Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs, dean of the Medical School and CEO of Michigan Medicine, recently took the time to answer a few questions about the future of the organization.

Looking to the future with Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D. – Michigan Medicine Headlines
Heart disease is 10 times more likely than breast cancer to kill a woman. In fact, it is the No. 1 cause of death in women worldwide, claiming a life in the United States every minute.

‘Not Just a Man’s Disease’: Why Women Need to Care About Heart Health
We’re proud to announce that former University of Michigan Medical School professor and medical pioneer Dr. Francis S. Collins will be the featured speaker at the 2017 graduation ceremony for the U-M Medical School on May 12 at Hill Auditorium. Collins is currently the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is best known for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his...
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Dr. Francis Collins to serve as 2017 Medical School Commencement speaker
Teamwork is the name of the game when it comes to the Aleo family. All three Aleo siblings, as well as five of their nine children, have tested positive for a genetic disorder that has caused life-threatening aortic issues. They have been in good hands with "Team Patel."

Genetic Defect Makes Cardiac Care a Family Affair
U-M researchers are banding together to study protein misfolding, which plays a role in ALS, heart disease, diabetes and more.

Into the Fold | Medicine at Michigan
We've taken over the University of Michigan Instagram account this week to talk about Heart Month. Did you know that someone in the U.S. dies every 60 seconds from a heart disease-related event? Or that 1 in 110 kids is born with a congenital heart defect?

Learn more about the work being done at Michigan Medicine to mend hearts, big and small: [ Link ]
Join our team at the Spring Career Fair, Sunday, March 19 in Ann Arbor.

Wanted: Experienced nurses and GNs graduating by August 2017 for a variety of areas including Case Management, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Operating Room, Med/Surg, Cancer Center, Home Care Services, temporary RNs and Management.

Wanted: Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses in a variety of areas including...
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Nurse and PA Career Fair, Sunday, March 19 in Ann Arbor
Our own Dr. Jonathan Haft is practicing what he preaches to his patients about healthy living. “There’s no question that bad lifestyle choices are the biggest risk factor for cardiovascular disease,” says Haft, who knows the value of a healthy heart.

How a Cardiac Surgeon Keeps His Own Heart Healthy
“It wiggled around a lot. I checked the other one. They’re not supposed to do that.”

As a semiprofessional bicyclist, Al McWilliams wanted to be back on his bike as soon as possible after an elbow injury. Hear his story.

Elbow Surgery Helps Cyclist Gear Up to Ride Again
Breck's critical heart defect was found and treated at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital before he was even born. His mom was 28 weeks pregnant when a Michigan Medicine team performed an innovative fetal procedure to treat his tiny heart while he was still in the womb.

More about Breck's story: [ Link ]

Tiny Heart Repaired While Baby Still in the Womb
If you want your children to eat healthy but are discouraged by busy schedules, picky eaters and confusing food labels, you are not alone, according to today's poll from a C.S. Mott Children's Hospital team.

How one Mott pediatrician and mother of two encourages healthy eating at her house:

How a Pediatrician Helps Her Family Eat Healthfully at Home
So your heart failure or COPD has flared up, or you've had a heart attack, and you find yourself in the hospital. What level of care do you really need? Read the surprising answer revealed by U-M researchers, in this story from our Michigan Health Lab team:

Should a Heart or Lung Emergency Mean a Ticket to the ICU? Not Necessarily, Study Suggests | University of Michigan
“Magnet designation is a well-deserved recognition of the extraordinary nursing care that occurs every day for the patients and families we serve,” Chief Nursing Officer Marge Calarco told the audience.

“I want to congratulate the thousands of nurses across our system who have worked for many years to achieve this distinction.”

Magnet recognized: Michigan Medicine earns nursing’s highest honor
It's the 2017 Michigan Medicine Movie Awards, celebrating the best videos of the past year in categories like Best Picture and Best Musical. Voting ends February 26, so vote for your favorites now!

Vote Now in the Michigan Medicine Movie Awards
We'll give you a piece of advice...
Never try to take a donut away from Al McWilliams.

Learn more about the semiprofessional bicyclist's injury and how he was back on his bike in just six short weeks: [ Link ]
Voting for the 2017 Michigan Medicine Movie Awards starts February 20! Pick your favorite video from the past year in a variety of categories, including Best Picture and Best Musical. Check it out Monday at [ Link ]
It was a pretty sweet week at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, thanks to the thousands of people who sent online valentines to our #LittleVictors!

See pictures of some of the special deliveries in The Ann Arbor News: [ Link ]
Blindness and eye problems aren't so far in the future for kids with diabetes and the current system of checks may not be enough to protect their sight.

Diabetic eye issues a growing problem in youth with the disease
We’ve achieved nurse Magnet designation! Only 6% of the nation’s hospitals have Magnet status, which is awarded to hospitals who’ve proven a commitment to quality, safety and better patient outcomes. This is the culmination of years of hard work across the entire Michigan Medicine organization and we couldn’t be happier.

Thanks to each and every one of you who made this possible, including...
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If you have trouble hearing friends' stories at a noisy restaurant, but you can pass a test in the audiologist's office, you may be describing hidden hearing loss.

Dr. Corfas explains his latest research into this condition:

Second Cause of Hidden Hearing Loss Identified