University of Michigan Health System
Geneticist Receives Basic Research Prize From American Heart Association
10 Nov 03 | The American Heart Association has awarded one of its highest accolades, the Basic Research Prize, to U-M geneticist David Ginsburg, M.D., for his discovery of molecular genetic defects causing major bleeding disorders.
Study reveals major differences between women and men in cardiovascular disease traits and treatment
09 Nov 03 | A new study shows just how different men and women really are — when it comes to their hearts, that is. It also helps solve several mysteries about women and heart problems, and highlights the need for better treatment of the No. 1 killer of women.
Exposing the hidden syndrome: Irritable Bowel
03 Nov 03 | Between 7 percent and 20 percent of Americans experience symptoms suggestive of IBS, such as abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea, but many shy away from discussing the problem and end up missing out on effective treatment for the syndrome.
Planning for the gray cloud of dementia
03 Nov 03 | Due to his wife Carolyn's increasing dementia caused by a microvascular disease, Hal has decided to move her to a nearby assisted living facility where she can receive round-the-clock care that he cannot provide in their home.
Preventing falls one step at a time
03 Nov 03 | Falls are more dangerous for older adults than younger adults because serious emotional or physical injury can result from a single fall. Older adults become scared of falling again or fractures and pain discourage them from an active lifestyle.
Quit smoking, and your whole body will thank you
03 Nov 03 | It's a list of the top 10 health reasons to quit smoking, and it's based in part on what Gay has observed in his years as a lung specialist at the University of Michigan Health System. He hopes it will remind smokers what they could gain by quitting.
Childhood obesity and behavior problems linked
03 Nov 03 | Results published today in the journal Pediatrics show that children who have significant behavior problems are nearly three times as likely to be overweight as other children, and as much as five times more likely to become overweight later.