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2013-07-23 16:24:08

Telemedicine Clinic on Wheels Connects Children to Specialists at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Demo July 25 MIAMI, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of children who otherwise lack access to specialized healthcare will now benefit from a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and Children's Health Fund. The partnership's national initiative launches in Miami on Thursday (July 25) with the debut of the first telemedicine-enabled mobile medical clinic for...

2012-07-31 06:25:26

MIAMI, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received permission from the Food and Drug Administration to begin a revolutionary Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety of transplanting human Schwann cells to treat patients with recent spinal cord injuries. Found mainly in the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells are essential to sending appropriate electrical signals...

2012-07-11 06:23:42

MIAMI, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ADEC Inc. - Worried about your memory? Many patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and individuals concerned about developing memory loss feel they have limited options. While there is no 'magic pill' to cure or prevent AD, a new book outlines a cutting-edge approach to systematically address this disease. Besides eating properly and exercising, there are several useful strategies for managing AD, according to Richard S. Isaacson,...

2012-03-20 10:24:52

MIAMI, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings from a transplant study led by scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a DRI Federation center at Xiamen University in China showed that mesenchymal stem cells may replace a powerful anti-rejection drug in transplant recipients. The results of this pioneering study involving kidney transplant patients is published in the March 21 issue of the Journal...

Is Diet Soda Bad For You?
2012-02-01 10:20:54

New study finds potential link between daily consumption of diet soft drinks and risk of vascular events Individuals who drink diet soft drinks on a daily basis may be at increased risk of suffering vascular events such as stroke, heart attack, and vascular death. This is according to a new study by Hannah Gardener and her colleagues from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and at Columbia University Medical Center. However, in contrast, they found that regular soft drink...

2011-08-03 08:59:00

MIAMI, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 26th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner will be held at New York's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel on Monday, September 26. The event will honor philanthropic heroes and sports legends while bringing together celebrities and corporate leaders to support the fundraising efforts of Nick and Mark Buoniconti and numerous longtime Buoniconti Fund supporters who continue to stand up for those who can't. The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis is a nonprofit, which...

2011-04-18 12:10:00

Event is part of the Bipartisan Policy Center's New Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative Special Remarks to be given by South Beach Diet Author and Cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the University of Miami will jointly host a public forum on the importance of nutrition education and physical activity this Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the University of Miami's Newman...

2011-04-12 13:42:00

Special Remarks to be given by South Beach Diet Author and Cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the University of Miami will jointly host a public forum on the importance of nutrition education and physical activity on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the University of Miami's Newman Alumni Center. Today, more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of children in the United...

2011-01-26 11:23:00

HACKENSACK N.J., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The MOLLY and LINDSEY Diabetes Research Foundation at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) and the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have joined forces to find the cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Together they will form the Hackensack-Miami DRI Federation Project, a think tank of East Coast specialists who will fast-track the best research ideas coming out of...

2008-11-06 09:00:12

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Diabetes Month, Salad Creations, VITAZEST(R) Water and the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation have teamed up to create a diabetes-friendly, create-your-own-salad meal that is available in Salad Creations restaurants around the country. While Salad Creations is already a fresh alternative to fast-food, the new diabetes-friendly menu takes the concept one step further by identifying the food options that are lower in...