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Healthy Eating Tip of the Month: Eating Seasonally

June 1, 2016

Tired of the “same ‘ole, same ‘ole” when you look at your dinner plate? How about the sticker shock of “fresh” fruits and vegetables at the supermarket? If you answered yes to…

Monthly radiation dosimeters due

June 1, 2016

Monthly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange today (June 1). Please return your May dosimetry to your departmental dosimetry contact and retrieve your June dosimetry. The wear period is printed on…

CVMDF Wednesday Yoga Now at 4:00 pm!

June 1, 2016

The Wednesday yoga class at Cardiovascular Medicine at Domino's Farms will now take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., effective today (June 1). Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness, relieves chronic stress patterns, and sharpens concentration.Classes are held in our medically-supervised Fitness Center; for more information and to get cleared for participating, please call Kari Smith 734-998-5670.   Website: http://umcvc.org/yoga

Cancer and the Vegetarian Diet

May 31, 2016

Are your patients curious about the relationship between their diet and cancer? Or do you just want to learn more about plant-based eating?  If that’s the case, make sure to check…

Snack Attack: The 10 Most Addictive Junk Foods

May 31, 2016

There’s a reason you might reach mindlessly for that second cupcake. The potency and absorption rate of junk food share similarities with those of addictive drugs, a U-M study found.It’s no…

May 2016 Newsflash now available

May 31, 2016

The May 2016 Newsflash is now available on the contracting website. Featured articles include: UMHS Signs an Agreement to Participate in the ‘VA Care in the Community’ Program Effective May 1, 2016; Michigan Medicaid Enrollment Facts; Understanding Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs); and more! For questions about the issue, email Contracting-PR@med.umich.edu or call 764-1114. Website: http://www.med.umich.edu/i/CPR/Newsletter/newsletter.html

UH West Staff Elevators 12,13 & 14 to temporarily close for upgrade

May 31, 2016

Please be advised that the following elevators will be out of service, one at a time for approximately two months each, for control upgrade. The new controls will be more reliable, more efficient, and provide service for the next 30+ years: UH West Staff/Patient 12 UH West Staff/Patient 13 UH West Staff/Patient 14 This project begins June 1, 2016 and is expected to end December 1, 2016. Options for vertical transportation are as follows: Restrict elevator use for patient transport Cart traffic use East Staff Elevators Pedestrian travel use the stairs when possible, especially going down Pedestrian travel use the…

Security Update: LinkedIn Hacking Breach

May 27, 2016

LinkedIn, a social media website designed to network and seek out career opportunities, recently acknowledged that as many as one hundred million of its account logins were for sale by hackers. The acquisition of account logins were acquired from a security breach four years ago, which was initially thought to be on a much smaller scale.While LinkedIn officials are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the login accounts at risk, it is recommended that all LinkedIn users change their passwords. LinkedIn has encouraged its members to begin utilizing their version of two-factor authentication, as well as using strong…

Workshop: Mentoring Missteps and Malpractice

May 27, 2016

Behaviors that put a mentee’s academic career at risk crosses a threshold referred to as “Mentorship Malpractice”.  Join this workshop, hosted by the office of faculty development, where you will discuss ideal habits of mentees, managing mentorship malpractice, and how mentees can go wrong in their quest for success. Facilitated by: Vineet Chopra, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Sanjay Saint, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine, and Valerie Vaughn, MD, Clinical Lecturer, Internal Medicine.Objectives:Describe the difference between active and passive mentorship malpractice and how to recognize the behavior.Identify the ideal habits of mentees and how to incorporate them in a mentor/mentee relationship.Outline the benefits…