Department News : 2015 :

Mindful Tuesdays

Mindful Tuesdays is a weekly program sponsored by the University of Miami Mind Body Medical Group, in partnership with the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center, the Department of Public Health Sciences and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program.

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Felicia Knaul, Ph.D.

Researchers Suggest New Approach to Caring for Patients with Chronic Illnesses

Researchers from the University of Miami and Harvard University are addressing the challenges of effective universal health coverage in low- and middle-income countries, focusing on solving one of the most pressing issues — the care of chronic illnesses. Their suggestions, aimed at strengthening health care systems, include recommendations based on a “diagonal approach” for managing health care.

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Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Exercise Shown to Reduce Falls and Injury Among Middle-Aged Adults

Falls are the number one cause of non-fatal injuries treated at emergency rooms in the U.S. A recently released study led by a University of Miami public health physician-scientist has revealed that engaging in regular physical activity and exercise can prevent slips, trips and falls for middle-aged adults, just as it does for seniors.

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Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., M.S.

‘The right guidance can help change communities and people’s choices’

Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., M.S., chats with Medical Communications to discuss his vision for preventive health mechanisms, his goal to train future preventive health scientists in the Miller School of Medicine’s new public health doctoral degree program, and his recent work to expand Familias Unidas in Ecuador, Chile and Colombia.

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