News : 2012 : November

Nine-year-old Fit2Play participant Larry Thomas leads fellow runners Jarrett Slaton and Chaz Castro, both 10, at Highland Oaks Park in Miami.

Miller School Study Shows Miami-Dade's ‘Fit2Play’ Program Makes Kids Healthier

The initial results of a study the Miller School’s Sarah Messiah, Ph.D., is conducting in partnership with the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has found that the “Fit2Play” after-school-program offered in many county parks is “highly effective” in improving the health of kids and reducing and preventing childhood obesity and other health risk factors.

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The 2012 International Neonatal Conference brought dozens of leading experts together in Miami.

UM’s International Neonatal Conference Celebrates 36 Years

Leading neonatology experts from 48 countries once again gathered at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach for the Miller School’s 36th Annual International Miami Neonatology Conference

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Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D.

Pediatrics Study Discredits “Kind and Gentle” Chemo Approach for Kids with Leukemia

A study led by Miller School researchers and published online November 19 in the journal Pediatrics found that the slow, continuous infusion of doxorubicin, a drug that has dramatically improved the leukemia survival rate, does not provide youngsters with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) any more cardioprotection than rapid infusion.

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