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Procedure helps U-M surgical nurse lose nearly 160 pounds

June 23rd, 2015
Mandy Pate, R.N., is an operating room nurse whose patients are obese. They come to UMHS for either a gastric bypass or a sleeve gastrectomy. Mandy, age 34, has more in common with her patients than you might suspect, seeing her trim size-12 figure. A year ago, she was a patient herself and had a sleeveRead more

Wicha appointed to National Cancer Advisory Board

June 22nd, 2015
President Barack Obama announced his selection of Max S. Wicha, M.D., as one of five new appointees to the National Cancer Advisory Board. Wicha, the Madeline and Sidney Forbes Professor of Oncology at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, will serve on the 18-member board for six years. “I am honored that these talented individualsRead more

UMHS launches website to educate physicians on new breast density law

June 19th, 2015
On June 1, the Michigan Breast Density Notification Law went into effect, which requires radiologists to notify a woman and her primary care physician should dense breast tissue be identified on her mammogram. In addition to raising a woman’s awareness, the law suggests that the information be discussed with their health care provider to decideRead more

New Medical Short Stay Unit set to open next month

June 17th, 2015
Last June, the U-M Board of Regents approved a $9 million project to increase the availability of U-M’s advanced patient care by renovating 17,900 square feet on the fourth floor of University Hospital South to create a 22-bed short-stay unit. The Medical Short Stay Unit (MSSU) Blue: UH South will open its doors July 13 and beginRead more

U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center marks 500th TAVR

June 16th, 2015
The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center has performed its 500th transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a minimally invasive procedure that’s transforming aortic care for elderly adults. The U-M participated in the early stages of studying the survival benefit of TAVR and is testing the next generation of heart devices designed to allow doctors to replace an aortic valve without openingRead more

Ghana library named after U-M Obgyn chair for devotion to curbing global maternal deaths

June 15th, 2015
“People enter our lives and leave without making any impression, but Tim has made such an impeccable impression on the hearts and souls of every one he met in Ghana and West Africa” – Yao Kwawukume It was a basic human need that compelled University of Michigan Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Timothy R.B.Read more

Saving lives after work: U-M nurse helps fellow traveler during miscarriage on plane

June 11th, 2015
U-M Health System employees make a positive impact on the lives of our patients and families every day. Whether it’s through literally saving a life, providing clean and quiet accommodations, or offering a kind word of support, the Michigan Difference can be seen in each of our team members, sometimes even after their shift hasRead more

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News & World Report

June 9th, 2015
The University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was again among the best children’s hospitals in the country and leaders in the state in pediatric specialty care, according to the 2015-2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released this morning. C.S. Mott was the only hospital in Michigan to be nationally rankedRead more

Fellowship breakfast series serves up health information for men

June 5th, 2015
Where can you go to learn about health topics of special importance to men, and do it in a relaxed, casual environment over a healthful breakfast? June is Men’s Health Awareness Month, and the next Men’s Fellowship Breakfast takes place on Saturday, June 13, from 8:30 – 11 a.m. The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast series is sponsored by the Cancer Center’s CommunityRead more