May 16, 2021

Health & Medicine

  1. May 15, 2021

    Confused about the latest mask rules? Here’s 11 things to know

    The announcement that fully vaccinated people can now go without a mask indoors and outdoors has been greeted with different reactions. No matter where one falls on the mask spectrum, here are 11 things to know.

  2. May 14, 2021

    Survey looks at vaccine hesitancy among health-care workers

    Health-care workers were first in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccines, but not everyone jumped at the chance. Michigan Medicine researchers looked at who was signing up for the vaccine, who was deciding to wait, and why.

  3. May 13, 2021

    Michigan Medicine offers COVID-19 vaccines to younger patients

    Michigan Medicine will schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for individuals as young as 12 years old. Appointments are available starting May 14, for patients ages 12-15 with Michigan Medicine medical record numbers.

  4. May 12, 2021

    Study finds vaccine hesitancy rooted in institutional mistrust

    Hesitancy by some to get a COVID-19 vaccine is due to longstanding mistrust in technical, health and government institutions, and it challenges efforts to achieve herd immunity, researchers say.

  5. May 10, 2021

    Partnership receives $1.4M for COVID-19 intervention efforts

    Michigan CEAL: Communities Conquering COVID has been awarded an additional $1.4 million dollars to support an additional year of community-based COVID-19 interventions.

  6. May 7, 2021

    University updates COVID-19 face-covering, quarantine policies

    An updated university face-covering policy, effective immediately, allows individuals to go mask-free while outdoors on all U-M campuses, providing they avoid gatherings of 100 or more.

  7. May 5, 2021

    COVID-19: Understanding herd immunity, vaccine hesitancy

    Even with more than 100 million Americans receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccination, achieving the goal of herd immunity is not a certainty. Messaging and accessibility will be critical to addressing hesitancy.

  8. May 4, 2021

    Pandemic worsened many older adults’ mental health and sleep

    Nearly one in five older adults say their mental health has gotten worse since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, and an equal percentage say their sleep has suffered too, a new U-M poll finds.

  9. May 3, 2021

    Michigan Medicine nationally recognized in safety report

    For the 19th consecutive time, Michigan Medicine has been awarded an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog group, for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety.

  10. May 3, 2021

    Mail-order pharmacy service getting a new name July 1

    NoviXus Pharmacy Services, U-M’s mail-order pharmacy, will be known as Birdi as of July 1. Members will receive letters from NoviXus that include the Birdi website address within the next few weeks.