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2014-09-24 12:26:03

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Michigan's overall economic competitiveness continues to improve, moving up nine spots, according to the results of the third annual public policy study conducted by Northwood University on behalf of the Michigan Chamber Foundation. "Michigan's economic return continues at an impressive rate," said Dr. Timothy G. Nash, of Northwood University, who led the study. "While there are some areas that are moving slower than others,...

2014-09-22 12:31:22

U-M research shows almost three-quarters of parents aware of physician-rating Web sites, about a quarter have used them to select children's docs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online ratings to choose a healthcare provider for their children, according to U-M research published today in Pediatrics. Using the University...

2014-09-22 08:25:37

Global list is the most comprehensive of its kind RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Masters Programs (http://www.bestmastersprograms.org/), an independent online guide to master's degree programs, has published a list of the fifty most stunning university arboretums and gardens. The list can be viewed at http://www.bestmastersprograms.org/most-stunning-university-arboretums-and-gardens/. The list is the most comprehensive of its kind and includes universities from...

2014-09-18 20:22:53

Support will create a new clinic and professorship with focus on patients with special needs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan School of Dentistry recently received two generous gifts to help create a new clinic and professorship aimed at improving access to health and dental care for patients with special needs. As part of their clinical training, students in the school work with a broad range of patients, including those with...

2014-09-18 08:30:50

Center supports research focused on effects of aging, creates groundwork for drugs that can postpone disease and extend lifespan ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $3 million grant from The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research will allow the University of Michigan to establish a national center of excellence in biogerontology research. The Glenn Center for Aging Research at U-M will focus on exploiting and expanding the growing evidence that drugs can...

2014-09-10 12:28:14

Top-tier performance for U-M Health System residency programs in all 20 specialties rated in Doximity/U.S. News poll ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors nationwide rate the University of Michigan Health System as one of the best places for young doctors to train in their chosen field, across 20 medical specialties, according to a new ranking released today. U-M residency programs earned a top spot in the country in all ranked specialties, from...

2014-09-02 12:29:17

New campaign calls on public to engage on obesity crisis, celebrate kids' efforts to be healthy DETROIT, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Michigan continues to confront the health challenge of having one in three of its young people considered statistically overweight, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is launching a series of high-profile events and partnership activations to get people engaged in sharing ideas about how to improve the health of Michigan's kids. The new campaign - called...

2014-08-28 20:21:41

University of Michigan to Create Initiative for Women in Finance ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan announced today the creation of The Och Initiative for Women in Finance in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The initiative is made possible through a significant gift by Jane C. and Daniel S. Och of Scarsdale, N.Y., through the Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation. The goal of The Och Initiative for Women in Finance at the...

hacking apps is easy
2014-08-22 07:05:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new security vulnerability in mobile operating systems could allow hackers to gain access to a user’s personal information with a surprising success rate, researchers from the University of California, Riverside and the University of Michigan claim in a new report. According to Sean Nealon of Phys.org, study authors Qi Alfred Chen, Zhiyun Qian, Z. Morley Mao reported that they believe the flaw exists in Android, Windows and...

2014-08-19 12:28:23

Collaborative model improves quality and patient outcomes, lowers complications DETROIT, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over a five-year period, five programs sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to improve the quality of certain medical and surgical procedures performed in Michigan hospitals, have produced $597 million in health care cost savings, and have lowered complication and mortality rates for thousands of patients. The results of these five...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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