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Healthy Times UM adding health policy institute
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2011, 07:08:59 AM »

UM adding health policy institute
23 May 2011, 6:58 am

A new health care policy institute, expected to become one of the largest of its kind in the nation – will be set up at the University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex.

The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation is meant is to enhance the health and well-being of local, national and global populations through innovative, interdisciplinary health services research.

“The research done at our new Institute will inform and influence public policy and enhance public and private efforts to improve the quality, safety, equity and affordability of health care services,” said Dr. James O. Woolliscroft, dean of the UM’s Medical School.

More than 500 researchers eventually could join the new institute with many more engaging virtually, making it one of the nation’s largest concentrations of health care policy and services researchers.

“The promise of the NCRC, to provide space for co-location of investigators based on affinities, aligns perfectly with the vision for the institute in bringing together our accomplished health services investigators in shared space that will offer new opportunities for collaborations and innovative initiatives that might not have otherwise flourished,” said Dr. Woolliscroft.

A $13.7 million renovation of a former Pfizer complex is expected to be completed in spring, 2012.

More information is available at www.umncrc.org.

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Healthy Times Wellness Web site updated
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2011, 11:10:39 AM »

Wellness Web site updated
23 May 2011, 10:54 am

The Michigan Hospital Association has partnered with the Small Business Association of Michigan to launch an updated Michigan’s Wellness Resource Web site.

The site is designed to provide Michigan residents, small businesses and hospitals with the tools needed to create healthy lifestyles for families, employees and patients. The Web site also aligns with Gov. Rick Snyder’s “dashboard” priorities to reduce infant mortality and obesity in Michigan.

The site will help small businesses build wellness programs and use resources available at their local hospitals to do so.

The site’s features include a wellness resource guide of Michigan hospitals, outlines for launching workplace wellness initiatives, information on community health improvement initiatives undertaken by Michigan hospitals and more.

Michigan’s Wellness Resource also serves as an educational and resource guide for individuals and families striving to build healthier lifestyles. The public can find tools such as menu planners, food and activity diaries, helpful hints for involving children in healthy meal planning and cooking, and links to disease management resources.

The Web site can be accessed by clicking here.

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Healthy Times Healty moms advice kit online
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2011, 01:16:50 PM »

Healty moms advice kit online
25 May 2011, 12:32 pm

The federal Food and Drug Administration has created a “Healthy Moms Advice Kit” that provides tips on dealing with all kinds of household health issues.

For details, click here.

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Healthy Times Kids suffer most sports concussions
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2011, 11:12:40 AM »

Kids suffer most sports concussions
27 May 2011, 10:17 am

About 39,000 school-age children were treated for sports-related concussions at hospital emergency departments in 2008, or about 90 percent of all emergency visits for sports concussion, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Children ages 14 to 18 (high school age) represented 58 percent of the emergency visits treated for a sports-related concussion, 17 percent were between the age of 11 and 13 (middle school), 7 percent were 6 to 10 years old (elementary school age), and 8 percent were 19 to 23 years old (college age).

The federal agency also found that among patients treated for sports-related concussions in 2008:

• About 12 percent experienced a moderate or prolonged loss of consciousness, while 21 percent had a brief loss of consciousness. More than half of all patients (52 percent) did not lose consciousness.

• Males accounted for more than three-quarters of patients (78 percent) treated in the emergency department for sports-related concussions.

• People treated for concussions typically also received care for other injuries, including less severe injuries such as pulled muscles and sprains, and more severe injuries such as skull fractures.

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Healthy Times Hospital plans cancer center debut
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2011, 07:10:27 AM »

Hospital plans cancer center debut
1 June 2011, 6:14 am

Mercy Memorial Hospital System will hold a gala and preview of the new Monroe Cancer Center, 800 Stewart Rd. on Saturday, June 11.

A VIP Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. will precede the 7 to 11 p.m. gala. Tickets are $125 and $75, respectively and include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dancing and music by Motor City Soul, and complimentary entertainment by Midwest Gaming. Dressy cocktail attire or above is recommended.

The event’s presenting sponsor is Monroe Bank and Trust. Platinum Sponsors include Academic Internal Medicine Specialists, Annette and Greg Phillips and Kitch Druchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook. Gold sponsors are Fifth-Third Bank, Floral City Beverage, Inc., Hickman Cancer Center, Horizon Health Corporation, Karmanos Cancer Center, Monroe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Superstore and Dr. Charu Trivedi, Monroe Cancer Center Hematology/Oncology.

The Monroe Cancer Center is a joint venture between Mercy Memorial Hospital System, Karmanos Cancer Center and ProMedica Health System to bring state-of-the-science cancer care to Monroe County. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the design and construction of a Healing Garden on the grounds of the center. Research demonstrates that patients and families with access to the sights, sounds and textures of a healing garden are better able to deal with the stress of a critical illness and are more likely to experience improved outcomes. For sponsorships or more information, call (734) 240-4488 or e-mail molly.moore@mercymemorial.org

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