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The Michigan Medicine blog recap

August 28, 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. Reversing Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease with Food A registered dietitian explains how less sugar is key, offering a recipe to try at home. BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations: The Basics A genetic counselor discusses the impact of these mutations and the importance of collecting family histories. Why Timely Referrals Are Vital for Heart Failure Patients Doctors caution that successful outcomes could depend on how early patients are referred to a specialist for…

Michigan Medicine introduces touchless check-in experiences

August 26, 2020

Michigan Medicine is constantly looking for ways to improve the patient experience, even during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One way the organization is doing just that is by optimizing eCheck-in and…

Project Healthy Schools wins Governor’s Fitness Award

August 25, 2020

On Aug. 20, Project Healthy Schools won the Governor’s Fitness Award in the Extraordinary Organization category. Presented by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation, the Governor’s Fitness Awards recognize communities, organizations and individuals who inspire people to eat healthy and move more where they live, work and play. The Extraordinary Organization award honors organizations with an extraordinary record of giving and stewardship that focuses on improving the environment where people live, learn, work, pray and play. Project Healthy Schools (PHS) is a Michigan Medicine-community collaboration. The program is designed to reduce childhood…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

August 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. Half of Parents Report Butting Heads with Child’s Grandparent Over Parenting Nearly half of parents describe disagreements with one or more grandparent about their parenting style, a new national poll finds. Read more Couple Welcomes New Baby in Hospital Driveway It was a surprise like no other for these parents and the hospital staff. Read more Why You Should Continue Routine Cancer Screenings During COVID Weekly diagnoses fell by almost 50% for certain cancers during…

Michigan Medicine named one of state’s top employers

August 24, 2020

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which has been named to the second annual list of best in-state employers! The list was compiled by Forbes, in partnership with Statista. Forbes and Statista selected America’s Best-In-State Employers based on an independent survey of more than 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. The surveys were administered using a series of online panels and provide a representative sample of the U.S. workforce. The respondents were asked to rate their employers on a variety of criteria, including safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement…

Telehealth visits skyrocket for older adults, but concerns and barriers remain

August 18, 2020

One in four older Americans had a virtual medical visit in the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of them by video, a new telehealth poll finds. That’s much higher…

‘Among the finest hospitals in the country’: Celebrating 95th anniversary of Old Main

August 17, 2020

Old Main as it looked when it opened in 1925 at the corner of Ann and Observatory streets in Ann Arbor. In 1925, the first patients moved in to the organization’s…

Michigan Medicine Blog Recap

August 14, 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. Why the Relationship Between Kids and the Spread of COVID Remains Unclear As schools prepare for fall, a small study suggests that young children may carry coronavirus at high levels – but that doesn’t prove they’re contagious. Camp Little Victors 2020: All About Animals The last week of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s virtual fun teaches kids all about animals in new and exciting ways. The COVID-19 Heroes You Haven’t Met Yet: Behind…

Citrix Receiver Upgrade Begins Monday August 17

August 13, 2020

From Monday, August 17 through Thursday, August 27, Citrix Receiver (used to access MiChart) will be upgraded to a new version called Citrix Workspace on all Windows Core devices where it is currently installed. Computers will be divided into deployment groups and the installation will occur during the maintenance window on a different day for each group. The deployment will prompt users before installation, as it will require Citrix — and by extension, MiChart connections — to be closed. Users will be able to defer the upgrade two times before the system will force the workstation to upgrade. There is…