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Depression symptoms increase over time for addiction-prone women

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Unlike alcohol abuse problems and antisocial behavior, depression doesn't decline with age in addiction-prone women in their 30s and 40s -- it continues to increase, a new study led by University of Michigan Health System rese...

Peer support offers promise for reducing depression symptoms

Peer support offers promise as an effective, low-cost tool for fighting depression, a new study by the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan Health System finds. Programs in which patients and volunteers share information were ...

Older adults often excluded from clinical trials

Older individuals, who constitute a rapidly growing population in the United States, account for a disproportionate share of health care utilization and cost. Yet more than half of clinical trials exclude people based on their age or age-related ...

Hurdles ahead for health care reform primary care model, U-M study...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Provisions of new federal health care reforms will move the country toward a primary care medical home for patients, but the nation may not have enough primary care doctors to handle the workload, according to a study by the Un...

Follow-ups prove powerful tool for treating depression in primary care

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In the 15 minutes a primary care doctor typically has with a patient, she's expected to diagnose the current ailment, help manage ongoing health issues and provide preventive care. In this setting, confronting all but the most ...

Diabetic adults’ conditions improved after phone calls with fellow patients

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Phone calls with a peer facing the same self-management challenges helped diabetes patients manage their conditions and improved their blood sugar levels better than those who used traditional nurse care management services alo...

Egg allergy: Not a reason to avoid flu vaccine after all

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Having an egg allergy is not a reason to avoid getting the 2010-2011 flu vaccination. According to new recommendations by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website, anyone with a history of suspected egg a...

Using chest compressions first just as successful as immediate defibrillation after...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Chest compressions before defibrillation in patients with sudden cardiac arrest is equally successful as immediate treatment with an electrical defibrillator, according to a new study by the University of Michigan Health System....

U-M researchers receive largest single collection of psoriasis DNA samples

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Millions of Americans struggling with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are one step closer to a cure with the release of the first National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank DNA samples for use in research at the University of M...

The common cold coughs up a $40 billion annual price tag

Chances are you or someone you know is battling with a nasty cold right now. The cold bug is definitely biting its way into work places and schools all across the country, forcing millions of people to stay home. Catching a cold isn't cheap. A new study published in the February 24th edition of Archives of Internal Medicine reports that the cost to the U.S. economy is $40 billion a year - substantially more than other conditions such as asthma, heart failure and emphysema.

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