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Improving access to HPV testing
Initiative aims to raise awareness of a cancer-causing virus
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Improving access to HPV testing
A new initiative is aiming to raise awareness and improve accessibility to HPV testing. Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H. M.S., discusses it and the importance of screening for HPV.
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More hospitals than ever require staff to get flu shots
Flu vaccination mandates for hospital staff have increased in recent years, especially at hospitals serving veterans
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Can preventing inflammation improve heart and brain health?
Michigan Medicine research study aims to address inflammation’s role in diseases of the heart and brain.
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Free course shines light on sleep health
An expert-led course on sleep helps educate students about the importance of creating and maintaining good sleep habits for health and wellness.
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Studies uncover the critical role of sleep in the formation of memories
Two new studies from University of Michigan reveal what's happening inside the brain during sleep and sleep deprivation to help or harm the formation of memories.
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New risk equation could mean preventive statins for far fewer Americans
The tool, based on updated information about atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, could mean fewer people would be recommended to take statin medications
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More hospitals than ever require staff to get flu shots
Flu vaccination mandates for hospital staff have increased in recent years, especially at hospitals serving veterans
colorful cells floating pink teal orange and green black vague background
Health Lab
Improving access to HPV testing
A new initiative is aiming to raise awareness and improve accessibility to HPV testing. Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H. M.S., discusses it and the importance of screening for HPV.
green background connecting to teal skull with brain inside both just outlines made out of felt
Health Lab
Can preventing inflammation improve heart and brain health?
Michigan Medicine research study aims to address inflammation’s role in diseases of the heart and brain.
graphic drawn mouse snoozing in purple background and pink maze around it breathing while sleeping and see pink brain inside head with white sparkles fading in and out
Health Lab
Studies uncover the critical role of sleep in the formation of memories
Two new studies from University of Michigan reveal what's happening inside the brain during sleep and sleep deprivation to help or harm the formation of memories.
heart drawing
Health Lab
New risk equation could mean preventive statins for far fewer Americans
The tool, based on updated information about atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, could mean fewer people would be recommended to take statin medications
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Pediatric brain tumors rely on different metabolic “route” to fuel treatment resistance
Researchers at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center are one step closer to understanding how pediatric DIPG tumors work.