Week in Review: Week of Oct. 22, 2018

October 26, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Announcements,


This week at Headlines was filled with great stories — including a feature about a new storybook specifically designed for children about to undergo an organ transplant.

Readers also learned about Heather Jose, a longtime Michigan Medicine patient who has found specialized treatment for breast cancer at the Rogel Cancer Center; faculty and staff were given details of Open Enrollment for 2019 benefits; and Headlines focused its latest edition of LOL on cybersecurity terms and phrases.

In case you missed anything, here’s the latest!

Children’s book about transplant surgery inspired by young patient

As 9-year-old Noah Cohoon prepared to undergo a kidney transplant, his mother searched for kid-friendly ways to explain the procedure to him. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much out there — until two Michigan Medicine social workers got involved. Learn more about Matt Butler and Tanya Smith, who collaborated to write “Your Transplant Adventure: A Kid’s Guide to Organ Transplant,” and find out how the book helps kids prepare for important surgeries.

Living well for nearly two decades with metastatic breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to showcase how research advances and a personalized approach to health care have helped one Michigan Medicine patient beat the odds. Click through to read the story of Heather Jose, who was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 1998, and how experts in the organization have kept her stable over the years.

Open Enrollment for 2019 benefits now underway

Employees have until 5 p.m. on Nov. 2 to change their benefits for 2019. That means you can enroll in a Flexible Spending Account, choose a different dental plan, or add legal and vision services that you may not currently have. But be advised, if you like all the benefits you currently receive, you may keep them without doing a thing. Find out more about Open Enrollment by clicking here.

Learn Our Lingo (LOL): Cybersecurity Awareness Month

From malware to HIPAA, anti-virus to HI-TECH, there are a number of health care technology terms that you may not be aware of. Don’t worry, the latest edition of Learn Our Lingo is back to help you become more “secure” in your knowledge! In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, check out some important technical jargon and avoid getting tangled in a “web” of confusion.

Want to stay in the know on the go? Check out the latest edition of The Wrap at the top of the page!

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