March 8, 2018 — The opioid epidemic in the United States continues to grow, fueled in part by the overprescribing of opioid pain medications.In 2016, opioids were involved in 42,249 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Forty percent of all opioid overdose deaths involved a prescription opioid. Hoping to slow the epidemic, doctors across the country are looking for ways to reduce the use of opioids to treat pain, both acute and chronic.
First look inside U-M’s $50M state-of-the art nursing school … New hand transplant program debuts … U-M is world’s fifth-most innovative university … U-M regents give praise — and a raise — to President Schlissel … Former U-M president is named next leader of AAU … Michigan gets $9.5M for study of impact of environmental factors on children’s health … U-M computer model shows Straits pipeline break would devastate Great Lakes … A million thanks: Pro athletes are sharing the wealth with their alma maters … Researchers finish study of Michigan oil, gas fracking.
March 4, 2018 — Gov. Rick Snyder’s ambitious plan to alter Michigan’s approach to career education by placing a greater focus on developing skills rather than getting degrees is a tricky balancing act. And one that carries some risks, experts warn, especially if filling the needs of current jobs in employer-designed skills programs leaves workers without the broader skills needed for tomorrow.
A ‘diary’ unlocked: Stamps professor’s coming-of-age story put on film … States are racing to attract self-driving car industry. How does Michigan compare? … Little big black hole is supermassive oxymoron … What you need to know about toxic algae blooms … U-M unveils state of the art medical library … U-M sets school record with nearly 52,000 freshman applicants … Clean energy expected to power up more jobs in Michigan.
March 3, 2018 — The University of Michigan has a long tradition of politically active students, dating back to the Vietnam War protests. That is why Edie Goldenberg, a political-science professor there, was shocked to learn the percentage of students at the school who cast ballots in the last midterm election: just 14 percent. “It was a wake-up call,” Dr. Goldenberg said.
Money magazine ranks U-M as 5th-best public school … U-M to test driverless 3-D printed carts … Rethinking exercise as a source of immediate rewards … U.S. News names best hospitals: 7 in Michigan, 4 in metro Detroit … Obama picks Michigan professor for Fed board … Inside the fake town in Michigan where self-driving cars are being tested.