UM to present 9th annual industry impact conference

Focus will be the social, political and economic determinants of health On Friday, October 30, the University of Miami will be presenting its ninth annual Business of Healthcare conference from 11 am to 3 pm ET. Due to COVID, this event will be online and is in fact being promoted as a ‘global virtual event.’ With the presidential election looming and the nation reeling from a global pandemic, the year’s topic is both timely and relevant. The 2020 focus will be on The Social, Political and Economic Determinants of Health. The ‘global’ tag is not just marketing hype. The conference will feature at least a dozen business and government leaders across the domestic and global healthcare...

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Gentera Center for Regenerative Medicine Names Medical Director for Coral Gables Office

Gentera Center for Regenerative Medicine, a leading full-service regenerative medicine practice, today announced the promotion of Dr. Juan Remos to Medical Director for the company’s Coral Gables location. An esteemed internal medicine physician, Dr. Remos was hired in April 2020, bringing with him over 30 years of cutting-edge medical experience and research to the practice. “Dr. Remos brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in regenerative medicine, cellular health and age management solutions to Gentera,” said Brian Pla, CEO and Co-Founder of Gentera. “I am thrilled for him to join our leadership team so we can continue to expand our innovative medical solutions in South Florida and...

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An open discussion of the failure of the U.S. healthcare system

A leading hand surgeon with a medical degree from NYU, multiple accolades, and decades of experience, Dr. Alejandro Badia, based in Doral, has spent more than a quarter-century in the trenches of U.S. healthcare. His new book Healthcare From The Trenches: An Insider Account of the Complex Barriers of U.S. Healthcare from the Providers and Patients' Perspective is an open discussion of the failure of the U.S. healthcare system from the perspectives of its clinicians and patients. I had the opportunity to read his new book and just finished it last week. Entitled The Hidden Journey of a Medical Professional, the first section of this book is an autobiography of Dr. Badia’s journey from early...

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The mysterious, multifaceted cerebellum

Once thought to merely coordinate movement, this region of the brain is proving to exert greater influence on cognition, emotion and other functions When a 22-year-old college student turned up at the hospital after falling and hitting her head on ice, doctors conducted a CT scan that revealed a surprise: a tumor in her cerebellum, the fist-sized structure at the back of the brain. After surgeons successfully removed the mass, the woman started exhibiting strange behaviors. She was emotionally unexpressive and acted inappropriately — undressing in the hospital corridors, for example. She spoke in a fast, high-pitched, unintelligible voice and had trouble doing basic arithmetic, drawing,...

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