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Lifelong journey: A patient, a mom, and their Michigan Medicine family

February 10, 2021

“It’s true what they say,” said Anitra Williamson, “It takes a village to raise a child.” For Williamson and her daughter, 27-year-old Kiara, Michigan Medicine is…

How a field clinic improved hearing loss in an Amish community

February 8, 2021

When it comes to improving access to health care, field clinics certainly pull their weight. These mobile hotspots directly remove barriers to medical care for individuals who live in rural areas…

Music mattered most: Faculty, staff come together to grant one final wish for patient

February 2, 2021

Labelle with Michigan Medicine team members around the grand piano at UH. Through a life filled with both joys and challenges, David Labelle defied many of the limits set by Cystic…

What do new mutations to COVID-19 mean? — and more health stories

February 1, 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 Caregiver Check-In: Four ways to best support the caregiver in your life from a wellness leader at Michigan Medicine. What Do New Mutations to SARS-CoV-2 Mean?: New SARS-CoV-2 mutations in the U.K. and the U.S. have raised alarms. Here, a Michigan Medicine expert weighs in. Pain Patients Who Take Opioids Can’t Get in the Door at Half…

Medicine and the media: COVID-19 becomes focus of U-M med student’s CNN internship

January 28, 2021

Gina Yu at CNN headquarters. Gina Yu expected her first day interning at CNN would be fairly relaxed — meeting colleagues, being shown around the office, setting up email passwords —…

U-M ranked among Top 10 Global Universities for Oncology Research by U.S. News & World Report

January 28, 2021

U-M was recently ranked No. 9 among institutions globally in cancer research, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Global University Rankings. The university was ranked No. 17 overall out of nearly 1,500 top institutions in 86 countries. The rankings are based on factors such as global and regional research reputation, high-impact publications and international collaborations. The Rogel Cancer Center is a leading hub of cancer research at U-M, with more than 320 members based in 56 academic departments across nine schools and colleges. “Our researchers have a multi-decade history of pioneering advances across the continuum of cancer research,”…

Donor gift endows Paws4Patients at Michigan Medicine

January 26, 2021

A gift from Lainie and Kenny Lipschutz and the Lipschutz Family Fund will ensure that current and future generations of Michigan Medicine patients will be able to receive comfort and support…

What happens after you get the COVID-19 vaccine? — and more health stories

January 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! What Happens After You Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?: A microbiology and immunology specialist breaks down exactly what happens in the body after getting the shot. 45% of Adults Over 65 Lack Online Medical Accounts, Which Could Affect COVID-19 Vaccination: A new poll suggests many don’t yet have access to their “patient portal” online systems, even though it could…

New COVID-19 variant identified in university community

January 22, 2021

Three individuals in the U-M Ann Arbor community have tested positive for the COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7, which data suggests spreads more easily and quickly. This includes the first known case of the variant identified earlier by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. All identified cases are connected.  All individuals are currently in isolation and are experiencing either no symptoms or mild symptoms. Additionally, all close contacts have been identified, tested and are currently in quarantine. The variant strain was identified as a result of regular university testing followed by additional testing in U-M labs to identify it as…