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2011-12-13 12:16:12

Study concludes that precautionary measures need to be enforced in order to protect all athletes from sudden death related to overexertion and exhaustion In response to a lawsuit after a college football player died from complications due to sickle cell trait (SCT) during a workout, the NCAA implemented mandatory SCT screening of all Division I student-athletes. A new study evaluated the impact of that policy and found that testing alone will help identify more than 2,000 athletes with...

2011-09-19 22:20:55

U-M study determines newborns with false-positive results do not visit the doctor more often There has been longstanding concern among physicians and policymakers that false-positive results may cause parents to believe that their children are vulnerable to illness, leading them to overuse health care services as their children grow older. However, a new study from the University of Michigan´s Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit, in collaboration with the Michigan...

2011-08-04 13:55:43

Common concerns about testing children are rooted in assumption; more research is necessary to determine true effects Predictive genetic testing may be able to identify children's risk for developing common, treatable, and possibly preventable disorders. Using this knowledge, doctors may be able to help at-risk children learn to manage their conditions by making healthy lifestyle changes. Test results may also be the motivation children need to take their health seriously as they grow older....

2011-06-15 13:44:50

Government guidelines should go farther in emphasizing education of the public on the value of research on newborn blood samples and asking parents' permission to use samples Government guidelines published today on the use of dried blood spots collected during mandatory newborn screening underemphasize the importance of getting the public on board with the practice, according to University of Michigan researcher. Educating the public about the value of research on newborn blood as well as...

2009-08-03 15:05:04

Nearly two-thirds of parents reported they felt the need to watch over their child's care to ensure that medical errors are not made during their hospital stay, according to a study led by Beth A. Tarini, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School.In particular, parents whose first language is not English were more likely to report the need to be vigilant about their child's care.This is the first study to document parental concerns about...

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2009-07-15 10:40:00

 More than three-quarters of parents would be willing to permit the use of their children's newborn screening samples for research purposes if their permission were obtained beforehand, a University of Michigan survey shows.But permission is crucial: More than half of the parents surveyed said they would be "very unwilling" to permit use of their child's newborn screening sample for future research unless they were allowed a chance to grant or deny permission.This national survey was...


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