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2014-03-04 23:24:55

A student organization at the boutique Caribbean medical school UMHS raised more than $6,000 for new equipment at the J.N.F. Hospital on their home island of St. Kitts. St. Kitts, West Indies (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Caribbean medical students at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) on St. Kitts took time from their busy schedules to raise funds for a local island hospital. The J.N.F. Hospital Fund was started at UMHS so that students could help give back to the community...

2014-03-04 16:09:00

Gender differences persist even in highly motivated, GenX group A new study finds gender differences in parenting and household labor persist among a group of highly motivated physician-researchers in the early stages of their career. The finding could shed light on why female academic physicians in general do not have the same career success as their male colleagues. "One might expect that within a highly educated Generation X population there would be a relatively even distribution...

Shake-canceling Spoon Developed To Help Patients That Suffer From Tremors
2014-03-03 10:23:28

[ Watch The Video: Liftware Stops Shakey Hands ] University of Michigan Health System For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal – enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others. But a small new study conducted at the University of Michigan Health System suggests that a new handheld electronic device can help such patients overcome the hand shakes caused by essential tremor, the most...

2014-02-24 12:25:31

Variations as much as nine-fold in some cases, reinforces need for standardized practices to cut costs and improve quality, says new study ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher. Congenital heart defects are known to be the most common birth defects, impacting nearly 1 in every 100 births. The cost of care...

2014-01-15 12:25:42

Free assistance available to any member of the community ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only two weeks into the New Year, the first people covered under new Affordable Care Act insurance plans have begun to come to the University of Michigan Health System's hospitals and health centers for appointments and procedures. UMHS accepts most of the plans offered to individuals and small businesses on the private Marketplace, including those bought through...

2014-01-07 16:25:24

Renowned surgeon comes from University of Rochester CLEVELAND, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following an extensive national search, Jeffrey H. Peters, MD, has been named Chief Operating Officer for University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland, OH. An accomplished surgeon, researcher and health care executive, Dr. Peters will begin transitioning into his role in early January and join UH full time by March 31. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140107/CL42291) "Dr. Peters'...

2014-01-04 23:20:48

Becker's Hospital Review has published its 2013 list of "100 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs," which recognizes orthopedic surgery departments, programs or dedicated centers that have earned considerable recognition. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 Becker's Hospital Review has published its 2013 list of "100 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs," which recognizes orthopedic surgery departments, programs or dedicated centers that have earned...

2013-12-19 00:20:30

Victors for Michigan campaign gains momentum with $7.5 million gift from Robert and Ann Aikens ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $7.5 million gift to the University of Michigan will advance research and discovery toward curing aortic disease, and support creation of a new hybrid operating room at the U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131219/DC36009) With their gift, Robert and Ann Aikens, of Bloomfield...

2013-12-04 16:25:16

After devastating fire, and months in a temporary location, students and Faith Clinic partners open new location in downtown Pinckney to serve uninsured DETROIT, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A free health care clinic run by University of Michigan medical students and faculty has reopened in a brand-new location in downtown Pinckney, months after a devastating fire ripped through the location it had shared with Faith Medical Clinic, a long-established safety net clinic. Fueled by a...

2013-12-03 12:27:00

Proposed broad-based affiliation would build on existing relationships in key specialties and position both systems for new health care environment ANN ARBOR and JACKSON, Mich., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) and Allegiance Health have signed a letter of intent to affiliate, with Allegiance Health becoming a member of the UMHS network. Combining their expertise and services would create better health and well-being at every...