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    We’ve moved! Find out how to get our latest stories

    For several years, we’ve offered health news, feature stories and useful information from across the University of Michigan Health System on the blog site you’re reading now, and via email from the site. But with the arrival of Spring 2016, we’ve Read on! →

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    Reap health benefits using the power of the plate

    Your plate can be a powerful weapon! No, we’re not talking about using it as a projectile object for self-defense. Instead you can wield your plate to prevent disease, help with recovery, manage stress, boost your memory and even slow Read on! →

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    Healing companionship through fly-fishing for men with cancer

    When James Vihtelic began treatment at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center for bladder cancer in 2003, he joined the program’s Bladder Cancer Support Group (PDF). He participated for several years and still drops in occasionally. Though he didn’t Read on! →

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    My doctor wants me to have brachytherapy – what is it?

    Patients sometimes ask me about a radiation treatment called brachytherapy. Brachytherapy radiation is used to treat a variety of cancer types, but is most common in prostate, breast and gynecological cancers (cancers of the uterus, cervix and vagina). Brachytherapy is Read on! →

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    Good communication and a take-charge attitude can help close the gap on cancer health disparities

    In February, Madeline Gonzalez, a health educator at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, participated in a panel discussion on the African American cancer experience. It took place at the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor in recognition of Black Read on! →

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    A warm welcome: Volunteer opportunities abound at the Cancer Center

    Gretchen Elsner-Sommer enjoys welcoming people, whether it is into her home in Ann Arbor, her former bed and breakfast in Illinois or the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. At 66, this breast cancer survivor volunteers at the Cancer Center Read on! →