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Kidney disease: A widespread, yet often silent burden

March 31, 2016

Kidney disease significantly alters the quality of life of millions of people worldwide who live with…

Sustainability: U-M making great strides

March 31, 2016

The University of Michigan’s efforts to foster a healthier planet under the Planet Blue initiative are highlighted in the 2015 Sustainability Progress Report released today.The report features campus-wide sustainability achievements in the areas of education, research and campus engagement and operations. It also reports progress toward the university’s campus sustainability goals in the areas of climate, waste prevention, healthy environments, and community awareness and engagement.“Like the very best qualities of the University of Michigan, our work in sustainability is more than the sum of our many excellent parts,” says U-M President Mark Schlissel.“It involves impartial and impactful cross-disciplinary research, educational…

University of Michigan Health System tests beating heart transplants

March 30, 2016

Despite advances in organ transplantation, the way donor hearts are moved from hospital to hospital remains low-tech:  stored on ice and carried in a store-bought cooler. The University of Michigan Health System is testing a new high-tech heart box that circulates blood from the donor to the heart so that it continues throbbing while in transit. Conventional methods allow a heart to be viable for around four hours before it…

New pediatric psychiatric unit to open in C.S. Mott Children’s hospital

March 30, 2016

  Regardless of disease – mental or physical – every child deserves the best possible care in the best possible environment. As part of our commitment to providing the highest standards…

CVICU (CVC-4) earns silver Beacon Award for Excellence

March 29, 2016

Congratulations to UMHS’s Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) on recently receiving the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) silver Beacon Award for Excellence! The Beacon Award for Excellence is a significant…

Heart patient recovers for Rosie the Riveter celebration

March 29, 2016

At age 92, Weltha “Madge” Cowles still looks forward to new experiences. In fact, she recently returned from what she says was the experience of a lifetime: being honored in Washington, D.C., for her Rosie the Riveter work at the Willow Run bomber plant. Rosie the Riveter was the name given to American women who worked in factories and shipyards during WW II. The mother of six, grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 21 says she was thrilled to be honored, along with 30 other Rosies, during a whirlwind tour around the…

OHEI launches Humanities Series at UMHS

March 28, 2016

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion is proud to announce the launch of its Humanities Series, lectures that feature guest speakers who will speak to a variety of topics about…

Michigan NeuroSport helps Olympic hurdler recover

March 28, 2016

She’s no stranger to sports injuries, but hurdler and Olympic hopeful Candice Price had no idea what to do next when she was hurt in a bad car crash last fall. Price found herself with a concussion, and then debilitating headaches and some trouble keeping her balance. The Ann Arbor native came to Michigan NeuroSport, where co-director Andrea Almeida, M.D., has been working with her ever since. WXYZ 7's Kacie Hollins came to MedSport to interview Price about working hard to get to Rio, in part…

A dream job: Using digital technology to support healing

March 25, 2016

You’ve probably heard the warnings – things like: “Limit screen time for your children,” or “Focus on real experiences vs. screen experiences.” There are good reasons for these guidelines. But what…