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February 17, 2018

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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.

October 10, 2016

REMINDER: Flu-shot clinics run through early November

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.

October 3, 2016

Funding available to solve worksite ergonomic issues

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. 

September 6, 2016

Active U Autumn starts Sept. 20; syncs with more devices

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.

August 10, 2016

Winning departments announced for 2016 Ergonomics Awards

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.

August 10, 2016

Health-minded employees sought to be MHealthy Champions

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.

April 29, 2016

REMINDER: Exercise competition with Ohio State starts Monday

Starting Monday, the competition between the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University will grow to include one more battle as faculty and staff from each university go head-to-head to see who is the most physically active.

More than 5,000 U-M employees have already registered for the first-ever Rivals Challenge.

April 6, 2016

U-M takes on rival Ohio State in first employee activity challenge

It's the biggest rivalry of all time.

And now, faculty and staff are taking it to a new level with the first-ever physical activity challenge between the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University.

The Rivals Challenge is open to all university faculty and staff.

March 10, 2016

MHealthy offers programs supporting National Nutrition Month

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat less than the recommended amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, dairy products and oils, and the typical American diet exceeds the recommended levels in calories from solid fats and added sugars, refined grains, sodium and saturated fat.

March 7, 2016

Recognize a department for reducing ergonomic risks

Nominations are 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.

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