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SPOTLIGHT

Flu Season: What You Need to Know to Stay Healthy

Q & A with Arnold Monto

Each year, particularly during the winter months, millions of Americans are infected with influenza. The flu causes symptoms such as fever, coughing, body aches and fatigue, and, in some cases, can lead to serious complications and even death. Read more

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University of Michigan Launches New Projects to Fight Poverty

On any given day across Michigan nearly 100 homeowners or renters could be evicted—a rate almost one-and-a-half times the national average. That is a problem one of nine new projects funded by Poverty Solutions and with support from the Detroit Urban Research Center aims to tackle in 2019. Read more

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Some Nose, Throat Bacteria Make It Less Likely to Get Flu

New Research from Betsy Foxman and Aubree Gordon

Researchers at the University of Michigan hope they've taken the first step in a long road to make this a reality after they identified a cluster of nose and throat bacteria that made their hosts less likely to get the flu. Read more

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IN THE NEWS: Hospitals Now Required to List Prices Online for Every Medical Procedure, Service

New Contributions from Mark Fendrick and Marianne Udow-Phillips

Hospitals in Michigan and across the country rang in the New Year with a federal mandate to reveal their once-secret master price lists, although it's unclear whether this new requirement will assist many patients or contain ever-rising health care costs. Read more