Media report November 2008

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Anesthesiology

11/21/08: Our World ' 22 November 2008
Outlet: Voice of America
Contributing Faculty: Gina Poe  

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Biological Chemistry

11/27/08: Simple New Method Detects Contaminants In Life-saving Drug
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Mark Meyerhoff
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Cardiac Surgery

11/04/08: Health and fitness briefs
Outlet: Detroit News
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Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension

11/16/08: Belly Fat Doubles Death Risk
Outlet: CBS - Network TV, radio, CBS Newspath feed
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Eitzman
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11/12/08: Vest Monitors 'Individual' Air Pollution
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Robert Bard  

11/12/08: Vest Monitors Show Air Pollution Is Dangerous Indoors And Out
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Robert Bard  

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Cell & Developmental Biology

11/18/08: Quest for cures Relatives' illnesses drive stem cell researcher
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Theresa Gratsch  

11/05/08: Ballot proposals: Medical marijuana, stem cell research measures approved
Outlet: USA Today
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11/05/08: Editorial: Stem cell vote should boost research, economy
Outlet: Detroit News
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11/05/08: Health care ballot initiatives: the view from the states
Outlet: Chicago Tribune
Contributing Faculty: Sean Morrison
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11/05/08: Michigan Voters Approve Stem Cell Research
Outlet: Chicago Tribune
Contributing Faculty: Sean Morrison
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11/05/08: Michigan Voters Approve Stem Cell Research
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed
Contributing Faculty: Sean Morrison
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11/05/08: Washtenaw County's support for Proposal 2 strong
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Sean Morrison
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11/04/08: Michigan proposal to expand stem cell research passes
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
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Children's Hospital

11/09/08: What’s Your Child’s Genetic Destiny For Disease?
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Beht A. Tarini  

11/03/08: Camp promises getaway for ailing kids
Outlet: Livingston Daily
Contributing Faculty: Doug Armstrong  

11/03/08: Health System Goes Online to Improve Patient Safety
Outlet: Nursezone.com
Contributing Faculty: Denise Berry, RN  

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Emergency Medicine

11/17/08: Uninsured patients not driving ED overcrowding, study says
Outlet: American Medical News
Contributing Faculty: Manya F. Newton
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11/13/08: Battling Bacteria In The Blood: Mathematical Models Help In Tackling Deadly Infections
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: John Younger
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11/11/08: Battling Bacteria In Battling Bacteria In The Blood: Mathematical Models Help In Tackling Deadly Infections
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: John Younger
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Endocrinology and Metabolism

11/11/08: Foot Problems Common Among People With Diabetes
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Crystal Holmes
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11/11/08: Foot Problems Common Among People With Diabetes
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Crystal Holmes
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11/11/08: Foot Problems Common Among People With Diabetes
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Crystal Holmes
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Family Medicine

11/22/08: Cancer survival affects online support
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Caroline Richardson  

11/20/08: Cancer Survival Rates Impact Type Of Web Communities Used By Patients
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Caroline Richardson
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Gastroenterology

11/24/08: Peginterferon-induced depression is reversible
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Robert J. Fontana
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11/24/08: Peginterferon-induced depression is reversible
Outlet: Scientific American
Contributing Faculty: Robert J. Fontana
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11/20/08: Organ policy leaves some with subpar livers
Outlet: NBC -Network TV, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC NewsChannel feed
Contributing Faculty: Michael L. Volk
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11/20/08: Policy has changed how organs are allocated
Outlet: Scientific American
Contributing Faculty: Michael L. Volk
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11/20/08: Policy has changed how organs are allocated
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Michael L. Volk
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Hematology-Oncology

11/23/08: MICHIGAN MATTERS WITH DR. MARK ZALUPSKI
Outlet: WWJ-AM
Contributing Faculty: MARK ZALUPSKI  

11/03/08: Lean Economy, Fatty Diet
Outlet: Baltimore Sun
Contributing Faculty: Anne Barratt-Fornell  

11/03/08: Lean Economy, Fatty Diet
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Anne Barratt-Fornell  

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Infectious Disease

11/13/08: Tiny Steps, Giant Bounds
Outlet: dbusiness
Contributing Faculty: James Baker
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11/11/08: Battling Bacteria in the Blood: U-M Researchers Tackle Deadly Infections
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: John Younger
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11/11/08: Battling Bacteria in the Blood: U-M Researchers Tackle Deadly Infections
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: John Younger
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11/11/08: Battling Bacteria in the Blood: U-M Researchers Tackle Deadly Infections
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: John Younger  

11/11/08: Battling Bacteria in the Blood: U-M Researchers Tackle Deadly Infections
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: John Younger
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Internal Medicine

11/29/08: Caring for ailing spouse may prolong life
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Stephanie Brown
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11/24/08: Latin Women More Likely to Be Unhappy With Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Sarah T. Hawley  

11/19/08: Latinas may regret cancer therapy option
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Sarah Hawley  

11/18/08: 7 ways to avoid foot problems
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Crystal Holmes
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11/10/08: 13 Things That Will Put You in the Mood
Outlet: FoxNews.com  

11/04/08: Many Latinas unhappy with breast cancer decisions
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Sarah T. Hawley  

11/02/08: Protecting public health
Outlet: Observer & Eccentric HometownLife.com
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Howard Markel  

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Medical Education

11/24/08: 2 students from Wash. among Rhodes Scholars
Outlet: Seattle Times
Contributing Faculty: Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed  

11/24/08: 2009 Rhodes Scholars Selected
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
Contributing Faculty: Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed  

11/23/08: Rhodes Scholars named for 2009
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed
Contributing Faculty: Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed  

11/23/08: U-M student named 1 of 32 Rhodes Scholars from U.S
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed  

11/12/08: 2 events offer facts on diabetes
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

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M-Fit

11/26/08: Lot of resources available to help smokers quit
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

11/26/08: Turning the tables: Thanksgiving is not a filling ...
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Stacy Witthoff  

11/18/08: Kits help you to stop smoking
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

11/17/08: Health Tip: Exercising With Back Pain
Outlet: Washington Post  

11/17/08: Health Tip: Exercising With Back Pain
Outlet: Health Day  

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Nephrology

11/08/08: Problems And Solutions To Inequities In Kidney Transplant Allocation
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Alan Leichtman  

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Neurology

11/02/08: Turning Back To Standard Time May Help Heart
Outlet: CBS - Network TV, radio, CBS Newspath feed
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Ronald Chervin  

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11/05/08: Heated battle over stem-cells ends as Prop 2 passes
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
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11/02/08: Q&A: Expand research on stem cells?
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

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Obstetrics/Gynecology

11/13/08: What Special Considerations Should Be Made When Treating Pain During Pregnancy?
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Carmen R. Green  

11/07/08: Egg Donor Story
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Senait Fisseha  

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Otolaryngology

11/13/08: Sinus Sufferer Turns Nasal Spray Project Into Sales ...
Outlet: New York Times
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11/13/08: Sinus Sufferer Turns Nasal Spray Project Into Sales ...
Outlet: New York Times
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11/11/08: Can Vitamins And Minerals Prevent Hearing Loss?
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Glenn E. Green
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11/11/08: Vitamins, magnesium may avoid hearing loss
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Glenn E. Green
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11/11/08: Vitamins, magnesium may avoid hearing loss
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Glenn E. Green  

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Pathology

11/14/08: Molecule Linked To Aggressive Cancer Growth And Spread Identified
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Arul M. Chinnaiyan
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11/14/08: Study yields clues to why some tumors spread
Outlet: Boston Globe
Contributing Faculty: Arul M. Chinnaiyan
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11/13/08: Study yields clues to why some tumors spread
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Arul Chinnaiyan  

11/13/08: U-M Researchers find Cancer Protein-EZH2
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)  

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Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

11/05/08: Most Parents Don't Overreact to Child Gene Tests
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Beth A. Tarini
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11/05/08: Most Parents Don't Overreact to Child Gene Tests
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Beth A. Tarini
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11/04/08: Do parents fear gene tests for kids?
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Beth A. Tarini
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Pharmacy

11/07/08: Pill Splitting
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)
Contributing Faculty: Hae Mi Choe
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Psychiatry

11/25/08: Black Men and Suicide: The Stigma of Seeking Help
Outlet: Newsweek
Contributing Faculty: Sean Joe  

11/13/08: Chronic Pain Might Contribute To Suicidal Thoughts
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Mark Ilgen  

11/12/08: People in chronic pain show higher suicide risk
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Mark Ilgen  

11/12/08: People in chronic pain show higher suicide risk
Outlet: Scientific American
Contributing Faculty: Mark Ilgen  

11/02/08: Read all about it: Simpler fonts make simpler tasks
Outlet: Los Angeles Times  

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Surgery

11/13/08: Telemedicine: Researchers Broadcast Live Surgery Using Internet2
Outlet: Science Daily  

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Thoracic Surgery

11/07/08: Pediatric Heart Surgeons May Be Best Choice for Adults
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Tara Karmlou  

11/07/08: Pediatric Heart Surgeons May Be Best Choice for Adults
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Tara Karamlou  

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U-M Health System Administration

11/26/08: Top Hospitals
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)  

11/26/08: U-M to layoff 80 people
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)
Contributing Faculty: Doug Strong  

11/26/08: University of Michigan Hospital and Health System to lay off 80 in December
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)  

11/25/08: U-M Hospital and Health System to lay off 80
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Doug Strong  

11/18/08: Beaumont banks on $60-million fiscal plan: Layoffs
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

11/18/08: Doctors' fear of lawsuits tied to added costs of $1.4b
Outlet: Boston Globe  

11/15/08: U-M campaign raises $3.1 billion Sour economy didn't slow ambitious fundraiser
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Mary Sue Coleman  

11/15/08: U-M nets $3.1B for students, projects
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Mary Sue Coleman  

11/15/08: U-M nets record $3.1 billion in fund-raising campaign
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Mary Sue Coleman  

11/13/08: Economy, underinsured patients squeeze hospital systems in Michigan
Outlet: Ann Arbor Business Review.
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11/09/08: Beaumont freezes hiring of nonclinical workers; other hospitals also cutting costs
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Kara Gavin  

11/09/08: Beaumont freezes hiring of nonclinical workers; other hospitals also cutting costs
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Kara Gavin  

11/09/08: Hospitals store more radioactive waste after change in disposal site
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Mark Driscoll  

11/07/08: More Schools Impose Hiring Freezes
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
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11/06/08: UMHS Hiring Freeze
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)  

11/05/08: Hiring freeze at U-M hospitals
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Kara Gavin
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11/05/08: Report: U-M Health freezes some hiring
Outlet: Detroit News
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11/04/08: U-M hospitals freeze hiring of non-clinical workers; layoffs possible
Outlet: mlive.com Ann Arbor Business Review
Contributing Faculty: Kara Gavin
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11/04/08: UM Hospitals freezes hiring of non-patient care workers
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Doug Strong & Kara Gavin
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U-M Hospital Administration

11/29/08: Motor Meals deliveries are tradition for Coopers
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

11/09/08: Hospitals store more radioactive waste after change in disposal site
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Mark Driscoll  

11/03/08: For too many kids, outdoors isn't the place to be
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

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U-M Main Campus

11/06/08: Questions on ballot initiatives remain
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Mary Sue Coleman
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11/03/08: Doorknobs and TV remotes are germ hotbeds
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Anne Barratt-Fornell
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11/03/08: Testing homes for germ hotbeds
Outlet: Philadelphia Inquirer
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U-M Medical School Administration

11/19/08: MichBio: Biotech could come under fire next year
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: James Woolliscroft  

11/04/08: BUSINESS NOTES - Personal achievements
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
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Anesthesiology
Biological Chemistry
Cardiac Surgery
Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension
Cell & Developmental Biology
Children's Hospital
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
Hematology-Oncology
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
Medical Education
M-Fit
Nephrology
Neurology
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Obstetrics/Gynecology
Otolaryngology
Pathology
Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Pharmacy
Psychiatry
Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
U-M Health System Administration
U-M Hospital Administration
U-M Main Campus
U-M Medical School Administration