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2014-10-20 20:26:56

The Ken and Jeanne Levy-Church Fund will help families, extraordinary clinical care discoveries ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Health System announced today the creation of the Ken and Jeanne Levy-Church Fund to Improve Cardiovascular Access. The initiative is made possible by a $10 million bequest from Ken and Jeanne Levy-Church, New York City-based philanthropists who are committed to bringing world-class cardiovascular care...

2014-10-16 12:27:18

DETROIT, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Former University of Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr, former Michigan State University head football coach George Perles and various alumni players will gather to celebrate "maize" and "green" football and mentoring at the Coaches for Kids Maize 'N' Green Tailgate benefitting VIP Mentoring at Ford Field in Detroit on Thursday, October 23, 2014 beginning at 5:30pm. Detroit Sports 105.1's Ryan and Rico will lead a special "maize" and...

2014-10-08 12:29:00

New center to train health professionals in resource-poor countries in comprehensive family planning services, helping lower maternal mortality ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a $25 million grant from an anonymous donor, the University of Michigan will begin training doctors in Africa in reproductive health services not widely available to many women living in remote areas of the continent. The grant will allow faculty at the U-M Department of...

2014-09-24 12:26:03

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Michigan's overall economic competitiveness continues to improve, moving up nine spots, according to the results of the third annual public policy study conducted by Northwood University on behalf of the Michigan Chamber Foundation. "Michigan's economic return continues at an impressive rate," said Dr. Timothy G. Nash, of Northwood University, who led the study. "While there are some areas that are moving slower than others,...

2014-09-22 12:31:22

U-M research shows almost three-quarters of parents aware of physician-rating Web sites, about a quarter have used them to select children's docs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online ratings to choose a healthcare provider for their children, according to U-M research published today in Pediatrics. Using the University...

2014-09-22 08:25:37

Global list is the most comprehensive of its kind RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Masters Programs (http://www.bestmastersprograms.org/), an independent online guide to master's degree programs, has published a list of the fifty most stunning university arboretums and gardens. The list can be viewed at http://www.bestmastersprograms.org/most-stunning-university-arboretums-and-gardens/. The list is the most comprehensive of its kind and includes universities from...

2014-09-18 20:22:53

Support will create a new clinic and professorship with focus on patients with special needs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan School of Dentistry recently received two generous gifts to help create a new clinic and professorship aimed at improving access to health and dental care for patients with special needs. As part of their clinical training, students in the school work with a broad range of patients, including those with...

2014-09-18 08:30:50

Center supports research focused on effects of aging, creates groundwork for drugs that can postpone disease and extend lifespan ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $3 million grant from The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research will allow the University of Michigan to establish a national center of excellence in biogerontology research. The Glenn Center for Aging Research at U-M will focus on exploiting and expanding the growing evidence that drugs can...

2014-09-10 12:28:14

Top-tier performance for U-M Health System residency programs in all 20 specialties rated in Doximity/U.S. News poll ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors nationwide rate the University of Michigan Health System as one of the best places for young doctors to train in their chosen field, across 20 medical specialties, according to a new ranking released today. U-M residency programs earned a top spot in the country in all ranked specialties, from...

2014-09-02 12:29:17

New campaign calls on public to engage on obesity crisis, celebrate kids' efforts to be healthy DETROIT, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Michigan continues to confront the health challenge of having one in three of its young people considered statistically overweight, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is launching a series of high-profile events and partnership activations to get people engaged in sharing ideas about how to improve the health of Michigan's kids. The new campaign - called...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin