Health and Medicine

As many people begin to attend holiday gatherings often featuring an abundance of food, the University of Miami’s registered dietitian for Dining Services shares ways to help maintain a healthy gut.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/a-healthy-gut-is-key-to-a-healthy-life.html


An age-old problem: Defining who is elderly

As President Joe Biden turns 80 years old this weekend, a professor in the School of Education and Human Development looks at what constitutes old age in today’s society.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/an-age-old-problem-defining-who-is-elderly.html

An age-old problem: Defining who is elderly

As President Joe Biden turns 80 years old this weekend, a professor in the School of Education and Human Development looks at what constitutes old age in today’s society.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/an-age-old-problem-defining-who-is-elderly.html

An age-old problem: Defining who is elderly

As President Joe Biden turns 80 years old this weekend, a professor in the School of Education and Human Development looks at what constitutes old age in today’s society.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/an-age-old-problem-defining-who-is-elderly.html

An age-old problem: Defining who is elderly

As President Joe Biden turns 80 years old this weekend, a professor in the School of Education and Human Development looks at what constitutes old age in today’s society.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/an-age-old-problem-defining-who-is-elderly.html


University welcomes nursing research colloquium

Hosted by the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the XVII Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium welcomed international professionals to the University of Miami to discuss advances in nursing research and practice.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/university-welcomes-nursing-research-colloquium.html

University welcomes nursing research colloquium

Hosted by the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the XVII Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium welcomed international professionals to the University of Miami to discuss advances in nursing research and practice.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/university-welcomes-nursing-research-colloquium.html

University welcomes nursing research colloquium

Hosted by the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the XVII Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium welcomed international professionals to the University of Miami to discuss advances in nursing research and practice.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/university-welcomes-nursing-research-colloquium.html


What is RSV and why is it surging?

Dr. Valerie Thompson, division chief of emergency pediatric medicine at the Miller School of Medicine, explains some nuances about respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a seasonal virus currently burdening pediatric hospitals across the nation.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/what-is-rsv-and-why-is-it-surging.html

What is RSV and why is it surging?

Dr. Valerie Thompson, division chief of emergency pediatric medicine at the Miller School of Medicine, explains some nuances about respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a seasonal virus currently burdening pediatric hospitals across the nation.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/what-is-rsv-and-why-is-it-surging.html


World health care educators convene to discuss the next chapter

After the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care educators are rethinking how to prepare future generations to serve their patients best, and they shared ideas at the opening of the International Conference on the Future of Health Professions Education held on the Coral Gables Campus.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/world-health-care-educators-convene-to-discuss-the-next-chapter.html

World health care educators convene to discuss the next chapter

After the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care educators are rethinking how to prepare future generations to serve their patients best, and they shared ideas at the opening of the International Conference on the Future of Health Professions Education held on the Coral Gables Campus.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/world-health-care-educators-convene-to-discuss-the-next-chapter.html


Sylvester leaders meet with White House officials about reducing cancer

Dr. Stephen D. Nimer, director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, led a group of researchers that presented to Cancer Moonshot initiative officials, as well as representatives from other federal agencies, about their approach to lowering cancer rates.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/10/sylvester-leaders-meet-with-white-house-officials-about-reducing-cancer.html

Sylvester leaders meet with White House officials about reducing cancer

Dr. Stephen D. Nimer, director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, led a group of researchers that presented to Cancer Moonshot initiative officials, as well as representatives from other federal agencies, about their approach to lowering cancer rates.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/10/sylvester-leaders-meet-with-white-house-officials-about-reducing-cancer.html


Study aims to aid people in wheelchairs impacted by climate change

Severe weather events disproportionately affect people with spinal cord injuries and disabilities. A multidisciplinary team of University of Miami researchers is leading a U-LINK project aimed at changing those circumstances by using education, innovation, and outreach.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/10/study-aims-to-aid-people-in-wheelchairs-impacted-by-climate-change.html


University joins national effort to make health care data more inclusive

Leaders from the University’s Institute for Data Science and Computing are working to build a larger, more diverse database for more accurate research on health care disparities.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/10/university-joins-national-effort-to-make-health-care-data-more-inclusive.html


Scholarships aid disadvantaged students studying to be nurse practitioners

The School of Nursing and Health Studies has secured a five-year grant that will provide underrepresented students with financial assistance to pursue a health profession in the family nurse practitioner or adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner fields.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/10/scholarships-aid-disadvantaged-students-studying-to-be-nurse-practitioners.html



Study wants to shed light on heart disease in women

New research conducted by members of the School of Education and Human Development will try to identify risk factors that may increase the chances for heart disease among diverse populations of post-menopausal women.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/study-wants-to-shed-light-on-heart-disease-in-women.html

Study wants to shed light on heart disease in women

New research conducted by members of the School of Education and Human Development will try to identify risk factors that may increase the chances for heart disease among diverse populations of post-menopausal women.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/study-wants-to-shed-light-on-heart-disease-in-women.html


University community unites to aid devastated southwest Florida

In the wake of Hurricane Ian’s destruction, relief efforts will explore assisting agencies on Florida’s West Coast, collecting essential supplies, and providing other help that may be needed.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/university-community-unites-to-aid-devastated-southwest-florida.html

University community unites to aid devastated southwest Florida

In the wake of Hurricane Ian’s destruction, relief efforts will explore assisting agencies on Florida’s West Coast, collecting essential supplies, and providing other help that may be needed.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/university-community-unites-to-aid-devastated-southwest-florida.html



Core of team’s mission is supporting student needs

The Dean of Students Office at the University of Miami works to support students through resources, partnerships, and community outreach.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/core-of-teams-mission-is-supporting-student-needs.html

Core of team’s mission is supporting student needs

The Dean of Students Office at the University of Miami works to support students through resources, partnerships, and community outreach.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/core-of-teams-mission-is-supporting-student-needs.html


New UHealth medical center to rise in North Miami

At a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, University of Miami officials and community leaders celebrated the start of construction for the University of Miami’s UHealth at SoLé Mia, a state-of-the-art medical facility that will expand health care services for North Miami, Aventura, and the surrounding area.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/new-uhealth-medical-center-to-rise-in-north-miami.html

New UHealth medical center to rise in North Miami

At a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, University of Miami officials and community leaders celebrated the start of construction for the University of Miami’s UHealth at SoLé Mia, a state-of-the-art medical facility that will expand health care services for North Miami, Aventura, and the surrounding area.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/new-uhealth-medical-center-to-rise-in-north-miami.html



Level of trust in doctor may influence patient’s brain responses to pain

New research suggests that patients may have more pain and pain-related brain activity when undergoing a medical procedure performed by a physician they perceive as less trustworthy.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/level-of-trust-in-doctor-may-influence-patients-brain-responses-to-pain.html

Level of trust in doctor may influence patient’s brain responses to pain

New research suggests that patients may have more pain and pain-related brain activity when undergoing a medical procedure performed by a physician they perceive as less trustworthy.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/level-of-trust-in-doctor-may-influence-patients-brain-responses-to-pain.html


Water aerobics heals, strengthens, and soothes

Aqua exercises can prevent and mend injuries and help you to remain healthy in body and mind, according to a specialist at the Miller School of Medicine.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/water-aerobics-heals,-strengthens,-and-soothes.html

Water aerobics heals, strengthens, and soothes

Aqua exercises can prevent and mend injuries and help you to remain healthy in body and mind, according to a specialist at the Miller School of Medicine.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/water-aerobics-heals,-strengthens,-and-soothes.html


Fellowship offers School of Nursing and Health Studies researcher valuable time in Israel

Nicholas Metheny, assistant professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, was chosen as a Fellow for the Faculty Fellowship in Israel program. He was able to connect with Israeli colleagues and explore the complexities of the Middle East.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/fellowship-offers-school-of-nursing-and-health-studies-researcher-valuable-time-in-israel.html

Fellowship offers School of Nursing and Health Studies researcher valuable time in Israel

Nicholas Metheny, assistant professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, was chosen as a Fellow for the Faculty Fellowship in Israel program. He was able to connect with Israeli colleagues and explore the complexities of the Middle East.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/fellowship-offers-school-of-nursing-and-health-studies-researcher-valuable-time-in-israel.html


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