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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…

The Heart That Moves With You

March 23, 2016

As he waits for a heart transplant, Michael Richards uses a heart device with wearable technology that only U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center…

Doctor destiny: U-M medical students get matched

March 21, 2016

The annual tradition of residency matching for U-M medical students brings suspense and surprise and this year was no different.  Last Friday, March 18, 161 students found out where they are…

UMHS named a great place to work by Becker’s Healthcare

March 21, 2016

The University of Michigan Health System is featured in the 2016 edition of Becker's hospital review list, "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare." The list features both U.S. healthcare provider…

Raymond DeVries, Ph.D. featured in NYTimes article

March 18, 2016

Raymond De Vries, Ph.D. (University of Michigan ) and Scott Kim, MD, Ph.D. (NIH) were quoted in the New York Times recently regarding their study of euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) for persons with psychiatric illnesses. The study found that persons receiving EAS for psychiatric disorders in the Netherlands were mostly women, of diverse ages, with complex and chronic psychiatric, medical, and psychosocial histories. The researchers also reported that in more than half of approved cases, people had declined treatment that could have helped, and that many cited loneliness as an important reason for wanting to die.Dr. De Vries co-directs…

What Purpose Does Art Serve in Medicine?

March 17, 2016

Opportunities for health system professionals to develop their skills as writers, communicators, and astute interpreters of language and human emotion are still few and far between.  As we immerse ourselves in healthcare and learn to grapple with ethical dilemmas and the uncertainties behind clinical decisions, we grow increasingly aware of the fact that this profession is an art.  To become a competent health practitioner, one must be familiar with current standards of care.  However, to become great, one must learn to navigate in the grey. The University of Michigan Medical School is hosting "Your Doctor Writes Poetry: What Purpose Does Art Serve in Medicine?"…

Science, March Madness, and more in M Health Lab – New from UMHS

March 16, 2016

Can sleep science provide an edge in March Madness bracket picks? Cathy Goldstein, M.D., M.S., thinks so. “Along with sleep, there are also circadian rhythms for performance.  We DO NOT perform…