Michigan Medicine

Michigan Medicine, formerly the University of Michigan Health Systems, is home to one of the largest health care complexes in the world. It has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the medical school first opened in 1850.
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Autism Speech Language Therapy for Teens Using Board Games
We met with Phil Menard, senior speech-language pathologist at Michigan Medicine, to learn more about ToMs Theory of Mind Gaming Program. Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Thr
Anatomy of heart beating
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Anatomy of a Human Heart
Your heart does a lot of work to keep the body going. Learn about the organ’s amazing power and the functions of its many parts.
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What to Expect at Airport Security with a Defibrillator
Advance planning and clear communication can make the exchange go more smoothly for travelers with the implanted medical device.
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Remember Your Heart, the Unsung Hero in Your Chest
Your heart works hard to keep you healthy, but when is the last time you gave it a second thought? Discover the importance of heart healthy habits, from Michigan Medicine.
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To Help Your Teen Drive Safely, Follow the ‘S-M-A-R-T’ Method
Simple behaviors can make a big difference behind the wheel. Use this checklist to teach your new motorist good habits.
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Repurposed Asthma Drug Shows Blood Sugar Improvement Among Some Diabetics
Read the results of a clinical trial investigating improvement in blood glucose levels among some type 2 diabetics after 12 weeks of taking Amlexanox.
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‘Why I became a doctor’: Michigan Medicine physicians share their stories
Learn more about why these Michigan Medicine physicians decided to become doctors and the paths that led to them to the medical profession
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Why Daylight Saving Time Could Increase Your Heart Attack Risk
The number of heart attacks rises the Monday after daylight saving time, a Michigan Medicine study found. Interrupted sleep may be the culprit.
Eric Barth walking his dog after recovering from a drug-induced liver injury from Z-Paks
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Antibiotics and Liver Injury: What’s the Relationship and Risk?
Antibiotics like Azithromycin or Z-Paks can cause drug-induced liver injury. Learn more about antibiotic side effects like drug-induced liver injury.
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‘We’ve Got to Do More to Help Children Survive These Devastating Cancers’
Just four percent of federal cancer research dollars go to pediatrics. But more research is needed to change the outcome for many childhood cancers.
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Searching for the Skinny on Fatty Liver Disease
Researchers are using genetics to understand nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Learn more about fatty liver causes, NAFLD treatments, and fatty liver symptoms.
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Diagnosing Fructose Intolerance: Morgan’s Story
What looked like irritable bowel syndrome was actually more complex. How a visit to U-M helped a Michigan student thrive.
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Going Public: Could Clinton’s Health Care Proposals Work?
Hillary Clinton has proposed a government-run health insurance plan to compete with private health insurers. Learn more about Clinton's health care proposal.
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Hands-Only CPR: The Michigan Way
How to perform compression only (hands only) CPR with our CPR training video! Help celebrate National CPR and AED Awareness Week by learning how to save a life.
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3-D Printed Airway Splint Saves Texas Teen
University of Michigan Doctors save a patient with trachea malaysia by using a 3-D printed tracheal splint. Learn more about the patient and the procedure.