Thank you to the city of Milan, our volunteers, race runners and staff for making the IHA Milan Summer Fest 5k a great event!
STAYING HEALTHY IN A CULTURE THAT’S ANYTHING BUT!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015 | 2:00-5:00 PM
Check-in begins at 1:30 pm
WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MORRIS LAWRENCE BUILDING
4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Keynote Speaker Sponsor
Blood Pressure Body Mass Index – St.Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Cardivascular Services
Breast Cancer Awareness – St. Joseph Mercy All Arbor
Breast Friends = Life Program – St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Food Addict in Recovery Anonymous
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IHA recently registered a significant milestone in the history of our physician group practice. We reached our 10 millionth patient visit since our founding on February 1, 1994.
What a legacy of service to our community! And, what a commitment by the people in the communities we serve to support IHA. It goes hand in hand. The more we give (access – quality – patient satisfaction – value), it seems the more we get back. We get the message! You can expect that we will continue to look for ways to grow and expand to meet your needs.
Ten million is an impressive number and accomplishment. We pledge to continue our commitment to providing each and every IHA patient with outstanding care, because we understand that patients have many options for their health care needs. We greatly value the lasting relationships that we have developed and are humbled by the trust you have placed in each and every member of the IHA team for your health care.
We have shaped IHA to become one of the best groups in America and have done so along the way with your support.
President & CEO
Please join us in welcoming Ashley Schmehl, DO to IHA Internal Medicine – Plymouth. Dr. Schmehl is board-eligible in internal medicine and currently accepting new patients. To learn more please visit http://bit.ly/1NlOLJg.
Dr. Sarah Platte from St. Joseph Mercy Neighborhood Family Health Center was interviewed for an article in the Detroit Free Press about fresh produce. Click here to read it.
Join us at Dexter Daze on August 14 & 15 for a stuffed animal clinic! We’ll be in the Family Fun Zone at Mill Creek Park North (behind the fire station). IHA providers will give your stuffed animal an X-ray, bandage them adn get them ready to play again! Parents can learn more about IHA’s local practice locations and Urgent Care locations.
IHA is proud to help bring back and serve as the lead sponsor of the 2015 IHA Milan Summer Fest 5K. The race is a 3.1 mile run though the north side of Milan and will start and finish at IHA Milan Medical Center located on 870 E. Arkona Road.
The IHA Milan Summer Fest 5K is a great event for the entire family and the serious runner. We are bringing the community together for a morning of health and fitness.The run starts at 8:00 am on Saturday August 1, giving participants the opportunity to visit the rest of the Milan Summer Fest activities.
Race proceeds will go towards a running/walking map of the local trails around Milan. This will be placed in the downtown area making it highly visible for residents and visitors to see.
Event Details and Schedules
Registration is open! To sign up please arrive on race day at 7:00 am.
– Early registration fee is $20 – and ends at midnight on Wednesday, July 29
– Race day registration is $25 from 7:00 am -7:45 am Saturday, August 1
– Race packet pick up will begin at 7:00 am on race day
– Race happening rain or shine
– All participants will receive race shirt and a water bottle
– Overall male/female awards
– Age group awards will be handed out
Click here to learn more
Race Director: Cynthia Larson, MD
Race Coordinator: Devin O’Neill
The first few days your body will make colostrum- a thick yellow/orange colored liquid that is VERY important for your baby to eat. It is nutritious and will help protect your baby from sickness. There may only be a tiny amount and that is OK and normal.
Between days 2-5 your milk will come in and will start to change to a creamy yellow to milky white color and there will be much more. The most wonderful thing is that your body will make milk according to your baby’s needs both in quantity and in nutrition!
To make sure you have enough milk, feed your baby when they ask to be fed or “on demand” feeding. There is no need to wait a certain amount of time before feeding and it could be less than an hour before your baby wants to feed again. It is normal for a newborn not to have a pattern for when they would like to eat and it is important for you to feed them often for both their health and to make sure you have enough milk for them.
Look for signs your baby is ready to eat such as:
The most important thing is to feed your baby when they ask to be fed and to make sure they are feeding every 2-3 hours for the first 2-3 weeks.
Don’t let your baby sleep through the night at first, if needed wake your baby at least every 3 hours. This will ensure that your baby is getting enough to eat and that your body makes enough milk.
This will be at least 8-12 feedings in a day and it may be more that is OK and normal.
Once your baby is older and stronger, they may not eat as many times each day and will be able to sleep for more hours at night.
How do I know if the feeding is good?
How do I know if they are full?
How do I know if they are getting enough?
Call our office, IHA Pediatric Healthcare – Arbor Park, if you have any concerns, we are here to support you! (734) 434-3000
With the snow we had in late April, it may be hard to believe, but warmer weather in Michigan is just around the corner! I’m sure we are all looking forward to putting away our heavy coats and snow boots, and enjoying some sunshine.
Those who already know me and the rest of our providers at IHA Dermatology may get a chuckle from that previous sentence, particularly the part about “enjoying sunshine,” given how often we stress to our patients the importance of protecting oneself from the sun and using sunscreen regularly.
As some of you may know, the month of May has been designated Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it an ideal time to remind our family, friends, and colleagues to become educated about the importance of protecting our body’s largest organ, the skin.
To illustrate why this is such an important topic, I’ll share with you some facts and figures that are nicely summarized in websites for the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin Cancer Foundation, where you can find even more information about this serious subject.
Did you know that skin cancer is by far the most commonly diagnosed cancer, with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year? In fact, more new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed yearly than the combined incidences of lung, breast, colon, and prostate cancer.
Of particular concern, about 140,000 cases of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, will be diagnosed this year, and on average, one American dies from melanoma every hour. Unfortunately, the incidence of skin cancer is rising, particularly in younger people and in women, and melanoma is now the leading cause of cancer death in women ages 25 to 30. The good news is that most skin cancers are preventable and the vast majority can be cured relatively easily, especially if they are diagnosed and treated early.
That is why we recommend that everyone seek protection from the sun by wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more, and reapplying sunscreen at least every 2-3 hours. Staying shaded and wearing sun-protective clothing whenever possible is also very helpful. Tanning and using tanning beds are harmful, and if you are worried about cosmetics at all, be aware that tanning and excessive sun exposure ages your skin dramatically.
To aid in early detection of skin cancer, we also suggest that you become familiar with your own skin and check yourself about monthly for any spots, bumps, moles, or lesions that look different from the rest, or are changing in any concerning way, such as by bleeding, itching, not healing, or growing rapidly. For those with a lot of moles, you can use your handy cell phone cameras to take pictures and look at them monthly to see if any have changed.
In addition to performing self-skin examinations regularly, it is generally a good idea to have yearly full skin evaluations by your board-certified dermatologist or primary care physician.
If you are interested in having a skin cancer screening or would like to have a concerning lesion evaluated, our board-certified and experienced dermatologists at IHA Dermatology are always happy to help in any way that we can. Just call us at 734-667-DERM (3376) to schedule an appointment. On behalf of IHA and IHA Dermatology, we hope you have a warm, fun, and most importantly, healthy May and summer. Bring on the sunshine (and sunscreen)!