Health and Medicine

Public health scientist Naresh Kumar found that clinical visits by multiple sclerosis patients to Veterans Affairs medical centers increased during months associated with warmer weather and high humidity.

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Sophomore saves sister’s life with stem cell donation

After a live-saving transplant to overcome leukemia, Sophia Nealon teamed up with her sister to create “Bye, Bye, Bad Blood,” a creative children’s tale that aims to teach young cancer patients about their diagnosis and prepare them and their families for what is to come.

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Sophomore saves sister’s life with stem cell donation

After a live-saving transplant to overcome leukemia, Sophia Nealon teamed up with her sister to create “Bye, Bye, Bad Blood,” a creative children’s tale that aims to teach young cancer patients about their diagnosis and prepare them and their families for what is to come.

../stories/2021/08/sophomore-saves-sisters-life-with-stem-cell-donation.html

Sophomore saves sister’s life with stem cell donation

After a live-saving transplant to overcome leukemia, Sophia Nealon teamed up with her sister to create “Bye, Bye, Bad Blood,” a creative children’s tale that aims to teach young cancer patients about their diagnosis and prepare them and their families for what is to come.

../stories/2021/08/sophomore-saves-sisters-life-with-stem-cell-donation.html

Sophomore saves sister’s life with stem cell donation

After a live-saving transplant to overcome leukemia, Sophia Nealon teamed up with her sister to create “Bye, Bye, Bad Blood,” a creative children’s tale that aims to teach young cancer patients about their diagnosis and prepare them and their families for what is to come.

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Inter-American Health Task Force makes recommendations for improved health policy

In a recently published report, the task force, convened by the Inter-American Dialogue and co-chaired by University of Miami President Julio Frenk, identified five key areas to improve cooperation and coordination to support COVID-19 response and recovery throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Inter-American Health Task Force makes recommendations for improved health policy

In a recently published report, the task force, convened by the Inter-American Dialogue and co-chaired by University of Miami President Julio Frenk, identified five key areas to improve cooperation and coordination to support COVID-19 response and recovery throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Inter-American Health Task Force makes recommendations for improved health policy

In a recently published report, the task force, convened by the Inter-American Dialogue and co-chaired by University of Miami President Julio Frenk, identified five key areas to improve cooperation and coordination to support COVID-19 response and recovery throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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New evidence shows the COVID-19 Delta variant rapidly rising

The University’s coronavirus sequencing effort uncovered that there are several variants present in its patient population, but Delta is chief among them and easily transmitted. And its presence is likely triggering a local surge in the infectious disease.

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New evidence shows the COVID-19 Delta variant rapidly rising

The University’s coronavirus sequencing effort uncovered that there are several variants present in its patient population, but Delta is chief among them and easily transmitted. And its presence is likely triggering a local surge in the infectious disease.

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Researchers offer lifelines to Black women with HIV

Coinciding with the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, a unique Department of Psychology study known as MMAGIC helped dozens of marginalized women through unprecedented stress.

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Researchers offer lifelines to Black women with HIV

Coinciding with the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, a unique Department of Psychology study known as MMAGIC helped dozens of marginalized women through unprecedented stress.

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Bascom Palmer ranks No. 1 for 20th year in U.S. News & World Report

The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute was ranked first for the 18th consecutive year—20th time overall—since the publication began surveying U.S. physicians for its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings 32 years ago.

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Bascom Palmer ranks No. 1 for 20th year in U.S. News & World Report

The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute was ranked first for the 18th consecutive year—20th time overall—since the publication began surveying U.S. physicians for its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings 32 years ago.

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Florida Task Force 2 members come home

Nearly a month after the deadly Surfside condo collapse, the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue Team/Task Force 2, which includes two Miller School of Medicine physicians, ends its deployment.

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The good and the bad for chocolate lovers

With the recent celebration of World Chocolate Day and National Milk Chocolate Day around the corner, it is a good time to remember some of the benefits of chocolate.

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No fans or tourists: Can Tokyo still medal with the Olympics?

Applying resilient urban design concepts and transparent marketing strategies may help Japan mitigate a mountain of challenges and stage a successful Olympics, suggest University of Miami specialists in those fields.

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Medical student urges social transformation to end HIV/AIDS

Forty years after the U.S. documented its first cases of HIV, Christopher Garcia-Wilde says a focus on basic essentials can help vanquish the world’s most persistent pandemic.

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Medical student urges social transformation to end HIV/AIDS

Forty years after the U.S. documented its first cases of HIV, Christopher Garcia-Wilde says a focus on basic essentials can help vanquish the world’s most persistent pandemic.

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Life on Zoom fuels surge in cosmetic surgeries

Bothered by unflattering online images and with time to recover at home, more people are seeking plastic surgeries to correct perceived flaws.

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Life on Zoom fuels surge in cosmetic surgeries

Bothered by unflattering online images and with time to recover at home, more people are seeking plastic surgeries to correct perceived flaws.

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University of Miami training center helps first responders at Surfside site

The Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education has taught advanced practice interventions to firefighters and paramedics in the field for decades, including the members of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Florida Task Force 1, which is deployed at the condo collapse in the beachside community.

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University of Miami training center helps first responders at Surfside site

The Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education has taught advanced practice interventions to firefighters and paramedics in the field for decades, including the members of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Florida Task Force 1, which is deployed at the condo collapse in the beachside community.

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How age-defying professional athletes are beating father time

Advancements in nutrition, training, and sports medicine have helped athletes like Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson, and Serena Williams extend their careers and excel in their sport.

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How age-defying professional athletes are beating father time

Advancements in nutrition, training, and sports medicine have helped athletes like Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson, and Serena Williams extend their careers and excel in their sport.

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Miami physician appointed new director of Student Health Service

An expert in emergency and family medicine, Dr. Emilio G. Volz, a University of Miami alumnus and double-board certified physician, will begin his new role on July 1.

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Miami physician appointed new director of Student Health Service

An expert in emergency and family medicine, Dr. Emilio G. Volz, a University of Miami alumnus and double-board certified physician, will begin his new role on July 1.

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Doctors assess COVID-19 ‘breakthrough’ cases in Miami

Three physicians from the Miller School of Medicine joined Centers for Disease Control and Prevention administrators to talk about these rare instances, effective treatments, and the virus variants that may be prompting them.

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Doctors assess COVID-19 ‘breakthrough’ cases in Miami

Three physicians from the Miller School of Medicine joined Centers for Disease Control and Prevention administrators to talk about these rare instances, effective treatments, and the virus variants that may be prompting them.

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Frenk to deliver keynote on global health goals after COVID-19

At a large gathering of cancer experts this weekend, University of Miami President Julio Frenk will speak to health care providers about how the world can create a brighter future after the pandemic.

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Frenk to deliver keynote on global health goals after COVID-19

At a large gathering of cancer experts this weekend, University of Miami President Julio Frenk will speak to health care providers about how the world can create a brighter future after the pandemic.

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