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Learn About Using Social Media To Educate Patients

April 6, 2016

All Health System clinicians and staff are invited to attend the next Patient Education Forum on Monday, May 2nd, 3:30-5:00. The agenda includes presentations about using social media to support physical activity interventions and developing software for educating IVF patients. You can earn 1.25 Contact Hours for Nursing by attending this event. Location is the Rachel Upjohn Bldg. Auditorium, East Medical Campus, 4250 Plymouth Rd. Space is limited. Register soon to save your spot. Refreshments will be provided. Read on to learn more about the speakers and topics: Paul Resnick PhD. from the U-M School of Information will present: Effects…

NEW! DYNAMIC MOVEMENT & BALANCE CLASS FOR OLDER ADULTS

April 6, 2016

The Transitions Training Studio within the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is once again offering an 8-week Dynamic Movement & Balance Class for older adults. The class is based off the Otago Balance Program, developed in New Zealand, which has demonstrated to be effective in reducing falls and the number of injuries from falls by 35%!New for this 8-week class is it will be split into two groups.  The Level 1 class is appropriate for those who use assistive devices for walking such as canes and walkers.  The Level 1 class meets Thursdays from 12-12:50pm.  The Level 2 class…

Last Week to Register: Conference on Adolescent Health!

April 5, 2016

The UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative’s 2016 Conference on Adolescent Health, led by Maggie A. Riley, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, will be held April 18-19, 2016. Registration ends Monday, April 11. The conference will be held at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. To view the complete schedule and to register for the event, please visit the conference website.The annual conference, now in its third year, will include skill-building workshops aimed to improve clinical practices, breakout sessions focused on cutting-edge topics, plenary remarks, and a poster-viewing session. This is a multidisciplinary conference with an intended audience of medical professionals (physicians,…

Career Development Passport program returns for staff members

April 4, 2016

Career development is the number one topic of interest for U-M staff, as identified in a 2015 Voices of the Staff survey of staff members across the university. In response to…

Two for one special at MHealthy Fitness Center

April 4, 2016

Work out judgment-free at the MHealthy Fitness Center and save money with our limited time special offer.  Two people can join for the single member price! This offer is only valid…

Radiation dosimeters due

April 1, 2016

Monthly and quarterly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange today (April 1). Please return your March (or first quarter) dosimetry to your departmental dosimetry contact and retrieve your April (or second quarter) dosimetry. The wear period is printed on the front and back of the dosimeter. On-time return of dosimetry enables timely reporting of results and improves departmental compliance with University and UMHHC dosimetry policies. Dosimetry results are sent to departmental dosimetry contacts and supervisors shortly after release by the dosimetry processor. If you wish to review your dosimetry results, see your departmental dosimetry contact or supervisor. If you…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Street closures and events this weekend

March 31, 2016

Several events take place in Ann Arbor this weekend that will result in road closures. If you are scheduled to work or plan to just hang out downtown, be sure to plan ahead and expect delays.Friday, April 1FoolMoon – runs from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – street closures as follows:Noon – W. Washington from First to Main5 p.m. – S. Ashley from Liberty to the entrance of the parking lot at Ashley & Huron*Streets are expected to reopen at 12:30 a.m.Friday, April 1U of M Spring Game at the stadium – begins at 6 p.m.Saturday, April 2Hash Bash on…

NoviXus: A cost-effective and convenient way to fill your prescriptions

March 31, 2016

In this era of rising prescription costs, U-M’s prescription drug plan, through the NoviXus mail order pharmacy, furnishes a cost-effective alternative for employees with long-term maintenance medications while also providing the convenience of home delivery. You can eliminate one of your regular errands by having your prescriptions mailed straight to your home.Sharply rising prices and growing use of specialty drugs continued to impact the university’s prescription drug plan last year.  In fact, the total cost of the prescription drug plan was $121.6 million in 2015, an increase of 14 percent over 2014. According to the 2015 Prescription Drug Plan Annual…

Sponsorship Opportunities Available: 52nd Annual Family Medicine Update

March 31, 2016

Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your organization to an audience of healthcare providers! University of Michigan's Department of Family Medicine, in partnership with the UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI), presents the 52nd Annual Northern Michigan Family Medicine Update on June 13-17, 2016.  Drawing providers from all over Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, this event offers an ideal platform to promote your organization's work! This year, we have added webinar options to reach an even broader audience of providers. View our Sponsorship Website for details on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. The 52nd Annual Northern Michigan Family Medicine Update offers health…