A pilot program designed to raise awareness and encourage discussion about mental health issues among student-athletes at the University of Michigan has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response, a U-M team told the NCAA on Thursday.
Addressing issues of health care access and equity will be the subject of the 25th Annual Health Sciences MLK Day Lecture from noon-1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Dow Auditorium of the Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education.
Designers, heath care researchers and African scholars at U-M will work in teams this month to generate creative responses to critical areas of the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser and Eileen L. Weiser have made a $50 million gift to the University of Michigan.
Every day, more patients from every county of Michigan and beyond seek care from the University of Michigan’s hospitals — a rising demand that the U-M Health System has worked to keep pace with.
More teens are using e-cigarettes in 2014 than traditional, tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product — the first time a U.S. national study shows that teen use of e-cigarettes surpasses use of tobacco cigarettes.
A national survey of students in U.S. middle schools and high schools shows some important improvements in levels of substance use.
Both alcohol and cigarette use in 2014 are at their lowest points since the study began in 1975. Use of a number of illicit drugs also show declines this year.
Although faced with monsoon rains, lunging dogs and getting lost on winding dirt roads on long days during which she might only see five people, School of Public Health master's student Kate Helmick just can't say enough about her summer experience gathering toenail and saliva samples in Ronphibun, Thailand.
Since its launch in April, 477,000 Michiganders have signed up for the Healthy Michigan Plan, a new Medicaid health insurance option offered by the state. Now, U-M researchers will study how well the new plan works, and advise state government on how well it's living up to what lawmakers intended.
The University of Michigan has entered its fourth year as a smoke-free campus and, for the most part, faculty, staff, students and visitors who light up seem aware of the policy and have honored it.
When Angela Allen was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, she decided to start focusing more on her health in order to build strength both mentally and physically.
The university recently finalized a business associate agreement allowing M+Box, a cloud-based file sharing and collaboration service, to be used for storing protected health information governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, U-M researchers say.
President Mark Schlissel on Monday announced he will recommend the appointment of Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., to become U-M's executive vice president for medical affairs March 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents in December.
Implementing the latest government standards for food and beverages sold at U.S. schools would substantially improve school nutrition, according to a new University of Michigan study.
The door to health insurance has just opened wide once again for uninsured Americans, and the U-M Health System stands ready to help them enroll and get the care they need.
The University of Michigan signed an agreement with PDL BioPharma Inc. to sell a portion of its royalty interest in Cerdelga (eliglustat) capsules, a first-line oral treatment for adults with Gaucher disease type 1.
A video opens with a young couple sitting in a car. The woman turns to the man and in a gentle, reassuring voice says, "This doesn't change who you are. And this is something a lot of people go through."
Perhaps no truer words than her last sentence have been spoken when it comes to students and mental health, experts say.
For the sixth time in a row, the U-M Health System's patient care has earned a top grade on a national report card for patient safety — showing how well U-M clinicians protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.
The study of human genes has dramatically changed how health issues have been explained and treated during the past 20 years. But educators have done little to teach future generations about the concepts behind those scientific breakthroughs.