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2014-08-12 12:35:28

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Childhood obesity still at the top in annual top 10 list of childhood health concerns, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and gun-related injuries in the top 10, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. In the poll’s annual...

E-Cigarettes A Growing Concern Among Parents
2013-12-19 05:50:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly half of US parents are concerned that their sons and daughters will use e-cigarettes, and 44 percent of all adults are concerned that the devices will encourage children and teenagers to start using actual tobacco products, according to new research conducted by the University of Michigan. Furthermore, the Ann Arbor-based university’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health reported that 86...

Public Poll Says Most Research Should Focus On Childhood Cancer
2013-09-23 14:20:56

[ Watch the Video: Childhood Cancer Should Be Top Childhood Research Priority ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new poll by the University of Michigan on Children's Health, childhood cancer should be a top priority for children's health researchers. The new poll found that 76 percent of adults rated research into childhood cancers as "very important," which was followed by diabetes at 70 percent. Birth defects and other genetic problems received a...

Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids Popular
2013-07-22 14:58:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Banning smoking in cars with kids inside is a popular idea, according to a new survey from researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M). The researchers surveyed 1,996 adults over the age of 18 and found that 82 percent supported the idea of banning smoking in cars when children under 13 are riding in the vehicle. Despite the popularity of the idea, only seven states actually have laws on the books that prohibit this action....

Many Adults Don't Know Their Whooping Cough Vaccine Status
2013-06-18 06:08:31

[ Watch the Video: Adults Don´t Know Child´s Whooping Cough Vaccine Status ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although a working vaccine was developed around 90 years ago, cases of whooping cough, known by the medical term pertussis, persist in the United States, with about 28,000 cases in 2010 — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new University of Michigan survey found 61 percent of adults say they aren´t sure when...

Study Drugs: Parents Just Don't Get It
2013-05-21 05:32:06

[ Watch the Video: One in Ten Teens Using Study Drugs ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the signs and dangers of recreational drug use such as painkillers or LSD are well-known to teens and their parents, a new survey shows the disconnect between parents and their kids when it comes to the use of so-called study drugs. Study drugs are actually medications developed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall and Ritalin. Many...

2013-05-14 13:24:30

New University of Michigan poll shows 4 out of 5 report they´d favor medical care for children where research for new prevention strategies and medical treatment occurs Four out of five parents and grandparents in Michigan say they´d rather take children to a hospital that does medical research for children than one that does not, according to a new poll from the University of Michigan. A new study from the Michigan Child Health Research Priorities team at C.S. Mott...

Over 40 Percent Of Parents Misuse Cough Medicine On Children
2013-04-23 09:19:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Over 40 percent of parents improperly use over-the-counter cough and cold medicine to treat children under the age of four, according to the most recent University of Michigan CS Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. According to the researchers, children can get up to 10 colds each year. But when their mothers and fathers given them medicine to treat the ailment, they often disregard label warnings and give...

2011-08-09 15:00:00

Efforts to improve health care quality likely limited if disparities are not a focus ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over a decade ago, health care experts declared the quality of health care in the United States is too low. In the years since, hospitals, doctors and other health care professionals have worked to improve the quality of care. In fact, national health care reform, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed in 2010 has a...

2011-02-24 14:23:00

U-M physicians call for national curriculum in health policy at medical schools in New England Journal of Medicine article ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Changing medical student and resident education to include instruction in how health care systems function is critical, especially with the implementation of national health care reforms, University of Michigan physicians say. In an article published Feb. 24 by the New England Journal of Medicine, two U-M...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.