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U-M’s United Way campaign raises more than $1.25 million

January 27, 2020

The U-M 2019 United Way employee giving campaign met its goal and raised more than $1.25 million. The funds will benefit programs and services through the United Way of Washtenaw County Community Impact Fund or organizations designated by the donor. The Community Impact funds are combined with appropriations from the city of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, the Community Foundation of Ann Arbor and others. This coordinated funding effort is directed toward meeting the most pressing health and human service needs in local communities. The campaign co-chairs Tony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the U-M Health System,…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

January 24, 2020

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. Helping Patients Prep Mind and Body for Surgery Pays Off, Study Suggests “Prehabilitation” for at-risk patients linked to lower length of stay and total costs by encouraging walking, breathing exercises, nutrition, reducing tobacco and stress. READ MORE Myositis: Understanding the Rare Autoimmune Disease Muscle weakness is a common complaint as the body ages, but how do you know when it’s something more serious like inflammatory myositis? READ MORE This Neuron Could Have…

Health equity and climate change: U-M alumna connects dots at MLK Health Sciences Lecture

January 22, 2020

In honor of the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr., U-M hosts a week of events aimed at thought-provoking conversation around diversity, equity and…

Michigan Medicine named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity

January 21, 2020

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which earlier today was named one of the country’s top employers for diversity by Forbes! The Best Employers for Diversity 2020 list was chosen based on an independent survey from a representative sample of 60,000 employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. Respondents were asked questions regarding the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQA+ and general diversity concerning their own employer. The survey was carried out by analytics firm Statista. Click here to see the full list of Best Employers for Diversity!

HOPE Ambassador Program: Celebrating two years and expanding services

January 21, 2020

A group of HOPE Ambassadors. Two years ago, volunteers wearing cheerful yellow vests began walking the halls of Michigan Medicine hospitals. Their mission: helping patients and families find their way to appointments…

A deep dive: How hyberbaric oxygen treatment helps patients heal

January 20, 2020

Every day at Domino’s Farms, patients come to the Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic to go for a dive. But they never have to go…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

January 17, 2020

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. U-M Researchers Find New Function for Macropinocytosis in Mammalian Cell Growth Research suggests the possibility of a more general phenomenon, applicable to the growth of other primary cell types. READ MORE U-M Team Sheds New Light on the Role of Regulatory T Cells in Pancreatic Cancer In mouse models, the work uncovers a new potential target to improve immunotherapy approaches to the deadly disease. READ MORE A Replacement for Exercise? A protein…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

January 10, 2020

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. Travel Dreams Come True After Lung Reduction Surgery Darlene Mowatt went from being housebound to traveling the country in an RV after life-changing lung volume reduction surgery. READ MORE Drug Trial Seeking First Ever Treatment for Dangerous Side Effect of Prader-Willi Syndrome A worldwide research effort is underway for finding a treatment option for hyperphagia, the most common genetic cause of life-threatening childhood obesity. READ MORE Artificial Intelligence Improves Brain Tumor Diagnosis…

Older adults use online physician ratings, but view them cautiously, poll shows

January 8, 2020

Find a restaurant. Book a hotel. Choose a product to buy. Online ratings and reviews from other customers can help with making decisions on all of these, and their use has…