Smoking among teens in grades eight, 10 and 12 continued to decline in 2013 — a positive trend since most smokers begin their habit in adolescence — according to the latest survey results from the nationwide Monitoring the Future study.
The use of synthetic marijuana by the nation’s teens dropped substantially this year, and a sharply increasing proportion of them see great risk in using so-called “bath salts.”
The U-M Health System’s Infection Control and Epidemiology Department declared in December that influenza has become widespread in our area.
Registration opens today for the ninth annual Active U program, the 12-week physical activity challenge for all university faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retirees and employee spouses/other qualified adults. Sign up by Jan. 14 and track physical activity Jan. 14-Apr. 7.
MHealthy today launches its annual Rewards program, an opportunity for benefits-eligible faculty and staff to start the new year off knowing their numbers, learning more about their health and setting health goals.
A statewide program created by Michigan's largest insurer has succeeded in engaging primary care physicians from the ground up to improve patient care, according to the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
As the nation continues to focus on health care prevention through reform, one cause of serious illness and even death gets ignored — environmental noise pollution.
Mixing energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than just drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study that examines the impact of a growing trend among young adults.
With the renovation of the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library set to begin in the new year, the building will close at 11:45 p.m. Dec. 22. The library’s usual extended exam hours will begin Sunday.
Back by popular demand, MHealthy’s “’Tis the Season 2013” webinar series returns in December to help university faculty and staff stay healthy and maintain their energy and peace of mind during this busy time of year.
Registration is now open and all webinars can be viewed from computers, mobile phones or tablets.
The University of Michigan was recently named one of Michigan’s healthiest employers in a statewide analysis of employers whose policies and practices promote a healthy workforce.
Medical School Dean Dr. James Woolliscroft has named a search advisory committee in the search for director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A $4.5 million federal grant will allow U-M researchers to study how technology — including apps for smartphones and tablets, cloud devices and a U-M-developed video game — may help young adults with spinal cord dysfunction and neurodevelopmental disabilities improve health and become more independent.
Five years ago this month, Michigan voters opened the door for a full range of stem cell research in the state. Today, that effort is well underway at U-M, and yielding results that are expanding knowledge of a wide range of diseases.
Investor Richard Rogel and Susan Rogel want the best and the brightest future doctors to continue to come to the Medical School to study medicine and enter their chosen medical specialty free from debt.
The 32nd annual Blood Battle, which pits U-M against Ohio State University in a blood-donation competition, begins Monday and runs through Nov. 27.
CMU tobacco free in 2014
Popular Mechanics magazine will this month present a Breakthrough Innovator Award to Dr.
News from other Michigan public universities and U-M peer institutions across the nation.
New public art installed at Moore Building