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.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the typical American diet exceeds the recommended levels in calories from solid fats and added sugars, refined grains, sodium and saturated fat.
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.
With Thursday's launch of MHealthy Rewards, benefits-eligible faculty and staff have the opportunity to work on their health goals and earn up to $100 in the process.
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.
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.
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.
University faculty and staff who are looking to stay on a healthy track during the busy holiday season can choose from three seasonal offerings from MHealthy.
Dr. Robert (Bob) Winfield, the University of Michigan's chief health officer and executive director of University Health Service, died Friday, surrounded by family at his home in Ann Arbor.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Flu vaccinations continue to be available to U-M faculty and staff at various university locations.
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.
In recognition of October as National Ergonomics Month, the university has kicked off its 2016 Ergonomics Grant Program.
University departments and units are encouraged to apply by Oct. 31 to receive up to $5,000 in grant funds to purchase equipment or redesign work processes to solve ergonomic issues.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. U-M faculty and staff have several options for receiving their flu vaccination on campus this fall.
Fresh produce, locally grown food, supporting the area's community and businesses — these are just a few of the benefits of supporting farmers markets.
Registration is now open for MHealthy's 6th annual Active U Autumn physical activity challenge and charity fundraiser.
New for 2016, participants will have more options to sync a tracking device, and this year's donations will support the continuing efforts around the Flint water crisis.
More than a dozen university areas were recognized with MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for implementing ergonomic solutions in their workplace.
Winning areas have decreased risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment and redesigning work processes.
MHealthy is recruiting faculty and staff 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.
MHealthy has a new nutrition program focusing on adding colorful fruits and vegetables to people's daily eating habits.
With the summer now in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for picnics, barbecues, and other summer activities that may include alcoholic beverages.
The University of Michigan community will have access to locally-grown vegetables, fruits and other farm products every week into the fall through the M Farmers Markets, which kicked off this month at five campus locations.