Kylie O’Brien covers communications for several departments within U-M Health System, including MedSport, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Emergency Medicine, Survival Flight, Pulmonary, Diabetes, Nephrology, Rheumatology and Pharmacy. She works with researchers and faculty to highlight their latest medical research and discoveries, and holds a soft spot in her heart for telling the stories of inspiring patients. Kylie is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Journalism and has spent the past five years working in healthcare communications and public relations.
Michigan Medicine researchers sought to determine how much certain factors affect a patient’s decision to have elective diagnostic tests in the emergency department.
Medical emergencies cause a high number of vehicle crashes. University of Michigan researchers have teamed up with Toyota to examine whether new vehicle technology could predict — and potentially prevent — such scenarios.
Ketamine is used increasingly during surgery to reduce pain during recovery. A recent study questioned the efficacy of this common practice.
The annual American Thoracic Society International Conference wrapped up this week. Here’s a look at some of the newest research and stories from this year’s conference.
Researchers are investigating whether physical activity has beneficial effects on age-related declines in cognitive function.