Media report December 2005

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Anesthesiology

12/20/05: U-M launches health seminar program for women
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Monica Myklebust & Kenneth Jamerson
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Cardiac Surgery

12/21/05: Ring Device Shapes Failing Hearts
Outlet: NBC -Network TV, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC NewsChannel feed
Contributing Faculty: Steven Bolling
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12/12/05: Ring Shapes Failing Hearts
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: Steven Bolling
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Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension

12/30/05: Good-Hearted Women Fail to Deal With Bad Hearts
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed
Contributing Faculty: Steven Erickson & Kim Eagle
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12/29/05: Statins useful in heart patients with very low LDL
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Thomas T. Tsai  

12/21/05: Impotence Points to Heart Problems
Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Contributing Faculty: Melvyn Rubenfire  

12/20/05: Impotence Points to Heart Problems
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Melvyn Rubenfire  

12/20/05: Impotence points to heart problems
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Melvyn Rubenfire  

12/08/05: Tougher women study
Outlet: Daily HealthFeed (nationally syndicated TV health
Contributing Faculty: Steven Erickson & Kim Eagle
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12/07/05: When Being "Tough" Might Be Bad for Women
Outlet: PNN online
Contributing Faculty: Steven Erickson & Kim Eagle
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12/06/05: Women "tougher" than men when it comes to heart disease
Outlet: theheart.org
Contributing Faculty: Steven Erickson & Kim Eagle
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12/01/05: Fischer's recovery runs into a roadblock
Outlet: Detroit News  

12/01/05: Heart Disease: Are Women Tougher?
Outlet: CBS - Network TV, radio, CBS Newspath feed
Contributing Faculty: Steven Erickson & Kim Eagle
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12/01/05: Heart Disease: Women Tougher Than Men?
Outlet: Web MD
Contributing Faculty: Steven Erickson & Kim Eagle
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12/01/05: Hungry? or are those your emotions growling again?
Outlet: Redbook
Contributing Faculty: Marilyn Migliore  

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Children's Hospital

12/27/05: Some push for 'green' hospital
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
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12/27/05: U-M can strike balance on new hospital design
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)
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12/25/05: McDonald House Manager Jim Salisbury
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Jim Salisbury  

12/24/05: Good work from woodwork Painting wooden toys offers welcome respite for kids
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

12/22/05: Hidden in mural are ways to calm young patients
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

12/22/05: Hidden in mural are ways to calm young patients
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

12/22/05: Hidden in mural are ways to calm your patients
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Kathy Badgerow  

12/05/05: No one to blame
Outlet: Newsweek
Contributing Faculty: David Rosen  

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Dermatology

12/21/05: Jeffrey Orringer on "Jack Lessenberry Show" about tattoo removal
Outlet: jackshow.blogs.com/jack/
Contributing Faculty: Jeffrey Orringer  

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Endocrinology and Metabolism

12/29/05: Obesity targeted by U-M researchers
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Charles Burant & William Herman
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12/29/05: Obesity targeted by U-M researchers
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)
Contributing Faculty: Charles Burant & William Herman
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12/29/05: U-M scientists to pool data to unlock secrets of obesity
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Charles Burant & William Herman
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12/29/05: U-M scientists to pool data to unlock secrets of obesity
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Charles Burant & William Herman
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12/29/05: U-M scientists to pool data to unlock secrets of obesity
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Charles Burant & William Herman
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12/29/05: U-M scientists to pool data to unlock secrets of obesity
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Charles Burant & William Herman
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12/28/05: UM Health System launching new center to study obesity; will grant funding for studies and train scientists
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Charles Burant & William Herman
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12/27/05: Diabetes tips for the holiday
Outlet: Michigan Radio
Contributing Faculty: Cecilia Sauter
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Family Medicine

12/21/05: Smokers Get a New Helping Hand With New Year's Quit Resolutions
Outlet: Market Wire
Contributing Faculty: Vic Strecher  

12/20/05: Health & Home Heating
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Lee Green
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12/20/05: Not too Cool
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Lee Green  

12/09/05: Doctors Upset Over Latest Vioxx Relevation
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Lee Green  

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General Medicine

12/14/05: Major Painkiller Trial to Start
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

12/08/05: Radiation Better at Preserving Speech Than Surgery
Outlet: Jackson Citizen-Patriot
Contributing Faculty: John Piette
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General Surgery

12/13/05: Gift of Life
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed
Contributing Faculty: Mark Gravel
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Hematology-Oncology

12/21/05: Liver Cancer
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed
Contributing Faculty: Theodore Lawrence & William Ensminger
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12/20/05: Liver Cancer
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed
Contributing Faculty: Theodore Lawrence & William Ensminger
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12/19/05: Gene May Undermine Tamoxifen's Effectiveness
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: James Rae
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12/19/05: Gene May Undermine Tamoxifen's Effectiveness
Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Contributing Faculty: James Rae
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12/19/05: Gene variation effects tamoxifen's benefit
Outlet: Bay News - BN9 Primetime News
Contributing Faculty: James Rae
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12/19/05: Tamoxifen may not Benefit all Breast Cancer Patients
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: James Rae
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12/16/05: Gene change inhibits tamoxifen -- study
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: James Rae
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12/13/05: Blue Cross incentives target breast cancer Plan would pay more for.....
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: Samuel Silver
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12/13/05: Stroke Rates Higher in Post-Radiation Breast Cancer Patients: Presented at SABCS
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Lori Pierce  

12/12/05: Plan pays more for breast cancer treatment
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Samuel Silver
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12/03/05: Stockings cheer patients Annual holiday project for chemo recipients at U-M
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Mark Kaminski & Susan Blaisdell
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Infectious Disease

12/07/05: Researchers Unlock New Clues to Why Group A Strep Bacteria Targets...
Outlet: Yahoo News
Contributing Faculty: Hongmin Sun  

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Internal Medicine

12/19/05: FDA Panel Gives Nod to Shingles Vaccine
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed
Contributing Faculty: David Markovitz  

12/16/05: Drug strategy lifts Pitney
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

12/16/05: Forum confronts health questions
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

12/15/05: Merck Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Safe and Effective For Adults Over 60, Committee Says
Outlet: FDA Advisory Committee
Contributing Faculty: David Markowitz  

12/13/05: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to Expand Partnership with Physicians and Hospitals to Improve Breast Cancer Treatment in the State
Outlet: Yahoo! News
Contributing Faculty: Sam Silver  

12/13/05: Colon cancer data show many forgoing chemo
Outlet: Associated Press/AP Radio
Contributing Faculty: Mark Zalupski  

12/13/05: Major Painkiller Trial to Start
Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

12/07/05: Colon-cancer study finds some patients aren't getting chemo
Outlet: Seattle Times
Contributing Faculty: Mark Zalupski  

12/07/05: Many Colon Cancer Patients Lack Therapy
Outlet: Associated Press/AP Radio
Contributing Faculty: Mark Zalupski  

12/07/05: Many Colon Cancer Patients Lack Therapy
Outlet: CBS - Network TV, radio, CBS Newspath feed
Contributing Faculty: Mark Zalupski  

12/07/05: Many colon cancer patients under-treated
Outlet: MSNBC
Contributing Faculty: Mark Zalupski  

12/07/05: Many colon-cancer patients aren't getting chemo, study finds
Outlet: Dallas Morning News
Contributing Faculty: Mark Zalupski  

12/06/05: Many Colon Cancer Patients Lack Therapy
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Mark Zalupski  

12/06/05: Many Colon Cancer Patients Lack Therapy
Outlet: Newsday
Contributing Faculty: Mark Zalupski  

12/06/05: Many Colon Cancer Patients Lack Therapy
Outlet: Associated Press/AP Radio
Contributing Faculty: Mark Zalupski  

12/06/05: Many Colon Cancer Patients Lack Therapy
Outlet: San Francisco Chronicle
Contributing Faculty: Mark Zalupski  

12/06/05: Pandemic Flu Spurs Race for New Vaccine Methods
Outlet: NPR
Contributing Faculty: David Markovitz  

12/02/05: Cox-2 Inhibitors Not Safer for Stomach
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

12/01/05: Cox-2 Inhibitors Not Safer for Stomach
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

12/01/05: Cox-2 Inhibitors Not Safer for Stomach
Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

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Medical Education

12/28/05: Disciplined Docs and Med School Behavior
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: David Stern
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12/22/05: Disciplinary Action by Medical Boards and Prior Behavior in Medical School
Outlet: New England Journal of Medicine
Contributing Faculty: David Stern
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12/21/05: Bad Med Students, bad docs
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: David Stern
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12/21/05: Bad Students Can Turn Out To Be Bad Doctors
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: David Stern
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12/05/05: Medbuddies
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed
Contributing Faculty: Jyoti Kandikar
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Microbiology and Immunology

12/12/05: U-M professor blends science, religion and humanitarianism
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Oveta Fuller  

12/01/05: Cold Sore Cure
Outlet: Men's Health
Contributing Faculty: Oveta Fuller
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12/01/05: Men's Health Magazine - Herpes
Outlet: Men's Health
Contributing Faculty: Oveta Fuller
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12/01/05: U-M gets anthrax research contract
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Philip Hanna
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Molecular and Integrative Physiology

12/27/05: Stimulating Sleepy Students - Inside Science
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Janet Hoff  

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Neurology

12/01/05: Snoting affects more than just those who have to hear it
Outlet: Health Magazine
Contributing Faculty: Ronald Chervin
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Nursing

12/31/05: Hiring outlook still good locally
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Juanita Parry  

12/14/05: Blue Cross incentives target breast cancers
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Juanita parry  

12/14/05: Blue Cross incentives target breast cancers
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Juanita parry  

12/13/05: Hiring outlook still good locally
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Juanita parry  

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Obstetrics/Gynecology

12/18/05: Life is good in Ann Arbor - or so say 'best city' lists
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Timothy R. B. Johnson  

12/08/05: Giving Sperm Cells Directions Charity Nebbe
Outlet: Michigan Radio
Contributing Faculty: Gary Smith & Ronald Suh
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12/07/05: Ovarian transposition
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)
Contributing Faculty: Arnold Advincula
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12/05/05: Ovarian transposition
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Arnold Advincula
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12/01/05: Perinatal Massage
Outlet: Babyzone
Contributing Faculty: Frank Anderson  

12/01/05: Women have better options for treating fibroids
Outlet: Glamour
Contributing Faculty: Arnold Advincula  

12/01/05: Women have better options for treating fibroids
Outlet: Glamour
Contributing Faculty: Arnie Advincula  

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Otolaryngology

12/21/05: Townshend says kids will be all right if they turn down the volume
Outlet: WJBK-TV (Channel 2)
Contributing Faculty: Paul Kileny
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12/20/05: Facial reconstruction
Outlet: CBS - Network TV, radio, CBS Newspath feed
Contributing Faculty: Doug Chepeha & Ted Teknos  

12/01/05: Hope For Fixing Gene Defects
Outlet: Scientific American
Contributing Faculty: Yehoash Raphael
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Pathology

12/12/05: Better test sought for protstate cancer
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: Arul Chinnaiyan
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12/11/05: Better test sought for prostate cancer
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: Arul Chinnaiyan
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12/01/05: Experts fault bird flu strategy
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Duane Newton  

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Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

12/27/05: When Teenagers Abuse Prescription Drugs, the Fault May Be the Doctor's
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel
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12/18/05: Insulin pumps change children's lives
Outlet: Observer & Eccentric
Contributing Faculty: Lisa Opipari-Arrigan
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12/13/05: Cardiologists best for flu vaccine
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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12/13/05: Cardiologists best for flu vaccine
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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12/13/05: Study: Cardiologists best for flu vaccine
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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12/11/05: Lead poisoning still a U.S. problem
Outlet: WSMH-TV
Contributing Faculty: Alex Kemper
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12/06/05: Finding Dr. Kid-Friendly
Outlet: Indianapolis Star
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed
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12/06/05: Lead poisoning still a U.S. problem
Outlet: laraza.com
Contributing Faculty: Alex Kemper
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12/06/05: Lead poisoning still a U.S. problem
Outlet: El Tiempo Latino
Contributing Faculty: Alex Kemper
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12/05/05: Lead poisoning still a U.S. problem
Outlet: NPR
Contributing Faculty: Alex Kemper
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12/05/05: Lead poisoning still a U.S. problem
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Alex Kemper
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

12/26/05: Giving the gift of themselves: The Laurins open their hearts and home to special children
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Edward Hurvitz  

12/26/05: Study Compares Tools to Diagnose Back Trouble
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Andy Haig
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12/16/05: Girl's family tries many treatments, surgery in China, to repair her spine
Outlet: Fort Wayne News Sentinel
Contributing Faculty: David Gater  

12/15/05: Old Test Diagnoses Back Problem
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: Andy Haig
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12/15/05: Old Test Diagnosis Back Problem
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: Andy Haig
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12/04/05: Spinal surgery, the first step
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: David Gater  

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Psychiatry

12/25/05: Deepest Depression
Outlet: Chicago Tribune
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Maixner  

12/19/05: Doctors seek new tools to aid in depression treatment
Outlet: American Medical News
Contributing Faculty: Michael Klinkman  

12/16/05: Old Habits
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Frederic C. Blow  

12/15/05: Drinking is Equal Opportunity Condition
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: C. Raymond Bingham  

12/13/05: Pioneering pyschiatrist admired for big heart
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Thomas Carli  

12/13/05: Pioneering pyschiatrist admired for big heart
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Thomas Carli  

12/12/05: That placebo punch
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Jon-Kar Zubieta
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12/11/05: The Rich, Sometimes, Are the Best Medicine
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

12/09/05: Bipolar disorder and the Miami airport incident
Outlet: Metro Networks radio service
Contributing Faculty: Michelle Riba
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12/09/05: Bi-Polar Disorder Hits Mainstream Consciousness
Outlet: All Headline News
Contributing Faculty: Michelle Riba
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12/05/05: Fighting Anorexia: No One to Blame
Outlet: Newsweek
Contributing Faculty: David Rosen  

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Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine

12/27/05: Musical medicine Lung patients get a lift from the humble harmonica
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Kelly Campbell
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12/01/05: Breathing exercises mix with music lessons for some COPD patients
Outlet: My Family Doctor
Contributing Faculty: Fernando Martinez
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Radiation Oncology

12/05/05: Radiation can help when liver cancer is inoperable
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Edgar Ben-Josef
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12/05/05: Radiation can help when liver cancer is inoperable
Outlet: Reuters Health
Contributing Faculty: Edgar Ben-Josef
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12/01/05: New cancer treatment developed at UM
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Theodore Lawrence
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Radiology

12/20/05: High tech in more than one way VA doctor's new wheelchair has some
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Ben Dwamena  

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Rheumatology

12/27/05: Clean up your act in 2006
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Richard E. Harris
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Surgery

12/17/05: U-M honors promoter of organ donations
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Mark Gravel  

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U-M Health System Administration

12/28/05: Drug Companies Offer More Details on Clinical Trials
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

12/28/05: Employers Save by Paying More
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

12/27/05: Some push for 'green' hospital
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Krista Hopson  

12/26/05: For the ER Staff, Christmas means business as usual in a Santa hat Illnesses and accidents don't take a holiday
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Brandi Phare & Mark Lowell  

12/25/05: Insulin pumps helps kids with diabetes
Outlet: Observer-Eccentric Newspapers
Contributing Faculty: Nugget Burkhart  

12/15/05: Heart doctors lack flu shots
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

12/15/05: Heart doctors lack flu shots
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

12/13/05: A guide to feel-good holiday gifts
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Sally Foley  

12/04/05: ERs: The specialist is in
Outlet: Newsday
Contributing Faculty: Brian Zink  

12/04/05: UM fundraisers help Warm the Children
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Karen Burr & Sally Pobojewski  

12/01/05: Can't Lose Weight
Outlet: Redbook
Contributing Faculty: Marilyn Migilore  

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U-M Main Campus

12/16/05: Radical U-M proposal aims to cut health costs
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: A. Mark Fendrick
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12/09/05: Event Looks at New Ways to Design Health Insurance Plans
Outlet: Newswise
Contributing Faculty: A. Mark Fendrick
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U-M Medical School Administration

12/31/05: If the Avian Flu Hasn't hit, Here's Why. Maybe
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

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Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine

12/27/05: Rats in lab
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Howard Rush  

12/22/05: Animal Techs on Christmas Day
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Howard Rush  

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Anesthesiology
Cardiac Surgery
Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension
Children's Hospital
Dermatology
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Family Medicine
General Medicine
General Surgery
Hematology-Oncology
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
Medical Education
Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Neurology
Nursing
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Otolaryngology
Pathology
Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Psychiatry
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Rheumatology
Surgery
U-M Health System Administration
U-M Main Campus
U-M Medical School Administration
Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine