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UMiami Health Talks

Our popular, free information health webinars are presented by world-renowned UHealth physicians and scientists and you are invited to join us. Gain valuable insights on topics ranging from heart health to advances in cancer and aging healthfully. Previously recorded sessions are below. Check back soon to learn insights on more medical topics.

Contemporary Issues in Men’s Health - What You Need To Know

Air date: June 16, 2022

Our latest UMiami Health Talks features Desai Sethi Urology Institute urology expert, Dr. Bruce Kava. Dr. Kava touched upon a variety of important topics related to men’s health including gender disparities in health conditions, the necessity for cancer screenings, hot topics in male sexual problems, and the expansion of treatment options for men suffering from prostate conditions.


Why Is My Voice Hoarse and What Can I Do About It?

Air date: May 11, 2022

University of Miami Health System Ear, Nose, and Throat experts Dr. David Rosow and Dr. Adam Lloyd spread awareness about communication disorders during Better Hearing & Speech Month. Dr. Rosow discusses the evaluation of hoarseness and how to diagnose voice problems, common benign voice problems, cancerous voice problems, and much more. Dr. Adam Lloyd explores topics such as variations of vocal quality, how the voice works, and non-surgical management to heal the voice.


UMiami Health Talk: Heart Disease Prevention in 2022 – What’s Hot and What’s Not?

Air date: February 3, 2022

In this UMiamiHealth Talk webinar, Carl Orringer, M.D., FACC – a nationally known expert in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, and director of the UHealth Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine Program & Lipid Clinic share important information on the best approaches for the prevention of cardiovascular disease – such as atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and peripheral artery disease. Dr. Orringer also answers real-life questions from the webinar audience, posed during the presentation’s Q&A session.


Food, Mind, and Movement as Medicine

Air date: January 27, 2022

University of Miami Health System experts discuss how combining food with exercise and mindfulness techniques, boost our abilities to be healthier, stronger, reduce pain and even reverse disease. Gastroenterologist and physician nutrition specialist Dr. Michelle Pearlman, Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist and Hypnotist Ms. Floribeth Arraut, and Exercise Physiologist and Health Coach Mr. Christopher Fitzmaurice explore how to eat well to feel well including healthy eating and exercises at all stages of life, successful psychological interventions for a lifetime of healthy eating as well as how to exercise during a pandemic and beyond no matter your physical condition.


UMiami Health Talk: Advances in Joint Pain Management and Replacement Surgery

Air date: January 13, 2022

Joint pain – whether knee, hip, or shoulder – can be excruciating and severely limit a person’s ability to engage in everyday activities. But many people with extreme joint pain may wonder when the time is right to consider surgical joint replacement. In this webinar, UHealth orthopedic experts, Drs. Julianne Muñoz and Jaime Carvajal, provide an overview of the best approaches to managing joint pain, describe the factors that may lead to a patient deciding that the time is right to have implant surgery, and outline the most advanced surgical techniques and technologies – including computer assisted robotic surgery, and same-day outpatient surgery – that help patients return to a pain-free lifestyle.


Navigating Diabetes During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Air date: November 18, 2021

Our Comprehensive Diabetes Center experts Dr. Rajesh Garg (Endocrinology), Dr. Dushyantha Jayaweera (Infectious Disease) and Monica Grimaldi (Registered Dietitian) cover the following topics and answer your questions with regard to navigating diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Rajesh Garg, M.D. will explore the topic of managing your diabetes during acute illness.
  • Dushyantha Jayaweera, M.D. will discuss the relationship between COVID-19 vaccines and diabetes.
  • Monica Grimaldi, RD will discuss how to manage eating healthy during quarantine or acute illness.

La Reparación Mínimamente Invasiva De La Válvula Mitral: Arte y Ciencia (En Español)

Air date: October 7, 2021

Joseph Lamelas, M.D., es reconocido internacionalmente como un pionero en la cirugía cardíaca mínimamente invasiva. Le invitamos a ver su presentación por seminario web sobre la reparación y el reemplazo de la válvula mitral utilizando el “Método Miami” mínimamente invasivo que desarrolló como una alternativa eficaz a la cirugía a corazón abierto. El Método Miami es un aborde mínimamente invasivo que el Dr. Lamelas ha realizado en más de 7,000 casos, y se ha demostrado que tiene muchas ventajas para los pacientes en comparación con la cirugía tradicional a corazón abierto. El Método Miami permite que la mayoría de los pacientes regresen a casa en aproximadamente tres días, con menos trauma tisular, cicatrices y dolor en comparación con la cirugía a corazón abierto. El riesgo de infección también es muy reducido y la curación es más rápida. Además de la presentación del Dr. Lamelas, el video incluye una sesión informativa donde responde preguntas de la audiencia.


Noise-Related Hearing Loss and Tinnitus: Myths & Facts

Air date: March 20, 2021

Each year in May, Better Hearing & Speech Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders. During this informative webinar, University of Miami Health System audiology experts Dr. Dana Libman, and Dr. Tricia Scaglione will cover the following topics and answer your questions regarding Noise-related Hearing Loss and Tinnitus:

  • Overview of the ear and the hearing process, and the dangers of noise exposure.
  • Noise/sound-induced hearing loss - myths and facts.
  • Overview of tinnitus, which occurs when you experience ringing or other noises in one or both of your ears.
  • Tinnitus - myths and facts.

Congestive Heart Failure: Novel Approaches to Management and Recovery

Air date: February 25, 2021

This UMiamiHealth Talk webinar explores the most advanced treatments and therapies for congestive heart failure. UHealth cardiology experts, Dr. Luanda Grazette, director of the UHealth Advanced Heart Failure Program, and Dr. Joshua Hare, director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, share important information as follows:

  • Overview of current medical approaches to managing congestive heart failure
  • Device-mediated therapies to improve functional capacity, quality of life, and survival for patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure
  • The differences between, and treatments for Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) vs. Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF)
  • The promise of stem cell therapy to restore heart muscle function in patients with HFrEF

The Covid-19 Vaccine: What You Need To Know

Air date: February 16, 2021

University of Miami Health System experts Dr. Roy E. Weiss, chief medical officer for COVID-19 and infectious disease specialist Dr. Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, medical leader of UHealth's Vaccine Task Force, answer questions and address the following topics regarding COVID-19 vaccines:

  • What are the different types of COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?
  • What are the most common side effects?
  • What if your second shot is delayed?
  • Can you get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
  • What are the CDC risk criteria?
  • Who is eligible for vaccination?

The Art and Science of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair

Air date: February 18, 2021

Joseph Lamelas, M.D., is an internationally known pioneer in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. We invite you to view his webinar presentation on Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement using the minimally invasive “Miami Method” he developed as an effective alternative to open-heart surgery. The Miami Method is a minimally invasive approach Dr. Lamelas has performed in more than 7,000 cases, and one that has been demonstrated to have many advantages for patients versus traditional, open-heart surgery.


Managing Cardiovascular Care in Older Adults

Air date: October 22, 2020

Dr. Murry Drescher speaks on how cardiovascular medicine has adapted to tailor treatment for older adult patients who have cardiovascular disease complicated by other age-related health conditions. He explains how patients can rely on their cardiologist to provide primary management for their treatment plans and prescribed medications to assure the best quality of life for themselves and their caregivers.


UHealth Medical and Surgical Weight Loss: A Soup to Nuts Approach to a Healthier Life

Air date: November 10, 2020

If you’ve tried diet after diet with no success but are serious about losing weight, this webinar is for you. During this webinar our expert panelists, Dr. Michelle Pearlman and Dr. Nestor De La Cruz-Muñoz, explain how genetic and environmental variables can impact how easily a person gains or loses weight, and how flipping the script on dieting can transform your health.


COVID Phobia and the Dangers of Delayed Care for Heart Attack and Stroke

Air date: December 3, 2020

Fear of COVID-19 – COVID Phobia – is creating a different kind of pandemic, causing injury to people who don’t go to the ER when having chest pain, stroke, or untreated diabetes. A panel of University of Miami Health System experts – including the chiefs of cardiology, stroke, and emergency medicine – explain how “COVID Phobia” is a dangerous but very real phenomenon.


Diabetes and COVID-19: What You Need to Know.

Air date: December 17, 2020

University of Miami Health System and Comprehensive Diabetes Center experts Dr. Rajesh Garg (Endocrinology), Dr. Dushyantha Jayaweera (Infectious Disease), and Lauri Deane, APRN (Certified Diabetes Educator) cover important topics and answer questions regarding the relationship between Diabetes and COVID-19, vaccinations for patients with diabetes, and holiday eating and travel for patients with diabetes during the pandemic.


Managing a Breast Cancer Diagnosis During a Pandemic.

Air date: June 4, 2020

Dr. Elisa Krill-Jackson will present on how to manage a breast cancer diagnosis in the age of COVID-19. She will explore options around treatment schedules and visit-type options, as well as how to recognize emergency symptoms requiring immediate care. Dr. Krill-Jackson will also discuss how to protect your immune system.


Manejo de Cáncer de Seno Durante la Pandemia (En Español)

Air date: June 4, 2020

La Dra. Alejandra Pérez hablará del manejo de cáncer deseno en medio de la pandemia del COVID-19.Ella va a discutir cómo administrar los tratamientos de la manera massegura, qué tipo de visitas hay disponibles, qué síntomas son urgentes ycómo proteger el sistema inmunológico.


Hypertension, Heart Damage, and COVID-19: What you need to know (English session)

Air date: May 27, 2020

A panel of UHealth Cardiology experts discuss the strategies for managing heart health during a global pandemic, and discuss why it is important to never put off an ER visit regardless of COVID-19. Finally they review the safety precautions in place at UHealth hospitals and clinics that allow all patients to feel safe to return to their trusted providers.


Hipertensión, el daño al corazón y COVID-19. Lo que debe saber. (En Español)

Air date: May 27, 2020

Se hablará acerca de la miocarditis causada por la infección por COVID-19, un ataque al corazón que se sufrió al refugiarse en el hogar, la investigación sobre el vínculo entre los inhibidores de la enzima convertidora de angiotensina (ACE, por sus siglas en inglés) recetados para la hipertensión y la virulencia de la infección por COVID-19, y otras investigaciones actuales en UHealth sobre el impacto del coronavirus en la salud del corazón.