Your Health & Wellness

MHealthy Running Class (May 5)

Whether this will be preparation for your first 5K or your 50th, this fun and energetic running group will keep you motivated. These classes take place Tuesdays and Thursday at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday’s class will feature more high-intensity speed work, … Continue reading

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Commit to get fit at the PM&R Training Studios this spring

Don’t let spring slip away without a plan for starting a successful exercise program. Whether you’re looking for yourself, assisting an aging parent, or supporting a spouse to get more active, we can help. The Department of Physical Medicine & … Continue reading

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Healthy Yoga offered at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department

Our Yoga class was developed to introduce the fundamentals and discipline of basic yoga postures to individuals with and without musculoskeletal limitations. Using Hatha Yoga as its foundation, class participants will be exposed to poses and movements expressed in yoga. … Continue reading

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Realities of Parenthood – Ann Arbor (May 3)

Becoming a parent is a wonderful, exciting and beautiful thing. The reality is that having a baby is also stressful, confusing and exhausting. A baby changes everything. Learn how to keep your relationship strong, how to take care of yourself, … Continue reading

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Grief support group meets today

Today, a Grief Support Group facilitated by counselors of the Employee Assistance Program is available for all UMHS faculty and staff who have experienced a personal or work-related loss. This time together promotes health and healing in a supportive environment. … Continue reading

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Transform yourself with special offers from MHealthy Personal Training

Is your weight creeping up? Do you need an energy boost? Are things that used to be easy getting harder? Maybe it’s time for a transformation. MHealthy Personal Trainers are certified, educated and experienced. They’ll design a program just for … Continue reading

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Kellogg now offering routine eye exams in Taubman Center

You no longer have to go down the hill for an eye exam. The Kellogg Eye Center is now offering routine eye exams in its Inpatient Consultation Suite inside the Taubman Center (Floor B1, Room 100). Cherie A. Farkash, O.D., … Continue reading

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Health apps for your smartphone

Track your BMI & medications, check your heart rate Fifty-eight percent of American adults today own a smartphone, according to a recent study by Pew Research Center. This means more than half the U.S. adult population is equipped to monitor … Continue reading

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The “other” cancer treatment side effect – Paying attention to your mouth

Most of us are aware of the common cancer treatment side effects like nausea or hair loss. Many don’t realize that more than one-third of people treated for cancer develop complications that affect the mouth. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy slow … Continue reading

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Spirituality and health – Is there a connection?

Do religion and spirituality impact our health? Scientific researchers and clergy alike believe in the positive relationship between spirituality and health. Regardless of the religion, evidence points to a connection between the two. Rev. Jamie D. Hawley, M.Div., is an … Continue reading

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Alcoholics Anonymous – A Panel Discussion (April 15)

“Alcoholics Anonymous: A Panel Discussion” will present a short slide show and discussion of the history of Alcoholics Anonymous followed by a lively moderated panel discussion regarding addiction and alcoholism, personal recovery and participation in 12 Step programs. The audience … Continue reading

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MHealthy’s Fit-Script offers personalized exercise programs for those with health issues

The goal of this supervised program is to provide participants with a safe and effective exercise experience designed to optimize quality of life, daily function, and health status. Get started by calling 734-998-8700 to schedule a free 30-minute Discovery Session. … Continue reading

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Sign up for an MHealthy exercise and relaxation class this spring

Registration is now open for more than 110 exercise and relaxation classes that will help you get moving, get fit and relieve stress this spring and summer. Classes are open to U-M faculty, staff and the general public and are … Continue reading

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Protect yourself and our community – Use crosswalks and traffic signals near UMHHC

In recent months, a growing number of pedestrians have been observed jaywalking and not using traffic signals when commuting to the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers. Pedestrians often cross the street from the Arbor Heights Parking lot at the curve … Continue reading

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Join EAP April 17 and 24 for “Understanding Anger”

Anger is a powerful emotion. When used skillfully, it can strengthen relationships and provide clarity about what is important to us. When used unskillfully, it creates discord in relationships and creates a workplace culture that lacks a sense of safety. … Continue reading

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Get in shape with special offers from MHealthy

If you want to climb the stairs without feeling winded, we can help. If you want to put the spring back in your step, we can help. Whatever your goals, being fit will help you reach them. MHealthy’s knowledgeable staff … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Walking Day (April 2)

On Wednesday, April 2, all UMHS employees are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk on National Walking Day. The initiative raises awareness of the importance … Continue reading

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Wear an Active U T-shirt on April 3, win a prize

On April 3, put on an Active U T-shirt (from any of the last eight years) for your chance to win one of several MHealthy Exercise & Relaxation Class 15-Visit Punch Cards. Two ways to enter: 1. On April 3, … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating Tip of the Month – Heart Healthy Living

This month’s healthy eating tip is all about heart healthy living. Check out the display board located in the University Hospital cafeteria for facts and tips about the heart healthy diet and other heart healthy lifestyles. You can also enter … Continue reading

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Parent Education Seminar -Solutions for Common Feeding Issues in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (April 23)

The Department of Psychiatry’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Program will host a free parent education seminar “Solutions for Common Feeding Issues in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” on April 23. The program will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in Garden Level … Continue reading

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Baby Care Basics – Brighton (April 5)

Baby Care Basics, offered by the MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, and much more. We recommend taking this class … Continue reading

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Get your $100 – walk-ins welcome at MHealthy screenings at Towsley, March 27-30

Get your $100 – walk-ins welcome at MHealthy screenings at Towsley, March 27 – 30 We understand, sometimes it’s hard to schedule 30 minutes to take care of your health. To accommodate busy schedules, MHealthy Rewards wellness screenings taking place … Continue reading

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Baby Care Basics in Canton (April 2)

This class, offered by the U-M Health System’s MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, infant stimulation and much, much more. … Continue reading

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Ergonomics Award nominations due March 31

MHealthy is accepting nominations for its eighth annual Ergonomics Awards, given to university units and employees that have implemented ergonomic solutions in the workplace. Ergonomics is the science of fitting the workplace to the worker, often resulting in the promotion … Continue reading

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Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery (March 25)

“Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday March 25 from 7:30 -9 p.m. by Janice Firn, LMSW; Clinical Social Worker on the Adult Palliative Care Consult Team, U-M Medical Center; and Barb Smith, author of … Continue reading

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Register today for MHealthy’s new webinar-based weight loss program

Registration is now open for “Ready to Lose,” MHealthy’s new, free webinar-based weight loss program for university employees and their spouses/other qualified adults (OQAs) with a body mass index (BMI) above 25. Built on the collective wisdom of MHealthy experts, … Continue reading

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Grief Support Group meets today

Any significant life loss through the death of a loved one, divorce, separation, loss of your health, a job or a pet causes grief for the person who experienced the loss. Each person’s loss is different, and each person’s grief … Continue reading

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Complete MHealthy Rewards screening and health questionnaire to earn $100

MHealthy Rewards is an opportunity for benefits-eligible faculty and staff to know their numbers, learn more about their health and set health goals. Once completed, employees will earn a $100 (before-tax) reward in their paycheck, and have a chance to … Continue reading

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New MHealthy website features 300 healthy recipes

Just in time for National Nutrition Month, MHealthy has launched a new recipe finder website featuring more than 300 MHealthy-approved recipes. The new website includes a searchable database that can be sorted by food type or meal course. It provides … Continue reading

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Spring issue of PM&R Transitions Studio newsletter “Transition Times” now online

The March/April 2014 issue of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department – Transitions Studio’s “Transition Times” is now available.

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Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency (March18)

“Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency” will be presented on Tuesday, March 18 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. by Carl Christensen, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG, CRMO, ABAM; and Lori Perpich, LLP, MS Clinical Behavioral Psychology; Cognitive Behavior Therapist, EDEN Program Facilitator. … Continue reading

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Interpretation and language services for patients

Making sense of complicated medical diagnoses and treatments can be overwhelming for most people. Imagine how much more so for those who are hearing impaired, do not speak English or only have limited comprehension skills. Without access to language services, … Continue reading

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MHealthy’s four-week meditation class begins next week

MHealthy is starting another session of four week Meditation classes in University Hospital. The classes are Tuesdays from 11 – 11:30 a.m. (beginning March 18, class number 272204-15) or Thursdays from 11 – 11:30 a.m. (beginning March 20, class number … Continue reading

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Wear an Active U T-shirt on March 13 or April 3 to win a prize

On April 3, put on an Active U T-shirt (from any of the last eight years) for your chance to win one of several MHealthy Exercise & Relaxation Class 15-Visit Punch Cards. Two ways to enter: 1. On April 3, … Continue reading

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Wear an Active U T-shirt on March 13 or April 3 to win a prize!

Put on an Active U T-shirt today (from any of the last eight years) for your chance to win one of several MHealthy Exercise & Relaxation Class 15-Visit Punch Cards. Two ways to enter: 1. On Active U Swag Squad … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Weight Gain

Seems like the minute you discover you are pregnant, people start reminding you that you are eating for two and to take it easy. While decades ago that was the advice given to women (and is still what many of … Continue reading

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Pediatric Support Group for Parents and Families of Children with Eye Diseases and Visual Impairment (March 15)

On Saturday, March 15 from 9:30 a.m. – noon at the U-M Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, Mich. The third in a series, this meeting is open to all parents and families of children with eye disease and visual impairment. … Continue reading

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Deep Vein Thrombosis – Are you at risk?

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, occurs when a blood clot forms in the large veins of the legs or pelvic region. If the clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs, a pulmonary embolism (PE) may result. An estimated 900,000 … Continue reading

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I will survive – genetic mutations and breast cancer in African American women

Posted by Carmen Williams, M.S., C.G.C., Genetic Counselor on March 5, 2014“My first thought was, ‘Really? Me, breast cancer?’ I just couldn’t believe it,” said actress and comedian Wanda Sykes on The Ellen Degeneres Show in 2011. Sykes’s family had … Continue reading

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Arbor Lakes Blood Drive (March 12)

Spring is almost here, and what better way to celebrate the season of renewal than by giving the gift of life. The need for blood is constant. Here at UMHS, we depend on 65,000 donations annually and we use 600 … Continue reading

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Pregnancy, weight gain and the obesity epidemic (March 11)

Join a new conversation about pregnancy, weight gain and the obesity epidemic on March 11 from 12 – 4 p.m. at the North Campus Research Complex.What is Eating For You?We are a group of interdisciplinary University of Michigan faculty and … Continue reading

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Stress-management apps for your smartphone

Next steps for stress reductionOur January series — “21 Days to a Less Stressed You” — offered a host of ideas, techniques and tips to help reduce the stress in your life: exercise more, meditate, do a digital detox, learn … Continue reading

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Free venous screening offered during DVT awareness month (March 7)

UMVeinFreeScreen2014_013014.pdf March is DVT awareness month.On March 7, the U-M Vein Center in Livonia is taking part in the country’s largest, most comprehensive national screening program for venous disease.Free screenings will be offered between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and … Continue reading

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Nominate a department or employee for Ergonomics Award

MHealthy is accepting nominations for its eighth annual Ergonomics Awards, given to university units and employees that have implemented ergonomic solutions in the workplace. Ergonomics is the science of fitting the workplace to the worker, often resulting in the promotion … Continue reading

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Fifth Annual Ride for Recovery (April 27)

The Ride for Recovery is a family fun and fitness event and a fundraiser for Dawn Farm. There will be bike rides, runs and walks with opportunities to participate at various fitness levels, including rides from 10K to 100K, and … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating Tip of the Month – Sports Nutrition and Supplements

Check out this website for information related to sports nutrition and supplements as well as the bulletin board in the University Hospital Cafeteria. You can even enter your chance to win a prize.

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Free health screenings offered at World Kidney Day event in University Hospital

  In observance of National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) and the U-M Health System’s Division of Nephrology have partnered to host a World Kidney Day event on Thursday, March 13, 10 … Continue reading

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Don’t miss out on $100 – walk-ins welcome at select MHealthy wellness screenings

We understand, sometimes it’s hard to schedule 30 minutes to take care of your health. To accommodate busy schedules, several MHealthy Rewards wellness screenings in and around UMHS will have walk-in hours this week. Benefits-eligible faculty and staff will not … Continue reading

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Complete MHealthy Rewards screening and health questionnaire to earn $100

MHealthy Rewards is an opportunity for benefits-eligible faculty and staff to start the New Year off knowing their numbers, learning more about their health and setting health goals. Once completed, employees will earn a $100 (before-tax) reward in their paycheck, … Continue reading

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Caregiving – Cancer as a Family Disease

Caregiving can look many ways. It is not necessarily providing physical care such as lifting and dressing like so many tend to believe. Being a caregiver frequently refers to providing emotional support and love. It can mean providing transportation, meals … Continue reading

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Complete MHealthy Rewards screening and health questionnaire to earn $100

MHealthy Rewards is an opportunity for benefits-eligible faculty and staff to start the New Year off knowing their numbers, learning more about their health and setting health goals. Once completed, employees will earn a $100 (before-tax) reward in their paycheck, … Continue reading

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Caregiving – Cancer as a Family Disease

Caregiving can look many ways. It is not necessarily providing physical care such as lifting and dressing like so many tend to believe. Being a caregiver frequently refers to providing emotional support and love. It can mean providing transportation, meals … Continue reading

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Triple negative breast cancer and the quest for targeted therapies

Posted by Lisa A. Newman, M.D., M.P.H. on February 25, 2014Triple negative breast cancer tends to be an aggressive form of breast cancer that disproportionately affects African American women. Among women with breast cancer, the triple negative subtype represents about … Continue reading

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Teens Using Drugs – What to Know and What To Do (March 4)

“Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do” is a free, ongoing, two-part workshop series designed to help participants learn to understand, identify and address adolescent alcohol/other drug problems. Part 1 provides information on how to understand and … Continue reading

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Baby Care Basics (March 18)

This class, offered by the U-M Health System’s MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, and much more. We recommend taking … Continue reading

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Free venous screening offered during DVT awareness month (March 7)

UMVeinFreeScreen2014_013014.pdf March is DVT awareness month.On March 7, the U-M Vein Center in Livonia is taking part in the country’s largest, most comprehensive national screening program for venous disease.Free screenings will be offered between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and … Continue reading

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Registration open for MHealthy’s new webinar-based weight loss program

Registration is now open for “Ready to Lose,” MHealthy’s new, free webinar-based weight loss program for university employees and their spouses/other qualified adults (OQAs) with a body mass index (BMI) above 25. “We took the collective wisdom of our weight … Continue reading

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Baby Care Basics in Canton (March 5)

This class, offered by the U-M Health System’s MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, infant stimulation and much, much more. … Continue reading

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Quit Tobacco program starts in March

This six-week tobacco treatment group offered by the U-M Health System’s MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service starts Tuesday, March 4, from 4-5 p.m. at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3.The program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body, tobacco treatment … Continue reading

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Realities of Parenthood (March 22)

Becoming a parent is a wonderful, exciting, and beautiful thing. The reality, however, is that having a baby is also stressful, confusing, and exhausting. A baby changes everything.Learn how to keep your relationship strong, how to take care of yourself, … Continue reading

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African Americans and cancer disparities

While researchers have not been able to pinpoint a single cause for cancer, we know that several variables are involved. Our age, race, genetics, lifestyle and environment can influence our chances of developing it. Some of these variables such as … Continue reading

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A parent’s guide to what’s new in childhood vaccines-HPV and more

New U-M Family Medicine article explains what changes you need to know in order to protect your children Recommending and providing childhood vaccines is a vital part of a family physician’s role in delivering health care to our youth. But … Continue reading

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New Metabolic Bone Disease clinic to open at Domino’s

The Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes has announced the launch of the University of Michigan Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic. This specialty clinic, located at Domino’s Farms Lobby C, will serve patients with complex medical and genetic disorders of the … Continue reading

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New Metabolic Bone Disease clinic to open at Domino’s

The Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes has announced the launch of the University of Michigan Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic. This specialty clinic, located at Domino’s Farms Lobby C, will serve patients with complex medical and genetic disorders of the … Continue reading

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Collegiate Recovery Programs – Supporting Second Chances (Feb.25)

“Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances” will be presented by Mary Jo Desprez, MA; director, Health Promotion and Community Relations, University of Michigan Health Service; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. The transition to … Continue reading

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Mammography does provide benefit, despite recent reports

News outlets this week reported on recently published data from a mammography screening study from Canada that was highly critical of the benefit of screening mammography.First, it should be noted that this is not a new study. The study was … Continue reading

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Is your school prepared for a cardiac emergency?

Sudden cardiac death claims the lives of more than 300 Michigan children and young adults (between the ages of 1 and 39 years) annually.When you think about where we could have the most potential to intervene in a way that … Continue reading

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Grief Support Group meets Feb.18

Any significant life loss through the death of a loved one, divorce, separation, loss of your health, a job or a pet causes grief for the person who experienced the loss. Each person’s loss is different, and each person’s grief … Continue reading

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Beyond the birds and the bees – Sex and heart disease

Heart conditions don’t have to end your sex lifeIt’s a question that University of Michigan exercise physiologist Theresa Gracik occasionally hears during cardiac rehabilitation with heart attack survivors, “Is sex okay after a heart attack?”If patients can do a minimum … Continue reading

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Grief Support Group meets Feb. 18

Any significant life loss through the death of a loved one, divorce, separation, loss of your health, a job or a pet causes grief for the person who experienced the loss. Each person’s loss is different, and each person’s grief … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability

A cancer diagnosis presents a variety of challenges, not the least of which are financial challenges. Social Security Disability Insurance, a benefit payment that you can receive when a disability renders you unable to work, could be an option for … Continue reading

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Pediatric support group for parents and families of children with eye diseases and visual impairment (March 15)

The third in a series, this meeting is open to all parents and families of children with eye disease and visual impairment. The meeting is free but registration is required. Childcare and a continental breakfast will be provided.Please bring your … Continue reading

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Complete MHealthy Rewards screening and health questionnaire, earn $100

MHealthy Rewards is an opportunity for benefits-eligible faculty and staff to start the New Year off knowing their numbers, learning more about their health and setting health goals. Once completed, employees will earn a $100 (before-tax) reward in their paycheck, … Continue reading

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Olympic Fun for Kids

Don’t just watch the Olympics, use them as an opportunity for fun and learning. Every two years, families watch the Olympics and cheer on their favorite athletes and countries. This year we have the great fortune of having several Ann … Continue reading

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Multiple myeloma survivor finds happiness among family, friends and flowers

It took Jacque Dunham a cancer diagnosis to slow down from a fast-paced 26-year career at the University of Michigan, where she was most recently director of ceremonial and presidential events.In the summer of 2004, she noticed her focused energy … Continue reading

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Grief Support Group Meets Feb. 18

Any significant life loss through the death of a loved one, divorce, separation, loss of your health, a job or a pet causes grief for the person who experienced the loss. Each person’s loss is different, and each person’s grief … Continue reading

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Healthy eating made simple

Meet some of the food world’s most valuable playersFebruary is National Cancer Prevention Month and one of the best prevention strategies is to eat a variety of plant based foods. The vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals in these foods demonstrate anti-cancer … Continue reading

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Playing a new tune after heart transplant

Band teacher Scot Cannell, 50, and his cardiologists at the University of Michigan would come up with a solution at each low point in treating his heart disease: an implantable cardiac defibrillator to keep his heart rhythm in check, then … Continue reading

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Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction (Feb.18)

“Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction” will be presented by Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW, MSW, program director, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. Current research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers at the CVC begins Feb. 20

Weight Watchers at the Cardiovascular Center will begin Thursday, Feb. 20 from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. in CVC 2722 Library. Registration is open now at https://registrations.888-3-florine.com/Atwork.asp?csid=16141. Cost is $132 for U-M employees and faculty. MHealthy will make a $60 tax … Continue reading

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