Research studies show most adults gain some weight over the holidays.
To help faculty and staff celebrate the season while still maintaining health goals, MHealthy is offering “Move, Lose & Maintain,” an eight-week healthy lifestyle program designed to keep employees moving and eating smarter into the New Year.
The University of Michigan and CHE Trinity Health plan to broaden health care access for the employees of both organizations.
Eating healthier can help people feel better, have more energy and even handle stress better. It is also one of the best ways to prevent and control health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and some forms of cancer.
The university's policy on emergency reduction in operations (SPG 201.27) has been updated based on the recommendations of the Committee on Emergency Closure Procedures Specific to Severe Weather.
Depression affects approximately one in 10 adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The Office of the Provost wishes to recognize exemplary staff at the Ann Arbor and Health System campuses with the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence.
University departments and units needing financial help to purchase equipment or redesign work processes to solve ergonomic issues can receive up to $5,000 in MHealthy ergonomic grant funds.
Applications are now being accepted for MHealthy's annual ergonomics grants program.
Fall is fast approaching, which means football season, cooler weather and the last few days to get outdoors and enjoy warmer temperatures.
The U-M Shared Services Center opened on Aug. 4, and the project is beginning a second engagement process that will involve faculty, staff and future SSC employees in planning and refining the next set of services to be offered.
Registration for Active U Autumn, MHealthy's fall physical activity challenge, opens Tuesday.
Nominations are being accepted for the annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award.
Nominate a person or group for the Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award.
Fall is a busy time for many of us, which can make staying on a healthy track a challenge. As extra motivation, MHealthy will award six lucky people with a $500 American Express gift card, just for participating in an eligible health and well-being activity between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31.
University of Michigan faculty, staff and retirees will be able to make changes to their benefit selections during this year's Open Enrollment period, Oct. 27 through Nov. 7, with changes taking effect Jan. 1, 2015.
U-M continues to be one of the best university workplaces in the U.S., according to the results of the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2014 Great Colleges to Work For survey.
Released Monday, the list marks the seventh consecutive year the university has been recognized.
U-M won honors in the following areas:
This year's MHealthy Rewards program concluded with 35 U-M schools, colleges and administrative areas achieving 50 percent or more completion in the program.
Eight university areas are being recognized with MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for independently implementing ergonomic solutions in their workplace.
Winning areas have decreased risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.
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.
The election for the non-union staff representative for the U-M Police Department Oversight Committee now is underway.
The candidates are Kristen Brancheau, Plant, Buildings and Grounds Services business manager; and Linda Randolph, senior computing consultant in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.
The university community now has convenient options for buying locally grown fruits and vegetables on campus.
Through October, the Eat Smarter: Fresh Produce Series returns on select days at the University Hospital's Courtyard, Wolverine Tower, and the North Campus Research Complex.