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

  1. A toast to your health

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

  2. Cannabis and health: Part 2

    Vic Katch reviews evidence-based science to illuminate the medical benefits and side effects of cannabis.

  3. Cannabis and health: Part 1

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

  4. Quitting junk food may trigger withdrawal-like symptoms — Live Science

    Sept. 27, 2018 — Junk-food lovers who try to cut back on fries or chocolate may experience symptoms similar to drug withdrawal, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people attempting to cut down on eating highly processed foods experience some of the same physical and psychological symptoms — such as mood swings, cravings, anxiety, headaches and poor sleep — as those quitting smoking cigarettes or using marijuana, according to the study, which was published online Sept. 15 in the journal Appetite.

  5. Despite DEA limits on opioids, prescriptions still rose

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

  6. On life support

    How a doctor’s brush with her own death forced her to rethink the healing process and re-imagine the profound impact of empathy in patient care.

  7. Whole-food, plant-based nutrition

    Why should you become a whole-food, plant-based eater?

  8. Seeking nutrition advice?

    Don’t rely solely on your physician, says Victor Katch.

  9. 3 babies, 2 helmets, 1 victory

    Helmet therapy developed at U-M corrects plagiocephaly, a flattening of the head, which afflicted two of three triplets born at Mott.