A new drug policy was meant to curb unnecessary opioid prescriptions. Instead, a new study finds, prescriptions after surgery went up.
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.
Technology can enrich the lives of those with low vision but a Michigan Medicine researcher says a policy change might address racial disparities in device use.
Just one-third of older Americans intend to donate their organs, a new study finds.
The national health insurance program leaves many older Americans without adequate resources to properly maintain their sight, a new study finds.
Rapid rise in liver deaths highlights new challenges in treatment and prevention despite gains in fighting hepatitis C, researchers say.
Often driven by insurers, delays in approving weight-loss surgery can deter some patients from the pursuit. And waiting longer doesn’t improve safety, a new study says.