Ocular surgeries are steadily shifting away from hospitals, a move that offers convenience and financial perks. But questions of safety and accessibility remain.
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.
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A Michigan Medicine researcher outlines the relationship between obesity, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis and a rising liver transplant burden.
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The opioid epidemic has created a tragic surge in donor organs. But despite their safety record, the organs that could save lives go unused.
An analysis of Medicare Part D data reveals that a preference among eye care providers for name-brand medication has systemwide cost implications.