Week in Review: Week of Feb. 25, 2019

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Happy March! Headlines wrapped up February in style earlier this week, celebrating Black History Month (as impactful leaders reflected on the importance of diversity in medicine), and American Heart Month (as a Michigan Medicine expert shared tips on leading a heart-healthy lifestyle).

Also this week, readers learned about Home Care Services – a department that provides world-class care in the comfort of patients’ own homes – and patient navigator Jen Conley, M.P.H., discussed what a typical day is like for her at the Rogel Cancer Center.

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

In honor of Black History Month, influential leaders celebrate diversity, keys to their success

Black History Month concluded on Thursday, providing the ideal opportunity to reflect on the importance of diversity in medicine. Headlines recently caught up with some of the organization’s influential leaders and asked them about that topic, who served as their role models in their career and more. Check out what they had to say!

Michigan Medicine expert shares tips for a heart-healthy workout

In recent years, CVC physician assistant Eryn Smith has committed to a heart-healthy lifestyle. That’s because his focus has been on mitigating his risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, two conditions that run in his family. Click here to learn more from Smith about what he does to stay in shape and why regular workouts can make a difference in your life.

Meet Michigan Medicine: Home Care Services

For many patients, managing their health takes 24/7 commitment. Fortunately, there is a group of Michigan Medicine providers who ensure that the care these patients receive never stops, continuing even after they leave the hospital or clinic. Learn more about Home Care Services, a robust group that offers medication, equipment and care to patients – all in the comfort of their own homes.

A Day in the Life: Jen Conley, M.P.H., patient navigator

At the Rogel Cancer Center, every patient is assigned a patient navigator – a staff member who works collaboratively with the patient to provide a layer of support throughout the treatment process. Recently, readers followed navigator Jen Conley through one of her typical days. Click through to see why Jen’s work – and the work of other patient navigators – is so important. And check her out on this week’s episode of The Wrap, which can be found above!

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