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Steps taken toward Ebola preparedness, education
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Steps taken toward Ebola preparedness, education

As hospitals and communities around the world take action against the possibility of Ebola, the University of Miami is also taking preventative measures. The Miller School of Medicine issued an Ebola preparedness manual and organized an information session Friday at the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education. Dr. Barth Green, chairman of the department…

Diabetes awareness event provides free testing
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Diabetes awareness event provides free testing

In an effort to raise awareness of the risks associated with diabetes, the  University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies partnered with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to host the second annual UStop Diabetes event on the Lakeside Patio Wednesday afternoon. UStop Diabetes served as a “no excuse” event. It provided free testing…

CPR Day teaches how to save lives
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CPR Day teaches how to save lives

Pamela Rauseo’s five-month-old nephew Sebastian de la Cruz suddenly stopped breathing in the backseat of her car last February. Rauseo, who had learned infant resuscitation after her son Alex stopped breathing seven years ago, was able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her nephew and save his life. Her story, which was captured by major…

Mindfulness Miami minds mental health
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Mindfulness Miami minds mental health

Junior Jose Miguel Rosillo sits in a relaxed yet alert position on the second floor of the Student Activities Center. His window seat has a view of Lake Osceola, and the sun is setting. But his eyes are closed. He inhales. Then exhales. For one minute, he focuses on his breath. This short exercise aimed…

Student Health Service contributes to digital health magazine
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Student Health Service contributes to digital health magazine

The Student Health Service is experimenting with a digital health magazine as a preventative measure. The University of Miami is subscribed to a national, online magazine called Student Health 101 (SH101). The magazine features six pages of original content specific to UM. The other 15 pages are the same for all subscribers. “The health and…

Guardrails interns track patients’ health progress
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Guardrails interns track patients’ health progress

A hot and muggy July did not stop people from streaming through the University Center breezeway for free wellness assessments, or guardrails, in graduate student Craig Flanagan’s words. “The literal definition of a guardrail is a system of prevention to protect people,” he said. “That’s exactly what we’re doing. We put up guardrails instead of…

A conversation on healthcare with President Shalala
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A conversation on healthcare with President Shalala

Students with university health insurance may be able to find a more comprehensive plan at a cheaper price when the insurance exchange marketplace set up by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) opens up Tuesday. University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, who served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under former U.S. President Bill…

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