News : 2014 : April

John E. Lewis, Ph.D.

Study Finds Dietary Supplement Improves Cognitive Functioning in Alzheimer’s Patients

When Rina Torres was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in her 70s, she gradually lost her ability to communicate or recognize family members. Then she joined a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine study to test if a dietary supplement, aloe polymannose multinutrient complex (APMC), might improve her mental condition.

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Ralph Sacco, M.D., M.S., was one of four faculty members who spoke at the symposium.

Fit Friendly Symposium Discusses Healthy Work Environments

More than 50 corporate leaders joined UHealth and the American Heart Association at the 2014 Miami and Broward Fit Friendly Symposium, held at the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center on April 22. The purpose of the panel event was to share health data and exchange tips for creating healthy work environments.

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Brain fitness Pavilion in The Miami Herald

Detail-oriented brain functioning? Check.

Speedy brain processing. Check.

I’m sitting before a touchscreen laptop inside the University of Miami’s just-opened Brain Fitness Pavilion on its downtown medical campus. The new center opened in March to offer comprehensive cognitive programs, neuropsychological assessments, assessments of everyday living skills. The pavilion also features one addictive tool: BrainHQ.

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