medicine

Doctor's Office
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Fed-up doctors and health advocates want Michigan lawmakers to curb insurers’ cost-control methods they say are delaying care, frustrating patients, and creating unnecessary red tape and expense for providers.

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Democrats in the state House want to get rid of a law they say protects drug companies that knowingly make or sell harmful drugs.


MSU Grand Rapids Research Center ribbon cutting photo
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The new Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center was dedicated today in a ceremony that included U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

MSU Grand Rapids Research Center artist rendering
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Next month, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will open a new research facility in Grand Rapids.


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New research from Michigan State University suggests that people are skeptical of findings about health risks or new forms of medication—if the research was sponsored by a corporation.

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Michigan has suspended the license of a doctor who authorities say may have endangered patients and the public by performing liposuctions in a storage building.

Essay ponders role of Beethoven’s heart in his music

Jan 16, 2015
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An essay that recently appeared in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine asks the question, was Beethoven literally composing "from the heart"? Could some of Beethoven’s rhythmic inspiration come from the arrhythmia of his own heart?

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Important data recently shed light on the financial relationships between key members of Michigan’s medical community. Sunshine provisions contained in the Affordable Care Act require disclosure of the money paid to physicians and teaching  hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers.

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What if your family history was fraught with men who died of heart attacks at an early age? Would you want to know if you, too, could be susceptible to heart disease in your forties? If you’re a new parent, would you want to know if your newborn son will develop say, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is a rare, always lethal condition that affects only boys?  The answers, should you want them, could be found with the help of a genetic counselor.

Physician examines doctor-patient communication

May 20, 2014
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Now that the Affordable Care Act has more or less settled into place, people may be in the position of choosing new doctors for themselves. A recent book by Dr. Leana Wen looks at ways to improve communication between doctors and patients.

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