How analytics can spot data relationships indicating opioid misuse11/12/2018
Surgery patients use only 1/4 of the opioids a surgeon gives — but the bigger the prescription, the more they take11/07/2018
Many surgeons write prescriptions for opioid pain medications four times larger than what their patients will actually use after common operations, a new study shows.
And the size of that prescription may be the most important factor in how many opioid pills the patient will take – outweighing their pain scores, the intensity of their operation and personal factors, the research suggests.
Painkillers and other drugs cluttering your medicine cabinet? Get rid of them safely at Michigan-wide drug take back event Oct. 2710/22/2018
At 60 locations across the state, Michiganders can bring old, expired or unneeded medicines to a convenient location to drop off, knowing they’ll be properly and safely destroyed.
U-M selects Dell EMC, Mellanox and DDN to Supply New “Great Lakes” Computing Cluster10/16/2018
“With Great Lakes, researchers in emerging fields like machine learning and precision health will have access to a higher level of computational power…the end result will be improved performance, flexibility, and reliability for U-M researchers.”
DNA databases are too white. This man aims to fix that.10/15/2018
“Social determinants of health are often far more important than genetic determinants of health, but that doesn’t mean genetic determinants aren’t important. So you’ve got to embrace the complexity and figure out how we translate this to a broad general public.”
$20M Kahn Foundation Gift Supports Precision Health Research10/12/2018
A $20 million gift from The D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation will expand collaboration among researchers at the University of Michigan, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel to help enhance quality of life through advancements in robotics and precision health.
U-M startup launches GeoPain, a 3D app that puts pain on the map09/11/2018
GeoPain, a mobile pain tracking app….gives users a 3D image of the body to zero in on the pain—its location and intensity—and brings a new tool to precision health.