Media report June 2008

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Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension

06/25/08: Dried cherries now expand the market to year-round
Outlet: Chicago Tribune
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06/23/08: Cancer Drug Gleevec Could Fight Stroke
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Lawrence
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06/23/08: Leukemia Drug May Improve Stroke Treatment
Outlet: Web MD
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Lawrence
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06/23/08: Leukemia Drug May Improve Stroke Treatment
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Lawrence
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06/23/08: Why Is This Stroke Drug So Dangerous?
Outlet: Science
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Law
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06/10/08: U-M Study Finds Women Lag in Heart Disease Care
Outlet: Vital Magazine (supplement to Detroit Free Press & Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Lisa Jackson
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06/06/08: Gender Gap in Heart Health
Outlet: Philadelphia Inquirer
Contributing Faculty: Kim Eagle, M.D.
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Cell & Developmental Biology

06/10/08: Art by the slide U-M microscopes reveal forms suitable for framing
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Deborah Gumucio & Sue O'Shea  

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Children's Hospital

06/20/08: Home alone
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Matthew M. Davis
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06/20/08: Parents Worry About Tweens Left Alone
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Matthew M. Davis
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06/17/08: Tween Child Care
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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06/14/08: U-M's football transition draws lots of interest
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
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06/13/08: Parents Worry About Tweens Left Alone
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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06/13/08: Parents Worry About Tweens Left Alone
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Matthew M. Davis
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06/12/08: When Tweens Are Home Alone
Outlet: CBS - Network TV, radio, CBS Newspath feed
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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06/11/08: When Tweens Are Home Alone
Outlet: Web MD
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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06/10/08: Is Your Tween Ready to Stay Home Alone?
Outlet: WJBK-TV (Channel 2)
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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06/09/08: America's Best Children's Hospitals
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
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06/09/08: Ann Arbor Radio Stations Fundraising For Hospitals
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
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06/09/08: Will your tween be safe staying home alone?
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Matthew Davis
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06/08/08: Park to come alive with song
Outlet: Flint Journal  

06/06/08: Michigan football team will run radiothon for Mott Hospital
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
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06/06/08: Rankings List Michigan's Child Health Services Among Best in Nation
Outlet: WWJ-AM
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06/01/08: Valerie Castle: Pediatric research pays huge dividends and deserves federal funding
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Valerie Castle
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Dermatology

06/26/08: Some consumer facts you may not have known
Outlet: New York Daily News
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06/12/08: Wrinkle Therapies That Work
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
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06/11/08: 3 Wrinkle Treatments That Work
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: John J. Voorhees, M.D.
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06/01/08: Fountain of Youth?
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Jeffrey S. Orringer  

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Family Medicine

06/01/08: Follow this advice to Be Healthy Outdoors
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Denise Campbell-Scherer  

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Gastroenterology

06/18/08: More liver cancer patients getting transplants
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Michael Volk & Jorge A. Marrero  

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General Medicine

06/15/08: AG's office announces online drug database
Outlet: Associated Press/AP Radio
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Jennifer Meddings
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General Surgery

06/22/08: Breast Cancer in African American women
Outlet: Your Total Health Syndicated TV - National
Contributing Faculty: Lisa Newman
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Geriatric Medicine

06/26/08: $1 million gift to boost University of Michigan educational program for area residents in or near retirement
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
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06/26/08: BUSINESS NOTES
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Jeffrey B. Halter  

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Hematology-Oncology

06/11/08: Metro Health and U-M announce joint venture
Outlet: WOOD-TV 8 Grand Rapids
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06/08/08: Brain Cancer Survivor
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed  

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Human Genetics

06/14/08: U-M Life Sciences fund created
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: David Ginsburg  

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Infectious Disease

06/16/08: Pro-Life Drugstores and the Meaning of 'Abortion'
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Dr. David Aronoff
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06/16/08: U of M Study: Abortion Drug Safe, Despite Deadly Problem
Outlet: Michigan Radio (WUOM-FM Ann Arbor, WVGR Grand Rapids, WFUM Flint
Contributing Faculty: Dr. David Aronoff
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M-CARE

06/05/08: Online medication order system cuts mistakes, U-M says
Outlet: Ann Arbor Business Review mlive.com
Contributing Faculty: Jocelyn DeWitt & Dr. Darrell A. Campbell Jr
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06/04/08: U-M Hospital goes digital with online ordering system
Outlet: Concentrate - Ann Arbor
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M-Fit

06/30/08: Eating Healthy on a Budget
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed
Contributing Faculty: Holly Scherer, R.D
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06/24/08: Brighton Township doctor says Vitamin D deficiency leads to many health problems
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Kathy Goldberg
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06/23/08: WHAT'S GOING ON
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

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Michigan Visiting Nurses

06/10/08: Home health care answers the call
Outlet: Vital Magazine (supplement to detroit free press & detroit news  

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Microbiology and Immunology

06/17/08: Abortion drug off-label use could be fatal
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Dr. David Aronoff
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06/02/08: Couldn't the probiotic bacteria in yogurt actually be dangerous?
Outlet: Boston Globe
Contributing Faculty: Gary Huffnagle  

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Neurology

06/23/08: Stroke study in Corpus Christi, Texas, highlights risk for women and Mexican Americans
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Lewis Morgenstern
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06/18/08: University of Michigan neuro-oncologist offers a primer on common types and treatments of brain tumors
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Larry Junck  

06/17/08: Brain tumors A U-M neuro-oncologist offers a primer on the most common types and treatments
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Larry Junck  

06/11/08: Women, Mexican Americans at Higher Risk for Certain Stroke
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Lewis Morgenstern
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06/11/08: Women, Mexican Americans at Higher Risk for Certain Stroke
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Lewis Morgenstern
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06/11/08: Clicking your way to better health
Outlet: Chicago Tribune  

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Obstetrics/Gynecology

06/30/08: Baby Deaths Make Docs Consider Quitting
Outlet: NBC -Network TV, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC NewsChannel feed
Contributing Faculty: Katherine Gold
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Ophthalmology

06/12/08: Awards
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Paul R. Lichter
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Orthopedic Surgery

06/19/08: Big boom in boomer knee replacements
Outlet: The Observer & Eccentric Newspapers
Contributing Faculty: Dr. J. David Blaha
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06/19/08: Michigan braces for orthopedic surgeon shortage
Outlet: Ann Arbor Business Review
Contributing Faculty: Dr. J. David Blaha  

06/19/08: Michigan braces for orthopedic surgeon shortage
Outlet: Ann Arbor Business Review
Contributing Faculty: Dr. J. David Blaha
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Pathology

06/13/08: Researchers ID Traits of Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Arul Chinnaiyan
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06/10/08: Prostate finding may improve tests
Outlet: Boston Globe
Contributing Faculty: Arul Chinnaiyan
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06/09/08: Prostate finding could lead to urine test
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Arul Chinnaiyan & Scott Tomlins
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Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

06/23/08: Parents often don't give guidelines to tweens
Outlet: The University Record
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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06/11/08: Tweens Home Alone
Outlet: WJBK-TV (Channel 2)
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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06/11/08: Tweens Home Alone
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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06/10/08: Parents often don't give guidelines to tweens
Outlet: The WNIC Breakfast Club WNIC-FM 100.3 Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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06/10/08: Tweens Home Alone
Outlet: WJBK-TV (Channel 2)
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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06/07/08: Allergies attack
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Harvey Leo
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06/03/08: Iron and Intellect
Outlet: NBC -Network TV, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC NewsChannel feed
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Betsy Lozoff
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06/01/08: Obesity Not Weighing on Parent's Minds
Outlet: Parenting
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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Pharmacology

06/12/08: Vitamin D may help against heart failure
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Robert U. Simpson, Ph.D.
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Pharmacy

06/23/08: Low Vitamin D Could Raise Death Risk
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Robert U. Simpson
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06/23/08: Low Vitamin D Could Raise Death Risk
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Robert U. Simpson
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Psychiatry

06/11/08: Group reaches out to mentally ill on the streets with help for a fresh start
Outlet: Detroit News  

06/03/08: Bipolar disorder: Heinz Prechter
Outlet: BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation
Contributing Faculty: John Greden & Melvin McInnis
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Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine

06/13/08: Family decimated by disease is on a mission to find treatment
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Kevin R. Flaherty  

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Radiation Oncology

06/26/08: New device allows University of Michigan doctors to track prostate tumors more precisely
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Howard Sandler
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06/19/08: Metro Health deal adds to UMHS reach
Outlet: Ann Arbor Business Review
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Theodore Lawrence
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06/01/08: Celebrex May Reduce Levels of Lung Cancer Biomarker
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Howard Sandler  

06/01/08: Celebrex May Reduce Levels of Lung Cancer Biomarker
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Howard Sandler  

06/01/08: Celebrex May Reduce Levels of Lung Cancer Biomarker
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Howard Sandler  

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Surgery

06/16/08: Bariatric Options: Weight-loss surgery risk is shrinking deaths, problems rare, study finds
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Dr. John Birkmeyer  

06/16/08: Blue Cross spearheads initiatives
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Nancy Birkmeyer  

06/16/08: Sleeve Gastrectomy Promising So Far
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Dr. John Birkmeyer  

06/16/08: Weight-loss surgery becoming safer, Michigan registry shows
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Dr. John Birkmeyer  

06/06/08: High-Volume Hospitals Better for Abdominal Aortic Rupture Repairs
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Justin B. Dimick  

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Survival Flight

06/08/08: 6 on U-M Survival Flight team honored a year after fatal crash
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Robert P. Kelch
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06/05/08: Bells toll for transplant crew; 6 on University of Michigan Survival Flight team honored a year after fatal crash
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
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06/05/08: U-M marks anniversary of crash
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Debra McCloskey
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06/04/08: Survival Flight
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
Contributing Faculty: Jeff Punch
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06/04/08: Survival Flight
Outlet: CBS - Network TV, radio, CBS Newspath feed
Contributing Faculty: Jeff Punch
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06/02/08: As the mourning lingers, U-M staff saves more lives
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Jeffrey Punch
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06/02/08: Probe continues 1 year after U-M Survival Flight crash
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Jeffrey Punch
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06/02/08: University of Michigan may expand Survival Flight operations in Livingston County
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Krista Hopson  

06/01/08: Irish win state title in memory of coach
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

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U-M Health System Administration

06/26/08: Red Cross hosts blood drives; Supplies have become alarmingly low across region
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Department of Public Relations  

06/26/08: Univ. of Mich. Hospitals and Health Centers shifts employees to new spaces
Outlet: Ann Arbor Business Review  

06/23/08: U-M keeps streak going
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Robert Kelch & Doug Strong
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06/22/08: U-M is leading building boom Towering cranes mark new construction sites
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Krista Hopson  

06/21/08: Rodriguez in joking, coaching mood at academy
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
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06/20/08: Cancer treatment nixed - Governor vetoes standard that local hospitals had backed
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
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06/20/08: Granholm paves way for cancer facility
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
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06/20/08: Proton beam rule reversed
Outlet: Detroit News
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06/20/08: U-M health facilities expect surplus
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Robert Kelch & Doug Strong
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06/20/08: U-M health system margin shrinks in 2008 fiscal year
Outlet: Ann Arbor Business Review
Contributing Faculty: Robert Kelch MD & Doug Strong
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06/19/08: Gary Gosselin: Proton beam wrangling impacts health care costs
Outlet: Ann Arbor Business Review
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Robert P. Kelch
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06/19/08: Granholm nixes proton beam collaborative
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
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06/19/08: Granholm rejects cancer therapy consortium rule
Outlet: Detroit News
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06/19/08: Metro, U-M deal could lead to more ventures
Outlet: Michigan Business Review
Contributing Faculty: Theodore Lawrence
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06/17/08: It's time to show controversial ref you forgive him
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
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06/16/08: Henry Ford, Hurley Medical Center form kidney transplant pact
Outlet: Crain's Detroit  

06/16/08: 'Jeopardy!' Delay Paid Off
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Kara Gavin  

06/16/08: Tune in to find out how she did
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Kara Gavin  

06/13/08: Rivals aren't blocking Beaumont's proton bid
Outlet: Detroit News
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06/11/08: Put patients first, with a cancer facility team led by Beaumont
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

06/10/08: Thanks to children for their gift of books
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Cara A. Belkofer  

06/10/08: UM Life Sciences Institute Bridges 'Valley of Death' With New Fund
Outlet: WWJ-AM
Contributing Faculty: Mary Sue Coleman  

06/10/08: UM’s Life Sciences Institute campaign seeks $10 million
Outlet: Crain's Detroit  

06/09/08: Bo's lessons confronting illness live on
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Kim Eagle  

06/09/08: Group makes proton-beam date
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Thomas Campbell
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06/09/08: OTHER VOICES: Proton therapy needs collaboration
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
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06/09/08: Q&A: Panel would like to examine health histories of presidential candidates
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel, MD, PhD
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06/07/08: U-M center gets $7 million to study autism in infants
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Catherine Lord  

06/05/08: 6 health care systems agree on cancer center
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Robert P. Kelch
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06/05/08: 6 health care systems meet deadline on cancer project
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Robert P. Kelch
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06/05/08: How To Evaluate Presidential Health
Outlet: Forbes
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Howard Markel & Alexandra Stern
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06/05/08: Michigan proton-beam consortium meets first deadline
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Robert P. Kelch
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06/05/08: Publicize presidential candidates' health records, historians says
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Howard Markel & Alexander Stern
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06/05/08: University of Michigan Medical Historians Propose Congressionally-appointed Impartial Panel to Evaluate Presidential Health
Outlet: Health News Digest
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Howard Markel & Alexander Stern
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06/04/08: Getting the Word Out About Candidates' Health
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel, MD, PhD & Alexandra M. Stern, PhD
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06/04/08: Getting the Word Out About Candidates' Health
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel, MD, PhD & Alexander Stern
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06/04/08: Presidential Health and the Public's Need to Know
Outlet: JAMA
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel, MD, PhD & Alexandra M. Stern, PhD
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06/03/08: Assessing the Health of Presidents
Outlet: WUOM - Michigan Radio
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Howard Markel
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06/03/08: Prostate cancer tests
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

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U-M Hospital Administration

06/26/08: Medical
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
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06/19/08: The blows of Kilimanjaro / Climber, 60, battles stinging wind, altitude sickness
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: David Keren  

06/18/08: Health care costs to rise, report says
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: A. Mark Fendrick  

06/12/08: Personal achievements
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Patricia Warner  

06/12/08: Poor economy hits hospitals
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Dean Smith  

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U-M Main Campus

06/19/08: U-M may lease former M-CARE building
Outlet: Ann Arbor Business Review
Contributing Faculty: Timothy P. Slottow  

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U-M Medical School Administration

06/23/08: Cancer Drug Gleevec Could Fight Stroke
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Lawrence
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06/22/08: Leukemia pill may improve stroke treatment: study
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Lawrence
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06/18/08: Doctor shortage worsens as student debt rises
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. James Woolliscroft
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06/17/08: Drug testing folly
Outlet: Rocky Mountain News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Lloyd Johnston  

06/13/08: Five symptoms men shouldn't ignore
Outlet: CNN - CNN Headline News/CNN Radio News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Joel Heidelbaugh  

06/10/08: Kids' anxiety may be due to untreated sleep apnea
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Shalini Paruthi  

06/08/08: Go red
Outlet: Observer & Eccentric Hometimelife.com
Contributing Faculty: E. Mitchell Seymour, M.S
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06/05/08: Michigan, Florida share Fed autism grant
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Catherine Lord  

06/04/08: FSU prof to partner in $7M study of autism
Outlet: Tallahassee Democrat
Contributing Faculty: Catherine Lord  

06/02/08: Advances made in tissue replacement at University of Michigan
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Peter Ma & Will Giannobile  

06/02/08: Doctors need guidelines to treat diabetics' hypertension
Outlet: Philadelphia Inquirer
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06/02/08: U-M studies impact of sleep, depression
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Mojtaba Navvab
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Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension
Cell & Developmental Biology
Children's Hospital
Dermatology
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
General Medicine
General Surgery
Geriatric Medicine
Hematology-Oncology
Human Genetics
Infectious Disease
M-CARE
M-Fit
Michigan Visiting Nurses
Microbiology and Immunology
Neurology
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Obstetrics/Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedic Surgery
Pathology
Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Psychiatry
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Surgery
Survival Flight
U-M Health System Administration
U-M Hospital Administration
U-M Main Campus
U-M Medical School Administration