Posted on May 31st, 2010 No comments
DETROIT — Melissa Foster has used Facebook to keep up with friends and follow the Dave Matthews Band. Now, she’s hoping the social networking site can save her life.
Foster, 30, recently put up a page on Facebook looking for someone to donate their kidney to her. She has since heard from about 100 people wanting to get tested to see if they would be compatible. Foster is thrilled because she waited nine years to get the donated kidney her body now is rejecting, and she might have to wait between nine to 12 years for another donated kidney from someone who dies. Read more…
Posted on May 26th, 2010 No comments
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A trial on shunts used to direct blood flow to the lungs, led by researchers at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will lead to better outcomes for kids worldwide born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the most common severe heart birth defect.
This groundbreaking study is published in the May 27, 2010 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Richard G. Ohye, M.D., Division Head of the Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, is the study chair and lead author. Read more…
Posted on May 22nd, 2010 No comments
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued recalls earlier this month on 387,000 drop-side cribs, a crib style that has been linked to 32 infant deaths since 2001. “When you introduce moveable parts, it affects the integrity of the crib,” says Amy Teddy, 33, of Ann Arbor, program manager for injury prevention at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.