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Sound on: 1-year-old enjoys new world after cochlear implants

February 5, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=366&v=nSdaDorRQFI&feature=emb_logo Odessa Scott-Craig looks up and smiles when her two older sisters, Cecilia, 5, and Fiona, 3, play. She loves music, often caught grooving and bouncing to the beat. She responds…

50 trees relocated from new hospital construction site

February 3, 2020

Workers from Blacy Tree Transplant of Milan guide a red oak into its new home at Palmer Field. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography) Dozens of trees stood on the site…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

January 31, 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. Follow the Right Path: A Traditional Vaccine Schedule In light of recent infectious disease outbreaks, a Michigan Medicine expert discusses vaccine schedule fact versus fiction. READ MORE A New Drug Slows Aging in Mice. What About Us? Biogerontologists at Michigan have made significant strides toward unlocking the secret of longevity. READ MORE What to Know About Low Carb Diets and Managing Your Diabetes Although often prescribed for diabetes patients, you shouldn’t cut carbohydrates out completely.…

U-M’s United Way campaign raises more than $1.25 million

January 27, 2020

The U-M 2019 United Way employee giving campaign met its goal and raised more than $1.25 million. The funds will benefit programs and services through the United Way of Washtenaw County Community Impact Fund or organizations designated by the donor. The Community Impact funds are combined with appropriations from the city of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, the Community Foundation of Ann Arbor and others. This coordinated funding effort is directed toward meeting the most pressing health and human service needs in local communities. The campaign co-chairs Tony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the U-M Health System,…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

January 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. Helping Patients Prep Mind and Body for Surgery Pays Off, Study Suggests “Prehabilitation” for at-risk patients linked to lower length of stay and total costs by encouraging walking, breathing exercises, nutrition, reducing tobacco and stress. READ MORE Myositis: Understanding the Rare Autoimmune Disease Muscle weakness is a common complaint as the body ages, but how do you know when it’s something more serious like inflammatory myositis? READ MORE This Neuron Could Have…

Health equity and climate change: U-M alumna connects dots at MLK Health Sciences Lecture

January 22, 2020

In honor of the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr., U-M hosts a week of events aimed at thought-provoking conversation around diversity, equity and…

Michigan Medicine named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity

January 21, 2020

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which earlier today was named one of the country’s top employers for diversity by Forbes! The Best Employers for Diversity 2020 list was chosen based on an independent survey from a representative sample of 60,000 employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. Respondents were asked questions regarding the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQA+ and general diversity concerning their own employer. The survey was carried out by analytics firm Statista. Click here to see the full list of Best Employers for Diversity!

HOPE Ambassador Program: Celebrating two years and expanding services

January 21, 2020

A group of HOPE Ambassadors. Two years ago, volunteers wearing cheerful yellow vests began walking the halls of Michigan Medicine hospitals. Their mission: helping patients and families find their way to appointments…

A deep dive: How hyberbaric oxygen treatment helps patients heal

January 20, 2020

Every day at Domino’s Farms, patients come to the Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic to go for a dive. But they never have to go…