While an obstetrics and gynecology resident in Ethiopia, Dr. Lia Tadesse saw too many women suffer and die simply because they didn't have access to proper care. She vowed she'd pursue a path in ob-gyn to help prevent such deaths in her home country.
The calendar may say it's still summer but fall is in full swing for most people thanks to cooler temperatures, classes resuming and heavier workloads.
Thousands of university faculty, staff and students will soon start tracking their time being active — walking, doing yoga, swimming, going to the gym, playing a sport — determined to reach their weekly exercise goal in Active U Autumn.
U-M Premier Care members who meet clinical criteria for prediabetes will be able participate in a Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost through a new collaboration between the Benefits Office, MHealthy and Blue Care Network.
Leaders of a major effort to transform health sciences education at U-M have launched a new center that brings together the seven health science schools, with a goal to prepare health professionals of the future.
The Frankel Cardiovascular Center will launch plans to build a new state-of-the-art hybrid operating room to offer life-saving alternatives to open heart surgery.
The U-M Health System plans to build a new health center to provide expanded clinics, primary and specialty care and other health care services in the west Ann Arbor area.
The $46 million project, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, will be built in Scio Township on Little Lake Drive, just west of Ann Arbor.
Creating a thriving, healthy workplace culture where people can be their best happens one department, unit and school at a time.
Now through the end of July, MHealthy is recruiting faculty and staff members to serve as MHealthy Champions within their work area.
More than 40 schools, colleges and administrative areas across U-M's three campuses and the Health System are being recognized by the university for achieving the highest participation in MHealthy Rewards 2015.
The U-M Health System reported positive fiscal year-end results Thursday, with an anticipated 3.2 percent ($86.9 million) operating margin on budgeted operating revenues of $2.7 billion for the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers.
An advisory committee has been appointed to launch the search for the university's next Mary Sue Coleman Director of the Life Sciences Institute. The university is now accepting nominations and applications for the position.
Around the nation, hospitals work to gain or keep "nurse magnet" recognition as part of their strategy to attract patients and high-quality nurses, and to do well in rankings. A new national study looks at how the recognition, designed as a standard of excellence for nursing, affects the care patients receive.
Eric Barritt will serve as head of development and alumni relations at the U-M Health System, effective June 8. His appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
The University of Michigan and its health system recently received two awards for its wellness efforts. This spring, it was named among the 2015 Healthiest Employers of Southeast Michigan. The university also earned an Edington Next Practice Award in Quality Assurance.
A new urine-based test improved prostate cancer detection — including detecting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer — compared with traditional models based on prostate serum antigen — or PSA — levels, a new study finds.
Today, 181 brand new doctors will stride across a stage at the University of Michigan, ready to take on the world and become tomorrow's health care leaders.
Like physical health, emotional well-being is an essential part of overall wellness, and requires ongoing attention and care.
Now that Active U is over, many in the university community may be looking for ways to keep the momentum going and stay motivated to meet their physical activity goals this spring.
MHealthy is offering two new exercise programs to meet the needs of both wearable-tracker owners and those who like tracking their workouts online.
Today’s graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical sciences face a far different career landscape than their professors once did — and their successors will see even more change.
A plenary session next Monday will address the causes, effects and potential solutions for these imbalances in career opportunities.