Health & Medicine

  1. January 20, 2014

    Flu is widespread; how you can help prevent transmission

    Chief Health Officer Dr. Robert Winfield has sent a message to the campus community encouraging people to take measures against contracting or spreading influenza.

    U-M’s Seasonal Influenza Information website.

  2. January 14, 2014

    Active U tracking starts today; new app available

    Starting today, thousands will begin tracking their exercise minutes for Active U, MHealthy’s 12-week physical activity challenge, and can do so with a new app for iOS devices.

  3. January 8, 2014

    Millions of lives saved since surgeon general’s 1964 tobacco warning

    An estimated 8 million lives have been saved in the United States as a result of smoking measures that began 50 years ago this month, according to a Yale-led study co-authored by three U-M School of Public Health researchers.

  4. January 8, 2014

    Public health leaders call for renewed push against tobacco use

    Public health leaders from several organizations, including U-M’s School of Public Health, are calling for “bold goals” in the next phase of the fight against tobacco use.

    Millions of lives saved since surgeon general’s 1964 tobacco warning

  5. December 18, 2013

    Study indicates teens more cautious about using synthetic drugs

    The use of synthetic marijuana by the nation’s teens dropped substantially this year, and a sharply increasing proportion of them see great risk in using so-called “bath salts,” according to the annual Monitoring the Future study.

  6. December 18, 2013

    Teen smoking continues to decline in 2013, annual survey shows

    Smoking among teens in grades eight, 10 and 12 continued to decline in 2013, the annual Monitoring the Future survey shows.

    • 44 percent of adults worry e-cigarettes will encourage kids to start smoking tobacco, a new UMHS poll shows.

  7. December 12, 2013

    UMHS implements flu season protection rules; vaccines still available

    The U-M Health System’s Infection Control and Epidemiology Department has declared influenza is widespread in our area, prompting flu season protection rules and a reminder that there still is time to be vaccinated.

  8. December 10, 2013

    MHealthy offers faculty and staff wellness screenings, $100 reward

    MHealthy today launches its annual Rewards program, which includes a $100 before-tax reward for employees who complete a confidential wellness screening and the 2014 StayWell health questionnaire.

  9. December 10, 2013

    Active U registration opens with goal of 35 million activity minutes

    Registration opens today for the ninth annual Active U program, the 12-week physical activity challenge for the university community. Sign up by Jan. 14 and track physical activity Jan. 14-Apr. 7.

  10. December 6, 2013

    Physicians embrace Michigan program to improve health care

    A statewide program created by Michigan’s largest insurer has succeeded in engaging primary care physicians from the ground up to improve patient care, according to the University of Michigan School of Public Health.