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October 27, 2014

U-M, MSU partner to help students learn genomics and evolution

The study of human genes has dramatically changed how health issues have been explained and treated during the past 20 years. But educators have done little to teach future generations about the concepts behind those scientific breakthroughs.

October 23, 2014

Program helps employees maintain weight into the New Year

Research studies show most adults gain some weight over the holidays.

To help faculty and staff celebrate the season while still maintaining health goals, MHealthy is offering “Move, Lose & Maintain,” an eight-week healthy lifestyle program designed to keep employees moving and eating smarter into the New Year.

October 21, 2014

New course promotes breaking down silos to optimize patient care

Health professions schools at U-M are taking a unique approach to educating future clinicians. The schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Social Work, and College of Pharmacy are launching an innovative course titled Team-Based Clinical Decision Making.

October 20, 2014

Six from U-M faculty elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

University of Michigan experts in genetic and statistical analysis, Lou Gehrig's disease, head and neck cancer, health policy and nursing are among the new members of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

October 13, 2014

Learn to cook healthier at MHealthy's free chef demo Wednesday

Eating healthier can help people feel better, have more energy and even handle stress better. It is also one of the best ways to prevent and control health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and some forms of cancer.

October 9, 2014

Grant supports U-M analysis of data from mobile health sensors

The university is one of a dozen centers sharing a $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health aimed at developing innovative tools to gather, analyze and interpret health data generated by mobile and wearable sensors.

October 8, 2014

$25M grant backs U-M project to curb maternal deaths

With a $25 million grant from an anonymous donor, the University of Michigan will begin training doctors in Africa in reproductive health services not widely available to many women living in remote areas of the continent.

October 6, 2014

REMINDER: Flu shot clinics run through this month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to prevent influenza is to receive a seasonal flu shot. U-M faculty and staff covered under a university health plan can receive their flu vaccination on campus without paying an out-of-pocket fee. 

September 18, 2014

U-M Health System plans operating room expansion

To meet the growing demand for high-quality surgical care, the U-M Health System will renovate its surgical suites to create four new operating rooms in University Hospital.

September 5, 2014

Experts explore how to rescue U.S. biomedical research enterprise

Systemic flaws in the way biomedical research is conducted in the United States have created a “creeping malaise in the midst of the bounty of discovery and success,” the director of the National Cancer Institute said Friday at a University of Michigan symposium.

September 2, 2014

Symposium: Sustaining the biomedical research enterprise

Inauguration day will begin with a symposium marking what is being described as one of the most hopeful and exciting times in biomedical discovery, with advanced technologies yielding deep and productive insight into human health and disease.

August 25, 2014

Join MHealthy Wellness Weeks on Facebook, Twitter

Beginning this week MHealthy wellness experts take to Twitter and Facebook with a new series of themed Wellness Weeks.

For one week each month, August through October, a wellness expert will cover a specific health topic and respond to your questions.

August 21, 2014

FDA approves U-M invented drug for Gaucher disease

Cerdelga, a treatment for Gaucher disease type 1 licensed by the University of Michigan to Genzyme Corp., has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

The company said it expected to make Cerdelga available to patients within the month.

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