university of michigan health system http://michiganradio.org en Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe http://michiganradio.org/post/doctors-use-3-d-printing-help-baby-breathe Ever since the day Garrett Peterson was born, his parents have had to watch him suddenly just stop breathing.<p>"He could go from being totally fine to turning blue sometimes — not even kidding — in 30 seconds," says Garrett's mother, Natalie Peterson, 25, of Layton, Utah. "It was so fast. It was really scary."<p>Garrett was born with a defective windpipe. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:06:42 +0000 Rob Stein 16884 at http://michiganradio.org Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe Stateside for Monday, November 18th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-november-18th-2013 <p>When we talk about Detroit's bankruptcy filing, the point seems to almost always be made that this is historic. That Detroit is the largest city in U.S. history to seek bankruptcy protection. But, that was almost not the case. In the mid 1970's New York City was on the brink of financial crisis. On today's show: What can Detroit learn from New York's comeback?</p><p>And, as of today, the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers will no longer sell sugar-sweetened drinks. It's a not-too-subtle push to get healthy, but is it taking away our choice as a consumer? Is it going too far?</p><p>Also, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Michigan Women's Hall of Fame has just announced its latest list of inductees. We took a closer look at one of these influential Michigan women.</span></p><p>First on the show,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans in Lansing are split over whether people who bankroll so-called “issue ads” should be allowed to remain anonymous.</span></p><p>Issue ads attack or support politicians or causes without using what are called “magic words" like “vote for” or "oppose." Unlike campaign ads, the money behind issue ads can be anonymous.</p><p>But, late last week, Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson proposed new rules that would require disclosure of issue-ad donations.</p><p>Johnson said, too often, issue ads are just thinly disguised political ads, and people should know who is paying for them.</p><p>But, many Republicans disagree. In fact, within hours of Johnson's proposal, the GOP-led Senate acted quickly to amend a campaign finance bill that would make Johnson's new rules illegal.</p><p>Rich Robinson, Executive Director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, and Jonathan Oosting, Capitol reporter for MLive.com, joined us today.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:02:17 +0000 Stateside Staff 15333 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, November 18th, 2013 Bringing music to the bedside, UM social worker performs for hospital patients http://michiganradio.org/post/bringing-music-bedside-um-social-worker-performs-hospital-patients <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s little doubt that music can influence our emotions in powerful ways. From pumping us up, to soothing and comforting — music can take us there.</span></p><p>And that’s what Ann Arbor-based singer-musician and social worker Betsy Beckerman hopes to do. She’s a bedside musician, offering her guitar and voice to patients of all ages at the University of Michigan Hospital.&nbsp;</p><p>Beckerman’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> work is part of the Gifts of Art program at the University’s Health System, and it’s one of the best examples in the nation of what’s known as “arts in healthcare.”</span></p><p>Betsy Beckerman joins us in the studio.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:23:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 15245 at http://michiganradio.org Bringing music to the bedside, UM social worker performs for hospital patients How is the shutdown affecting Michigan's medical research? http://michiganradio.org/post/how-shutdown-affecting-michigans-medical-research <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we get into the second week of the partial government shutdown, and with the debt ceiling debate looming ever closer, more voices are being raised in warning and concern over how the shutdown is impacting our daily lives.</span></p><p>One of those voices is that of Dr. Ora Pescovitz. &nbsp;Pescovitz is the CEO of the University of Michigan Health System, and the executive Vice President for Medical Affairs.</p><p>How is the shutdown affecting medical research at the University of Michigan? Is life-saving research falling victim to the debate down in Washington, D.C.?</p><p>Pescovitz talked to us about the shutdown&rsquo;s damage to research.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:18:57 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14770 at http://michiganradio.org How is the shutdown affecting Michigan's medical research? University of Michigan Health System reviewing policies in wake of national meningitis outbreak http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-health-system-reviewing-policies-wake-national-meningitis-outbreak <p>The<a href="http://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis-map.html"> national meningitis outbreak</a> has officials at the University of Michigan Health System reviewing their policy for where they get some drugs that are in short supply.</p><p></p><p>The outbreak has been linked to tainted steroid injections from a ‘so-called’ compound pharmacy. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Four Michigan clinics used the tainted steroids to treat people with back pain. &nbsp;&nbsp;None of the clinics are associated with UMHS.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:56:22 +0000 Steve Carmody 9476 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan Health System reviewing policies in wake of national meningitis outbreak Federal grant establishes HIV research center at University of Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-grant-establishes-hiv-research-center-university-michigan <p>A new $21 million grant will establish a Center for HIV RNA Studies at the University of Michigan.</p><p>The National Institutes of Health grant will be distributed over a five-year period and is intended to help researchers better understand the virus on a molecular level.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201210/university-michigan-earns-21-million-grant-study-hiv-virus">the University of Michigan</a>:</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:35:30 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9434 at http://michiganradio.org Federal grant establishes HIV research center at University of Michigan Thousands of hospitals face penalties for high readmission rates http://michiganradio.org/post/thousands-hospitals-face-penalties-high-readmission-rates Medicare is cracking down on hospital readmissions in a way that is going to hurt the bottom line of facilities in most parts of the nation.<p>Come October, 2,211 hospitals will have their Medicare reimbursements reduced by as much as 1 percent, <a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2012/August/13/medicare-hospitals-readmissions-penalties.aspx">records show</a>. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:37:19 +0000 8664 at http://michiganradio.org Thousands of hospitals face penalties for high readmission rates VIDEO: UM Survival Flight adds three helicopters to the fleet http://michiganradio.org/post/video-um-survival-flight-adds-three-helicopters-fleet <p>The University of Michigan Health System is phasing in three new helicopters to their Survival Flight fleet this week.</p><p>The new helicopters look like slender U of M football helmets. They can travel faster, farther and more quietly than the old helicopters, and carry additional equipment and fuel.</p><p>The new helicopters will replace their 14-year-old counterparts, the Bell 430. Flight nurses expressed enthusiasm for the new aircrafts, but they were also sad to see their old helicopters go.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:37:46 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8658 at http://michiganradio.org VIDEO: UM Survival Flight adds three helicopters to the fleet Medical technician may have infected Michigan patients with Hepatitis C http://michiganradio.org/post/medical-technician-may-have-infected-michigan-patients-hepatitis-c <p>Michigan health officials say a hospital worker who allegedly spread <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis_c">Hepatitis-C</a> to patients at a hospital in New Hampshire also worked at several facilities in Michigan.</p><p></p><p>They suggest former patients at those Michigan hospitals may want to <a href="http://mi.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-8347-283370--,00.html">get tested</a> for Hepatitis-C. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 19:46:30 +0000 Steve Carmody 8486 at http://michiganradio.org Medical technician may have infected Michigan patients with Hepatitis C