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UMHS supports education of homeless youth in our community

September 23, 2015

U-M Health System faculty and staff have once again come together to help homeless youth in our community. Donating more than 100 cases of school supplies and 355 backpacks to the…

Picture This: Empowering craniofacial anomalies patients

September 21, 2015

By Christian Vercler, M.D. Children with craniofacial anomalies spend a great deal of time in their doctor’s office being evaluated and treated. Every visit involves having photographs taken. Not fun pictures.…

Balance Awareness Week: Dizziness is not normal

September 17, 2015

Some loss of balance as you age is to be expected, but balance issues don’t have to be a fact of life, say the vestibular therapists at the U-M Vestibular Testing…

One year infection-free: Congrats to the PCTU!

September 16, 2015

One of the most common hospital acquired infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) lead to thousands of illnesses and deaths. They happen when the catheter tube (central line) used to give…

U-M cardiologists meet with 79-year-old on cross country hike for hypertension awareness

August 28, 2015

Ahead of his 80th birthday, Don Stevenson's walk across America to raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension brought him to the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. He stopped Thursday three months into his walk…

Mott patient worried heart surgery might make him a Michigan fan

August 26, 2015

Toledo fourth grader's story makes him a local celebrity and receives national news –from ESPN to Washington Post What started as a UMHS blog post has turned into a national story…

Playing a new tune after heart failure and heart transplant

August 20, 2015

Band teacher Scot Cannell, 50, and his cardiologists at the University of Michigan would come up with a solution at each low point in treating his heart disease:  an implantable cardiac…

Total artificial heart keeps advanced heart failure patient going and going

August 12, 2015

Without a human heart, Stanley Larkin has been able to visit a water park this summer and plays basketball with family and friends. He has a total artificial heart which is…

Two-time aortic aneurysm survivor shares her experience

August 12, 2015

Lori Eslick is a two-time aortic aneurysm survivor. Her heart issues began as a newborn when she was diagnosed with a heart murmur and bicuspid aortic valve disease (a congenital abnormality).…