Is there a doctor in the (Big) House?

Advice from U-M’s Mark Lowell, M.D., on staying cool & healthy during early-season football games

Football season is here – but football weather? That’s weeks away.

With summer-like temperatures expected for today’s U-M football game, the doctor in charge of the Michigan Stadium first aid operation is bracing for plenty of heat-stricken fans seeking medical help.

Survival Flight helicopters over Michigan Stadium

Mark Lowell, M.D., has worked closely with Huron Valley Ambulance running the Big House medical operation for 15 years. He’s a U-M emergency physician, and medical director of the U-M Health System’s Survival Flight air medical service.

Lowell offers these tips to help fans avoid having to pay him and his team a visit during this game — or any early season game:

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Steal a peek at the football-themed play area in our new hospital!

With the opening of the Mott building just 5 months away, we thought we would take you through one of the areas we’re very excited about. Join us on a virtual tour through each of the nine “zones” of the new game-day themed play area located on the 8th floor of the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital!

The space was designed as a place for patients, parents and siblings to unwind and have some fun. Playful activity can be very beneficial for little ones during the healing process, and we’re sure this new space will bring smiles to patients and families’ for years to come.

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