With input from U-M trauma experts, elderly and obese dummies are being used to help car manufacturers create safer vehicles for today’s drivers.
Surgeons often remove tonsils and adenoids in children to help treat snoring and mild sleep-disordered breathing. Ongoing research will determine whether surgery or watchful waiting best improves symptoms.
The use of an internationally banned substance can end a pro athlete’s career. But this doesn’t mean that, when safely administered, all banned compounds lack medical merit.
The University of Michigan recently implanted its first Micra leadless pacemaker directly into a patient’s heart, eliminating some of the issues associated with older devices.
A modestly sized clinical trial indicates that PCSK9-inhibitors can help lower cholesterol, even for those who experienced side effects with older drugs.
Three clinical trials are investigating which of two screenings — colonoscopy or a lower-cost stool-based test — is more effective at saving lives.