Week in Review: Week of July 6, 2020

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With a heat wave raging outside, Headlines gave readers plenty of reasons to stay cool and indoors this week.

For instance, the newsletter offered tips to help you enjoy a summer staycation, filled with film festivals and themed “destination days.” There was also a rundown of the history of residents and interns at Michigan Medicine, team members who traditionally start their programs in early July. Finally, faculty and staff were given books, movies and other suggestions that will help them better understand racial issues in the U.S., and a teenager shared how she got the life-changing care she needed at Michigan Medicine in the middle of the pandemic.

Slow down and stay safe: How to set an example and safely enjoy the summer

As health care experts, faculty and staff are looked upon to set an example in the community. That’s especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic. From social distancing to wearing masks, it’s imperative that you take all the precautions you can to slow the spread of the virus. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice summer fun. Click here for suggestions from colleagues on how to best enjoy this unusual summer!

Doctors in the house: History of medical interns and residents at Michigan Medicine

Did you know that the term “house officer” was born out of the idea that medical residents and interns originally lived in the hospital? That’s exactly how the programs began in the mid-to-late 1800s. And while much has changed since then, references to house officers has stuck around. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the organization’s first hospital, learn more about these invaluable team members!

Diversity Means More: The importance of educating yourself

“I was born white, to a white couple. I’ve lived in a white community all my life; white church, white schools, white neighborhood. … Over the past eight years, I have become aware of the privilege that I have enjoyed without asking for and yet have been given.” So begins a message from a staff member as part of the Diversity Means More campaign. Read the employee’s full message, and find out ways that they — and you — can learn more about issues facing the country today.

Teen athlete undergoes brain surgery during pandemic

When Emily Langlois started having seizures, it set off a chain reaction that led to a life-altering surgery. After meeting with Michigan Medicine experts, it was discovered that the seizures were triggered by a brain tumor, one that eventually would need surgery to be removed. Click through for Emily’s story, and see how her friends and family helped her make it through the difficult days despite social distancing and other challenges posed by COVID-19.

Can’t get enough Michigan Medicine history? Learn even more on this week’s episode of The Wrap! Check it out via the YouTube video above or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open in a new browser or search for “The Wrap by Michigan Medicine Headlines” on your personal device to take a listen!