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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Celebrates 23rd Palm Beach Friends Luncheon 02.16.2011

More than 200 guests attended Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Palm Beach Friends Medical Forum and Luncheon, at the Mar-a-Lago Club.

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UM Pediatric Researchers Publish Findings on Energy Drinks 02.14.2011

Energy drinks may pose a risk for serious adverse health effects in some children, especially those with diabetes, seizures, cardiac abnormalities or mood and behavior disorders, according to new findings from pediatric researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone Antagonist Reduces Prostate Size in BPH 02.14.2011

Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have developed a potential treatment for one of the most common urologic problems in men – benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The condition is a progressive hyperplasia or enlargement of the prostate gland that affects 70 percent of men who are over 60 years old.

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Neuro-Ophthalmologist Joel S. Glaser, M.D., Passes Away 02.11.2011

One of the world’s most influential neuro-ophthalmologists and one of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s first faculty members, Joel S. Glaser, M.D., has passed away.

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Dean Goldschmidt Rallies Students to Bring the Dean’s Cup Home 02.11.2011

Medical students are generally encouraged to remain law-abiding citizens. But with the Dean’s Cup hanging in the balance, and only days before several sporting events determine whether the Miller School brings home the trophy or, heaven forbid, the UM School of Law keeps it another year, “breaking the law” is not exactly discouraged.

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Miller School Joins Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools 02.10.2011

Through the leadership of Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., a national expert in health disparities, the Miller School has been admitted into Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS), a prestigious national association dedicated to improving the health of Hispanics through academic development, research initiatives and training.

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Center for Patient Safety Earns High Praise at International Simulation Meeting 02.10.2011

Researchers and educators from the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital Center for Patient Safety (CPS) earned high praise from their colleagues at this year’s International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.

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Miller School Researchers Link Diet Soda and Salt to Cardiovascular Risk 02.09.2011

Two new studies by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers link diet soda and salt to increased risk of vascular events, including stroke. The research was presented today during the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2011 in Los Angeles.

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UM Pediatrics Selected for Research Consortium 02.08.2011

The Department of Pediatrics at the Miller School has been selected as one of 11 organizations in a consortium that will suggest, design and participate in studies that will evaluate health care improvements in practice settings. The consortium is led by Ohio-based Battelle, an independent research and development organization, and is called the Battelle Women and Children’s Healthcare Partnership.

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Leadership Change Announced in OB/GYN 02.08.2011

Dr. Leo B. Twiggs, who has led significant advances as chair of the Miller School's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will move to a new position focused on continued growth and improvement of the clinical operation and mentoring of junior faculty in clinical research.

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