Media report September 2008

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Allergy & Immunology

09/09/08: Food allergies: Today's health edge reports that there is no good framework in place to deal with the increase in food allergies
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)
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Cardiac Surgery

09/01/08: Fight inflammation with cherries
Outlet: Health
Contributing Faculty: Steven Bolling
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Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension

09/30/08: Heart Disease And Depression Linked
Outlet: CBS - Network TV, radio, CBS Newspath feed
Contributing Faculty: Michelle Riba  

09/18/08: Fight Inflammation With Cherries
Outlet: Health
Contributing Faculty: Steven F. Bolling, MD
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09/18/08: Why tart helps your heart
Outlet: Prevention
Contributing Faculty: Steven F. Bolling, MD
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Cell & Developmental Biology

09/10/08: University of Michigan holds forum on stem cell research
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Sean Morrison  

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Children's Hospital

09/30/08: Bears help Kids
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
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09/27/08: Runners display big hearts at Big House event
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

09/22/08: Holiday Bears Benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)
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09/16/08: Bullying top health issue for parents of obese kids
Outlet: Chicago Tribune
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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09/13/08: Finish line drawn to find ALS cure
Outlet: Ann Arbor News  

09/06/08: A little comedy goes long way at Mott
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: David Moosman  

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Dermatology

09/17/08: Estrogen Cream Doesn't Help Skin Exposed to Sunlight
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Laure Ritti
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09/16/08: Estrogen Cream No Match for Sun-Damaged Skin
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Laure Ritti
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09/16/08: Estrogen Cream No Match for Sun-Damaged Skin
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Laure Ritti
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Emergency Medicine

09/22/08: 5 Tips for an Emergency Room Visit
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne  

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Family Medicine

09/22/08: Love in the Dark
Outlet: Philadelphia Inquirer
Contributing Faculty: Jenna Wunder, R.D.  

09/10/08: Computerized Reminders Boost Colon Cancer Screenings
Outlet: Health Day
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09/10/08: Computerized Reminders Boost Colon Cancer Screenings
Outlet: Washington Post
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09/09/08: Computerized Reminders Boost Colon Cancer Screenings
Outlet: Health Day
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09/09/08: Computerized Reminders Boost Colon Cancer Screenings
Outlet: Washington Post
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09/09/08: Reminders increase colon screenings
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
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General Medicine

09/21/08: Prescription primer
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Esther Yoon
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Hematology-Oncology

09/14/08: Newest Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer
Outlet: Parade
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Max Wicha
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09/11/08: The root of all evil?
Outlet: The Economist
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Max Wicha
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09/02/08: U-M Men's fundraising dinner to be held Tuesday
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
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Internal Medicine

09/15/08: Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer
Outlet: Washington Post  

09/15/08: Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer
Outlet: Health Day  

09/11/08: University of Michigan Health System helps to create medical Wiki Medpedia to launch this fall
Outlet: Ann Arbor Business Review mlive.com
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Robert Lash  

09/02/08: Women may not realize worst chemotherapy effects
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Jennifer J. Griggs  

09/01/08: Better Health Care Handbook
Outlet: Family Circle
Contributing Faculty: Grace Elta  

09/01/08: How to Sharpen Your Mind
Outlet: More
Contributing Faculty: Kenneth Langa
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09/01/08: Making low-dose aspirin less risky at low cost
Outlet: Philadelphia Inquirer
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M-Fit

09/28/08: Business events this week
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

09/26/08: Even a little exercise makes a difference
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Andrea Cornford  

09/26/08: Improve Your Child's Life Today
Outlet: Philadelphia Inquirer
Contributing Faculty: Catherine Kraus
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09/22/08: Love in the Dark
Outlet: Philly.com  

09/01/08: A Wii Workout?
Outlet: Parents
Contributing Faculty: Colleen Green, M.A.
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Michigan Visiting Nurses

09/28/08: Fighting cancer with blogs
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Laurel Northouse  

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Microbiology and Immunology

09/26/08: HIV Protein Hides Infected Cells from Immune System
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Kathleen Collins, M.D., Ph.D.,
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Neurology

09/17/08: Study looks at chronic pain gene therapy
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Dr. David Fink
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09/16/08: U-M Phase 1 Trial Will Test Therapy In Cancer Patients With Intractable Pain
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: David Fink, M.D.,
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09/01/08: Avoiding Alzheimer's
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Nancy Barbas  

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09/30/08: Viagra helps little girl
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed  

09/01/08: Carol and Bob Mull
Outlet: AARP Magazine
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09/01/08: My secret for sinus problems
Outlet: Health  

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Obstetrics/Gynecology

09/15/08: Prematurity May Lead to Adult Problems
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Marjorie Treadwell  

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Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

09/25/08: This flu season, even healthy kids urged to get shots
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Matthew Davis  

09/21/08: Most prescription drugs kids take not approved for their use
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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09/21/08: Overweight kids likely to get more headaches
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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09/18/08: Mass Transit: Subways and Buses a Breeding Ground to Catch Cold and Flu?
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Howard Markel  

09/17/08: Overweight kids likely to have more headaches, study finds
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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09/17/08: Overweight kids likely to have more headaches, study finds
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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09/15/08: What's going on: Bullying greater worry than obesity
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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09/11/08: Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Matthew M. Davis
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09/11/08: Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Matthew M. Davis
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09/11/08: Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child
Outlet: Forbes
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Matthew M. Davis
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09/11/08: Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Matthew M. Davis
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09/08/08: Parents of obese kids worry about bullying
Outlet: WUOM - Michigan Radio
Contributing Faculty: Matthew M. Davis
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09/07/08: Student will be first adolescent to have gastric bypass as part of UM Health System program
Outlet: Jackson Citizen Patriot blog.mlive.com
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Susan Woolford  

09/02/08: Brighton cafeteria gets a new, food-court feel
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Catherine Kraus
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09/02/08: Chickenpox Vaccine Slashes Virus by 90 Percent
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Gary Freed
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

09/30/08: Occupational Therapy Gets People with Osteoarthritis Moving
Outlet: Rehab Management Magazine
Contributing Faculty: Susan L. Murphy, Sc.D., OTR
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09/30/08: Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Susan L. Murphy, Sc.D., OTR
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09/30/08: Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Susan L. Murphy, Sc.D., OTR
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09/30/08: Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Susan L. Murphy, Sc.D., OTR
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09/12/08: People on the move
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Ronald Zernicke , Ph.D.
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Psychiatry

09/19/08: U-M psychiatric unit to get $3.8M upgrade
Outlet: Detroit News
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09/15/08: Hoarding: The Family Secret
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)
Contributing Faculty: Dr Jim Abelson
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09/15/08: Hoarding: The Family Secret
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)
Contributing Faculty: Dr Jim Abelson
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09/10/08: Sleep schedules off for babies of depressed moms
Outlet: USA Today
Contributing Faculty: Roseanne Armitage Ph.D
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09/07/08: Film and task force illuminate hoarding
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Jim Abelson
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09/04/08: Mom's depression affects baby's sleep
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Roseanne Armitage Ph.D
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Rheumatology

09/23/08: Can I Blame My Aches and Pains on My Sinuses?
Outlet: U.S. News
Contributing Faculty: Dan Clauw  

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Surgery

09/30/08: Seniors in Poor Areas More Likely to Die After Surgery
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Nancy Birkmeyer  

09/29/08: Seniors in Poor Areas More Likely to Die After Surgery
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Nancy Birkmeyer  

09/18/08: New Options for Breast Reconstruction
Outlet: CBS - Network TV, radio, CBS Newspath feed
Contributing Faculty: Amy Alderman, MD
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09/17/08: New Options for Breast Reconstruction
Outlet: Web MD
Contributing Faculty: Amy Alderman, MD
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09/16/08: Jessica's Story Update: Jessica receives cochlear implant
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Hassan El-Kashlan  

09/16/08: More surgical patients in poor areas die
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Nancy Birkmeyer  

09/09/08: Colon Cancer Controversy
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: John Birkmeyer
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Survival Flight

09/30/08: Lawsuit Against University Of Michigan Is Settled
Outlet: WDIV-TV (Channel 4)  

09/30/08: U-M settles lawsuit over Survival Flight contract
Outlet: Detroit News  

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U-M Health System Administration

09/30/08: U-M settles lawsuit over Survival Flight contract
Outlet: Chicago Tribune
Contributing Faculty: Krista Hopson  

09/30/08: University of Michigan Health System, VA Hospital receive $1.7 million for UTI prevention
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
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09/27/08: U-M agrees to settlement of lawsuit filed by former Survival Flight aircraft operator
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Krista Hopson  

09/19/08: 2 U-M plans approved (psychiatry, diabetes projects)
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Gregory Dalack
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09/19/08: University of Michigan expands medical facilities
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Gregory Dalack
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09/16/08: U-M settles suit filed by medical fliers
Outlet: Ann Arbor News
Contributing Faculty: Katie Vloet  

09/08/08: Practices hit Medicare P4P quality targets, but bonuses still fall short
Outlet: American Medical News  

09/04/08: U-M Health System Honored By American Hospital Association For High Quality Care And Patient Safety
Outlet: Ann Arbor Area Business Monthly
Contributing Faculty: Doug Strong & Darrell Campbell Jr., M.D.
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09/04/08: U-M Health System Named One of 2008 "Most Weird" and Most Wireless" Hospitals
Outlet: Ann Arbor Area Business Monthly
Contributing Faculty: Jocelyn DeWitt, Ph.D
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09/01/08: Alcohol detox helps head and neck cancer patients
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Theodoros N. Teknos  

09/01/08: America's 10 Healthiest Cities
Outlet: AARP Magazine
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Robert Kelch
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U-M Hospital Administration

09/26/08: Medical industry holds key for state's economy
Outlet: Detroit News  

09/25/08: 6 Michigan hospitals lauded for patient care
Outlet: Detroit News  

09/25/08: Four DMC hospitals join three in state on national patient quality, safety list
Outlet: Crain's Detroit  

09/25/08: HEALTH CARE: 7 hospitals honored
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

09/15/08: Area hospitals take a hit to care for patients
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Tom Marks  

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U-M Main Campus

09/10/08: Calcium during pregnancy drops lead levels
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Howard Hu
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U-M Medical School Administration

09/25/08: When to Stop Cardiac Resuscitation
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: Comilla Sasson
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09/23/08: Study Looks at Kids & Drug Research
Outlet: Fox News Network/Fox affiliate feed  

09/18/08: Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Howard Hu
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09/18/08: Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Howard Hu
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09/18/08: Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Howard Hu
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09/16/08: Revitalizing Aging Skin
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
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09/16/08: Revitalizing Aging Skin
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Laure Rittie
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09/16/08: Stem cell law ties up research
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Dr. Eva Feldman  

09/16/08: UM Medical Students Hold Memorial for Donors
Outlet: WWJ-AM
Contributing Faculty: Doctor Thomas Gest  

09/15/08: Selected Studies: Scleroderma
Outlet: New York Times  

09/09/08: Sweating Out Asthma
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: Warren Lockette, M.D.  

09/04/08: Cocaine overdose could be relieved by new enzyme
Outlet: minority report blog.mlive.com  

09/03/08: Sleep linked to fibromyalgia
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Ronald Chervin
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09/01/08: When to Get a Second Opinion
Outlet: Family Circle
Contributing Faculty: Michael Sabel  

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Allergy & Immunology
Cardiac Surgery
Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension
Cell & Developmental Biology
Children's Hospital
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
General Medicine
Hematology-Oncology
Internal Medicine
M-Fit
Michigan Visiting Nurses
Microbiology and Immunology
Neurology
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Obstetrics/Gynecology
Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Psychiatry
Rheumatology
Surgery
Survival Flight
U-M Health System Administration
U-M Hospital Administration
U-M Main Campus
U-M Medical School Administration