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Consumer Reports rate U-M primary care physicians’ performance

April 5, 2016

This week, Consumer Reports magazine published its first-ever ratings of physician groups. In supplements to the printed magazine mailed to subscribers in eight states, it shares easy-to-understand ratings about how well…

Gifts of Art presents Swimming Upstream: Quilts

April 5, 2016

Gifts of Art presents Swimming Upstream: Quilts by Bonnie J. Smith Self-taught textile artist, author and curator Bonnie J. Smith lives and works in San Jose, California. She attended Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis Campus (IUPUI); and Indiana Central College; and has taken Master Dyeing Classes at Dartmouth College. Smith received the 2015 NICHE Award for design, and her textile work was selected for exhibition in the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (2016). Swimming Upstream tells her personal journey with an injury that placed her temporarily in a wheel chair, to finally finding the courage to start creating art and living life again.…

A Detroit Photographer Looks Back

April 5, 2016

Gifts of Art presents Light Begins at 40: A Detroit Photographer Looks Back by Philip DattiloIn a world beset with problems and heartache, for this retrospective, Philip Dattilo shares photographs of cheer, amusement and inspiration. A professional photographer since the 1970s, Dattilo searched through 40 years of his personal photographs as well as those for medical, architectural and industrial clients (including U-M). The search uncovered a gold mine of happy memories, suggesting “Life can sometimes be good.”  His work includes the photo booklet Enjoy Detroit, It’s Your City, a family photographic portrait for President Gerald Ford, and work on display in…

Aging in America: Oil Portraits

April 5, 2016

Gifts of Art presents Aging in America: Oil Portraits by Janet BoltaxThis show is a series of oil portraits by New Jersey based artist Janet Boltax of individuals who are 90 years of age and over. They are accompanied by excerpts of interviews with each person about their life and how they are coping with the aging process. Boltax is primarily a portrait painter who also does printmaking and mixed media. She teaches portrait painting, color theory and composition at the Montclair Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, and also works as a copy writer.Gifts of Art Gallery — Taubman Health Center North…

Friends Gift Shop hosts Spring $6.00 Sale

April 4, 2016

The Friends Gift Shop will be sponsoring the annual spring $6.00 Sale today and tomorrow, in the Towsley Lobby from 7:00am to 4:00pm.Products for women, men and children. Great values on fashion and seasonal accessories, jewelry, gadgets, gifts, and much more. Over 1,000 unique and carefully selected accessories and gifts from around the world, plus show specials with prices up to 80% off retail. Proceeds from the sale go back to the hospital and community to help fund programs and grants in need. Cash, Credit Card, and Payroll Deduction (for those in our database) are accepted.

Healthy Eating Tip: Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

April 1, 2016

Have you heard anything in the news about how sugar consumption is leading to higher risks of developing certain cancers? Are you unsure about what kind of foods can affect blood…

Kudos: Several units earn 365 Days of Safety award

April 1, 2016

Congratulations to the following units that recently received the UMHS 365 Days of Safety award. The award recognizes outstanding practice within a UMHHC patient care unit,…

Alpena Joins MidMichigan Health Family

April 1, 2016

Alpena Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has joined MidMichigan Health, an affiliate of the University of Michigan Health System, making it the fifth Medical Center in the MidMichigan Health system. To reflect the hospital joining MidMichigan, ARMC has changed its name to MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.“What an incredible milestone this marks in the history of Alpena Regional Medical Center as we have now become MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. We wish to thank our Board of Trustees, employees, providers, volunteers and donors, the County Commissioners, legislators, and above all, our community for the support they have given to us throughout…

Kidney disease: A widespread, yet often silent burden

March 31, 2016

Kidney disease significantly alters the quality of life of millions of people worldwide who live with…