News : 2014 : February

First Lady Michelle Obama shares a hug with one of the children taking part in the Fit2Play program at Gwen Cherry Park.

First Lady Michelle Obama Praises Impact of Miami Program to Fight Childhood Obesity

The positive impact of programs to fight childhood obesity — such as the Miami-Dade County Parks’ Fit2Play after-school program, whose effectiveness has been proven by Miller School researchers — won praise from First Lady Michelle Obama during an appearance in Miami on February 25.

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UM Pediatrics Partners with the WGC Cadillac Championship

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics has announced its 2014 partnership with the PGA Tour at this year’s WGC Cadillac Championship. Through the PGA’s Tickets Fore Charity program, the Department of Pediatrics will benefit from 100 percent of the net proceeds from ticket sales purchased using their unique code: GRIP14.

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Nestor de la Cruz-Muñoz, M.D., who just three months ago marked a milestone 4,000 cases, performs bariatric surgery at University of Miami Hospital.

UMH Recognized for Excellence in Bariatric Surgery

University of Miami Hospital has received the 2013 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ and for the second year in a row (2012-2013) a five-star rating for bariatric surgery from Healthgrades®, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.

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