UM Research Offers New Hints On Asthma Treatment

Work by University of Michigan researchers could explain why respiratory viruses like rhinovirus (a common cold virus) cause lower respiratory tract symptoms like cough, chest tightness and wheezing in patients with asthma but not in […]


Spectrum Adds New Treatment To Prevent Esophageal Cancer

An outpatient treatment that destroys pre-cancerous tissue in the lining of the esophagus has been introduced in West Michigan by Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital. The procedure, endoscopic radio frequency ablation therapy using the Halo System, […]


Meditrina Gets Patent For New Treatment of Endometriosis

Ann Arbor-based Meditrina Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Thursday that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance of patent for its novel treatment mechanism for endometriosis in women. Meditrina has licensed […]


New Hope for Melanoma Patients?

Melanoma is thought to be caused by overexposure to the sun, and every year, close to 9,000 Americans die from it. But, an experimental treatment is offering hope for patients in the final stage of […]


Safe Way To Kill Bedbugs

It’s a non-toxic way of getting rid of bed bugs. Larry Smith, President of BioGreen Solutions in Bloomfield Hills, says they kill the pesky critters by raising a room’s temperature to about 130 degrees.


Southfield Health Center Adds More Spine Treatment

Southfield-based Advanced Spine and Headache Center Monday announced its expansion into a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of neck and back pain caused by an auto accident, sports injury, or work related injury.


Henry Ford Licenses Radiation Poisoning Treatments

Henry Ford Health System has licensed two new treatments for radiation poisoning to Minneapolis-based Humanetics Corp. The company says the treatments provide short- and long-term post-exposure protection from ionizing radiation acquired during a terrorist act, […]


Another Patient Passes Four Years On Terumo's DuraHeart

Ann Arbor-based Terumo Heart Inc., a subsdiary of Japan’s Terumo Corp., Wednesday announced that another patient implanted with the DuraHeart Left Ventricular Assist System has surpassed four years after receiving the mechanical circulatory support device. […]


Medical Team Members Murdered In Afghanistan

Ten members of a medical team, including six Americans, were shot and killed by militants as they were returning from providing eye treatment and other health care in remote villages in northern Afghanistan, a spokesman […]


Medical Devices Hurt Thousands Each Year

Government research says contact lenses are the top cause of medical device complications in kids.