News : 2012 : June

Willard Lee and his wife Betty celebrate their 60th anniversary and his new lease on life at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

New Valve Improves Patient’s Heart Just in Time for Anniversary

Willard Lee hadn’t planned to spend his 60th wedding anniversary in UMiami at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Coronary Care Unit, but the fact that he and his wife Betty were celebrating the June 14 milestone at all – with a chocolate cake sent by his interventional cardiologist – was enough to put a big smile on his face, and the twinkle back in his blue eyes.

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Sarah E. Messiah, Ph.D., M.P.H., left, and Nestor de la Cruz-Muñoz, M.D.

Study Shows Bariatric Surgery Improves Health in Obese Adolescents

A new national study by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine shows that bariatric surgery can safely and substantially reduce weight and related health problems in morbidly obese adolescents, findings that could change treatment options offered by physicians

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Seth Thaller, M.D., D.M.D., hopes patients and families will participate in the race for the cleft lip and palate clinic.

Cleft Lip and Palate Specialists Invite Clinic Supporters to Walk Miles for Smiles on June 10

For more than 40 years, UM specialists have turned heartache into smiles by performing the multiple surgeries and providing the array of services children born with cleft lips and palates often need to correct the disfiguring anomalies.

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