Shantell M. Kirkendoll

Kirkendoll was a previous Health Lab contributor and member of the public relations team.

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Zebrafish research identifies treatment target for eye muscle repair
By learning how zebrafish regenerate their eye muscles, researchers could help figure out how to help humans do the same.
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Kidney Donation Connects Police Officers Beyond Line of Duty
Kidney transplant connects police officers through the gift of life.
Man and woman in a Great Lake.
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Organ Donation Saves Three Lives in One Family
Organ donation saves three lives in one family, after brother, sister and their mother each receive kidney transplants.
Eye with pills in it
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Eye Doctors Reduce Opioid Prescriptions Without Compromising Pain Management
Eye doctors reduce number of prescription opioids after cornea surgery with no negative impact on pain management.
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See the Big House and save a life during University of Michigan donor event
Join one of the largest single-day blood drives on the University of Michigan campus and register as an organ and tissue donor during Be a Hero at the Big House, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10, 2019
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Ophthalmology Boot Camp Helps Cultivate and Develop Skills of Residents
A Michigan Medicine Kellogg Eye Center ophthalmology course provides hands-on learning to help prepare medical students transitioning into residency.
Xray of a broken arm
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Surgical Innovation Course Fosters New Approach to Bone Healing
Michigan Medicine surgeons have designed a new drug delivery technology which could help with bone regeneration.
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FDA Finds Rare Lymphoma Linked with Breast Implants
FDA links rare cancer to textured breast implants and urges women to monitor themselves for possible symptoms.
Kids standing by pool
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Firework Blasts Child in the Face, Mother Urges Caution
Firework Hits Child in the Face, Mother Urges Caution
TV weatherman Dave Rexroth with his family in 2014
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Meteorologist Thrives After Losing Eye in Fireworks Accident
Metro Detroit TV Weatherman Dave Rexroth stays active, independent despite fireworks accident that left him with single vision.
Dr. Terry Smith
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New Drug Therapy Could Mitigate Graves’ Eye Disease
Success of phase 3 trial evaluating teprotumumab for treatment of active thyroid eye disease (TED) brings drug closer to FDA approval.
Woman with white hair looking up
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Aging Baby Boomers Push Sky High Incidence of Shingles of the Eye
Large Kellogg Eye Center study shows cases of herpes zoster ophthalmicus tripled in 12 year time span, highest among older adults
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Corneal Transplants Effective for Shingles-Related Complications
A Kellogg Eye Center study finds great promise in corneal transplants for patients who suffer shingles and develop subsequent vision-limiting corneal scarring.
Traci Lawson shelves of art supplies behind her
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Woman’s Contact Lens Care Leads to Parasitic Eye Infection
Acanthamoeba, although rare, poses a significant risk to vision
News Release
Non-invasive imaging technique valid for identifying small airway damage in COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory disease of the small airways in the lungs, affects 16 million Americans and is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Identifying small airway disease in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable, could potentially lead to new drug therapies for those with COPD, researchers say.
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