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Heart failure, pregnancy and a specialized approach

February 25, 2021

Charlie came home to his family just in time for Christmas. Photos courtesy of Galinis family. Sheila Galinis was thrilled to discover she was having a baby with the man she…

Michigan Medicine helping county vaccinate elementary school workers

February 24, 2021

Michigan Medicine is supporting the Washtenaw County Health Department in vaccinating local school employees against COVID-19. On Saturday, Feb. 27, a clinic at Michigan Stadium — along with others at two IHA locations — aims to vaccinate approximately 1,200 elementary school educators. The health department is providing the vaccine out of this week’s allocations from the state, and is working directly with local schools and districts to connect their staff to the appropriate partner for registration. The clinics are open by appointment only. The Michigan Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine & Therapeutics Taskforce will continue to partner proactively with and engage requests…

How to tell the difference between a heart attack and panic attack — and more health stories

February 22, 2021

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! How COVID-19 has Disrupted Children’s Dental Care: According to a new national poll, parents say the pandemic has made it difficult to get dental care for their children. How to Tell the Difference Between a Heart Attack and a Panic Attack: The two conditions can appear similar, but here are the key differences. Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad…

Work, humor and family help stage 4 cancer patient thrive

February 22, 2021

Early January was a busy time in the Michigan Attorney General’s office. The state’s top lawyers were still dealing with final lawsuits related to the November election. The country was reeling…

Streamers and gamers to raise funds for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

February 15, 2021

All throughout February, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will host its first charity streaming campaign, #StreamforMott: Love for the Little Victors. During the month, gamers and community members alike will join forces through streaming to help raise funds for the Therapeutic Gaming and Digital Technology Program at Mott. “We are grateful for the streaming community uniting for our Little Victors,” said J.J. Bouchard, manager of patient technology integration and the therapeutic gaming program at Mott. “Gaming and virtual reality offer a number of benefits to our patients. By choosing to fundraise for #StreamforMott, gamers and creators are helping ensure we are…

Joneigh S. Khaldun, M.D., M.P.H., to serve as 2021 U-M Medical School commencement speaker

February 15, 2021

The U-M Medical School and its student council are excited to announce that Joneigh S. Khaldun, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP, chief medical executive for the State of Michigan and chief deputy director for health in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), will deliver the commencement address for medical students at their 2021 graduation ceremony on May 14. To ensure the safety of graduates, their families and friends, and the medical school community during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s commencement ceremony will be a virtual event. In the spring, details will be shared on how you can watch Khaldun’s…

Returning to in-person school during COVID-19 — and more health stories

February 15, 2021

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Returning to In-Person School During COVID-19: From virus transmission risks to a possible vaccine for kids and more, here's what experts are saying to know. Seeing the Light of an Improved Mood: How to boost your mood, and sleep, with light therapy, according to psychologist. Omega-3 Info That May Surprise You:  A registered dietitian nutritionist says omega-3 fatty…

13-year-old celebrates one year with a new heart

February 15, 2021

Maren Robinson, known for her big smile and laughter, was among 22 pediatric heart transplant recipients at Mott in 2020. Courtesy of Robinson family. It was just over a year ago…

New state allocation strategy limits U-M COVID-19 vaccine rollout

February 11, 2021

The state of Michigan has revised its strategy for distributing COVID-19 vaccine doses in an effort to achieve a balance of efficiency, effectiveness and equity and target those populations most at-risk. That change, coupled with an overall shortage of available vaccine, had led Michigan Medicine to recommend U-M employees age 65 and older, and those defined by the state as frontline essential workers, also sign up with their local health department and retail pharmacies to maximize their chances of receiving a vaccination appointment. While the health system currently has the infrastructure to deliver 12,000 vaccines a week, it does not…