Brad Uren, M.D.

Brad Uren, M.D. is a board-certified emergency medicine physician staffing the emergency department at the University of Michigan Hospital. Uren completed medical school and residency training at the University of Michigan and has been on the faculty since 2006. He has served in leadership roles in organized medicine at the local, state and national levels, with a focus on legislative and regulatory issues. His interests are injury prevention, health care policy and health care quality improvement.
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6 Things to Do When Visiting the Emergency Room
Follow these preparation steps from an emergency medicine physician to make your visit go smoothly. 
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Hurricanes, Fires, Floods: It’s Best to Be Prepared
Disasters happen. Follow these tips from an emergency medicine physician to help your family prepare and stay safe.
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Unsure About tPA to Treat Stroke? Call an Expert
Intervention in the emergency department for stroke is complicated. An emergency department physician suggests actions care teams can take to be ready.
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Dispelling 'Dry Drowning' and Other Swimming Safety Myths
Get information on swimming safety and learn the truth about common swimming myths, including whether or not dry drowning is real and how long to wait after eating.
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8 Boat Safety Tips That Can Save Lives
Before hitting the lake, keep in mind these 8 boat safety tips including proper boat safety equipment and how to avoid common injuries and hazards when on the water.
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Don’t Let These 7 Dangerous Foods Spoil Your Picnic
These 7 foods, when not handled properly, can be a food safety nightmare at your BBQ or picnic. Learn how to picnic safely all summer long.
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9 Essential Lawn Mower Safety Rules to Know Before You Mow
Follow these lawn mowing safety tips to avoid a trip to the emergency room. Lawn mower safety may seem obvious, but these hazards are often overlooked despite easy avoidance.
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Why Your Medicine Cabinet Needs a ‘Spring Cleaning’ This Saturday
Learn more about a national event encouraging prescription drug disposal and the benefits of timely cabinet cleanses and safe storage from a Michigan Medicine physician.
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New Michigan Law Could Save 400 Lives a Year
New Michigan law requires high schools to teach hands only CPR & AED usage. Learn about the Michigan CPR bill & how it will help people during cardiac arrest.
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Give the Gift of Health: 5 First-Aid Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Preparedness stocking stuffer ideas include sterile gauze, medical tape, & antiseptic wipes. See more ideas in our list of first aid stocking stuffers.
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Let’s talk Turkey: 6 safety pitfalls to avoid on Thanksgiving
A U-M emergency physician discusses Thanksgiving safety tips like avoiding burns and food poisoning. Learn how to avoid the most common Thanksgiving injuries.
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10 Safety Tips for Fall Yardwork
It's the time of year for fall yard work & autumn yard clean up. See our list of fall safety tips like wearing eye protection, gloves, & hearing protection.
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3 Tips for Seniors Visiting the Emergency Department
Many geriatric patients are likely to experience a medical issue that prompts a trip to the emergency room. These preparations can make the visit go smoothly.
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How Alcohol Impairs Your Ability to Drive
Learn if it’s OK to have one more drink before driving home. Know the facts about what each subsequent drink does to your ability to operate a vehicle safely.
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7 Tips for a Safer Fourth of July Fireworks Show
During COVID-19 and beyond, an emergency physician shares firework safety tips. He recommends a clear lighting area and following instructions. See the rest of his tips.