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Linda Eads with personal trainer Anas Mahmoud.

UHealth’s Supervised Exercise Program Makes Fitness a Medical Priority

Linda Eads entered the Supervised Exercise Program offered by UHealth – the University of Miami Health System because “I had high cholesterol, my legs and hips hurt — and I hated to sweat.” Norman H. Altman, V.M.D., says, “I had an illness that caused neuropathy. After it was successfully treated, I realized I needed to get into a regular exercise program.” What they had in common was a lack of regular exercise.

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From left, Angelique Muniz, Stacy Cutrono, Ph.D., and Patricia Emard.

Sylvester’s U Survive & Thrive Program Helps Cancer Survivors Regain Strength

It was just a staircase, but to Patricia Emard, it could have been a mountain. With the help of the world-class oncologists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, she had triumphed over breast cancer, but it had taken all she could give. Two surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation had sapped her strength. She looked at the staircase and chose the elevator instead.

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UHealth Fitness & Wellness Center Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Celebration

The UHealth Fitness & Wellness Center is kicking off its 10th anniversary celebration this week, with a month-long series of giveaways, fitness challenges, workshops and seminars. For its 10th anniversary, the UHealth Fitness & Wellness Center will have product giveaways, healthy snack days, and fun surprises for members, with new activities announced every week.

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Mindful Tuesdays

Mindful Tuesdays is a weekly program sponsored by the University of Miami Mind Body Medical Group, in partnership with the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center, the Department of Public Health Sciences and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program.

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Employee Wellness Programs at The University of Miami

While corporate America in general is taking small steps to promote employee wellness —such as providing gym discounts or smoking-cessation workshops — hospitals, conscious of their mission to promote health, are realizing they cannot overlook their own employees’ health.

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