Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Video: Heavy snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition where an individual briefly stops breathing during the night, which raises the risk of heart failure and strokes, researchers at the Cardiovascular Center say.

Football season ticketholders will see price decrease
The average single-game ticket price for U-M football season ticketholders will decrease this year, says Director of Athletics Bill Martin. "We understand some of our fans are struggling in the current economy," Martin says. "It was our decision to roll back the prices instead of increasing the cost of watching Michigan football."

Most seniors have drug coverage, study shows
More than 90 percent of Americans age 65 and older have prescription drug coverage today, compared to 76 percent who were covered in 2004, an analysis shows. And poor seniors are just as likely to have coverage as the rich.

Workshop to explore urban-rural connections, sustainability
State and local officials and business leaders will collaborate with university experts to develop new ways to make municipalities more environmentally sustainable during "Urban-Rural Connections: Sustainability in a Volatile World," a May 12-13 lecture and workshop.

The Michigan Difference

Reinventing the suture
Ross School alumnus builds business around his invention Surgimatix that closes sutures with the speed of a skin stapler but minimizes scars like the best manual suture. Page 41 fall Dividend.