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Postdoctoral fellows share research in three minutes

September 24, 2019

The postdoctoral fellows who presented at the recent event. Last week, eight U-M Medical School postdocs presented their research using non-technical terms in one slide and 180 seconds during the 2019…

7-year-old receives new FDA-approved retina gene therapy

September 18, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cWFMlHzx6E&feature=youtu.be When Zion Grant was 3 months old, his mother Daisy Dodd noticed he wasn’t tracking her with his eyes. Zion would fixate on a light in the room, but not…

What all parents should consider before letting teens ride with teens

September 17, 2019

Marie Snodgrass is still getting used to seeing her oldest son behind a steering wheel after he started driver’s training earlier this month. But her most nerve-racking experience as the parent…

Michigan Medicine named one of America’s Best Employers for New Grads

September 17, 2019

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which today was named among America’s Best Employers for New Graduates! The list was compiled by Forbes and was conducted through an independent survey by Statista. More than 10,000 young professionals across the nation were surveyed and asked via an online access panel to rate their own employer by giving their likelihood of recommendation. They were also asked to recommend other employers within their industry. The survey also included questions on relevant topics such as atmosphere and development, image, working conditions, salary and wages, workplace and diversity. For a full look at the list, click here.…

Little Victors have out-of-this-world experience

September 10, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_URS9Flv1U Little Victors at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital had an out-of-this-world experience recently when they had a chance to meet a NASA astronaut! Col. R. Shane Kimbrough stopped by the hospital…

Fueled by $10 million in gifts, U-M Precision Health and bipolar disorder research team will work to improve care

September 9, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2ETNJp5MKE&feature=youtu.be Nearly 6 million Americans have bipolar disorder, a complex mental health condition that can send them on a roller coaster of manic highs and depressed lows. Finding a treatment that…

Many older adults aren’t fully prepared for emergency situations, poll finds

September 5, 2019

Most people over 50 say they’re ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven’t taken key steps to protect their health and well-being in cases…

Irregular heartbeat unmasks a serious cardiac disease

August 28, 2019

Kevin Bergquist remembers the day clearly. Five years ago, the dedicated husband, father and Michigan Medicine employee, then 43, was walking to work in Ann Arbor when he suddenly felt ill.…

#MommyMonday: The reality of a breastfeeding journey

August 26, 2019

Being a new parent is exciting, but it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. Former patient and mom, Kate Zurenko, recently provided a first-person account of her breastfeeding journey and struggles. When I played “house” as a kid, I used to pretend to breastfeed my baby like a “real” mom. There was no question about whether I wanted to breastfeed or not. Kate's son Theo. With my first son, breastfeeding went remarkably well from the beginning. So when I had Theo, I was confident and excited to breastfeed again. I had no idea what I was in for. From his first few…