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Put your best leg forward this spring

March 15, 2016

Warm weather is finally within reach which is great news unless you’re worried about varicose veins being seen while wearing shorts, skirts and swimsuits.The characteristic unsightly, bulging blue varicose veins are more common than you might imagine and Dr. Thomas Wakefield, a vascular surgeon and a director of the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center, talked to Michigan Prime magazine, which is distributed to Detroit Free Press and Detroit News subscribers, about treating them.Even in your 60s and 70s, treatment can help and starts with a visit to a primary care provider.“Conservative treatment includes elements of a good vein health…

Good fundraising challenge: Meals on Wheels

March 11, 2016

Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels has the chance to win $10,000 in the Ann Arbor Area Brackets for Good fundraising challenge! Thanks to the generousity of our friends, we moved from the Round of 64 to the Round of 32!! Brackets for Good is a 501(c)(3) chartiable organization based in Indianapolis, IN. Every March they host online, bracket-style fundraising tournaments in philanthropic communities around the US. Participating nonprofit organizations compete to out fundraise their opponents, earn increased exposure, and have a chance to win $10,000 from a generous corporate sponsor. How You Can Help! "Like" the Ann Arbor Meals on…

New website highlights arts and culture at U-M

March 4, 2016

The university recently launched a new website with a variety of features that will serve as a gateway to U-M's extensive arts and cultural offerings. The University of Michigan has a…

“Medical Marvels” episode features U-M patients with high-tech heart devices

February 26, 2016

The brothers who helped make heart history, along with their U-M heart surgeon Dr. Jonathan Haft, will appear Monday on a special episode of “Ask Dr. Nandi.” The show is devoted…

Marathon-running mom faces rare tumor with characteristic spunk

February 25, 2016

In her third trimester, Aimee Garrison finally became convinced the soreness and tension across her shoulder blades and into her back had to be more than just part of being pregnant.…

Motivated patients make a difference in demystifying fibromuscular dysplasia

February 23, 2016

Pam Mace’s diagnosis with fibromuscular dysplasia has become a rare disease movement.  She helped leverage the first large-scale research of the little-known blood vessel disorder by asking the University of Michigan…

Nominate faculty for 2016 Dean’s Awards

February 22, 2016

The Dean’s Office in the Medical School is accepting nominations of outstanding educators, researchers and physicians for one of seven awards through the Dean’s Awards Program: Education Award Lifetime Achievement Award…

Kudos to UH’s 4C

February 18, 2016

When Louise Grondin became the Nurse Manager of 4C in June 2013, she noticed that they had not had a Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) in the previous 18 months.  Since…

Aortic valve patient faces challenges head on

February 17, 2016

Thelma Thompson proves to be "one tough woman" after undergoing surgeries for a bicuspid aortic valve and an aneurysm. Thompson was never one to shy away from exercise. At 67, she…