Advocating for Her Own Rare Disease: Andra’s Story

After being diagnosed with a rare endocrine disease, Andra Stratton was dismayed to find little information about the condition. So she started a foundation for others also affected and seeking answers. Andra Stratton was 37 when she received a diagnosis from her endocrinologist she wasn’t …

5 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Party

Make a party plan so you can enjoy your favorite holiday-season treats and still feel healthy come Jan. 1. The holidays are here — time for celebration. MORE FROM MICHIGAN: Subscribe to our weekly newsletter During this time of the year, many people often find …

The Fine Art of Choosing Your Battles

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself, but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you …

A Cancer Researcher Finds Beauty in Real Life

When he isn’t working on cancer cures at U-M, one clinician takes intricate portraits of his surroundings. Photography has been a hobby of two decades for Mukesh Nyati, Ph.D., an associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Michigan Health System. The artful pursuit, Nyati said in …

11 Essential Yoga Poses For Beginners

There’s an unofficial yoga posture almost everyone does in their first few classes, it’s called the “twist-to-look-at-my-neighbor” pose. It’s that trying-to-be-subtle look of newbies who are turning around to see what everyone is doing in an attempt to understand what the heck is going on …