Beginning this week MHealthy wellness experts take to Twitter and Facebook with a new series of themed Wellness Weeks.
For one week each month, August through October, a wellness expert will cover a specific health topic and respond to your questions.
Cerdelga, a treatment for Gaucher disease type 1 licensed by the University of Michigan to Genzyme Corp., has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
The company said it expected to make Cerdelga available to patients within the month.
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We Make Health Fest
• Aug. 16
• 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Rooms
In order for patients to receive the best possible care, the health professionals, care teams, health institutions and health care systems that surround them must learn continuously.
The U-M Health System's leaders Thursday reported positive fiscal year-end results, with an anticipated 0.7 percent ($17 million) targeted margin on operating revenues of $2.52 billion for the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers.
Active U's ninth year saw nearly 11,000 participants log more than 21 million minutes of physical activity over the 12-week exercise challenge.
On the recommendation of the Medical Benefits Advisory Committee, the university will expand its current coverage of infertility diagnosis, drug therapy and counseling to include in vitro fertilization.
The new coverage takes effect on Jan. 1, 2015, and applies to most U-M medical plans.
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is among the best children's hospitals in the country in pediatric specialty care and is the only hospital in Michigan ranked in all 10 specialties evaluated, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.
The School of Dentistry and three other organizations across the state will join forces in an effort to develop a comprehensive interprofessional program to reduce the burden of childhood dental disease in Michigan.
An automated external defibrillator can't do much good in a school if no one is trained and ready to use it in an emergency.
Live and in person, U-M cancer researchers will be donating their time on the job June 7 to get a day closer to a cure for cancer. Faculty, staff and the general public are invited to learn what they do and see them in action.
With Memorial Day right around the corner, many will spend the long weekend honoring our veterans, gathering at picnics with friends and family, and maybe enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two.
Every day, some of the nation's most critically ill and injured patients come through the U-M Health System's adult emergency department. Once emergency medicine teams stabilize them, most head for an operating room or directly upstairs to one of U-M's six specialized adult intensive care units.
Surgery patients covered by Medicaid come into their operations with worse health, do worse afterward, stay in the hospital longer and find themselves back in the hospital more often than those covered by private insurance, a new analysis by Medical School researchers finds.
People want to be on the move. For some, that means continuing hobbies like golf, biking or walking. Others just want to be able to play with their children or grandchildren. Unfortunately, health challenges like arthritis, injuries, fractures and back problems may get in the way of the active lifestyle many hope to lead.
A fragile medical safety net stretches across America, made up of thousands of clinics offering free and low-cost health care to those with no other place to turn.
The U-M Health System provided more than $429 million worth of community services in fiscal year 2012 — 60 percent of it in the form of covering patients' unpaid medical costs, according to Michigan Health & Hospital Association data released Thursday.
Medical School Dean Dr. James O. Woolliscroft told a U.S. House roundtable Tuesday that the lack of reliable federal funding levels for medical research is causing "angst" among his faculty.
Nearly one-third of breast cancer survivors who were working when they began treatment were unemployed four years later. Women who received chemotherapy were most affected, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Life Sciences Institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a two-day biomedicine symposium featuring an impressive list of former University of Michigan researchers.