Media report December 2008

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Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension

12/04/08: Blood Pressure Pill Combo More Effective Than Diuretics
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Kenneth Jamerson  

12/04/08: Drug Combo for Hypertension May Be Safer Than Recommended
Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Contributing Faculty: Kenneth Jamerson  

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Cell & Developmental Biology

12/03/08: Scientists Probe Limits Of 'Cancer Stem-cell Model'
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Sean Morrison
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Endocrinology and Metabolism

12/12/08: U of M Study: Childhood Leukemia & Osteoporosis
Outlet: Michigan Radio
Contributing Faculty: Inas Thomas  

12/04/08: Adult Survivors Of Childhood Leukemia Have Lower Bone Mineral Density, Study Finds
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: James Gurney & Inas Thomas
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Family Medicine

12/04/08: Heart Drug 'Hype'? Docs Debate Crestor
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Lee Green  

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General Medicine

12/15/08: Gene Therapy Effective Treatment Against Gum Disease
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: William Giannobile  

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Hematology-Oncology

12/13/08: Risk Info for Breast Cancer Patients Too Confusing
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Brian Zikmund-Fisher
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12/12/08: Better cancer risk information may help patients
Outlet: Michigan Radio
Contributing Faculty: Brian Zikmund-Fisher  

12/12/08: Men With Partners Get More Prostate Checks
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)  

12/12/08: Risk Info for Breast Cancer Patients Too Confusing
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Brian Zikmund-Fisher
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12/10/08: Breast cancer risk tool not effective
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Brian Zikmund-Fisher  

12/09/08: Confusing Risk Information May Lead Breast Cancer Patients To Make Poor Treatment Choices
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Brian Zikmund-Fisher
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12/04/08: Should Docs Disclose Drug Company Ties?
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Hayes  

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Internal Medicine

12/17/08: Cold Weather Good for Your Memory
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)  

12/17/08: Life After Your Transplant: Diet and Weight Gain
Outlet: Web MD  

12/17/08: Research: Therapy can stop tooth loss
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: William Giannobile  

12/16/08: Query for Aging Patients: How Much Do You Drink?
Outlet: New York Times  

12/15/08: Music Therapy Helps Relieve Anxiety, Emotions of Cancer Diagnosis
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
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12/15/08: Music Therapy Helps Relieve Anxiety, Emotions of Cancer Diagnosis
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
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12/12/08: U of M Study: Prostate Cancer & Married Men
Outlet: Michigan Radio  

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12/30/08: Drug combination prevents heart attack and stroke
Outlet: Detroit News  

12/29/08: Book of Lists: HEALTH CARE
Outlet: Canadian Press  

12/29/08: Charges For Vaccines Vary Widely, Study Finds
Outlet: NPR
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed  

12/28/08: Children's helps its sickest patients by air
Outlet: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  

12/28/08: Demand for health care help booming: Michigan industry...
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

12/28/08: Detroit Free Press Carol Cain column: U-M looks to...
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Robert Kelch  

12/28/08: FIRST CLASS: CHARITY: Fortunate folks live to give...
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Wally Prechter  

12/28/08: Fortunate folks like to give back
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Wally Prechter  

12/28/08: U-M looks to create research jobs
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Robert Kelch  

12/28/08: U-M to create 2,000 research jobs
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)  

12/26/08: Loners Skimp on Prostate Cancer Screening
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Lauren P. WAllner  

12/25/08: Men who live alone fall short on prostate screening
Outlet: Scientific American
Contributing Faculty: Lauren P. Wallner  

12/25/08: Walk briskly and carry a smaller belly
Outlet: Seattle Times  

12/24/08: How to Cope When Illness Doesn't Take a Holiday Break
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Michelle Riba  

12/24/08: How to Cope When Illness Doesn't Take a Holiday Break
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Michelle Riba  

12/24/08: University of Michigan Hospitals CFO got 32 percent...
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

12/23/08: In Breast Reconstruction, Some Hidden Choices
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Amy K. Akderman  

12/23/08: Med diet doubles U.S. veggie Intake
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Zora Djuric  

12/22/08: Golfers tee up to keep kids warm
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

12/22/08: Local economy can't rest entirely on U-M Pfizer land...
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

12/21/08: U-M plan for Pfizer hush-hush
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Mary Sue Coleman, Stephen Forrest & Robert Kelch  

12/21/08: Will high tech fuel a regional rebirth? U-M research...
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Stephen Forrest & Robert Kelch  

12/20/08: Ann Arbor official: U. of M. to buy Pfizer campus
Outlet: WJR-AM  

12/20/08: Caregiving May Lengthen Life
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Stephanie Brown  

12/20/08: Loss of taxes a concern: Income tax one way city could...
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

12/20/08: Meeting space idea still alive: Debate may reignite...
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

12/19/08: Official: U-M plans to buy former Pfizer campus
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

12/19/08: Probably the best we could hope for
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
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12/19/08: U-M bets big on bio-med
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Robert Kelch & Mary Sue Coleman  

12/19/08: U-M plans to buy former Pfizer campus
Outlet: WJBK-TV (Channel 2)  

12/19/08: UM To Buy 174-Acre Pfizer Site In Ann Arbor
Outlet: none  

12/19/08: U-M to buy old Pfizer campus
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Robert Kelch & Mary Sue Coleman  

12/19/08: University of Michigan to buy former Pfizer Inc. site
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Robert Kelch & Mary Sue Coleman  

12/18/08: Ann Arbor official: U. of M. to buy Pfizer campus
Outlet: none  

12/18/08: eBay and the Brain: What Psychology Teaches Us about
Outlet: Scientific American
Contributing Faculty: Peter Ubel  

12/18/08: Official: U-M plans to buy former Pfizer campus
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

12/18/08: Report: U-M plans to buy former Pfizer campus
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

12/18/08: U-M athletes delivering good cheer
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Valerie Castle  

12/18/08: UM Researcher: Going Outside Improves Focus
Outlet: WJR-AM  

12/18/08: U-M to buy former Pfizer research site in Ann Arbor
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Mary Sue Coleman & Robert Kelch
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12/18/08: Women Double Fruit, Veggie Intake With Switch to Mediterranean Diet
Outlet: San Francisco Chronicle
Contributing Faculty: Zora Djuric  

12/17/08: Check Out These Health, Inexpensive gifts
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)  

12/17/08: Newborn Hospital Deaths Highest for Those Without...
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Matthewe M. Davis  

12/17/08: Newborn Hospital Deaths Highest for Those Without...
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis  

12/17/08: Use the force
Outlet: The Scientist  

12/10/08: Big, sweet Santa Large chocolate St. Nick serves as a tasty thank-you
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

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Nursing

12/06/08: Nurses Expo
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)  

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Otolaryngology

12/06/08: Hearing Again: Jessica's 'Miraculous' Recovery
Outlet: WJR-AM  

12/05/08: GMA MEDICAL MIRACLE, LEARNING HOW TO HEAR AGAIN
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne  

12/05/08: Hearing Again: Jessica's 'Miracle' Recovery
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne  

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Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

12/28/08: Diabetes - related hospitalizations on the rise
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)
Contributing Faculty: Joyce Lee
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12/15/08: Newborns, uninsured children most at risk of dying in the hospital
Outlet: Michigan Radio
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis  

12/15/08: Pediatricians Don’t Routinely Ask About Mental Health
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report  

12/10/08: Death Rates In Hospital Highest For Infants, And Children Without Insurance
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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12/06/08: Children at risk
Outlet: New Scientist
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed  

12/02/08: Asthma inhalers go green, price goes up
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Harvey Leo
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12/02/08: Asthma inhalers to go 'green' on Dec. 31
Outlet: Seattle Times
Contributing Faculty: Harvey Leo
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12/02/08: Some doctors may give up vaccines because of cost
Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed
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12/02/08: Switch to 'green' inhalers costly
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Harvey Leo
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12/01/08: As costs rise, some doctors may stop giving shots
Outlet: Seattle Times
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed
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12/01/08: Asthma inhalers to go 'green' on Dec. 31
Outlet: NBC -Network TV, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC NewsChannel feed
Contributing Faculty: Harvey Leo
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12/01/08: Doctors losing money on vaccines
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed
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12/01/08: Nonprofit organizations selling holiday cards
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

12/01/08: Some Docs May Give Up Vaccines
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed
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12/01/08: Some doctors may give up vaccines because of cost
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
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12/01/08: Some doctors may give up vaccines because of cost
Outlet: NBC -Network TV, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC NewsChannel feed
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed
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12/01/08: Some Doctors May Give up Vaccines Because of Cost
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed
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12/01/08: Some doctors may give up vaccines because of cost
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed
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12/01/08: Some US doctors may give up vaccines due to cost
Outlet: Seattle Times
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed
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12/01/08: Study: 1 in 10 Doctors May Stop Vaccinating Due to Costs
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed
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12/01/08: VACCINES NO SHOT IN DOCS' WALLETS
Outlet: New York Post
Contributing Faculty: Gary Freed
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Physiology

12/02/08: Use the force
Outlet: The Scientist  

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U-M Health System Administration

12/07/08: Volunteers work to brighten holiday for patients
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Lisa Cummins & Suzan Rehbine  

12/05/08: Hospitals brace for tough times
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Dean Smith  

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Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine

12/17/08: Cellular Stress Causes Fatty Liver Disease In Mice
Outlet: Science Daily  

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Urology

12/17/08: Poor diagnosed with metastatic cancer more
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)  

12/11/08: Men With Partners Get More Prostate Checks
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
Contributing Faculty: Lauren Wallner  

12/09/08: Men With Wives, Significant Others More Likely To Be Screened For Prostate Cancer
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Lauren Wallner  

12/09/08: Partners and Prostate Cancer
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Lauren Wallner  

12/09/08: Single Men Less Likely to Get Prostate Screens
Outlet: none  

12/09/08: Single Men Less Likely to Get Prostate Screens
Outlet: WJBK-TV (Channel 2)  

12/09/08: Single Men Less Likely to Get Prostate Screens
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Lauren P. Wallner  

12/08/08: Single Men Less Likely to Get Prostate Screens
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Lauren Wallner  

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Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension
Cell & Developmental Biology
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Family Medicine
General Medicine
Hematology-Oncology
Internal Medicine
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Nursing
Otolaryngology
Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Physiology
U-M Health System Administration
Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
Urology