Media report August 2008

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Allergy & Immunology

08/07/08: College students take food allergy risks
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
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Anesthesiology

08/28/08: Equal opportunity affliction: pain Doctor fights bias in access to treatment
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Carmen Green  

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Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension

08/28/08: Food events
Outlet: Detroit News  

08/25/08: Heart's content U-M team implants unusual, new device in heart of man, the first person in U.S. to get it
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Francis Pagani
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08/23/08: Free health fair takes aim at hunters' hearts
Outlet: Monroe Evening News
Contributing Faculty: Eric Good, D.O.
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08/21/08: Heart health fair for hunters set
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
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08/12/08: 'Sunshine vitamin' may cut death risk
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Melvyn Rubenfire
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08/06/08: Livonia man gets device to help ailing heart its do job
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Francis Pagani
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08/06/08: U-M heart patient is first in US to receive new device
Outlet: WJR-AM
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08/06/08: U-M Patient Doing Well After Experimental Heart Procedure
Outlet: WWJ-AM
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Children's Hospital

08/28/08: Campus sees a building boom From residence hall to a new children's hospital, projects changing city skyline
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

08/12/08: Convenience key to retail clinics
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis, MD
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08/12/08: Parents Like Retail Clinics for Kids
Outlet: Web MD
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis, MD
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08/11/08: High prices at the pump complicate health choices
Outlet: American Medical News  

08/09/08: Annual bike ride hits Fenton streets
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne  

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Dermatology

08/20/08: Anti-Wrinkle Skin Treatments Can Work, Study Finds
Outlet: CBS - Network TV, radio, CBS Newspath feed
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08/18/08: Wrinkle Removers, Backed by Science
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Gary J. Fisher
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Emergency Medicine

08/29/08: University of Michigan physician assistant committed to cyclone aid work
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Susan Klimist
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08/11/08: Emergency patients unaware of how little they understand instructions
Outlet: American Medical News
Contributing Faculty: Peter Ubel  

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Endocrinology and Metabolism

08/10/08: Memorial Concert to Raise Money for an Endowment to Fund Cancer
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
Contributing Faculty: Gary Hammer  

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Family Medicine

08/21/08: $115,000 grant will boost R&D and growth efforts at Ann Arbor's Cielo MedSolutions
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

08/11/08: System helps schedule patient vaccinations, chronic care needs
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Donald Nease & Michael Klinkman and Lee Green  

08/04/08: Ann Arbor Health Records Firm Wins Federal Grant
Outlet: WWJ-AM
Contributing Faculty: Donald E. Nease, Jr., MD,  

08/01/08: Shedding light on antidepressants
Outlet: Shape
Contributing Faculty: James Aikens
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Gastroenterology

08/12/08: Long-term acid reflux therapy can be cost-effective
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Sameer D. Saini
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General Medicine

08/03/08: Fighting Breast Cancer
Outlet: WJBK-TV (Channel 2)
Contributing Faculty: Sarah Hawley
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Geriatric Medicine

08/01/08: Easing Elder Care
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Nina Abney  

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Internal Medicine

08/31/08: Eat Your Germs
Outlet: Time
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Gary Huffnagle  

08/24/08: NanoBio ready for Big Pharma
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Dr. James Baker
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08/13/08: Hepatitis B 'nanovaccine' is developed
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Dr. James Baker Jr
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08/08/08: Family Hosts Concert To Fight Adrenal Cancer
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
Contributing Faculty: Garry Hammer, M.D., Ph.D.  

08/08/08: UM to study Toledoans with diabetes
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed  

08/04/08: Inherited hearing loss linked to mutation
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Marci Lesperance  

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M-Fit

08/21/08: Deb Merion: How to choose the best salad bar for a healthy lunch
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Susan Ryskamp  

08/13/08: For Health, Body Size Can Be Misleading
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: MaryFran Sowers  

08/12/08: Many overweight adults are surprisingly healthy
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: MaryFran Sowers  

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Microbiology and Immunology

08/27/08: Needle-less hepatitis B vaccine nears clinical trials
Outlet: BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation
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08/28/08: Weighing heavy on Kids
Outlet: USA Today  

08/20/08: Move over proton beam, here comes carbon ion
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Thomas Campbell  

08/08/08: Cycling helps keep Hartland man in shape for running
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

08/01/08: Double-team high BP
Outlet: Prevention  

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Nursing

08/25/08: University of Michigan professor wins grant to study operating-room nurses
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: AkkeNeel Talsma
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Obstetrics/Gynecology

08/25/08: Hidden epidemic of pelvic floor problems
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Dr. John DeLancey  

08/12/08: Personal achievements
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Xiao Xu, Ph.D.,
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Otolaryngology

08/27/08: Hope for Hearing Loss?
Outlet: Science
Contributing Faculty: Yehoash Raphael  

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Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

08/24/08: Healthy Lunches Help Kids' Concentration in School
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Catherine Kraus
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08/24/08: Healthy Lunches Help Kids' Concentration in School
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Catherine Kraus
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08/24/08: Healthy Lunches Help Kids' Concentration in School
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Catherine Kraus
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08/19/08: The pulse
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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08/04/08: FDA approved meds for kids
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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Pharmacy

08/29/08: Service helps smokers quit Program started after UMHS became smoke-free in 1999
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Linda Thomas  

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

08/01/08: Just Sitting Back to Get in Shape:
Outlet: Wall Street Journal
Contributing Faculty: Joseph Hornyak  

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Psychiatry

08/30/08: Sex difference in andidepressant response
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Elizabeth Young
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08/18/08: Normal or Nuts? Reader Questions, Part 2
Outlet: Reader's Digest
Contributing Faculty: Michelle Riba  

08/13/08: Parents' Guide To College Depression
Outlet: Forbes
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Rachel Glick  

08/11/08: Study links gene, nicotine
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Ovide Pomerleau
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08/01/08: Normal or Nuts?
Outlet: Reader's Digest
Contributing Faculty: Michelle Riba  

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Radiation Oncology

08/10/08: Fly-fishing retreats help cancer survivors heal
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Mark Erber  

08/03/08: Cancer drug dramatically shrinks prostate tumors, study finds
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Howard M. Sandler  

08/03/08: Cancer drug dramatically shrinks prostate tumors, study finds
Outlet: Seattle Times
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Howard M. Sandler  

08/01/08: Mammagrams still best screening tool
Outlet: Be Healthy
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Mark A. Helvie  

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U-M Health System Administration

08/28/08: Here's a toast to Bo
Outlet: Detroit News  

08/28/08: Rape Victims Seek Damages From UM
Outlet: Detroit News  

08/22/08: Stem cell research, medical pot on ballot
Outlet: Detroit News  

08/15/08: Group to seek new cancer therapy
Outlet: Detroit News  

08/14/08: Heritage Festival: Health tent offers screenings
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Jean DuRussel-Weston  

08/14/08: U-M cancer center plans event
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

08/13/08: Bo Merlot sales to aid heart center
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

08/11/08: Heart care staffing debated: 24-7 not critical, some doctors say
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Kara Gavin  

08/08/08: University of Michigan announces new public relations executive
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Kallie Bila Michels  

08/07/08: DMC team to speed up heart attack response
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Kara Gavin  

08/06/08: DMC staffing cardiac care round the clock at 2 hospitals
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Kara Gavin  

08/04/08: Call for entries
Outlet: Boston Globe  

08/02/08: Lloyd Carr among the U-M officials to have been treated for skin cancer
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Tim Johnson  

08/01/08: Carr, Berenson, Martin Share Battle With Melanoma
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Tim Johnson  

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U-M Hospital Administration

08/29/08: Keeping watch on a vast complex Security department oversees 7.6 million-square-foot medical campus
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Erin Karr & Marilyn Hollier  

08/26/08: Studying sarcomas International collaboration searches for treatments for rare type of cancers
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Larry Baker  

08/25/08: Terumo Cardiovascular, GDI Infotech create dozens of jobs
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
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08/21/08: Midwife Terri Murtland, mentor to many at U-M, dies of cancer
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Joanne Bailey  

08/08/08: Blues, cancer group unite to improve care, cut costs
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Douglas Blayney  

08/07/08: Cancer centers OK'd for 2 metro hospitals
Outlet: Detroit News  

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U-M Main Campus

08/28/08: Cadmium Exposure Tied to Lung Disease
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Howard Hu
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08/28/08: Cadmium Exposure Tied to Lung Disease
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Howard Hu
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08/08/08: Lawmakers press stem cell measure during Ann Arbor forum
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Sean Morrison
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U-M Medical School Administration

08/28/08: University of Michigan researchers' $2.2 million in grants could produce new treatments for ALS
Outlet: Ann Arbor Business Review mlive.com
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Kristen Gruis
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08/26/08: Health insurers describe business as balancing act
Outlet: Toledo Blade
Contributing Faculty: Dean Smith  

08/24/08: Long-term use of acid reflux drugs weighed
Outlet: American Medical News
Contributing Faculty: Sameer Dev Saini, MD
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08/21/08: Patients Leave Emergency Rooms Confused But Confident
Outlet: Scientific American
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08/19/08: Better to Be Fat and Fit Than Skinny and Unfit
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: MaryFran Sowers  

08/19/08: Doc groups earned $16.7 million in demo, CMS says
Outlet: Modern Healthcare
Contributing Faculty: Caroline Blaum
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08/18/08: Medical schools, research groups to offer content for new online resource
Outlet: American Medical News
Contributing Faculty: Robert Lash, M.D.  

08/15/08: Medicare awards UM Health System $1.7M performance bonus
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Caroline Blaum,
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08/15/08: University of Michigan Hospitals get bonus for Medicare savings
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Caroline Blaum,
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08/12/08: Half of overweight adults may be heart-healthy
Outlet: Associated Press/AP Radio
Contributing Faculty: MaryFran Sowers  

08/12/08: Half of overweight adults may be heart-healthy
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: MaryFran Sowers  

08/12/08: Many Adults Hefty but Healthy
Outlet: Time
Contributing Faculty: MaryFran Sowers  

08/12/08: Millions defy stereotypes about body size
Outlet: Baltimore Sun
Contributing Faculty: MaryFran Sowers  

08/12/08: Overweight, but still healthy
Outlet: Seattle Times
Contributing Faculty: MaryFran Sowers  

08/12/08: Stem cell study battle heats up
Outlet: Detroit News  

08/12/08: Study: Half of overweight adults may be heart-healthy, defying conventional wisdom
Outlet: Chicago Tribune
Contributing Faculty: MaryFran Sowers  

08/11/08: Half of Overweight Adults May Be Heart-Healthy
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: MaryFran Sowers  

08/11/08: Half of Overweight Adults May Be Heart-Healthy
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: MaryFran Sowers  

08/08/08: Gene hooks smokers at first puff
Outlet: BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation
Contributing Faculty: Ovide Pomerleau
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08/08/08: Gene Linked to Early Nicotine Addiction
Outlet: Web MD
Contributing Faculty: Ovide Pomerleau
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08/08/08: Gene raises risk of lifetime smoking habit: study
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Ovide Pomerleau
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08/08/08: Gene Variant May Decide Who Smokes and for How Long
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Ovide Pomerleau
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08/08/08: Gene Variant May Decide Who Smokes and for How Long
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Ovide Pomerleau
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08/08/08: Gene Variant May Decide Who Smokes and for How Long
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Ovide Pomerleau
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08/08/08: Genes Give Smokers a Buzz, May Promote Addiction, Study Says
Outlet: Bloomberg News
Contributing Faculty: Ovide Pomerleau
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08/08/08: Genetics May Play Role In Addiction To Smoking
Outlet: NBC -Network TV, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC NewsChannel feed
Contributing Faculty: Ovide Pomerleau
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08/08/08: Nicotine gene linked to addiction
Outlet: Canadian Press
Contributing Faculty: Ovide Pomerleau
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08/08/08: Study: Genetic link to smoking buzz
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Ovide Pomerleau
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08/07/08: Talented teens spend summer alongside University of Michigan grad students
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

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Allergy & Immunology
Anesthesiology
Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension
Children's Hospital
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
General Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Internal Medicine
M-Fit
Microbiology and Immunology
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Nursing
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Otolaryngology
Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Pharmacy
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Psychiatry
Radiation Oncology
U-M Health System Administration
U-M Hospital Administration
U-M Main Campus
U-M Medical School Administration