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Live Healthy Programs

University of Michigan Health-West wants you to get the most out of life. That’s why we feature programs to treat the whole you – body, mind and spirit.

Cancer Support

Yoga and guided relaxation classes are available to help you through your cancer journey.  A variety of support groups are designed to assist the whole family.

Community Events

Blood drives, weekly farm markets, the UM Health-West Way 5K, Drug Take Back Day and community clean-up days – we invite you to join in these efforts to make our community a better place.

Cooking and Nutrition

Learn how to create recipes that are healthy, easy and delicious. Some classes include physicians who discuss how to improve your health through good nutrition.

Education Seminars

Topics include heart health, orthopedic injuries, diabetes and more. Many classes are led by specialists.

Fitness Classes

Try an affordable yoga or Zumba, tai-chi or other fitness class.

Heart Health

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States – but you can take steps to prevent treat it. We offer free monthly blood pressure screens to share with your physician, along with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and student heart screens throughout the year. Ask about new procedures or treatment options at one of our seminars. Learn about heart-healthy foods and recipes in our physician-led cooking classes.

Living with Diabetes

Learn self-management skills and make lifestyle changes to manage diabetes and avoid or delay the complications associated with it. We offer a support group, educational seminars and cooking classes.

Pain Management

Are you or someone you know tired of living in constant pain? UM Health-West offers classes led by specialists to help you learn how to identify, treat and prevent injuries that lead to chronic pain.

Parenting Classes

Start your parenting journey off right with UM Health-West’s childbirth classes. We also offer classes and a support group for breastfeeding moms as well as infant massage classes.

Sports Clinics

Play the safe way! Our physicians and physical therapists lead sports injury clinics to show you proper form and techniques to steer you away from injuries and pain.

Support Groups

UM Health-West helps you connect with others experiencing similar situations. Stop by one of our support groups focusing on cancer, diabetes, breastfeeding or tobacco addictions.