S. Will Screen Fliers for Ebola (New York Times - Howard Markel)

10/7/2014: Many adults support equal access to healthcare for undocumented immigrant children (Health Canal, The Medical News, etc. - Matt Davis)

10/7/2014: Patient surpass provider messaging — No more clarity on released Ebola patient in Texas (Politico - Julia Adler-Milstein)

10/6/2014: U-M gets $1.6M research grant (Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, etc.  - Milisa Manojlovich)

10/6/2014: Is Ebola Here to Stay? "That's Our Biggest Fear." (New Republic - Howard Markel)

10/6/2014: Weighing the health costs of high school football (PBS Newshour, etc. - Steven Broglio)

10/2/2014: Four 'holy grail' objectives for future public health (Free News Pos - Scott Greer)

10/1/2014: High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery (U.S. News & World Report, etc. - Amir Ghaferi)

10/1/2014: Study examines medical professional liability claims related to esophageal cancer screening ( - Joel Rubenstein)

10/1/2014: Hospitalists Adopt Strategies to Become More Responsible Prescribers of Antibiotics (Hospitalist - Scott Flanders)

10/1/2014: The Great Foreskin Debate: Why the Midwest leads the world in infant circumcision and what the hell that says about us (Metro Times - Online - Sarah Clark)

10/1/2014: Researchers develop, validate eight GI symptom scales (Orthopedics Today - Dinesh Khanna)

9/30/2014: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, U-M to Improve Anesthesiology Processes (Detroit (WWJ-TV - Online), etc. - Sachin Kheterpal)

9/30/2014: BioMed Central to publish open-access journal in collaboration with the University of Michigan (EurekAlert!, etc. - Peter Arvan)

9/30/2014: Obamacare Just Took a Hit in Court. Will SCOTUS Care? (New Republic - Nicholas Bagley)

9/29/2014: How the Tylenol murders of 1982 changed the way we consume medication (PBS - Howard Markel)

9/26/2014: Citizen Hackers Concoct Upgrades for Medical Devices (Wall Street Journal, etc. - Joyce Lee)

9/25/2014: Dentists meet increased demand as health care act widens (, etc. - Tom Buchmueller, Sarah Miller)

9/25/2014: No Appointment Necessary? Ethical Challenges in Treating Friends and Family (NEJM Sounding Board - Katherine Gold, Katherine Moseley, Edward Goldman)

9/25/2014: Does Medicare reimbursement favor surgeons? (Becker's ASC Review - Kevin Kerber)

9/24/2014: Diabetes doctor turns into a graphic designer to get patients' attention (MedCity News - Joyce Lee)

9/24/2014: Teenage mothers at higher risk of obesity, claim experts (Daily Bhaskar - Tammy Chang)

9/23/2014: Nature Group Walks Linked to Improved Mental Health (, MSN Health, Outside, New York Magazine, etc. - Sarah Warber)

9/23/2014: EpiPens Could Come to Restaurants, Stadiums (WILX-TV - Matthew Greenhawt)

9/22/2014: Online ratings influence parents' choices of physicians for their children (HealthDay,, etc. - David Hanauer)

9/22/2014: Think the system for paying US doctors is rigged to favor surgeons? Study may surprise you (ScienceDaily, etc. - Kevin Kerber)

9/22/2014: Stopping the slow killers: research coalition tackles non-communicable diseases (, etc. - Christine Ngaruiya)

9/21/2014: Canadian physicians get advice on how to handle 'rate my doctor' websites (Ottawa Citizen, etc. - David Hanauer)

9/18/2014: Birth Control Discussions Can Lead To Partner Violence: An Argument For Intervention Programs (Medical Daily - Vijah Singh)

9/17/2014: How Insurers Are Finding Ways to Shift Costs to the Sick (New York Times, etc. - Mark Fendrick)

9/16/2014: Insurance coverage, provider preference affect who gets bariatric surgery (Modern Healthcare, etc. - Justin Dimick)

9/16/2014: Ways States Can (Try to) Tame Health Premiums (Governing - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

9/15/2014: A preview of Affordable Care Act marketplace, year 2 (Michigan Radio - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

9/12/2014: Thyroid cancer treatment no longer 'one-size-fits-all' approach ( - Megan Haymart)

9/11/2014: Primary care doctors reluctant to provide genetics assessment in routine care (Newswise, etc. - Beth Tarini)

9/10/2014: Online dating aggression linked to community violence (, etc. - Maureen Walton, Marc Zimmerman, Stephen Chermack, Rebecca Cunningham)

9/10/2014: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate? (U.S. News & World Report, etc. - Brian Zikmund-Fisher)

9/10/2014: How the Humble Text Message Can Help Democratize Healthcare (Health Data Management - Tammy Chang)

9/9/2014: Enterovirus may be culprit behind respiratory problems for Michigan kids (Detroit Free Press, etc. - Matt Davis)

9/8/2014: Bariatric surgery study shows change in preferred method for weight loss ( - Justin Dimick)

9/8/2014: To admit or not to admit: Variation in hospitalizations from ER costs billions (U-M News Service - Keith Kocher, Brahmajee Nallamothu)

9/8/2014: Mandated Disclosure Laws -- Another Policy Failure That Politicians Can't Resist (Forbes - Carl Schneider)

9/8/2014: A Comparison Of How Four Countries Use Health IT To Support Care For People With Chronic Conditions (Health Affairs - Julia Adler-Milstein)

9/5/2014: A History of Vaccination ( - Brian Zikmund-Fisher)

9/5/2014: Governor Snyder and Blue Cross announce 58 Michigan schools as 2014-2015 Building Healthy Communities recipients (CBS Detroit (WWJ-TV - Online),, etc. - Kim Eagle)

9/5/2014: New $2.3 million workplace intervention aims to reduce exposure risk for oncology nurses (U-M News Service - Christopher Friese)

9/4/2014: Pharmacists and Medical Homes: A Potent Mix? (Pharmacy Practice News - Hae Mi Choe)

9/3/2014: Can Big Data and patient-informed consent coexist? (Politico, etc. - Julia Adler-Milstein)

9/3/2014: Opinions: Controversial View Of Freedom; A $20,000 CT Scan (Kaiser Health News, etc. - Nicholas Bagley)

9/3/2014: After losing son, ex-Lions QB Eric Hipple battles against depression, suicide (Detroit News - Marcia Valenstein)

9/2/2014: Just who would be 'freed' if the Obamacare subsidies are thrown out? (Los Angeles Times - Nicholas Bagley)

8/29/2014: Our Roommates, Ourselves (Atlantic Online, etc. - Daniel Eisenberg)

8/26/2014: Wellness program tensions draw in feds (Healthcare Payer News - Nicholas Bagley)

8/25/2014: The case for data visualization to enhance online patient portal usability (Becker's Hospital Review - Online - Brian Zikmund-Fisher)

8/25/2014: Study reveals opportunity for improvement in hospital infection rates (UM-News Service - Donald Likosky)

8/23/2014: Why more men than women kill themselves (Japan Times - Harold Neighbors)

8/22/2014: 6 success factors for HIE participation by a health system (FierceHealthIT - Julia Adler-Milstein)

8/22/2014: Obama Tweaks the Birth Control Mandate--and the Right Is Still Angry (New Republic - Nicholas Bagley)

8/21/2014: How to find new evidence to back digital health initiatives (Modern Healthcare - Julia Adler-Milstein)

8/21/2014: You can show patients test results, but will they understand them? (Modern Healthcare, etc. - Brian Zikmund-Fisher)

8/21/2014: Higher rates of medicine-based therapies may not prevent blood clots for many hospitalized patients ( - Scott Flanders)

8/19/2014: Common sense health care reforms can save billions ( - David Hutton)

8/19/2014: States step in to regulate drug copays (Healthcare Payer News - Mark Fendrick)

8/17/2014: Hospitals must help patients access digital records -- or else (Columbus Dispatch - Julia Adler-Milstein)

8/16/2014: New poll finds some surprising answers concerning children's health (Michigan Radio - Matt Davis)

8/14/2014: Washtenaw County vaccination rates fall behind state averages (MLive - Matt Davis)

8/7/2014: Hospitals could face penalties for missing electronic health record deadline (ScienceDaily, etc. - Julia Adler-Milstein)

8/7/2014: Only 6 Percent of Hospitals Meet Electronic Records Requirements (U.S. News & World Report - Julia Adler-Milstein)

8/6/2014: Beyond the hype, what's the evidence for digital health's benefits? (Modern Healthcare - Julia Adler-Milstein)

8/6/2014: In New Calculus on Smoking, It's Health Gained vs. Pleasure Lost (New York Times - Kenneth Warner)

8/5/2014: Less family support increases risk of binge drinking, marijuana use among urban youth ( - Marc Zimmerman)

8/1/2014: White House Asks Full Appeals Court To Overturn Anti-Obamacare Ruling (Talking Points Memo - Nicholas Bagley)

7/31/2014: Federal bill gives boost to UM's chronic care insurance research (Crain's Detroit Business - Mark Fendrick)

7/30/2014: Happy 49th birthday Medicare (PBS - Howard Markel)

7/29/2014: Obamacare giveth, but courts could taketh away (Bridge Michigan - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

7/28/2014: Harry Reid Might End Up Saving Obamacare (Business Insider - Nicholas Bagley)

7/28/2014: The Lessons Thus Far From the Transition to Digital Patient Records (New York Times - Julia Adler-Milstein)

7/27/2014: Type 2 diabetes is best left untreated in many cases, researchers say (Natural News, etc. - Sandeep Vijan)

7/25/2014: ACR statement on cancer study regarding patient anxiety from CT lung cancer screening (PSYS.ORG - Ella Kazerooni)

7/25/2014: Was Quarantine The Right Move? (Popular Science - Online - Howard Markel)

7/24/2014: No Panic as Obamacare Subsidies Seem Safe for Future (Bloomberg - Nicholas Bagley)

7/24/2014: Joblessness could kill you, but recessions could be good for your health (EurekAlert!, etc. - James House, Sarah Burgard, Robert Schoeni)

7/22/2014: Health law rulings may affect Mich. Subsidies (Detroit News - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

7/22/2014: Latest Obamacare legal knot won't be easy to untangle (NBC News, Huffington Post, etc. - Nicholas Bagley)

7/22/2014: Why a federal court just ruled Obamacare subsidies are illegal in 36 states (Vox - Nicholas Bagley)

7/21/2014: What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits (NPR - Brian Zikmund-Fisher)

7/21/2014: Parents want info about circumcision, not directives from healthcare providers (Health Canal, etc. - Sarah Clark)

7/17/2014: For the sickest emergency patients, death risk is lowest at busiest emergency centers (U.S. News & World Report, CBS News, etc. - Keith Kocher)

7/17/2014: Exploring a Culture of Health: How Can We Visualize Health Data for Better Communication? (Discover - Brian Zikmund-Fisher)

7/17/2014: Michigan gets grant for mental health initiative (Detroit Free Press, FoxSports, etc. - Daniel Eisenberg)

7/17/2014: Learning to improve health care: U-M Medical School expands research and initiatives for learning at all levels (U-M News Service - Charles Friedman)

7/17/2014: A Chip Offers a Faster and Cheaper Test for Type 1 Diabetes (Technology Review - Joyce Lee)

7/16/2014: Tobacco Deal Gives Menthol Critics a New Soapbox (Bloomberg News - Ken Warner)

7/15/2014: US Alzheimer's Rate Seems to Be Dropping (ABC News - Ken Langa)

7/14/2014: Gap between imaging, therapy stymies swift stroke care (Cardiovascular Business - Kori Sauser)

7/14/2014: Morning Plum: When GOP anti-government sentiment collides with reality (The Washington Post - Nicholas Bagley)

7/13/2014: Vasectomy Linked to Higher Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer (Medscape Medical News - David Miller)

7/12/2014: We must save lives by stopping this silent killer (Detroit Free Press - Marianne Udow-Phillips, Theodore Iwashyna)

7/11/2014: Tobacco is still America's top health threat. But Washington doesn't treat it that way. (Wonkblog - Ken Warner)

7/10/2014: John Boehner's Lawsuit Against Obama Proves the President Isn't Lawless (The New Republic, Christian Science Monitor - Nicholas Bagley)

7/9/2014: Muscle and Bone Injuries, Mental Disorders Plagued U.S. Iraq War Vets (MSN Health, Michigan Radio, etc. - Andrew Schoenfeld)

7/8/2014: What Looks Like Overcharging By Your Hospital Might Not Be (NPR - Julia Adler-Milstein)

7/8/2014: Will the Supreme Court get another shot at Obamacare? (CBS News - Nicholas Bagley)

7/8/2014: New study finds that extreme obesity leads to early death (Detroit Free Press - Jonathan Finks)

7/3/2014: Study examines impact on surgery following national health insurance expansion (U-M Health System Public Relations - John Ayanian,
David Miller)

7/3/2014: At a YMCA Near You, a Course for a Diabetic Nation (New York Times - Michelle Heisler)

7/2/2014: One in Six Adolescents in the ER Has Experienced Dating Violence (U.S. News & World Report, etc. - Vijah Singh, Maureen Walton, Stephen Chermack)

6/30/2014: Insulin, other drugs may do more harm than good for some diabetes patients (U-M Health System Public Relations,, etc. - Rodney Hayward, Sandeep Vijan)

6/29/2014: A pattern of errors but not scrutiny (New York Times, The Bulletin, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - James Bagian)

6/27/2014: Hospital HIE Participation Varies Widely (Health Data Management - Julia Adler-Milstein)

6/26/2014: Michigan merger points to national trend (Managed Healthcare Executive - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

6/25/2014: Taking the 'random' out: New approach to medical studies could boost participation (Science Daily, etc. - William Meurer, William Barsan)

6/25/2014: Frailty Risk-More than Just Long-Term Care and Health Care Expenses (Forbes - Christine Cigolle)

6/24/2014: Stem Cells Aid Survival in Scleroderma (MedPage Today, Newswise - Dinesh Khanna)

6/24/2014: Sweating the Small Stuff (OnEarth Magazine - Andrew Maynard)

6/23/2014: ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care (U-M Health System Public Relations, HealthDay, etc. - Andrew Hashikawa, Matthew Davis)

6/23/2014: National Cancer Policy Forum Studies High Cost of Oncology Drugs (LWWJournals - Mark Fendrick)

6/23/2014: Study shows overall poor health of those receiving Medicaid (Michigan Network Radio - Darrell Campbell)

6/22/2014: Concussion Rates Double Among High School Athletes ( - Steven Broglio)

6/20/2014: Doctors don't adequately discuss cancer screenings with patients (New York Daily News, Reuters, etc. - Brian Zikmund-Fisher)

6/20/2014: Medicare Must Cover Lung-Cancer Screenings (NewsMax - Ella Kazerooni)

6/16/2014: In era of health reform, Medicaid expansion, free clinics evolve to care for more than just the uninsured (Crains Detroit Business - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

6/16/2014: Helping patients train for surgery earns $6.4M Health Care Innovation Award (IT Business Net, etc. - Darrell Campbell, Michael Englesbe)

6/16/2014: How Dr. Heimlich got his maneuver 40 years ago (PBS Newshour - Howard Markel)

6/16/2014: Cover the bases: Sports physicals are no substitute for comprehensive checkups (Health Canal, etc. - Sarah Clark)

6/14/2014: Nurses help lead large trial to test fall interventions ( - Marita Titler)

6/13/2014: 5 Ways to Manage Sepsis (Formulary - Jack Iwashyna, Marianne Udow-Phillips)

6/12/2014: Taking stroke care to the next level: U-M Comprehensive Stroke Program earns elite status (ScienceDaily, etc. - William Meurer)

6/12/2014: Teen Smoking Is Way Down. But What About E-cigs? (Time - Ken Warner)

6/11/2014: About 12,500 in Michigan to get surgery boot camp (Detroit Free Press, etc. - Darrell Campbell)

6/11/2014: Shifting the Focus on Specialty Medications (MLive, etc. - Mark Fendrick)

6/10/2014: Does Oscar Sound Cooler Than Aetna? (New York Magazine - Charles Friedman)

6/9/2014: Work to join public health, primary care moves ahead: Breaking down silos (The Nation's Health - Catherine McLaughlin)

6/9/2014: Michigan sees sharp rise in hospitalizations for serious bloodstream infections (Mlive, etc. - Jack Iwashyna)

6/6/2014: Scale of medical decisions shifts to offer varied balances of power (LA Times - Carl Schneider)

6/6/2014: One Blockbuster Drug Explains A Lot About Our Out-Of-Control Healthcare Costs (Business Insider - David Hutton)

6/4/2014: ASCO: Medicaid Pay Tied to Waits for Breast Cancer Surgery (MedpageToday - Sandra Wong)

6/4/2014: Oregon school district to offer condoms to students starting in 6th grade (Reuters, etc. - Antonia Villarruel)

6/3/2014: New Studies Suggest Statins Do Not Prevent Flare-Ups From Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (U-M Health System Public Relations - Fernando Martinez)

6/2/2014: Calling an Ordinary Health Problem a Disease Leads to Bigger Problems (New York Times - Beth Tarini)

6/2/2014: Half of Pregnant Women who have hypertension and snore unknowingly have a sleep disorder (Newswise, etc. - Louise O'Brien)

6/2/2014: Cheaper eye drug could save Medicare $18 billion (Bloomberg News, Chicago Tribune, etc. - David Hutton, Joshua Stein)

6/2/2014: Surgeons Know Bad Surgeons When They See Them (Forbes - John Birkmeyer)

6/1/2014: FDA calculates costs of lost enjoyment if e-cigarette rules prevent smoking (Thomson Reuters UK Online, etc. - Ken Warner)

6/1/2014: The Oncologist Defines ‘Value of Care’ (AJMC - Reshma Jagsi)

5/29/2014: Michigan part of concussion study effort (The Detroit News - Steven Broglio)

5/28/2014: Data: The secret ingredient in hospital cooperation (Marketplace - Julia Adler-Milstein)

5/28/2014: Michigan health projects get more than $15 million (Crains Detroit Business)

5/21/2014: Does Your Doctor Feel More Like a Medical Clerk? (US News & World Report - Mike Klinkman)

5/21/2014: Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds (HealthDay, WebMD, NBC News, CBS News, etc. - Sarah Hawley)

5/20/2014: Parents of overweight kids more likely to give schools failing grades for fighting obesity (U-M Health System Public Relations, Yahoo News, etc. - Matthew Davis)

5/19/2014: Sepsis contributes to as many as half of all hospital deaths in U.S., study says (U-M Health System Public Relations - Jack Iwashyna)

5/17/2014: Poorer Health of Surgery Patients on Medicaid May Alter Law's Bottom Line (New York Times - Darrell Campbell)

5/16/2014: Critical access hospitals have higher transfer rates after surgery (U-M Health System Public Relations - Justin Dimick, David Miller)

5/16/2014: Health insurers pull back the curtain on pricing (Marketplace - Nicholas Bagley)

5/16/2014: University of Michigan Health System starts $300k search for new CEO (Mlive, The Michigan Daily - Paul Lee)

5/15/2014: Worker Illness After Nanomaterial Exposure Examined in First U.S. Case Study on Issue (Bloomberg BNA - Andrew Maynard)

5/13/2014: Getting enough shut-eye affects women's health (Montgomery Advertiser - Ronald Chervin)

5/12/2014: Obesity higher in neighborhoods with more fast food (U-M News Service - Daniel Kruger)

5/12/2014: Surgery study shows worse health, more problems and higher costs among Medicaid patients (U-M Health System Public Relations - Darrell Campbell, Michael Englesbe)

5/9/2014: IRS Urged To Broaden Preventive Coverage in High-Deductible Plans (Kaiser Health News, The Washington Post, etc. - Mark Fendrick)

5/8/2014: How to Describe Medical Symptoms to Your Doctors (US News & World Report, Yahoo News - Michael Klinkman)

5/8/2014: Obamacare Hater, Lover Harmonize on "Clinical Nuance" (Forbes - Mark Fendrick)

5/7/2014: Find free care, fast: New website will create national index of safety net clinics (Mlive, The State Journal Online, U-M Health System Public Relations, etc. - Sanjay Saint, Joel Howell)

5/7/2014: Medicaid Expansion Increases Use of Specialty Operations in the State of New York (Newswise - Oluseyi Aliu, Kevin Chung)

5/6/2014: Birth control and health equity (The Detroit News - Michelle Moniz)

5/6/2014: Cardiovascular Center performs 300th TAVR to replace failing aortic valve (U-M Health System Public Relations - Michael Grossman)

5/6/2014: Surviving through age 18 in Detroit (The Detroit News - Matthew Davis)

5/6/2014: The Devastation of 1918: Finding Pockets of Hope in the Great Flu Pandemic (Pacific Standard - Howard Markel)

5/5/2014: Hundreds of lives saved by universal healthcare in US (New Scientist - John Ayanian)

5/4/2014: Women and PAD: Excellent treatment outcomes in spite of disease severity (U-M Health System Public Relations - Michael Grossman, Elizabeth Jackson)

4/30/2014: Doctors not always sure when to treat BP in people with diabetes (Science Codex - EveKerr, Timothy Hofer)

4/29/2014: Cancer Plus Chemo Might Put Your Job At Risk (NPR - Reshma Jagsi)

4/29/2014: Learn how to limit screen time for kids (Yahoo News - Matt Davis)

4/29/2014: Medicare Advisers Say No to Lung Cancer Screening (MedpageToday - Ella Kazerooni, Mark Fendrick)

4/29/2014: Parents Likely to Engage In Distracted Driving, Putting Child Passengers At Risk (ABC News Radio, Health Canal, etc. - Michelle Macy)

4/29/2014: Value-Based Insurance Design Winning Bipartisan Support (Bloomberg BNA, American Journal of Managed Care - Mark Fendrick

4/28/2014: Q&A: Talking Dialysis Trends (MedpageToday - Friedrich Port)

4/27/2014: Parents and Children Deserve Genetic Privacy (US News & World Report - Beth Tarini)

4/24/2014: Doctors can learn a lot from dentists (Marketplace - Tom Buchmueller)

4/22/2014: Lead poisoning is still damaging Michigan kids (Michigan Radio - Matthew Davis)

4/22/2014: Work hassles hamper sleep (Science Codex - Sarah Burgard)

4/21/2014: E-Cig Industry Awaits Looming Federal Regulation (The New York Times - Kenneth Warner)

4/21/2014: More than two-thirds of Americans support mandated coverage of birth control in health plans (U-M Health System Public Relations - Michelle Moniz, Tammy Chang, Matthew Davis)

4/21/2014: Provider supply can stretch (BenefitsPro, ProducersWEB - Thomas Buchmueller)

4/20/2014: Red States Seeking Approval For Alternatives to ACA Expansion (Bloomberg BNA - John Ayanian)

4/20/2014: U-M analysis: Rural health care options more limited in Michigan (The Detroit News - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

4/16/2014: Debating Halbig and PPACA Implementation (The Washington Post - Nicholas Bagley)

4/16/2014: Experts propose new approach to manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs (U-M Health System Public Relations - Helen Kales)

4/16/2014: Study quantifies adherence to recommended surveillance colonoscopy in average-risk patients (News Medical - Stacy Menees)

4/15/2014: Halbig v. Sebelius - The Next Threat to Obamacare? (National Journal - Nicholas Bagley)

4/15/2014: Radiation Publications Underrepresented in High-Impact General Medical and Oncology Journals (Cancer Network. - Reshma Jagsi)

4/14/2014: Prolonged and heavy bleeding during menopause is common (Sioban Harlow - U.S. News & World Report, WebMD, etc.)

4/14/2014: Swedish study supports newborn congenital adrenal hyperplasia screening (News Daily - Beth Tarini)

4/13/2014: AJMC: Adler-Milstein to Serve as Guest Editor of Annual HIT Issue (Daily Herald, etc. - Julia Adler-Milstein)

4/13/2014: Questioning the notion of boomers as "old" (Boomer Cafe - Victor Strecher)

4/10/2014: New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles(MSN Health, etc. - Richard Hirth)

4/10/2014: 3 New Treatments for COPD (ABC 7 - Fernando Martinez)

4/10/2014: NCAA Grants Will Fund Research That Benefits Student-Athletes ( - Daniel Eisenberg)

4/10/2014: Nobody Blames Doctors for High Medical Costs. That's About to Change. (The New Republic - Nicholas Bagley)

4/9/2014: Stressful environments genetically affect African-American boys (Science Daily, etc. - Arline Geronimus)

4/9/2014: Medicare payments to U-M providers (U-M Health System Public Relations)

4/8/2014: NHCA Announces 2014 Executive Council (The Hearing Review - Marjorie McCullagh)

4/7/2014: A middle road for Medicaid expansion? (U-M Health System Public Relations, Science Daily, etc. - John Ayanian)

4/7/2014: U-M Risk Science Center part of new food ingredient safety research (U-M News Service - Andrew Maynard, Diana Bowman)

4/3/2014: Advance directives reach record levels, but this does not lead to more hospice use, researchers find (McKnight's - Maria Silveira)

4/3/2014: Can Twitter Predict the Economy Better Than Wall Street Economists? (Wall Street Journal - Matthew Shapiro)

4/3/2014: Flipping the switch on scleroderma (Science Daily, etc. - Dinesh Khanna)

4/3/2014: Medical schools to meet at U-M to discuss how to adapt to Affordable Care Act (The Detroit News - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

4/3/2014: Subject to debate: Do the Obamacare delays break the law? (Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun - Nicholas Bagley)

4/2/2014: Aspirin Flops for Postop MI Prevention (MedPageToday - Kim Eagle)

4/2/2014: Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Seniors Having Living Wills (US News & World Report,, Yahoo Health, etc. - Maria Silveira)

4/2/2014: Perspective: The Legality of Delaying Key Elements of the ACA (The New England Journal of Medicine - Nicholas Bagley)

4/2/2014: Record Number of Older Adults Completing Living Wills, Trend Had Little Impact on Hospitalization Rates (Newswise, etc. - Maria Silveira, John Piette)

4/1/2014: Overuse of Blood Transfusions Increases Infection Risk (U-M Health System Public Relations, etc. - Mary Rogers, Sanjay Saint)

3/30/2014: Sign-ups for health care coverage due (Detroit News - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

3/30/2014: Why Playing Minecraft Might Be More Healthful For Kids Than TV (NPR - Elizabeth Jackson)

3/29/2014: Stroke researchers mark 20 years of health disparity research (U-M Health System Public Relations - Lewis Morgenstern, Lisabeth Lynda)

3/28/2014: TV linked to poor snacking habits, heart risk in middle schoolers (U-M Health System Public Relations - Elizabeth Jackson)

3/28/2014: When is surgery best option for prostate cancer? (Guardian Media - Lee Green)

3/26/2014: Consider Pursuing a Career in Health Informatics (US News & World Report - Charles Friedman)

3/26/2014: What the Obamacare 'Special Enrollment Period' Extension Actually Means (The Wire - Nicholas Bagley)

3/25/2014: 7 Things You Don't (But Should) Know About Geriatric Psychiatrists (Care2 - Helen Kales)

3/25/2014: Twenty-five percent of breast cancer survivors report financial decline due to treatment (Health News Digest, etc. - Reshma Jagsi)

3/24/2014: Integrating mental health services in pediatric practices feasible, effective (EurekAlert, etc. - Amy Kilbourne)

3/24/2014: Kids learn stroke signs through imitation (Yahoo News, NPR, Fox News, etc. - Lewis Morgenstern)

3/20/2014: Computer Health Pioneer Victor Strecher Receives 2014 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award (PR Inside - Victor Strecher)

3/20/2014: Michigan researchers banishing Eating for Two myth (WZZM13 - Michelle Moniz)

3/20/2014: Sleep Apnea Linked to Brainstem Infarcts (Neurology Today - Devin Brown)

3/19/2014: Sulfonylurea Treatment After Metformin Could Cost Less, Offer Better Quality-Adjusted Life-Years (Bio News Texas - Brian Denton)

3/19/2014: Value-Based Insurance Design: Infusing Clinical Nuance Into Healthcare Transformation (AJMC - Mark Fendrick, John Ayanian)

3/18/2014: Most parents don't favor bans on nuts in schools, including those with allergic kids (U-M Health System Public Relations - Sarah Clark)

3/17/2014: After Metformin, Are Newer Drugs Better for Type 2 Diabetes? (American Journal of Public Health Online -Brian Denton)

3/17/2014: Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe (NPR - Richard Ohye)

3/17/2014: Hot Topics: Risk Management (MedpageToday - Peter Jacobson)

3/17/2014: How to Extend the Obamacare Enrollment Period (National Journal - Nicholas Bagley)

3/17/2014: Study: Before a CT scan or angiogram, many people should take inexpensive drug to protect kidneys (Science Codex - Aine Kelly)

3/17/2014: Too Many Unneeded Brain Scans for Headaches, Study Suggests (WebMD, CBS News, Huffington Post, etc. - Brian Callaghan)

3/16/2014: More breast cancer survivors opting for reconstruction (Detroit Free Press, etc. - Reshma Jagsi)

3/16/2014: New CON rules de-emphasize open heart surgery numbers as quality measurement (Crain's Detroit Business - Richard Prager)

3/15/2014: Colorectal Cancer Screening: Quality Measures Should Focus on Patient Benefit Over Age Alone, Study Reports (The ASCO Post - Eve Kerr, Sameer Saini)

3/15/2014: Hospital Alarms Pose Risk For Patients: Study (Science World Report - Vineet Chopra)

3/14/2014: Higher mortality risks for patients at hospitals serving low-income population (FierceHealthcare - Amir Ghaferi)

3/13/2014: Diverticulitis? Don't Be Too Quick to Get Surgery (Bottom Line Publications - Arden Morris)

3/13/2014: Mexican-Americans Fare Worse After Stroke, Study Finds (Aetna InteliHealth, EurekAlert, U-M News Service, etc. - Lynda Lisabeth

3/13/2014: Survival post-surgery linked to hospital differences (Reuters, etc.- Amir Ghaferi)

3/12/2014: Acute events and related diseases (La Voz - Devin Brown)

3/11/2014: Alarmed and Dangerous? Too much noise from hospital alarms poses risk for patients (U-M Health System Public Relations - Vineet Chopra, Larry McMahon)

3/11/2014: As Key Deadline Looms, Challenges Face Obamacare (US News & World Report - John Ayanian)

3/11/2014: Senior Citizens Being Denied Proper Access to Cancer Care; Evidence, Protests Growing (Senior Journal - Sameer Saini, Eve Kerr)

3/11/2014: Study shows doctor's offices can help stem abuse of Oxycontin, other narcotic painkillers (Science Codex - Jennifer Meddings)

3/11/2014: Surgery, therapy effective against obesity; more should get both (Bridge Michigan, Mlive - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

3/10/2014: Article Offers Guidance on Discussing PSA Screening With Patients (HealthDayNews - John Hollingsworth)

3/10/2014: Black Women and Lupus: A Survivor's Story (Ebony - Emily Somers)

3/10/2014: Increased use of breast reconstruction after mastectomy varied geographically (Healio - Reshma Jagsi)

3/10/2014: Michigan recognizes Fibromuscular Dysplasia Awareness Day March 11 (U-M Health System Public Relations - Kim Eagle)

3/10/2014: Prevent Blindness Announces Third Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit (Vision Monday - Josh Stein)

3/10/2014: U-M innovation competition challenges students to tackle public health problems (U-M News Service - Victor Strecher)

3/9/2014: Celebrating Women Doctors and Scientists Tackling Breast Cancer (The Daily Beast - Sofia Merajver)

3/9/2014: Generic and opaque (Cape Cod Times - Edward Norton)

3/7/2014: Diabetes Guideline Changes May Lead to Underdiagnosis in Children (Today's Dietitian - Joyce Lee)

3/6/2014: 3 questions to ask before taking antibiotics (MarketWatch - Scott Flanders)

3/6/2014: Inadequate sleep predicts risk of heart disease, diabetes in obese adolescents (U-M Health System Public Relations - Susan Woolford)

3/6/2014: Surgery May Be Best for Young Men With Prostate Cancer (ABC News, etc. - Lee Green)

3/6/2014: Why fighting Obamacare is futile (The Detroit News - Nicholas Bagley)

3/5/2014: CDC: Hospitals contributing to rise of superbugs (Hartford Business Journal, etc. - Scott Flanders)

3/5/2014: Disease deadlier than believed (Stevens Point Journal, etc. - Kenneth Langa)

3/4/2014: Reliable Pretreatment Information Assists Prostate Cancer Patients in Decision-Making (Medical News Today, etc. - John Wei)

3/4/2014: Treatment costs vary for U.S. children born with heart defects (kait8 - Sara Pasquali)

3/4/2014: Doctor 'chagrin' among reasons why antibiotics may be overused at hospitals (U-M Health System Public Relations - Scott Flanders, Sanjay Saint)

3/4/2014: Anger outbursts linked to swift heart attacks (Channel NewsAsia, AAJ News, Geo Television Network, Science Daily, etc. - Brahmajee Nallamothu)

3/3/2014: Female doctors spend more time than male doctors on parenting, household tasks (U-M Health System Public Relations, Chicago Tribune, Reuters, etc. - Reshma Jagsi)

3/3/2014: Can Hepatitis C Be Cured? (WebMD - Anna Lok)

3/3/2014: Campaigns aimed at promoting vaccines may backfire (NBC News, Globe and Mail - Gary Freed)

3/1/2014: How Risky, Really, Is That Chemical? (Scientific American - Brian Zikmund-Fisher)

2/27/2014: Antonia Villarruel will be next Nursing School dean (The Daily Pennsylvanian - Antonia Villarruel)

2/27/2014: Newer Diabetes Drugs Cost More, But May Not Work Better (U-M News Service - Brian Denton)

2/27/2014: Popularity contest masquerades as doctor quality data (Democrat & Chronicle - David Hanauer)

2/27/2014: Smarter Colorectal Screening Could Improve Senior Health (U-M Health System Public Relations - Sameer Saini, Eve Kerr)

2/25/2014: A roommate's influence (The Bulletin, Well - Daniel Eisenberg)

2/24/2014: Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining (TimesNews, Kingsport Times, etc. - Andrew Maynard)

2/24/2014: To diagnose prostate cancer faster, scientists bring aboard engineers (CNET - Brian Denton)

2/23/2014: Federal crackdown on Medicare fraud in metro Detroit hits it big (Crain's Detroit Business - Nicholas Bagley)

2/23/2014: No Difference Found in Treatments for Acute Kidney Failure (MedicineNet - Richard Swartz)

2/21/2014: Low Pre-Pregnancy Levels of Specific Protein Linked to Higher Risk of Diabetes During Pregnancy (Health News Digest, MLive, etc. - Catherine Kim)

2/21/2014: Attorney General Bill Schuette backs lawsuit that would gut tax credits for health coverage (Detroit Free Press - Nicholas Bagley)

2/20/2014: Programs to prevent psychological problems in troops questioned (Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Warner)

2/20/2014: U-M Awarded Federal Grant to Track Kidney Disease in the U.S. (U-M Health System Public Relations - Rajiv Saran, Yi Li, Bruce Robinson)

2/20/2014: On Improving Care and Reducing Cost for BPPV Treatment in the ER (Neurology Today - Kevin Kerber)

2/19/2014: 4 Key Insights on Addressing Cost Variation for Specialty Services (Becker's Hospital Review - David Miller, John Birkmeyer)

2/19/2014: Professor discusses issues surrounding Obamacare's implementation (Michigan Daily - Scott Greer)

2/19/2014: Stroke That Affects Brainstem May Raise Risk Of Sleep Apnea (Huffington Post, MSN Health, WebMD, etc. - Devin Brown)

2/18/2014: More Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Reconstructive Surgery, Study Finds (US News & World Report, etc. - Reshma Jagsi)

2/18/2014: Public awareness and use of online doctor ratings on the rise (USA Today, Reuters, etc. - David Hanauer, Matt Davis, Kai Zheng)

2/18/2014: U-M School of Public Health, Detroit partners aim to improve air quality in the city (U-M News Service - Amy Jo Schulz)

2/17/2014: Are death rates the best way to measure stroke care? Study suggests no (U-M Health System Public Relations - James Burke, Lewis Morgenstern, Darin Zahuranec)

2/17/2014: Is It a Health-Law Rewrite or Legitimate Delay? (The Wall Street Journal - Nicholas Bagley)

2/17/2014: Obese children at greater risk of serious elbow injuries, complications from falls (U-M Health System Public Relations - Joel Gagnier)

2/17/2014: Stroke Speeds Long-Term Brain Deficits (MedpageToday - Deborah Levine)

2/15/2014: Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining ( - Andrew Maynard)

2/14/2014: Do Republican presidents produce higher infant mortality rates? (The Washington Post - John Bound, Arline Geronimus)

2/14/2014: New treatment could reduce kids' peanut allergies ( - Matthew Greenhawt)

2/14/2014: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Goes Undiagnosed In MS Patients, Worsening Fatigue (Medical Daily - Tiffany Braley)

2/13/2014: West Health Policy Center launches study with Harvard and University of Michigan on expanding insurance options for chronically-ill patients (MLive, State Journal Online, IT Business Net, etc. - Mark Fendrick)

2/12/2014: Guidelines: No ink on tumor is adequate surgical margin for early-stage breast cancer (The Oncology Report - Reshma Jagsi)

2/12/2014: Real Talk About Abortion (PacificStandard - Lisa Harris)

2/12/2014: Stroke Can Cause Sleep Apnea in Some Patients (USNWR, etc., U-M Health System Public Relations - Devin Brown)

2/12/2014: Technology Helps Bridge Gap In Michigan’s Mental Health Care (Kaiser Health News, MedCity News,etc. - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

2/12/2014: Tired All the Time: Could Undiagnosed Sleep Problems Be Making MS Patients’ Fatigue Worse? (U-M Health System Public Relations - Ronald Chervin, Tiffany Braley)

2/12/2014: Use of mortality as measure of stroke care questioned (U-M Health System Public Relations - Darin Zahuranec, Lewis Morgenstern, Jim Burke)

2/11/2014: Guideline on Lumpectomy Margins Should Reduce Re-excision (American Journal of Public Health Online - Reshma Jagsi)

2/11/2014: Healthcare mandate delay may be illegal, but challenges unlikely (Chicago Tribune - Nicholas Bagley)

2/11/2014: U-M Startup AlertWatch Gains FDA Clearance to Sell Patient Monitoring Software (U-M News Service / U-M Health System Public Relations - James Bagian)

2/11/2014: Change in guidelines for type 2 diabetes screening tests may lead to under-diagnosis in children (U-M Health System Public Relations - Joyce Lee, Beth Tarini)

2/11/2014: Longevity offers new later-life choices (Herald-Tribune - Victor Strecher)

2/10/2014: ACOs & cardiology: Trend hints at some alignment (Cardiovascular Business - Aliu Oluseyi)

2/10/2014: Health Information Exchanges between Hospitals Benefit the Patient (HospiMedica - Keith Kocher)

2/10/2014: Infection is a stronger trigger of stroke death in African-Americans than whites (Examiner - Ken Langa, Deborah Levine, Mary Rogers)

2/9/2014: Health data analysis firm ArborMetrix gets funding lift (Crain's Detroit Business - John Birkmeyer, Justin Dimick, James Montie)

2/9/2014: Health Officials Increasingly Contemplate End Of Smoking (Huffington Post, Fox News, Japan Today, Omaha World Herald, etc. - Ken Warner, David Mendez)

2/9/2014: Ann Arbor mom's journey through grief leads to helping others with rare infant disease (Detroit Free Press - Samir Gadepalli)

2/7/2014: Grad school, a new job - and then a cancer diagnosis (USA Today - Samuel Silver)

2/6/2014: Women's rights are good for men's health (U-M News Service - Daniel Kruger)

2/4/2014: How states can encourage web-based health care in hospitals (U-M News Service - Julia Adler-Milstein)

2/2/2014: Hot topics in heart disease prevention and treatment (U-M Health System Public Relations - Michael Grossman, Lewis Morgenstern)

2/2/2014: Want to Be a Scientist? Maybe You Better Learn Chinese (ABC News - Reshma Jagsi)

2/3/2014: As the temperature drops, your risk of fracture rises (U-M Health System Public Relations - Kevin Chung, Myra Kim)

2/1/2014: The Influence of Emerging Administrative Scientists: An Interview with Dr. Christopher Friese (Journal of Nursing Administration - Chris Friese)

1/31/2014: Peanut allergy treatment shows promise (The Spokesman Review, Lodi News-Sentinel, Daily Press - Matthew Greenhawt)

1/30/2014: Infant mortality rate in Detroit rivals areas of Third World (Detroit News - Matt Davis)

1/30/2014: Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk (MSN, Yahoo!Health, HealthDay News - Joshua Stein)

1/29/2014: Florida health care project delivers cost savings, important insights for emerging reform models (U-M News Service - Christy Lemak)

1/29/2014: UM study: Health information exchanges can reduce redundant ER imaging costs (Modern Healthcare/Crain’s Detroit Business - Keith Kocher)

1/29/2014: Listen up: Daily din dampens hearing ( - Marjorie McCulluch)

1/29/2014: Stop Worrying About Feeding Your Kids Organic Fruit (Huffington Post - Brian Zikmund-Fisher)

1/28/2014: Parents unclear about process for specialist care for kids (U-M Health System Public Relations - Sarah Clark)

1/28/2014: How do you pick a specialist for your child? (WDIV Detroit - Matt Davis)

1/27/2014: Health Insurers Encourage Physicians to Help Patients Use Cost and Quality Data to Select Providers, Including Medical Laboratories (Dark Daily - Susan Goold)

1/27/2014: Music helps young cancer patients connect and cope (Fox News, Yahoo, Reuters - Brad Zebrack)

1/27/2014: Study: Obese patients drive health care costs up; intervention can help (Crain's Detroit Business, Mlive, Dbusiness - Marianne Udow-Phillips)

1/26/2014: Measuring Surgical Technique (Sound Medicine/WFYI, Indiana University - John Birkmeyer)

1/25/2014: Mapping the End of the Road Have ‘the Talk’ now to direct family through end-of-life wishes (The Tampa Tribune - Maria Silveira)

1/24/2014: Lawmaker proposes ban on smoking in cars with kids (Journal-Courier - Matt Davis)

1/24/2014: When hospitals share patient records, emergency patients benefit, study suggests (U-M Health System Public Relations - Keith Kocher, Julia Adler-Milstein)

1/23/2014: Telephone counseling works for breast cancer-gene tests (Reuters, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo - Sofia Merajver)

1/23/2014: Vulvar condition causing painful sex strikes twice as many Hispanic women, half as many black women (U-M Health System Public Relations - Sioban Harlow)

1/22/2014: Reform Update: Effects of being uninsured linger even after entering Medicare, analysis shows (Modern Healthcare - John Ayanian)

1/21/2014: Seniors reminded of importance of taking daily medications (The Detroit News - Matt Davis)

1/20/2014: What can flu history teach us about this year’s outbreak? (U-M Health System Public Relations - Howard Markel)

1/16/2014: Doctors Say Reid's Request For Bowel Research Money Is No Joke (NPR - Philip Schoenfeld)

1/16/2014: When it comes to sharing the cost and charges for health care, hospitals fall short (MLive - Donald Likosky)

1/15/2014: Most With Hepatitis C May Soon Find Hope in New Treatments (HealthDay News - Anna Lok)

1/13/2014: Minority children use appropriate car seats less often (Reuters, U-M Health System Public Relations, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, etc. - Michelle Macy, Rebecca Cunningham, Kennith Resnicow, Gary Freed)

1/12/2014: Matters of life and death: Making decisions now will help loved ones in future (Detroit Free Press - Maria Silveira)

1/9/2014: Hospital Quality Drives CABG Race Disparity (MedpageToday - Justin Dimick)

1/9/2014: Prescription drugs a 'tipping point' for dating violence among urban youth (U-M News Service - Maureen Walton, Stephen Chermack, Frederic Blow, Marc Zimmerman, Rebecca Cunningham)

1/7/2014: U.S. Health Spending Rising Modestly, Report Finds (HealthDay News - Richard Hirth)

1/7/2014: Millions of lives saved since surgeon general's tobacco warning 50 years ago (U-M News Service - Kenneth Warner, Rafael Meza)

1/2/2014: U.S. no longer leads world in biomedical research funding ( - Reshma Jagsi)



12/31/2013: Eight Wonks Share Their 2014 Obamacare Predictions (The New Republic - John Ayanian)

12/30/2013: Annual lung cancer screening benefits outweigh risks for some (U-M News Service - Rafael Meza)

12/30/2013: Many Adults Support Additional Regulation of E-Cigarettes (HealthDay News, Michigan Radio, etc. - Matt Davis)

12/25/2013: The Truth Behind the Shocking New Statistics on Global Dementia Rates ( - Ken Langa)

12/23/2013: Many pediatricians uncomfortable providing care to kids with genetic conditions (Heritage Newspapers - Beth Tarini)

12/12/2013: Michigan hospitals form network to help revolutionize stroke clinical research (U-M Health System Public Relations - D. Brown and P. Scott)

12/10/2013: A rising tide that lifts all boats: Study links broader health insurance in Massachusetts with better health and care (U-M Health System Public Relations - J. Ayanian)

11/27/2013: Good news on the Alzheimer’s epidemic: Risk for older adults on the decline (U-M Health System Public Relations - K. Langa)

11/25/2013: Hospitals Take On Post-ICU Syndrome, Helping Patients Recover (Wall Street Journal - J. Iwashyna)

11/25/2013: Increasing the number of insured patients is not tied to higher ICU usage in Massachusetts (U-M Health System Public Relations - C. Cooke)

11/19/2013: Rehab goes mobile: $4.5M center to focus on how video game, apps, may help teens with disabilities (U-M Health System Public Relations - M. Meade)

11/18/2013: Lungs don't die when you do, so study seeks donors who die outside of the hospital (Washington Post - J. Punch)

11/18/2013: U-M health policy experts recommend more nuanced approach to health spending (Harvard Business Review/U-M press release - M. Fendrick, J. Ayanian)

11/18/2013: In pandemic, parents who get reminders more likely to get kids vaccinated, new study shows (U-M Health System Public Relations - K. Dombkowski)

11/14/2013: VA Researchers Instrumental in New Guidelines for Cholesterol-Lowering Medicines (VA press release - R. Hayward, T. Hofer, S. Vijan)

11/14/2013: VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Named VA Research Center of Innovation (VA Press release - E. Kerr)

11/14/2013: Obamacare and the end of employer-based health insurance (Forbes - T. Buchmueller)

11/11/2013: Warnings on Children's Drugs found to help curb misuse (New York Times - M. Davis)

11/7/2013: Female doctors twice as likely to screen low-risk women for cervical cancer with HPV test (U-M Health System Public Relations - M. Ruffin)

11/7/2013: Pregnant woman with limited English speaking skills find comfort in prenatal support groups (U-M Health System Public Relations - M. Fetters)

11/4/2013: Forum offers ideas on better-informing public about health care law (Detroit News - J. Ayanian)

11/4/2013: U-M Study: "Smarter" blood pressure guidelines could prevent many more heart attacks and strokes (U-M Health System Public Relations - J. Sussman)

10/31/2013: A Vital Measure: Your Surgeon's Skill (NY Times - J. Birkmeyer)

10/29/2013: ER study finds 1 in 10 older teens misuse Rx painkillers and sedatives (U-M Health System Public Relations - R. Cunningham)

10/28/2013: Overcoming low-income and language barriers to access
(U-M School of Nursing press release - A. Villarruel)

10/28/2013: JAMA: Reform proposals from 7 national policy centers and stakeholder groups endorse value-based insurance design (U-M Health System Public Relations - M. Fendrick)

10/24/2013: Young, black women at highest risk for lupus, suffer more life-threatening complications (U-M Health System Public Relations - E. Somers)

10/21/2013: Parents want e-mail consults with doctors, but don't want to pay for them (U-M Health System Public Relations - S. Clark)

10/21/2013: Infant pertussis hospitalizations lower than expected after teen vaccinations (U-M Health System Public Relations - M. Davis)

10/17/2013: Will health insurance expansion cut ER use? U-M study in teens and young adults may help predict (U-M Health System Public Relations - A. Haggins, M. Davis)

10/14/2013: Hospital report cards for hospital-acquired bedsores: How good are the grades? (U-M Health System Public Relations - J. Meddings)

10/14/2013: Affordable Care Act unlikely to push employers to drop health insurance coverage (U-M News Service video - H. Levy)

10/10/2013: New England Journal of Medicine: Surgical Skill and Complication Rates after Bariatric Surgery (NEJM - J. Birkmeyer)

10/9/2013: Skill ratings predict which surgeons perform safer surgeries (U-M Health System Public Relations - J. Birkmeyer)

The Value of Sharing Treatment Decision Making with Patients: Expecting Too Much?

Will companies drop health coverage because of Obamacare?

Sleep better, look better? New research says yes

Unfounded Fear Prompts Some Preventive Mastectomies: Study

Are patients making cost-effective treatment decisions?

Public says childhood cancer should be top children's health research priority

Dramatic rise in spending shows costly comeback from heart attack

Heart attack mortality rates unchanged in spite of faster care at hospitals

Michigan’s Medicaid expansion: A model for pragmatic, bipartisan health reform?

Coordination versus Competition in Health Care Reform

ER Visits after Surgery Could be Hospital Performance Measure

UMHS applauds signing of Healthy Michigan Act, looks forward to serving new Medicaid patients

Michigan Radio's "Stateside": Medicaid expansion in Michigan

The New Face of Medicaid: Incoming enrollees may be younger; more white men, smokers, drinkers

Demographics of Medicaid enrollees change as coverage expands

What is happening with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?

Health Share of Economy Drops Due to Data Revisions: Health Price, Spending, and Jobs Growth Contained

Study: Fixed Payments Not a Barrier to Quality of Care in HMOs

When a Co-Pay Gets in the Way of Health

Stroke declines dramatically, still higher among Mexican Americans

School lunch and TV time linked with childhood obesity

How do physicians view proposed policies to cut costs in health care?