health care http://wemu.org en Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Now Enrolling http://wemu.org/post/michigans-expanded-medicaid-program-now-enrolling <p><strong>Michigan's expanded Medicaid program starts today</strong><br />By Jake Neher<br /><br /><br />Michigan's Medicaid expansion is officially up and running. That means hundreds of thousands of low-income Michiganders are now eligible for government-sponsored health care.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:02:51 +0000 Jake Neher 43765 at http://wemu.org Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Now Enrolling More Michigan Residents Sign Up For Health Plans http://wemu.org/post/more-michigan-residents-sign-health-plans <div>About 145,000 Michigan residents have selected private insurance plans under the federal health care law.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated figures released Tuesday by the Health and Human Services Department show about 314,000 people in the state have completed an application and are eligible to enroll in a marketplace plan.</span></div><div> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:11:05 +0000 Associated Press 42694 at http://wemu.org More Michigan Residents Sign Up For Health Plans U-of-M Study Finds Cost of Care Related to Quality of Care http://wemu.org/post/u-m-study-finds-cost-care-related-quality-care <div>University of Michigan researchers have found that the cost of treating children with congenital heart defects varies greatly across U-S Hospitals.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Sara K. Pasquali&nbsp;is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:30:41 +0000 Bob Eccles 42502 at http://wemu.org U-of-M Study Finds Cost of Care Related to Quality of Care Video Content Makes a Difference on Health Care Websites http://wemu.org/post/video-content-makes-difference-health-care-websites <p>A new Michigan State University study found that website videos are more effective at delivering public health messages than using text alone.<br /><br />The study created two websites designed to teach mothers with young daughters about breast cancer. One contained only text, while the other included short video clips.<br /><br /><a href="http://hrcc.cas.msu.edu/people/perrault/perrault.html"><strong>Evan Perrault works for MSU's Communications Department. </strong></a>He says there was a clear difference in results between the two sites.</p><p>He says those who viewed the website that included videos performed one more risk protection behavior than those who visited the plain text site.</p><p>Perrault says MSU has been looking for the best way to inform the general public about their scientific discoveries, and is likely to conduct further research to expand upon this study's findings.</p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.25600001215934753px; line-height: 19px;">The study, “Testing the Effects of the Addition of Videos to a Website Promoting Environmental Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Practices: Are Videos Worth It?” was published online today in the National Communication Association's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.natcom.org/journals/"><i style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.25600001215934753px; line-height: 19px;">Journal of Applied Communication Research</i><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.25600001215934753px; line-height: 19px;">.</span></a></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.25600001215934753px; line-height: 19px;"> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:01:48 +0000 Bob Eccles 37801 at http://wemu.org Flu Outbreak Prompts Some Hospitals to Restrict Visitors http://wemu.org/post/flu-outbreak-prompts-some-hospitals-restrict-visitors <p>This winter's flu outbreak has prompted three Grand Rapids hospitals to ask visitors who are sick to go home and come back when they're well.&nbsp; There are no such restrictions in place locally so far.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:49:04 +0000 Bob Eccles 24262 at http://wemu.org Nervous System Diseases are the Focus of New UofM Health Initiative http://wemu.org/post/nervous-system-diseases-are-focus-new-uofm-health-initiative <p>The University of Michigan health system plans a 163-million dollar project for new facility.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:51:30 +0000 Bob Eccles 12763 at http://wemu.org Healthcare Help for Ypsilanti http://wemu.org/post/healthcare-help-ypsilanti <p>Residents of Ypsilanti&#39;s &quot;gateway community&quot; should find it easier to gain access to healthcare options through a new program.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:46:08 +0000 Bob Eccles 12706 at http://wemu.org