In a first-of-its-kind study in the U.S., individuals with irritable bowel syndrome showed an improvement in symptoms and quality of life compared to a control.
Shantell M. Kirkendoll
Shantell M. Kirkendoll is the senior communication representative for the University of Michigan Health System. She leverages social media and media relations to tell compelling stories about research and health care. She was a Knight Journalism Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and joined the University of Michigan Health System in 2009. Prior to that she was a print journalist for 20 years.
Three clinical trials are investigating which of two screenings — colonoscopy or a lower-cost stool-based test — is more effective at saving lives.
Access to health care for veterans with liver disease is highlighted in a new paper, which links visits to specialists with improved treatment outcomes.
Doctors of Tomorrow pairs first-year medical students with ninth-grade mentees to foster diversity in medical fields.
Executives from Valeant Pharmaceuticals testified before a Senate committee Wednesday regarding the company’s pricing practices. A U-M physician told his patients’ side of the story.