Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

  1. Fake sweeteners make for real problems

    Victor Katch reports on the disturbing surge in artificial sweeteners in our food supply and warns about their harmful effects.

  2. Antioxidants and health

    Victor Katch celebrates antioxidants and explains how to enhance one’s diet using the colors of the rainbow.

  3. Fewer deaths among adults who got extra support as suicidal teens

    A new study suggests long-term impacts of an approach that encourages involvement of caring adults in the lives of at-risk adolescents.

  4. Student-run clinic offers free care

    Twice a week, low-income residents in Livingston County, Mich., receive care at the only free clinic in their county – and it’s staffed by U-M professors, physicians, and student volunteers.

  5. A toast to your health

    Victor Katch suggests we rethink our drinking in this overview of alcohol and health.

  6. A public health crisis?

    Researchers and health care providers are tackling youth firearm injuries from a public health perspective via the federally funded national effort FACTS, for Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens.

  7. Cannabis and health: Part 1

    Vic Katch reviews the history of cannabis use, its many ingredients, and its therapeutic applications.

  8. Despite DEA limits on opioids, prescriptions still rose

    Study finds post-surgery opioid prescriptions increased, despite drug policy designed to curb them.

  9. U-M startup launches 3D app that puts pain on the map

    Precision health tool allows patients to “paint” their pain on anatomically accurate 3D models using a phone or tablet.