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December 18, 2017

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October 3, 2017

Free mental health screenings available on campus Thursday

Clinical depression is a medical illness affecting more than 19 million American adults each year. Like screenings for physical illnesses, screenings for mental and emotional health are important for overall wellness.

August 1, 2017

Health-minded employees being sought for MHealthy Champions

MHealthy is recruiting staff and faculty members through the end of August to serve as MHealthy Champions. These volunteers help support a healthier workplace culture within their department, unit or school.

Currently, nearly 600 employees across the university's three campuses and Michigan Medicine volunteer as Champions.

June 13, 2017

M Farmers Markets bringing fresh produce to campus

Finding affordable, farm fresh vegetables and fruits on campus just got easier thanks to the M Farmers Markets, currently available at six Ann Arbor campus locations, with more being added each month through the fall.

May 15, 2017

Nutrition program encourages eating more fruits and vegetables

Most people know that eating plenty of vegetables and fruits is a smart idea — research shows doing so can reduce risk of heart disease and obesity, some cancers, diabetes and hypertension, among other things. Despite the benefits, many still do not get the recommended daily servings. 

May 2, 2017

U-M receives Governor's Fitness Award as a healthy workplace

The University of Michigan was recognized as one of the state's healthiest workplaces with the 2017 Governor's Fitness Award.

The award honors individuals and organizations for their efforts to help people live healthy lifestyles. 

May 1, 2017

May programs celebrate National Mental Health Month

To raise awareness about mental health in the United States, May is recognized as National Mental Health Month. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four adults — approximately 61.5 million Americans — will experience mental illness in a given year.

March 7, 2017

Award nominees sought for departments that cut ergonomic risks

Nominations are now being accepted for the university's annual MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for Departments.

Any faculty or staff member can nominate a department or unit for reducing ergonomic risk factors by adding new equipment, modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.

December 7, 2016

Registration now open for Active U physical activity challenge

Registration for Active U, MHealthy's 12-week physical activity challenge, now is open.

In its 12th year, the program draws thousands in the U-M community who use the team camaraderie, weekly exercise goal, and coveted T-shirt as motivation to maintain or improve current goals or commit to new ones for the new year.

November 21, 2016

U-M among nation's healthiest employers; adopts well-being model

Signing up for a seminar on personal finances, taking a stroll through campus at lunch with friends, shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables at a farmers' market. All of these activities play an important role in the overall well-being of University of Michigan faculty and staff, and the effort is being recognized.

November 11, 2016

Smokers urged to use Nov. 17 to 'Quit For A Day'

The American Cancer Society recognizes Nov. 17 as this year's Great American Smokeout, and as the day approaches, the MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service is offering the university community a number of services and resources to help smokers plan to quit.

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