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For Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer Patients, Less May be More for Post-surgery Surveillance

Patient self-advocacy is important, and although a maximizing preference may be advantageous in many situations, new research led by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center shows that, in the case of long-term surveillance of treated,...
14-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National focus on overdose prevention should include alcohol too, study suggests

The need to prevent and rapidly treat opioid overdoses is in the spotlight. But a new study suggests more focus is needed on the risk of alcohol overdoses among people who use opioids of all kinds, and other drugs. Ninety percent of residential...
11-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Patients Want to Pull Back the Curtain on Pathology

And as interest in patient-pathologist consulting programs has gained momentum nationally, researchers at Michigan Medicine have conducted the first known survey to quantify patient interest in pathology services and to better understand how...
10-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Research on Firearm Injuries to U.S. Children Gets 30 Times Less Funding Per Death Than Other Causes

Firearm injuries kill 2,500 American children each year. But the nation spends far less on studying what led to these injuries, and what might prevent and treat them, than it spends on other causes of death in children. In fact, on a per-death...
4-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: U.S. Firearm Death Rate Rose Sharply in Recent Years Across Most States & Demographic Groups

The rate at which Americans died from firearm injuries increased sharply starting in 2015, a new study shows. The change occurred to varying degrees across different states, types of firearm death such as homicide and suicide, and demographics. In...
7-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bone filler device accelerates bone healing in difficult cases

New approach may boost the bone repair impaired by old age or cancer treatment.
7-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Opt-Out Organ Donation Could Affect U.S. Waiting Lists

A new study from the University of Michigan suggests that a policy shift to opt-in as an organ donor -- so called "presumed consent" -- would marginally reduce the waiting list for organ transplant.
7-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Aggressive breast cancers store large amounts of energy, which enables it to spread

Researchers found that aggressive breast cancers store glycogen in very large amounts, offering an explanation of how cells can change their function to evade treatment, grow and spread. Targeting an enzyme involved in this process could potentially...
4-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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