Media report November 2005

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Allergy & Immunology

11/04/05: $2.5 million nanotech
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: James Baker
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11/02/05: Nano World: 150 nanodrugs on horizon
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: James Baker
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Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension

11/30/05: Clippers' Rebraca treated for irregular heartbeat
Outlet: USA Today  

11/29/05: Is Your Boss Killing You?
Outlet: Fast Company - November Issue
Contributing Faculty: Melvyn Rubenfire  

11/29/05: Women tend to underreport heart disease
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Steven Erickson & Kim Eagle
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11/28/05: Rebraca to undergo heart procedure
Outlet: CNN - CNN Headline News/CNN Radio News
Contributing Faculty: Fred Morady  

11/23/05: Defibrillator use: A life-and-death issue
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Michelle Nypaver  

11/23/05: U-M researchers find artery disease often not properly treated
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Paul Michael Grossman
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11/23/05: Women downplay heart disease severity
Outlet: Macleans - Canada
Contributing Faculty: Steven Erickson & Kim Eagle
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11/16/05: Heart failure deaths reduced in hospital quality project
Outlet: WWJ-AM
Contributing Faculty: Todd Koelling
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11/16/05: Heart failure deaths reduced in hospital quality project
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Todd Koelling
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11/16/05: Heart failure deaths reduced in hospital quality project
Outlet: Modern Healthcare
Contributing Faculty: Todd Koelling
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11/16/05: Not enough drugs for all clogged arteries
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Paul Michael Grossman
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Children's Hospital

11/26/05: Mott Holiday Wish List
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Pat Warner  

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Emergency Medicine

11/03/05: Hurley strengthening security muscle for ER
Outlet: Flint Journal
Contributing Faculty: Terry Kowalenko
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Family Medicine

11/14/05: Earth's Future Peacemakers Just Need a Little T.M.
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Rita Benn  

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General Medicine

11/30/05: First Federal Vioxx Trial Gets Under Way
Outlet: Associated Press/AP Radio
Contributing Faculty: Rodney Hayward
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11/11/05: Better analysis standards needed for drug trials, UM Health System study says
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Rodney Hayward
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11/10/05: Better Data Analysis Could Spot Drug Problems Earlier
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Rodney Hayward
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11/10/05: Better Data Analysis Could Spot Drug Problems Earlier
Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Contributing Faculty: Rodney Hayward
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11/10/05: Better Data Analysis Could Spot Drug Problems Earlier
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Rodney Hayward
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11/10/05: Changes urged to avoid another Vioxx
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Rodney Hayward
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11/10/05: Researchers press for risk-stratified analysis of clinical trial data
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Rodney Hayward  

11/07/05: Living wills not keeping promise
Outlet: Philadelphia Inquirer
Contributing Faculty: Angela Fagerlin & Carl Schneider
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Geriatric Medicine

11/25/05: Loneliness widespread among the elderly
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Ruth Campbell  

11/20/05: Aging population will shift economy, work and health care...
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Amy Ai  

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Hematology-Oncology

11/04/05: New Hope for Liver Cancer
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: Theodore Lawrence & William Ensminger
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11/01/05: But Will It Stop Cancer?
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: David Garabrant  

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Infectious Disease

11/21/05: Adult Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Approvals Should Not Be Based On Immunologic Data, Advisory Cmte. Says
Outlet: FDA Advisory Committee
Contributing Faculty: David Markovitz  

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Internal Medicine

11/15/05: Funding of Stem Cells is debated
Outlet: Baltimore Sun
Contributing Faculty: Jonathan Bor  

11/15/05: Where there's smoke, there's cancer
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Gregory Kalemkerian  

11/14/05: OTC Painkillers Raise Death Risk After Heart Attack
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

11/13/05: OTC Painkillers Raise Death Risk After Heart Attack
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

11/13/05: OTC Painkillers Raise Death Risk After Heart Attack
Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick
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11/08/05: Aspirin May Help Prevent Throat Cancer
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

11/08/05: Aspirin May Help Prevent Throat Cancer
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

11/08/05: Aspirin May Help Prevent Throat Cancer
Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

11/07/05: Diabetics Face Increased Likelihood of Colorectal Cancer
Outlet: Medscape
Contributing Faculty: Philip Schoenfeld  

11/01/05: Over-the-Counter Painkillers Raise Bleeding Risks
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

11/01/05: Over-the-Counter Painkillers Raise Bleeding Risks
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

11/01/05: Over-the-Counter Painkillers Raise Bleeding Risks
Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

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M-Fit

11/17/05: HealthFirst-Great American smokeout
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Linda Thomas
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11/14/05: Seniors and smoking
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed
Contributing Faculty: Linda Thomas
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11/09/05: Health First-Helping seniors quit
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Linda Thomas
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Microbiology and Immunology

11/02/05: Bioterror sensors yield curious findings
Outlet: NPR
Contributing Faculty: Philip Hanna  

11/02/05: Los Alamos researchers study naturally occurring anthrax
Outlet: NPR
Contributing Faculty: Phil Hanna  

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Neurology

11/29/05: Placebo Power: Research Links Effect to How Brain Views Pills
Outlet: Wall Street Journal  

11/23/05: Sleepy drivers are a danger at Thanksgiving
Outlet: WWJ-AM
Contributing Faculty: Alon Avidan  

11/09/05: Antioxidants could repair nerve damage
Outlet: NBC -Network TV, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC NewsChannel feed
Contributing Faculty: Eva Feldman
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11/01/05: How will I know when my child should be able to share?
Outlet: Child
Contributing Faculty: Ron Chervin  

11/01/05: When kids snore
Outlet: Child Magazine Copies available through Public Re
Contributing Faculty: Ronald Chervin
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Nursing

11/13/05: At 2 popular U-M clinics, nurse practioners are at the helm
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

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Obstetrics/Gynecology

11/22/05: Premature Births Increase Along With C-Sections
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Cosmas van de Ven  

11/22/05: Premature Births Increase Along With C-Sections
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Cosmas JM van de Ven  

11/02/05: Women's Health Event features experts
Outlet: none  

11/02/05: Women's health event features experts
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
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Ophthalmology

11/01/05: People on the move
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Thellea Leveque & Jennifer Weizer  

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Pathology

11/04/05: Gene Fusion
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Arul Chinnaiyan
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11/01/05: Gene Rearrangements Often Seen With Prostate Cancer
Outlet: Reuters Health
Contributing Faculty: Arul Chinnaiyan
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Pediatric Surgery

11/16/05: 3-D Computer Mapping Lowers Radiation Dose In Treating Kids With Heart Rhythm Problems
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Peter Fischbach
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Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

11/28/05: Long-term bottle-feeding can lead to anemia
Outlet: Kentucky.com, KY
Contributing Faculty: Betsy Lozoff  

11/27/05: Fighting Anorexia
Outlet: PR Newswire US
Contributing Faculty: David Rosen
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11/25/05: Long-term bottle-feeding can lead to anemia
Outlet: kentucky.com
Contributing Faculty: Betsy Lozoff  

11/25/05: Teens with cancer fare better than adults
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Jordan Shavit  

11/22/05: Picky Eaters
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
Contributing Faculty: Julie Lumeng  

11/20/05: Long-term bottle-feeding can lead to anemia
Outlet: Milwaukee Journal
Contributing Faculty: Betsy Lozoff  

11/16/05: Desperate to Help Your Baby Fall Asleep?
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Barbara Felt  

11/14/05: Between Panic and Apathy
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

11/14/05: City quarantine probably wouldn't work
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

11/06/05: Immigrating diseases pose little threat
Outlet: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

11/02/05: RX for Survival-A Global Health Challenge
Outlet: PBS Television
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

11/02/05: RX for Survival-Asks the experts
Outlet: PBS.org
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

11/02/05: RX for Survival-Asks the experts
Outlet: PBS.org
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

11/01/05: The cost of preventing bird flu
Outlet: NPR
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

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Pharmacology

11/30/05: First Federal Vioxx Trial Gets Under Way
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Benedict Lucchesi  

11/30/05: First Federal Vioxx Trial Gets Under Way
Outlet: CBS - Network TV, radio, CBS Newspath feed
Contributing Faculty: Benedict Lucchesi  

11/30/05: First Federal Vioxx Trial Gets Under Way
Outlet: Business Week
Contributing Faculty: Benedict Lucchesi  

11/30/05: First Federal Vioxx Trial Gets Under Way
Outlet: Associated Press/AP Radio
Contributing Faculty: Benedict Lucchesi  

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

11/29/05: Surgery in China, recovery in Livonia
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: David Gater  

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Psychiatry

11/29/05: New interchange stirs high anxiety for some
Outlet: Dallas Morning News
Contributing Faculty: Joseph Himle  

11/29/05: Placebo Power: Research Links
Outlet: Wall Street Journal
Contributing Faculty: Jon-Kar Zubieta  

11/29/05: Research: Expectations Can Help Healing
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Jon-Kar Zubieta  

11/28/05: Gimme an Rx! Cheerleaders Pep Up Drug Sales
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Thomas Carli
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11/24/05: Scientists venture into ever more aggressive dementia treat
Outlet: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/22/05: Riskier Alzheimer's treatments urged
Outlet: Dallas Morning News
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/22/05: Riskier Alzheimer's treatments urged
Outlet: NBC -Network TV, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC NewsChannel feed
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/22/05: Riskier Alzheimer's treatments urged
Outlet: Associated Press/AP Radio
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/22/05: Riskier Alzheimer's treatments urged
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/22/05: Riskier Alzheimer's treatments urged
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/22/05: Riskier Alzheimer's treatments urged
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/22/05: Riskier Alzheimer's treatments urged
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/22/05: Riskier Alzheimer's treatments urged
Outlet: Philadelphia Inquirer
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/21/05: Placebos Could Play a Role in Treating Some Conditions
Outlet: Chronicle of Higher Education
Contributing Faculty: Jon-Kar Zubieta  

11/21/05: Riskier Alzheimer's treatments urged
Outlet: CBS - Network TV, radio, CBS Newspath feed
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/21/05: Riskier Dementia Therapies Urged
Outlet: Associated Press/AP Radio
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/21/05: Riskier Dementia Therapies Urged
Outlet: San Francisco Chronicle
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/21/05: Safe Alzheimer's therapies disappoint
Outlet: CNN - CNN Headline News/CNN Radio News
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/19/05: Sex, Drugs and Hope
Outlet: Newsweek
Contributing Faculty: Michele Riba  

11/17/05: Study suggests smoking lowers IQ
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Robert Zucker & Jennifer Glass
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11/14/05: Survey Looks at Ethics of Alzheimer's Trials
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/08/05: Relatives approve Alzheimer's studies
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/08/05: Survey Looks at Ethics of Alzheimer's Trials
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/08/05: Survey Looks at Ethics of Alzheimer's Trials
Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/08/05: Survey Looks at Ethics of Alzheimer's Trials
Outlet: Discovery / TLC
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/07/05: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05328/611724.stm
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/07/05: Most at risk of Alzheimer's would join research trial
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/07/05: Most at risk of Alzheimer's would join research trial
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/07/05: Most at risk of Alzheimer's would join research trial
Outlet: Other NBC affiliates: Boston, Pittsburgh, Kansas
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/07/05: Most at risk of Alzheimer's would join research trial
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
Contributing Faculty: Scott Kim
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11/02/05: Aetna to Pay for Program to Manage Depression
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Michael Klinkman  

11/01/05: The buzz on Energy Beverages
Outlet: Self
Contributing Faculty: Maher Karam-Hage
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Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine

11/03/05: Combination Therapy With Inhaled Iloprost and Bosentan Effective in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Presented at CHEST
Outlet: DG News
Contributing Faculty: Vallerie McLaughlin  

11/01/05: New Ventavis Data Presented at CHEST Meeting
Outlet: DG News
Contributing Faculty: Vallerie McLaughlin  

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Radiation Oncology

11/30/05: New Cancer Treatment developed at U-M
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Edgar Ben-Josef
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11/29/05: New Regimen Extends Liver Cancer Survival
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Theodore Lawrence
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11/29/05: New Regimen Extends Liver Cancer Survival
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Theodore Lawrence
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11/29/05: New regimen extends liver cancer survival
Outlet: Forbes
Contributing Faculty: Edgar Ben-Josef
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11/28/05: New Cancer Treatment developed at U-M
Outlet: WWJ-AM
Contributing Faculty: Edgar Ben-Josef
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11/28/05: New liver cancer treatment is announced
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Edgar Ben-Josef
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11/22/05: Radiation Therapy Raises Hip Fracture Risk
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne  

11/22/05: Radiation Therapy Raises Hip Fracture Risk
Outlet: Health Day  

11/09/05: Study supports yearly prostate cancer screening
Outlet: Macleans, Canada
Contributing Faculty: Theodore Lawrence  

11/02/05: New Imaging Method Helps Brain Cancer
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: Brian Ross & Theodore Lawrence
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11/01/05: Imaging Method Shows Early in Treatment if Brain Cancer Therapy Is Effective
Outlet: DG News
Contributing Faculty: Brian Ross & Theodore Lawrence
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Radiology

11/22/05: Radiation helps men with advance prostate cancer
Outlet: Macleans, Canada
Contributing Faculty: Theodore Lawrence  

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Rheumatology

11/24/05: Mycophenolate Mofetil for Lupus Nephritis
Outlet: New England Journal of Medicine
Contributing Faculty: W. Joseph McCune  

11/24/05: New lupus treatment found to improve on chemotherapy
Outlet: Boston Globe
Contributing Faculty: W. Joseph McCune  

11/24/05: Study targets placebo effect
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Clauw
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11/23/05: Pain Research Using Electronic Diaries Helps Identify Who Responds To 'Placebo Effect'
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Clauw
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11/22/05: The 'placebo effect' is studied
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Clauw
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11/01/05: First-in-class biologic to enter rheumatoid arthritis fray
Outlet: Nature
Contributing Faculty: David Fox  

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Social Work

11/01/05: Seniors and sex
Outlet: Ann Arbor Observer
Contributing Faculty: Sallie Foley
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Thoracic Surgery

11/08/05: DOIT? Get the facts on Medicare - -Lung cancer symposium
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Allan Pickens
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11/08/05: DOIT? Get the facts on Medicare - -Lung cancer symposium
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Allan Pickens
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U-M Health System Administration

11/17/05: USA Today Profiles FDA Associate Director Graham
Outlet: Kaiser network.org, DC
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

11/16/05: At FDA, Graham is still the whistle-blower
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

11/12/05: Scientists Offer Advice on Improving Trials
Outlet: All Headline News
Contributing Faculty: David Kent  

11/11/05: Study gives tips for improving trials
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: David Kent  

11/11/05: Study gives tips for improving trials
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: David Kent  

11/07/05: New plans worry hospitals
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

11/06/05: A Doctor for the Future
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: David Ginsburg  

11/01/05: Communication, incentives and recognition can help keep and attract top-notch talent
Outlet: Managed Healthcare Executive
Contributing Faculty: Judith Hallberg  

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U-M Medical School Administration

11/27/05: The Animal-Human Link
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Mark Wilson  

11/25/05: Colleges taking more med students
Outlet: Detroit News
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11/04/05: Center unites campus diabetes researchers
Outlet: Michigan Daily
Contributing Faculty: Peter Arvan & Allen Lichter
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Allergy & Immunology
Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension
Children's Hospital
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
General Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Hematology-Oncology
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
M-Fit
Microbiology and Immunology
Neurology
Nursing
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Pathology
Pediatric Surgery
Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Pharmacology
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Psychiatry
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Rheumatology
Social Work
Thoracic Surgery
U-M Health System Administration
U-M Medical School Administration