Media report September 2004

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Allergy & Immunology

09/13/04: Pinpointing cancer fight
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: James Baker  

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Cardiac Surgery

09/15/04: Primary closure for postoperative mediastinitis in children
Outlet: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Contributing Faculty: Richard G. Ohye & Edward L. Bove  

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Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension

09/10/04: Drug Combo Saves the Heart
Outlet: Health Central
Contributing Faculty: Debabrata Mukherjee & Kim Eagle
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09/01/04: A Lesson in Heart Health
Outlet: newswise.com
Contributing Faculty: Kim Eagle
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09/01/04: A Lesson in Heart Health
Outlet: newswise.com
Contributing Faculty: Kim Eagle
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09/01/04: Students to be educated on better eating and lifestyle choices
Outlet: news-medical.net
Contributing Faculty: Kim Eagle
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09/01/04: Students to be educated on better eating and lifestyle choices
Outlet: news-medical.net
Contributing Faculty: Kim Eagle
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Cell & Developmental Biology

09/21/04: Lectures will explore stem cell trials
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Ping Wu  

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Children's Hospital

09/25/04: Mott hospital gets a winning team
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

09/21/04: Mom seeks alternative treatments for son's tumor
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

09/07/04: Girl's accident shines light on school safety
Outlet: Detroit News  

09/01/04: Special camp for special children
Outlet: Children's Hospital Today
Contributing Faculty: Mary Buschell
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Dermatology

09/08/04: Acne: Oil glands, not bacteria, is where irritation shape
Outlet: Lansing State Journal
Contributing Faculty: Sewon Kang
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09/03/04: Doctors Get Under Skin of Acne Patients to Find Better Treatment
Outlet: Innovations Report
Contributing Faculty: Sewon Kang  

09/01/04: Acne: Oil glands, not bacteria, is where irritation take shape
Outlet: Lansing State Journal
Contributing Faculty: Sewon Kang
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09/01/04: Doctors Get Under Skin of Acne Patients to Find Better Treatment
Outlet: Newswise.com
Contributing Faculty: Sewon Kang
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09/01/04: Researchers work to defeat acne by understanding it better on a molecular level
Outlet: news-medical.net
Contributing Faculty: Sewon Kang
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Gastroenterology

09/02/04: Camera-carrying pill relays images from intestinal voyage
Outlet: The Arizona Republic
Contributing Faculty: Laurel Fisher
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General Medicine

09/22/04: Patients skip pills to curb drug costs
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: John Piette & Michele Heisler
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09/21/04: Patients skip pills to curb drug costs
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: John Piette & Michele Heisler
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09/21/04: Patients skip pills to curb drug costs
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: John Piette & Michele Heisler
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09/20/04: Many patients don't tell doctors about medication under-use
Outlet: Health and Age
Contributing Faculty: John Piette & Michele Heisler
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09/14/04: Many don't disclose forgoing drugs
Outlet: CNN
Contributing Faculty: John Piette & Michele Heisler
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09/13/04: A failure to talk costs
Outlet: Newsday
Contributing Faculty: John Piette & Michele Heisler
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09/13/04: Game shows support for helping uninsured
Outlet: United Press International
Contributing Faculty: Susan Goold  

09/13/04: Many Don't Disclose Foregoing Drugs, Study Shows
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: John Piette & Michele Heisler
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09/13/04: Many Who Cut Back on RX Drugs to Cut Costs Don't Tell Doctors
Outlet: Diabetes
Contributing Faculty: John Piette & Michele Heisler
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09/13/04: Patients Don't Always Tell Docs When They Skip Meds
Outlet: Boston Channel
Contributing Faculty: John Piette & Michele Heisler
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09/13/04: Patients Don't Always Tell Docs When They Skip Meds
Outlet: WDIV-TV (4)
Contributing Faculty: John Piette & Michele Heisler
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09/07/04: VA Tops Private Care for Diabetes
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Eve Kerr  

09/01/04: Can Physician and Health Plan Get Together Over Guidelines?
Outlet: Managed Care Magazine
Contributing Faculty: Peter Ubel  

09/01/04: End-of-life choices wrench Michigan families
Outlet: none
Contributing Faculty: Peter Ubel  

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Geriatric Medicine

09/13/04: Aging Stresses Young and Old
Outlet: Mlive.com
Contributing Faculty: Ruth Campbell  

09/01/04: Swimmer's Itch Pegged to Parasites
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: Lois Verbrugge  

09/01/04: The Long Journey of Caregiving: Caring for the Caregiver
Outlet: newswise.com
Contributing Faculty: Ruth Campbell
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Hematology-Oncology

09/13/04: Pinpointing cancer fight
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: James Baker  

09/13/04: Pinpointing cancer fight
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: James Baker  

09/09/04: Blood test predicts breast cancer survival
Outlet: Medical Posting - Women's Health
Contributing Faculty: Dan Hayes
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09/07/04: Scientists believe key to cure may be shifting focus from attacking tumor masses to stopping cancer stem cells that give rise to the disease
Outlet: Newsday.com  

09/01/04: Stem cells
Outlet: WJR-AM
Contributing Faculty: Max Wicha  

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Human Genetics

09/16/04: White House honors U-M scientist
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Sean Morrison
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09/10/04: White House honors U-M scientist
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Sean Morrison
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Infectious Disease

09/27/04: Expanding the scope of varicella vaccine debated
Outlet: American Medical News
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis  

09/20/04: Potential flu outbreak has officials on alert
Outlet: Mlive.com
Contributing Faculty: Arnold Monto  

09/16/04: U offering vaccinations for bacterial meningitis this week
Outlet: Michigan Daily  

09/15/04: Antibiotics Cause Allergies
Outlet: Newsweek
Contributing Faculty: Gary Huffnagle
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09/13/04: Bioterrorism scare has unexpected good side
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Sandro Cinti  

09/10/04: Woman faces rabie shots after bat scare
Outlet: Detroit News
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09/08/04: Pet Reptiles Can Give Salmonella to Kids
Outlet: Web MD
Contributing Faculty: Eden Wells  

09/07/04: Pet Reptiles Pose Salmonella Risk
Outlet: HealthDay  

09/07/04: Pet Reptiles Pose Salmonella Risk
Outlet: HealthCentral  

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Internal Medicine

09/14/04: At $6 Billion a Year, Are Cox-2 Pain Killers Worth It?
Outlet: Wall Street Journal
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

09/13/04: Bioterrorism Scare Has Unexpected Good Side
Outlet: mlive.com
Contributing Faculty: Sando Cinti  

09/13/04: Yipes, Clinton! That Could Be Me
Outlet: Time
Contributing Faculty: Mark Fendrick  

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Nursing

09/23/04: Testosterone Patch, Sexual Health
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Nancy Reame  

09/12/04: Palliative Care Conference
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Maureen Goode
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Ophthalmology

09/16/04: Paintball injuries are sending more and more patients to the emergency room every year
Outlet: News-Medical.Net
Contributing Faculty: Shahzad I. Mian
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09/16/04: The same gene functions in vision and immune system, research shows
Outlet: News-Medical.Net
Contributing Faculty: Howard Petty
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Orthopedic Surgery

09/05/04: Spin-off firm banks on nanotechnology
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Steven Goldstein
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Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

09/20/04: Asthma-Proofing Your Home
Outlet: Time
Contributing Faculty: Michael Cabana
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09/20/04: Taking shots - Infant immunizations under fire
Outlet: Daily News  

09/14/04: Baby Boy on Heart Pump Receives Transplant
Outlet: New York Times  

09/12/04: Keeping Kids on a Healthy Track During Winter
Outlet: WJBK-TV (Channel 2)
Contributing Faculty: Sheila Gahagan  

09/11/04: Keeping Kids on a Healthy Track During Winter
Outlet: WJBK-TV (Channel 2)
Contributing Faculty: Sheila Gahagan  

09/10/04: Chickenpox Vaccine Saves Millions in Hospital Costs
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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09/09/04: Chicken Pox Vaccine For Kids Saves Society Big Bucks, And May Be Protecting Adults, Too
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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09/09/04: Keeping Kids on a Healthy Track During Winter
Outlet: WJBK-TV (Channel 2)
Contributing Faculty: Sheila Gahagan  

09/07/04: Chicken pox shots work
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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09/07/04: Chicken pox vaccine for kids saves society big bucks, and may be protecting adults, too, U-M study finds
Outlet: Associate Press
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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09/07/04: Chickenpox Shots Lead to $100M Savings
Outlet: Associate Press
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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09/07/04: Chickenpox Shots Save $100 A Year
Outlet: CBS
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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09/07/04: Chickenpox Shots Save $100M A Year
Outlet: Miami Herald
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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09/07/04: Chicken-Pox Vaccine Cuts Cost For Hospital Care
Outlet: Wall Street Journal
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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09/07/04: Chickenpox Vaccine Reduces Illness, Costs
Outlet: Web MD
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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09/07/04: Extra gym time may curb obesity
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Rebecca Unger  

09/07/04: Helping your kids breathe easier
Outlet: NY Newsday
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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09/07/04: Savings Found in Vaccinations for Chickenpox
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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09/07/04: Study praises chickenpox shot
Outlet: Chicago Tribune
Contributing Faculty: Matthew Davis
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09/07/04: Will of iron helps babies get healthy
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Betzy Lozoff  

09/01/04: Fussy eaters
Outlet: Child
Contributing Faculty: Julie Lumeng
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Pharmacology

09/01/04: Direct sunlight promotes vitamin D
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: Robert Simpson
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

09/26/04: Study concludes backpacks may not cause pain after all
Outlet: Observer and Eccentric Health
Contributing Faculty: Andrew Haig
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09/15/04: CHAMP
Outlet: WKBD-TV Ch 50 (UPN) Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Edward Hurvitz
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09/15/04: CHAMP
Outlet: WKBD-TV Ch 50 (UPN) Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Edward Hurvitz
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09/15/04: CHAMP
Outlet: WXYZ-TV Ch 7 (ABC)
Contributing Faculty: Edward Hurvitz
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09/14/04: Constraint Therapy Strengthening Cerebral Palsy Patients
Outlet: thebakersfieldchannel.com
Contributing Faculty: Edward Hurvitz
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09/10/04: Spinal cord injury specialist says 60 precent of his patients are obese
Outlet: news-medical.net
Contributing Faculty: David Gater
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Psychiatry

09/20/04: Evidence of Brain Chemistry Abnormalities in Bipolar Disorder
Outlet: bipolar.about.com
Contributing Faculty: Jon-Kar Zubieta  

09/03/04: Many Pregnant Women Are Depressed
Outlet: mentalhealth.about.com
Contributing Faculty: Sheila Marcus  

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Rheumatology

09/09/04: New Antidepressant Aids Fibromyalgia Sufferers
Outlet: Health Central
Contributing Faculty: Daniel J. Clauw  

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U-M Health System Administration

09/19/04: U-M properties
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Robert Kelch  

09/09/04: Bat Causes Pain For University Hospital Patient
Outlet: WDIV-TV (4)  

09/08/04: State plans to double life-science funding
Outlet: Mlive
Contributing Faculty: David Cantor & Mary Sue Coleman  

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U-M Hospital Administration

09/24/04: EAA Surgery Center
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

09/22/04: Medical Parts Stolen
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

09/22/04: Month-long event focuses on pain
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Carmen Green & Daniel Clauw
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U-M Main Campus

09/22/04: Lectures will explore stem cell trials
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

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Urology

09/22/04: Finding prostate cancer may get easier, thanks to study
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Kenneth Pienta  

09/22/04: New and Improved Prostate Cancer Test
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: Kenneth Pienta  

09/22/04: New prostate screen reported
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Kenneth Pienta  

09/22/04: New prostate screen reported
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Kenneth Pienta  

09/01/04: A bond of Brothers: Siblings and Prostate Cancer
Outlet: newswise.com
Contributing Faculty: David Wood
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Allergy & Immunology
Cardiac Surgery
Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension
Cell & Developmental Biology
Children's Hospital
Dermatology
Gastroenterology
General Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Hematology-Oncology
Human Genetics
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
Nursing
Ophthalmology
Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Pharmacology
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Psychiatry
Rheumatology
U-M Health System Administration
U-M Hospital Administration
U-M Main Campus
Urology