Using antibiotic eye drops for pinkeye is often the wrong way to go. But a Kellogg Eye Center study shows 60 percent of pinkeye patients are getting prescriptions for the common eye infection that typically clears up on its own.
Pinkeye isn’t a medical emergency. Neither is a puffy eyelid. But a new study finds that nearly one in four people who seek emergency care for eye problems have those mild conditions, and recommends ways to help those patients get the right level of care.
The University of Michigan Health System’s plans to construct a new 297,000-square-foot health center in Brighton moved forward with the U-M Board of Regents approval Thursday of schematic design and authorization to issue bids and award contracts.
Paul Lee’s JAMA editorial highlights the strengths of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s methods while acknowledging some difficulties in carrying out the recommendations of the task force and the possible implications of ongoing change in the care delivery system.
Researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center have developed a new nanoparticle that uses a tumor cell’s protective mechanism against itself — short-circuiting tumor cell metabolism and killing tumor cells.
A new study reveals previously unknown risk factors associated with an eye condition that causes serious progressive nearsightedness at a relatively young age. The findings, made through the largest-ever clinical study of the condition called keratoconus, could help more people receive newer treatments that can slow the problem and protect their vision.
An international team of scientists, that includes researchers from the University of Michigan, has identified 16 new genetic variations for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Their findings nearly double the number of regions, or loci, associated with the disease.
When patients with glaucoma switched from a brand name drug to its generic counterpart, they were more likely to take their medication as directed compared to those who remained on the brand name drug, according to a new U-M Kellogg Eye Center study.
Team USA will soon take to the ice and snow in Sochi, Russia, to compete with the world’s best at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. And if any of America’s athletes suffer a concussion or other insult to their brain or nerves, they’ll get help from one of the world’s best: Jeffrey Kutcher, M.D., a U-M sports neurologist.
As further proof of the University of Michigan Health System’s reputation for outstanding patient care, nearly 500 of U-M’s physicians have been named by their peers to the 2014 Best Doctors in America List.
Only two weeks into the New Year, the first people covered under new Affordable Care Act insurance plans have been treated at UMHS, which accepts most ACA plans and continues to offer free enrollment assistance.
Nine hospitals in southeast Michigan have come together to form one of 25 regional stroke networks across the nation that will allow teams of researchers representing every medical specialty needed for stroke care to address the three prongs of stroke research: prevention, treatment and recovery.
For Michiganders seeking health insurance for themselves, their families or the employees of their small business under the Affordable Care Act, we stand ready to offer expert assistance, and access to advanced UMHS care through most of the available plans.
As part of its commitment to nutrition and healthy lifestyles, UMHS will begin offering healthier beverages at all its locations. Starting in mid-November, regular soda and other sugary drinks won't be available in vending, cafeteria and patient care areas -- but patients, visitors and staff can still bring their own.