Happy Memorial Day!
Celebrating with an outdoor picnic or barbecue? Watch out for these seven picnic foods.
Happy Memorial Day Celebrating with an outdoor picnic or barbecue Watch out

Don’t Let These 7 Dangerous Foods Spoil Your Picnic

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“It goes to those employees who have exceptional guest service and uphold the traditions and ideals set by Walt Disney himself. I’m very honored to receive it.”

How one physical medicine and rehabilitation patient earned Walt Disney World's highest employee honor.
It goes to those employees who have exceptional guest service and uphold

PM&R Patient’s Hard Work Rewarded at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’

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Having a BBQ this weekend to celebrate the holiday?
Don't let these seven dangerous foods spoil your picnic!
Having a BBQ this weekend to celebrate the holiday

Don’t Let These 7 Dangerous Foods Spoil Your Picnic

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Aly Overall
“Live your life as if it’s your last day” is Anita Post's lifelong philosophy. She shares her history of Marfan syndrome, an inherited genetic disorder that has affected four generations of the family.
Live your life as if its your last day is Anita Posts

Bound by Marfan Syndrome, a Family Encourages Awareness

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Marissa Frent
Is that trip to the gym keeping your body, and your brain, young?

Dr. Peterson's new research aims to find out.
Is that trip to the gym keeping your body and your brain young

Does Exercise Affect the Brain’s Aging Process? U-M Research Aims to Find Out | University of Michigan

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Maize and Blue are "green" at Mott Children's Hospital! This green roof filters rainfall as part of a natural storm-water management system. This and other environmentally-friendly features are why we Mott was awarded LEED® Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Thanks to our friend Steve Busse for sharing this photo.
Maize and Blue are green at Mott Childrens Hospital This green roof
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Annie Ry
This virus has some nerve! It tricks our cells into building a door for it, then marches right through. And when it does, it can cause a nasty form of skin cancer or problems for people with weak immune systems. Our scientists have just figured out how it does this - and their discovery could lead to better treatment. Read how: [ Michmed.org Link ]
This virus has some nerve It tricks our cells into building a
More and more Americans are turning to bariatric surgery to battle obesity - but are they all getting good care? How many might suffer a complication or even need a second operation? These new findings may surprise you: [ Michmed.org Link ]
More and more Americans are turning to bariatric surgery to battle obesity

Probing Problems with Bariatric Surgery: Reoperation, Variation Are Common | University of Michigan

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Our Department of Dermatology has been a longtime leader in psoriasis genetics and pathophysiology research. The latest study out of Dr. Elder's lab identifies more genetic markers linked with the disease.

"We know there are a lot of genes, each with a relatively small effect, in play. Those genes combined with the environment lead people to develop psoriasis," Dr. Elder says.
Our Department of Dermatology has been a longtime leader in psoriasis genetics

Largest Psoriasis Meta-Analysis to Date Yields New Genetic Clues

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Meet Carey.

After being diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, treatment from our physical medicine and rehabilitation team allowed him to live independently. Now he's received the highest employee honor from his employer, Walt Disney World. Congratulations, Carey!
Meet Carey After being diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth treatment from

PM&R Patient’s Hard Work Rewarded at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’

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Denise Jones Krol
Rach Bx
Most people know that regular exercise can keep a body looking and feeling young. What about the brain?
Most people know that regular exercise can keep a body looking and

Does Exercise Affect the Brain’s Aging Process? U-M Research Aims to Find Out | University of Michigan

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Why emergency medicine physicians should stay up to date on medical literature, even outside of one’s primary field of medicine, and how it improves patient care.
Why emergency medicine physicians should stay up to date on medical literature

EM Physicians Should Stay Current on Studies to Up Their Critical Care Game | University of Michigan

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Caren Robinson
A new COPD national action plan was released today for patients, caregivers and stakeholders.

Our Dr. Han was on the group that developed the plan and explains more about the new goals and strategies for COPD care.
A new COPD national action plan was released today for patients caregivers

ATS 2017: New COPD Action Plan Outlines Strategies for Improved Care | University of Michigan

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Karen Quinn Storey
Do you have a loved one in a nursing home? Here's some truly encouraging news about an effort to stop common infections - it's a brand-new study led by our patient safety researchers: [ Michmed.org Link ]
Do you have a loved one in a nursing home Heres some
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Why don't more people go to cardiac rehab?
Patient Greg Merritt told WDIV Local 4 / ClickOnDetroit about what a difference cardiac rehab has made in his life, after he went into cardiac arrest five years ago.
Why don't more people go to cardiac rehab

Raising awareness about cardiac rehab

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The pain and tingling caused by neuropathy can severely affect a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, there are means — and medications — to help ease the condition. Our Dr. Callaghan explains:
The pain and tingling caused by neuropathy can severely affect a persons

6 Causes of Neuropathy and How to Manage the Condidtion

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Jennifer Garland
Planning to take your children to the pool or lake this summer? Some parents may underestimate drowning risks, suggests this month's national poll from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

Six safety rules every parent should know – even if their kids are strong swimmers: michmed.org/QyAzk
Planning to take your children to the pool or lake this summer

6 Pool Safety Rules Parents and Kids Should Know Before Diving In

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Hat - check, sun screen - check, UM Skin Check app - get it at the Apple App Store or Google Play.
For concussion patients who don’t see signs of improvement, neuropsychology — or work with a psychologist trained in brain injury — may make a difference. “Concussion can really throw someone out of their routine, so we try to learn how this injury has disrupted their life,” says U-M's Marie VanTubbergen, Ph.D.
For concussion patients who dont see signs of improvement neuropsychology or work

When Concussion Symptoms Linger, a Neuropsychologist May Help

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Stacy Tiburzi
Bipolar disorder is a real illness that involves extreme shifts in mood called mania and depression. The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program is working on research that has life-changing potential for millions of people who live with bipolar illness. Learn how this research is being done and what you can do to help.
Bipolar disorder is a real illness that involves extreme shifts in mood

Support Our Quest to Combat Bipolar Disorder

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