Members of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Operating Room staff celebrate their victory in MHealthy’s 5-Minute Vacation Challenge with a full luncheon sponsored by MHealthy. The eight-week challenge promoted stress reduction in the workplace and encouraged nursing units to take five-minute “healthy vacations” during their shifts. The Mott O.R. recorded 1,441 vacations over eight weeks. (Photograph by Nicole Weil, MHealthy)
Screen time for kids
About 25 percent of parents with children aged two to five say their children get three or more hours of entertainment screen time a day, well beyond recommended limits, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. In this video, poll director Dr. Matthew M. Davis, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, internal medicine, and public policy, discusses why it's important to limit children's screen time and how to do it.
Distinguished Dissertation Award
The 2013 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recipients were honored Tuesday. Awardees received a $1,000 honorarium recognizing exceptional scholarly work and completion of their doctoral degrees in 2013. The annual competition is co-sponsored by ProQuest and Rackham Graduate School. View a full list of the honorees. (Photo by Whitney Miller)
UM-Dearborn graduate Walaa Tout (right), a Chancellor's Medallion recipients, waits with other graduates to receive her degree during Sunday's commencement ceremonies. More than 800 students graduated during morning and afternoon ceremonies, at which speakers encouraged them to be prepared for whatever comes their way and to give back to their communities through involvement and philanthropy. (Photo by Millard Berry)
Drugs in the water
Our bodies don't absorb all the pharmaceutical drugs we take. Much of them pass through our systems and end up in wastewater treatment plants. In this video, Nancy Love, professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses what we know and what we don't know about this issue, and gives advice on how consumers can best filter pharmaceuticals out at the tap.