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2014 News, Videos & Podcasts

Below are current news releases about the U-M School of Public Health. You can search all U-M SPH releases on this site, or those from the U-M News Service or U-M Health System on their sites.

October

U-M, MSU partner to help students learn genomics and evolution. October 27, 2014, U-M News release.

62% of colorectal cancer patients report financial burden from treatment, study finds. October 23, 2014, U-M Cancer Center news release

100 days in Michigan: U-M team releases new analysis of state's Medicaid expansion. October 22, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Measures to avoid hospital readmission often don't work. October 21, 2014, U-M News release.

Campus prepares in event of an Ebola virus case at U-M. October 20, 2014, U.M. News release.

Six U-M faculty elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine. October 20, 2014, U-M News release.

U-M Health System named as leader in LGBT healthcare equality. October 15, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Jeffrey Wigand: ‘The Insider,’ 20 Years Later. October 14, 2014, U-M News event announcement.

MCubed: A bold research funding experiment pays off. October 9, 2014, U-M News release.

Video series featuring U-M experts puts Ebola outbreak in perspective. October 7, 2014, U-M SPH and News Service release.

Brains in the balance: New $115 million grant fuels U-M Parkinson's disease research to aid patients. October 6, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Many adults support equal access to healthcare for undocumented, immigrant children. October 6, 2014, U-M Health System release.

September

First U.S. Ebola case will be contained, U-M experts say. October 1, 2014, U-M News Service release.

U-M, USC, Broad to study genetics of two mental health disorders. September 29, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Dentists meet increased demand as health care act widens. September 25, 2014.

Unique program brings African scholars to U-M. September 24, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Some concussion education more useful than others, parents say. September 22, 2013, U-M Health System news release.

Online ratings influence parents' choices of physicians for their children. September 19, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

U-M remains top U.S. public university in QS World Rankings. September 15, The University Record.

U-M experts available to discuss Census Bureau statistics on poverty, health insurance coverage. September 15, 2015, U-M News Service release.

1 in 5 men reports violence toward intimate partners. September 15, 2014m, U-M News Service release.

Texting gives a voice to urban communities. September 9, 2014, U-M Health Service release.

Online dating agression linked to community violence. September 9, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Obituary: Kenneth William Cochran. September 8, 2014, U-M SPH news release.

Parenting programs in jail could be positive for mothers, children. September 8, 2014, U-M News Service release.

The practice plunge: New students experience public health in action. September 3, 2014, U-M School of Public Health news release.

August

Many patients don't understand electronic lab results. August 23, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Reduced testosterone tied to chemical exposure. August 18, 2014, U-M News Service release.

We Make Health Fest seeks to inspire innovative approaches to health. August 13, 2013, U-M Health System news release.

K-12 back-to-school stories: U-M experts available. August 11, 2014, U-M News Service release.

School violence, gun-related injury among top 10 child health concerns nationally. August 11, 2014, U-M health system news release.

U-M School of Public Health receives CDC grant to reduce sexually transmitted infections among young men in southeast Michigan. August 8, 2014, U-M School of Public Health news release.

Lead linked to obesity in mice exposed by mothers. August 8, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Hospitals could face penalties for missing electronic health record deadline. August 7, 2014, U-M News Service release.

FDA underestimated net benefits of warning labels on cigarette packaging. August 6, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Less family support increases risk of binge drinking, marijuana use among urban youth. August 5, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Obesity paradox in survival from sepsis. August 4, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

We Make Health Fest: Encouraging community creation of tools, technologies, to promote health. August 1, 2014, U-M News Service release.

July

U-M students contributing to Detroit's comeback. July 31, 2014, U-M News Service release.

New bipartisan House bill draws on U-M health research. July 31, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Deadly Ebola: U-M experts available to discuss. July 30, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Ablation increases survival for adults with atrial fibrilation. July 29, 2014, U-M Health System release.

Parents want info about circumcision info, not directives from healthcare providers. July 21, 2014, U-M Health System release.

U-M receives NCAA grant for student-athlete mental health project. July 16, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Prostate cancer in young men – more frequent and more aggressive? July 15, 2014, U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center news release.

Chronic care financial burden goes beyond actual costs. July 10, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Electronic health records don't increase Medicare fraud, study finds. July 8, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Teen dating violence cuts both ways: 1 in 6 girls and guys have been aggressors, victims or both. July 7, 2014, U-M Health System release.

Study examines impact on surgery following national health insurance expansion. July 2, 2014, U-M Health System release.

Professor Abecasis receives Stern Award. July 2, 2014, U-M School of Public Health and American Society of Human Genetics. July 2, 2014, ASHG and U-M SPH news release.

Adults think kids have more chances to be active, even though childhood obesity is still a problem. July 1, 2014, U-M Health System release.

June

Insulin, other drugs may do more harm than good for some type 2 diabetes patients. June 30, 2014, U-M Health System release.

Climate change to profoundly alter Great Lakes region, summary report says. June 24, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Michigan School of Public Health campaign publication receives CASE Circle of Excellence Award. June 23, 2014, U-M SPH news release.

Working parents resort to emergency or urgent care visits to get kids back into child care, says U-M study. June 23, 2014, U-M Health System release.

U-M's James Jackson to serve on NSF National Science Board. June 19, 2014, U-M News Service release.

U-M hosts Great Lakes climate-change adaptation conference, June 26-28. June 19, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Doctors from U-M and Ghana create new partnerships for improving health in low resource countries. June 17, 2014, U-M Health System release.

Sleep education program spurs preschools to snooze 30 minutes longer at night. June 17, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Lead abatement a wise economic public health investment. June 10, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Mammography has led to fewer late-stage breast cancer, U-M study finds. June 10, 2014, U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center news release.

Choosing one drug over another to treat blindness could save Medicare billions. June 2, 2014, U-M News Service release.

May

Most women who have double mastectomy don’t need it, U-M study finds. May 21, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Parents of overweight kids more likely to give schools failing grades for fighting childhood obesity. May 20, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Critical access hospitals have higher transfer rates after surgery. May 16, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Oft-taboo subject of human waste is focus of U-M SPH virtual book club, Twitter author chat. May 14, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Obesity higher in neighborhoods with more fast food. May 12, 2014. U-M News release.

Think about communication as a critical arm of public health, an important tool in helping set the stage for behavior change, Dr. Richard Besser tells U-M SPH class of 2014. May 8, 2014, U-M SPH news release.

Bierbaum part of White House climate event today. May 6, 2014, U-M News Service release.

April

Parents just as likely to use cell phones while driving as other drivers, putting child passengers at risk. April 30, UMHS news release.

Screening out: what are parents doing to limit screen time for young children? April 29, UMHS news release.

Unemployment common after breast cancer treatment. April 28, 2014, U-M Cancer Center news release.

Electronic waste: Is your old computer linked to hearing loss in Africa? April 23, 2014, U-M School of Public Health Risk Science Center news release.

More than two-thirds of Americans support mandated coverage of birth control in health plans. April 22, 2014, UMHS news release.

Seven receive Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award. April 21, 2014, University of Michigan Record.

Trivellore Raghunathan named Survey Research Center director. April 15, 2014, University of Michigan Record.

Prolonged and heavy bleeding during menopause is common. En Español. April 15, 2014, U-M News Service news release.

Zombie invasion thwarted. April 7, 2014, U-M News Service.

U-M Risk Science Center part of new food ingredient safety research. April 7, 2014, U-M News Service and U-M School of Public Health release.

A middle road for Medicaid expansion? April 7, 2014, U-M Health Services news release.

Record number of older adults completing living wills, trend had little impact on hospitalization rates. April 2, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Overuse of blood transfusions increases infection risk. April 1, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

March

Stroke researchers mark 20 years of health disparity research. March 29, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

25% of breast cancer survivors report financial decline due to treatment. March 25, 2014, U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center news release.

TV linked to poor snacking habits, heart risk in middle schoolers. March 28, 2014, UMHS news release.

U-Michigan experts available to discuss climate change impacts in advance of new IPCC report. March 25, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Equity of care begins with us: Tell someone. March 23, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

New genetic analysis identifies ancestry, reduces false positives in pinpointing disease. March 17, 2014, U-M News Service news release.

Novel gene-finding approach yields a new gene linked to key heart attack risk factor. March 16, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Hunein F. "John" Maassab, developer of influenza nasal-spray vaccine known as FluMist, dies at 87. March 14, 2014, U-M School of Public Health news release.

Mexican-Americans deal with high stroke rates. *En Español* March 13, 2014, U-M News Service news release.

Alarmed and Dangerous? Too much noise from hospital alarms poses risk for patients. March 11, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

U-M innovation competition challenges students to tackle public health problems. March 10, 2014, U-M News Service news release.

February

Depression on college campuses: Fostering student success (Mar. 12-13). February 24, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Military programs to prevent combat-related psychological disorders need improvement. February 21, 2014, U-M News Service release

University of Michigan awarded federal grant to track kidney disease in the U.S. February 19, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Public awareness and use of online doctor ratings on the rise. February 18, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

U-M School of Public Health, Detroit partners aim to improve air quality in the city. February 18, 2014, U-M News Service release.

Are death rates the best way to measure stroke care? Study suggests no. February 17, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Obese children at greater risk of serious elbow injuries, complications from falls. February 17, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Sleep apnea common among stroke-related brainstem injuries. February 12, 2014, U-M Health System news release.

Change in guidelines for type 2 diabetes screening tests may lead to under-diagnosis in children, U-M study says. February 11, U-M Health System news release.

Stroke trigger more deadly for African-Americans. February 7, U-M Health System news release.

Vitamin A deficiency associated with more frequent childhood illness. February 6, U-M News Service release.

Women's rights are good for men's health. February 6, U-M News Service release.

U-M School of Public Health researcher wins top national award. February 5, U-M School of Public Health news release.

How states can encourage web-based health care in hospitals. February 4, U-M News Service release.

Liver tumors found in mice exposed to BPA. February 3, U-M Health System news release.

En Español: Estudio muestra vínculo significativa entre el BPA y el cáncer

En Português: Estudo mostra ligação entre a exposição ao BPA e o desenvolvimento do câncer

Hot topics in heart disease prevention and treatment. February 3, U-M Health System news release.

As the temperature drops, your risk of fracture rises. February 2, U-M Health System news release.

January

Florida health care project delivers cost savings, important insights for emerging reform models. January 29, U-M Health System news release.

Faculty testify before Congress on transportation, job issues. January 29, U-M Health System news release.

When hospitals share patient records, emergency patients benefit, study suggests. January 24, U-M Health System news release.

Vulvar condition causing painful sex strikes twice as many Hispanic women, half as many black women. January 22, U-M Health System news release.

Forty U-M Master’s Students Start New Year as Dow Sustainability Fellows. January 14, U-M Graham Sustainability Institute.

White parents more likely to use age-appropriate car seats than non-whites. January 9, U-M Health System release.

Prescription drugs a 'tipping point' for dating violence among urban youth. January 9, U-M News release.

Public health leaders call for renewed push against tobacco use. January 8, University Record.

Millions of lives saved since surgeon general's tobacco warning 50 years ago. January 7, U-M News Service release.