University of Michigan Health System http://wemu.org en University Of Michigan Cancer Center Back To Normal Operations After Hazardous Materials Scare http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-cancer-center-back-normal-operations-after-hazardous-materials-scare <div>The University of Michigan Cancer Center was briefly evacuated Tuesday due to a hazardous material scare. A solvent being used in an autoclave in a seventh floor research area was the cause. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:32:27 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47509 at http://wemu.org University Of Michigan Cancer Center Back To Normal Operations After Hazardous Materials Scare University Of Michigan Doctor Urging More Attention For Peripeheral Artery Disease http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-doctor-urging-more-attention-peripeheral-artery-disease <div>Doctor Elizabeth Jackson wants your physician to focus on artery issues beyond hearth disease. She is University of Michigan Women's Heart Program Director and an advocate for early detection of Peripheral Artery Disease.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:13:25 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45738 at http://wemu.org University Of Michigan Doctor Urging More Attention For Peripeheral Artery Disease Procedure To Reduce Use Of Drugs In Treating Dementia Patients Developed In Michigan http://wemu.org/post/procedure-reduce-use-drugs-treating-dementia-patients-developed-michigan <div>A new treatment procedure developed in Michigan can handle the most disturbing symptoms of dementia with the use of fewer drugs. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:06:23 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45200 at http://wemu.org Procedure To Reduce Use Of Drugs In Treating Dementia Patients Developed In Michigan U-M Health System Helping with Health Care Enrollment http://wemu.org/post/u-m-health-system-helping-health-care-enrollment <p>The University of Michigan Health System is helping cut through confusion surrounding the upcoming Affordable Care Act deadline.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Americans have until March 31 to enroll in a private health insurance plan or pay a penalty and be forced to wait until the next open enrollment period. That wont come until November.&nbsp;<span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px;">UMHS spokesperson Kara Gavin says enrollment in Michigan's own expanded Medicaid program does not begin until April 1.</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:46:40 +0000 Taylor Pinson 43463 at http://wemu.org U-M Health System Helping with Health Care Enrollment U-of-M Study Says Many Factors Influence Testing for HPV http://wemu.org/post/u-m-study-says-many-factors-influence-testing-hpv <p>Many factors play into whether a woman considered at low risk for developing cervical cancer will be tested for the virus that causes the disease, such as the gender of the woman's doctor and his or her status as a resident or seasoned physician.&nbsp;</p><p>That's according to a study from the University of Michigan Health System, where senior author <a href="http://www.sph.umich.edu/iscr/faculty/profile.cfm?uniqname=mruffin"><strong>Dr. Mack Ruffin</strong></a> says procedures at individual clinics can also make a difference.<br /><br />The study found that female doctors were twice as likely to order H-P-V testing for a low-risk patient than male doctors.&nbsp;</p><p>Seasoned physicians were less likely to order the test than Residents and other less-senior doctors.</p><p><a href="http://www.jabfm.org/content/26/6/720"><strong>The findings were published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.</strong></a></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:05:29 +0000 Bob Eccles 37740 at http://wemu.org U-of-M Study Says Many Factors Influence Testing for HPV U of M Health System Reports Record Number Of Patients Served http://wemu.org/post/u-m-health-system-reports-record-number-patients-served <p>A record number of patients were served by the University of Michigan Health System in the last year, and their satifaction with their care was at a record high, as well.&nbsp;</p><p>The U-of-M Health System briefed the university's Board of Regents today, saying it should break even financially when the fiscal year ends June 30th, with revenue of $2.37 billion.&nbsp;</p><p>Hospitals and Health Centers C-E-O Doug Strong told the regents that patient care activity was up 4.1 percent, revenue climbed nine percent, and and surveys indicated record-high patient satisfaction.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:53:08 +0000 Bob Eccles 31139 at http://wemu.org U of M Health System Reports Record Number Of Patients Served