Cathy Mellett

Cathy Mellett has been a contributing writer on the University of Michigan Health System’s communications team for more than a decade, including work in website development, publications and speechwriting. She now works primarily within the neurosciences to capture stories showcasing the impact that excellent care, research and technology have on the lives of patients. Mellett’s 35 years in communications include positions as executive director of communications at U-M’s College of Engineering, as well as senior communications specialist for a Fortune 500 company.
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Unique Therapy Addresses Parkinson’s Disease in 'Big' and 'Loud' Ways
Explore how a specialized therapy program, LSVT BIG and LOUD, can help movement and speech problems resulting from Parkinson’s Disease.
A woman in a memory care facility
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Choosing Memory Care for a Loved One: 4 Common Questions
Memory care facilities provide long term care for memory loss patients. See tips for when assisted living is needed & how to pay for a residential care facility.
Paige receiving treatment for her concussion & RSD
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A Team Approach to Concussion Care Changes One Athlete’s Outlook
Paige was suffering from RSD and concussion symptoms after a traumatic brain injury. See how U-M NeuroSport's concussion treatment improved her symptoms.
A person getting beauty sleep
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Yes, You Really Do Need ‘Beauty Sleep’
It turns out beauty sleep is real and can impact the way you look. See the health benefits of sleep, what is considered proper sleep, & how to get beauty sleep.
A graphic showing headache causes and migraine remedies
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When Should You See a Doctor for Headache or Migraines?
A U-M neurologist discusses migraines vs headaches and when to see a doctor for headaches. Learn what causes headaches and the best migraine headache relief.
Woman with headache symptoms during pregnancy
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Pregnancy and Headache: Why It Happens and What to Do
Headaches during pregnancy are usually no cause for concern. Here's how to get pregnancy headache relief and when to see a doctor about your pregnancy migraine.
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The Best OTC Meds and Supplements to Treat Headache
Neurologist shares tips on how to get rid of a headaches and which headache medicine is best: Tylenol vs Advil vs Aleeve. Get more information on headache relief.
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‘The Doctors Said I’m a Miracle’
A look at a positive prognosis for UMHS patient, Joseph Gingerich, who was treated for ischemic stroke with new self expanding stent technology.