Archive for November, 2011

Top 4 Stressful Things About Diabetes… and how to better manage them

November 10, 2011

Tampa, FL (Nov. 10, 2011) – Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are chronic, life-long conditions that require careful monitoring and control of blood sugar. When you’re worried, frightened or angry about living with diabetes, the stress you feel can cause your blood sugar levels to run higher.  Stress also indirectly affects diabetes by making it more difficult to for you to remember your medications and blood sugar checks. It may interfere with making healthy lifestyle choices that help control your diabetes. Laura Smith, PhD, clinical psychologist for the […]

Eating Out When You Have Diabetes

November 10, 2011

Tampa, FL (Nov. 10, 2011) – You don’t have to miss out on eating out because you have diabetes. Like most people trying to maintain healthy diet, you just have to keep track of what you eat and eat certain foods in moderation. Jane Norman, clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the USF Diabetes Center, offers the following tips to make dining out easier: • Control portion sizes.  When ordering at a restaurant that does not allow you to split an entrée with someone else, or does not offer “smaller” […]

How Can I Help My Child Manage Diabetes at School?

November 10, 2011

Tampa, FL (Nov. 10, 2011) – Planning for your child’s diabetes management at school may seem like a daunting task, but there’s plenty of help available. Amanda Vasquez, clinical social worker at the USF Diabetes Center, offers the following suggestions for parents to help their kids with diabetes at school: • Set up a meeting with the school to discuss your child’s diabetes care needs.  Sit down with your child’s teachers, administrators and/or other personnel to review his or her diabetes medical management plan. If your child is old enough involve […]

USF professor helps identify brain growth problems in autism

November 8, 2011

Tampa, FL (Nov. 9, 2011)– Using innovative techniques for unbiased counting of brain cells, Peter R. Mouton, PhD, of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and a diverse team of researchers have confirmed a new theory about a cause of autism. The pivotal study, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, confirmed that the brains of children with autism have an overabundance of brain cells produced only before birth, suggesting that autism arises from prenatal processes gone awry. Led by Eric Courchesne, PhD, at the University of California […]

Dr. Dennis Kyle Selected as USF Health Distinguished Professor

November 7, 2011

Dr. Dennis Kyle, Professor in the Department of Global Health was recently selected as one of only two USF Health Distinguished Professors awarded this year.  This is the highest honor bestowed on a member of the USF Health faculty and we know that Dr. Kyle clearly merits this distinction. Dr. Kyle majored in Biology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (BA, 1979) and completed a PhD in Zoology at Clemson University (1984). Following a postdoctoral position at the University of Georgia, he began a 21 year association with the Walter […]

USF Health In the News for the week of October 31, 2011

November 4, 2011

For the week of October 31, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world TELEVISION NEWS You can access recent television news stories about USF Health here: Media Clips Gallery   Dr. Lewis Rubin discusses pre-term births in Florida on WTVT Fox 13 http://hscvideo2.hsc.usf.edu/asxroot/HSC/Public_Affairs/20111101_WTVT_DrRubin_pretermbirths.asx Dr. Daniel Buffington talks about the FDA drug shortage on WFTS ABC Action News http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_tampa/obama-to-fda:-fix-drug-shortage-that-hurts-bay-area-patients     PRINT & ONLINE NEWS Click through the headline to access the story   OCD’s roots in children beginning to be explored […]

Scientists and journalists seek to educate public

November 1, 2011

Scientists speak to each other in complexities, while journalists seek to tell stories simply. Yet the two need to find common ground to help the public understand scientific and medical topics accurately –especially in a world in which science often becomes politicized and scientific funding can depend on public perceptions. The two groups came together last week at USF to try to find common understandings at a forum at USF, convened by Research! America, USF and Pfizer. “There’s a growing recognition that scientists need to take the lead in communicating […]

USF medical residency alum named Navy Surgeon General

November 1, 2011

Matthew L. Nathan, MD, a graduate from USF’s medical residency program, is the newly named Navy Surgeon General and Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.  Dr. Nathan, who is now a vice admiral, completed his internal medicine residency at USF in 1984. Rear Adm. Matthew Nathan was named Vice Admiral and Navy Surgeon General. Dr. Nathan – who replaces Dr. Adam M. Robinson, who is retiring – was nominated by President Obama in August and will be sworn in to his new post in November. As Surgeon General, […]

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