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Most young people eager for COVID-19 vaccine; Better Zzzs, better health — and more health stories

April 26, 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! A new computer algorithm can screen for a fatal complication in scleroderma patients.Delaying Cardiovascular Surgeries Due to COVID-19 Has Serious Psychological Effects on Patients - Postponements during the pandemic sparked anxiety and fear, with many concerned about dying before getting surgery.New Urine-Based Test Holds Promise for Detecting Aggressive Prostate Cancer - Researchers say it performed better than existing…

Video: Student efforts come together in meaningful display of gratitude

April 22, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5IIuYSzo5c Brendan Dolan, Omar Hassan, Grant Ho and Eric Lian are all members of the Thank Blue team – a group of U-M undergraduate students given the assignment to “do something…

Toddler with spina bifida meets Paralympian: ‘She has crutches like me’

April 22, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE3mYQW6Dqg Two-and-a-half-year-old Myah Schneider’s wide blue eyes stayed glued to the TV as she watched Toyota’s Super Bowl commercial featuring Paralympic champion Jessica Long. Scenes flashed between a little girl representing…

It’s National Volunteer Week! Celebrating Michigan Medicine volunteers

April 21, 2021

Michigan Medicine has a long-standing tradition of volunteerism. In 1941, the first formal volunteer program began with 55 townspeople and 140 students providing care to patients and augmenting the work of the “Old Main” Hospital staff. It was there that Volunteer Services, a program of the Community Health Services department, first came to be. The mission of Volunteer Services is to promote the philosophy of caring for patients and families by providing volunteers to augment the work of Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. In addition, Volunteer Services staff nurture the educational and career aspirations and…

Michigan Medicine receives national recognition for excellence in mitral valve repair

April 21, 2021

Michigan Medicine was one of the first five medical centers in the country to recently receive the American Heart Association and Mitral Foundation’s Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award. The award…

Organization hits vaccine milestone, offers more appointments

April 21, 2021

As of this week, Michigan Medicine has invited all patients age 16 and older who live in Michigan and have not already been vaccinated to receive a vaccine. Additionally, all U-M…

Michigan Medicine honored with ‘Best Hospital’ award by Detroit Free Press

April 20, 2021

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine faculty and staff after U-M’s hospital was named the “Best of the Best” by the Detroit Free Press! The honor came in the “Best Hospital” category, which…

U-M’s memory program serving individuals with dementia raises more than $11,000 on Giving Blueday

April 19, 2021

Pictures of Silver Club programming, with some taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Silver Club Memory Programs has provided activities and socialization for individuals with mild to moderate dementia for the…

Parenting conflicts may stall career growth for physician moms; 6 key facts about clinical trials — and more health stories

April 14, 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! Study finds patients who had virtual care visits for an upper respiratory infection were more likely to receive additional follow-up care.Southeast Michigan’s Middle Eastern and North African Population Face Significant Barriers to Achieving Optimal Health - Multiple factors create a negative domino effect for the health of this community, according to a new study.Parenting Conflicts May Stall Career…