Health and Medicine

Summer graduates of the master’s and post-master’s nursing programs through the School of Nursing and Health Studies were recognized for the completion of their studies during a pinning and award ceremony last week.

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Why do we sweat?

A University of Miami doctor explains that perspiration is a natural phenomenon that we often take for granted but that it is crucial for our bodies to remain healthy.

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Why do we sweat?

A University of Miami doctor explains that perspiration is a natural phenomenon that we often take for granted but that it is crucial for our bodies to remain healthy.

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Why do we sweat?

A University of Miami doctor explains that perspiration is a natural phenomenon that we often take for granted but that it is crucial for our bodies to remain healthy.

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Why do we sweat?

A University of Miami doctor explains that perspiration is a natural phenomenon that we often take for granted but that it is crucial for our bodies to remain healthy.

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Frequent naps linked to health hazards

A new study shows that middle-aged adults who nap regularly during the day have a higher propensity to develop high blood pressure and strokes. Judite Blanc, a research assistant professor at the Center for Translational Sleep and Circadian Sciences, weighs in.

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Frequent naps linked to health hazards

A new study shows that middle-aged adults who nap regularly during the day have a higher propensity to develop high blood pressure and strokes. Judite Blanc, a research assistant professor at the Center for Translational Sleep and Circadian Sciences, weighs in.

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Frequent naps linked to health hazards

A new study shows that middle-aged adults who nap regularly during the day have a higher propensity to develop high blood pressure and strokes. Judite Blanc, a research assistant professor at the Center for Translational Sleep and Circadian Sciences, weighs in.

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Walking does more than just burn calories

Arlette Perry, a professor of kinesiology and sport sciences at the University of Miami, explains why this simple physical activity goes beyond helping with weight control.

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Walking does more than just burn calories

Arlette Perry, a professor of kinesiology and sport sciences at the University of Miami, explains why this simple physical activity goes beyond helping with weight control.

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Medical, scientific advances help boost world population to 8 billion

Justin Stoler, associate professor of geography and sustainable development at the University of Miami and global public health expert, explores what it means for the population to reach 8 billion this year and the reason some nations are developing faster than others.

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Medical, scientific advances help boost world population to 8 billion

Justin Stoler, associate professor of geography and sustainable development at the University of Miami and global public health expert, explores what it means for the population to reach 8 billion this year and the reason some nations are developing faster than others.

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Trauma surgeon returns to Ukraine to support front-line physicians

Volunteering through the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group, Miller School of Medicine professor Enrique Ginzburg met with Ukrainian physicians and delivered much-needed medical equipment to a military hospital in Lviv.

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Trauma surgeon returns to Ukraine to support front-line physicians

Volunteering through the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group, Miller School of Medicine professor Enrique Ginzburg met with Ukrainian physicians and delivered much-needed medical equipment to a military hospital in Lviv.

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Firefighter occupation elevated to highest classification for cancer risk

With guidance from a team of scientists that included a University of Miami public health researcher, the World Health Organization’s cancer division reclassified firefighting as a Group 1 carcinogenic profession.

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Premed student shadows doctors in Italy

Sophie Estoppey participated in a two-week DoctorsinItaly fellowship program at one of the top hospitals and gained experience by observing medical practitioners in different specialties. She also got to immerse herself in the European country’s culture.

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Radiologists hope to use AI to improve readings

The Miller School of Medicine Department of Radiology is working with the University’s Institute for Data Science and Computing to design an artificial intelligence tool that could help them diagnose patients in a more individualized way.

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Brain health researcher unravels details about rare neurological condition

Prosopagnosia, an ailment that made headlines this week after actor Brad Pitt announced that he is suffering from the disorder, is an uncommon brain malady that causes the inability to recognize faces.

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Brain health researcher unravels details about rare neurological condition

Prosopagnosia, an ailment that made headlines this week after actor Brad Pitt announced that he is suffering from the disorder, is an uncommon brain malady that causes the inability to recognize faces.

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Implanted device turns thoughts into motion

Using an implanted brain-computer interface, researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis have been able to help quadriplegic German Aldana Zuniga regain some independence by making it possible for him to use his hand simply by thinking about it.

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Implanted device turns thoughts into motion

Using an implanted brain-computer interface, researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis have been able to help quadriplegic German Aldana Zuniga regain some independence by making it possible for him to use his hand simply by thinking about it.

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What the Roe v. Wade decision means to activists on both sides

The 5-4 ruling, handed down on June 24, is a major setback for women’s reproductive rights, some legal scholars say. But anti-abortion activists and some religious groups applauded the historic decision.

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What the Roe v. Wade decision means to activists on both sides

The 5-4 ruling, handed down on June 24, is a major setback for women’s reproductive rights, some legal scholars say. But anti-abortion activists and some religious groups applauded the historic decision.

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Director’s appointment a salute to Bascom Palmer’s research expertise

The recent appointment of Dr. Eduardo Alfonso, director of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, to a national eye care research advisory board acknowledges the institute’s leadership role in the field of ophthalmology.

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Director’s appointment a salute to Bascom Palmer’s research expertise

The recent appointment of Dr. Eduardo Alfonso, director of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, to a national eye care research advisory board acknowledges the institute’s leadership role in the field of ophthalmology.

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Coffee drinkers live longer, study shows

New research reveals that those who drink coffee have a lower risk of death over those who do not imbibe the brew. University of Miami experts offer their views on the report.

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Coffee drinkers live longer, study shows

New research reveals that those who drink coffee have a lower risk of death over those who do not imbibe the brew. University of Miami experts offer their views on the report.

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How gun violence impacts a child’s health

Pediatricians affiliated with the Miller School of Medicine and Mailman Center for Child Development discuss the effects of gun violence on the health of children and adolescents.

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How gun violence impacts a child’s health

Pediatricians affiliated with the Miller School of Medicine and Mailman Center for Child Development discuss the effects of gun violence on the health of children and adolescents.

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Knaul to promote health equity at Summit of the Americas

Felicia Marie Knaul, director of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, is representing the University and participating in several panels this week at the triennial conference being held in Los Angeles.

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Knaul to promote health equity at Summit of the Americas

Felicia Marie Knaul, director of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, is representing the University and participating in several panels this week at the triennial conference being held in Los Angeles.

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