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Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Targets Cancer Stem Cells

A major reason that breast cancer returns after treatment and spreads to other parts of the body is that current chemotherapy and radiation treatments do not kill the cancer stem cells. That premise provides the basis for a clinical trial open at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and two other sites testing a drug that has been found in laboratory studies to attack cancer stem cells.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2013

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Report: Mich. Could Save Nearly $1B Over 10 Years By Expanding Medicaid

A report released Monday by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation in partnership with two economists at the University of Michigan shows that the state of Michigan could save nearly $1 billion over 10 years — while extending comprehensive health insurance to more than 600,000 Michigan citizens — if the state expands Medicaid eligibility beginning in 2014 as provided for under the Affordable Care Act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/15/2012

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July 4 Is The Deadliest Day For Teen Drivers

July 4 is one of the worst days for traffic fatalities for all drivers. For teen drivers, it’s the single most deadliest day.

06/29/2012

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Check Out The CBS HealthWatch Colorectal Webcast

Watch Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors and a panel of renowned medical experts discuss colorectal cancer and digestive health.

03/29/2012

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Visit CBS Detroit’s Your Home

Visit CBS Detroit’s Your Home for great advice on how to keep your home clean, green and healthy.

03/20/2012