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June 13, 2017

Dr. Mark Fendrick tells congress to make Medicare Advantage more flexible

A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Health Management and Policy Departments, and Director of the U-M Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, describing the need for new policies that would make Medicare Advantage plans more flexible.

June 6, 2017

Genetic sequencing can influence treatment for advanced cancer

As more biomarker-based studies open, such testing will increase opportunities to match patients with clinical trials. Erin Cobain, MD, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology Division, will present findings at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.

May 30, 2017

Nursing homes cut UTIs in half through a focused effort on catheter care

Lona Mody, MD, MSc, Professor of Internal Medicine, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Division, and Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, is first author of a study showing that catheter-associated UTIs can be dramatically reduced with a collaborative approach that includes education, training, coaching, and local empowerment.

May 24, 2017

Recent studies on post-colon cancer diet

Daniel Hayes, MD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, and Clinical Director of Breast Oncology at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, comments on recent studies relating to post-colon cancer diet on CBS News.

May 19, 2017

Thyroid cancer surgery complications increasingly common

Maria Papaleontiou, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Metabolism, Endocrinology & Metabolism (MEND) Division, is the lead author of a large population-based study that identifies three groups most at risk of postoperative complications.

May 17, 2017

Faster feeding may mean faster recovery in pancreatitis, evidence shows

Valerie Vaughn, MD, MSc, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine, General Medicine Division, is the lead author of a study that found patients who get food by mouth or feeding tube early in their illness may get out of the hospital quicker, without added risk or problems.

May 8, 2017

Celebrating Nurses Week 2017 (May 6-12)

During National Nurses Week — and throughout the year — Michigan Medicine is proud to celebrate nurses and their vital role in delivering the highest quality of care to patients and families.

April 25, 2017

Society of General Internal Medicine Research Presentation Awards

The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) presents Adam Markovitz, MD/PhD Student in Internal Medicine, with the Mack Lipkin Sr. Associate Member Scientific Presentation Award and Melissa Wei, MD, MPH, Clinical Lecturer in Internal Medicine, and Renu Tipirneni, MD, MSc, Clinical Lecturer in Internal Medicine, with the Milton W. Hamolsky

April 20, 2017

Study: Worse survival when specific thyroid cancers spread to bone

Palak Choksi, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, is the lead author of the largest-known study on bone metastases in thyroid cancer. The study found that patients with follicular and medullary thyroid cancer had the highest rate of cancer-related bone lesions and fractures and an increased risk of death. One of the co-authors