Archive for the Women’s Health Category

Motivational "women-only" cardiac rehab improves symptoms of depression

November 17, 2009

Theresa Beckie, PhD, of the USF College of Nursing, compared the physical and psychosocial effects of a traditional cardiac rehabilitation to a program geared specifically for women. ORLANDO, FL. (Nov. 17, 2009) — Depressive symptoms improved among women with coronary heart disease who participated in a motivationally-enhanced cardiac rehabilitation program exclusively for women, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2009. Depression often co-occurs with heart disease and is found more often in women with heart disease than in men. Depression also interferes with adherence to […]

USF-TGH medical team performs first EXIT procedure

November 12, 2009

The uncommon, high-risk delivery involved more than 20 physicians and other health practitioners Read St. Petersburg Times story… Tampa, FL (Nov. 12, 2009) — A multidisciplinary team of USF Health and Tampa General Hospital physicians recently performed the first Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) at TGH — successfully securing an airway for a baby girl with a large benign tumor wrapped around her neck before fully delivering the 7 pound, 11 ounce infant by Cesarean section. EXIT is an innovative procedure developed to deliver infants with severe congenital abnormalities that […]

Grateful patients present $50,000 to USF Breast Health program

November 9, 2009

A community of patients, friends and supporters has raised $50,000 to support the USF Breast Health program, the result of a relentless effort by local Capt. Lori Deaton to organize a “Hooked on Hope” fishing tournament to raise the money. In keeping with the nautical theme, the fisherwomen and men presented the money Sunday Nov 8, 5pm, at Gaspars Grotto in Ybor City. “Dr. Charles Cox is one of the country’s great pioneers in surgical treatment for breast cancer, as well as staging tumors to minimize the surgery itself,” said […]

USF to test H1N1 vaccine in pregnant women and children who are HIV-infected

October 27, 2009

The USF arm of the NIH trials will be performed at Genesis, Tampa General Hospial and USF clinics. Tampa, FL (Oct. 26, 2009) — The University of South Florida is participating in two federal studies to see whether the H1N1 vaccine can safely elicit a protective immune response in pregnant women, as well as in children and young adults, all of whom are HIV-infected. USF will be one of 35 sites and eight sub-sites in the United States and Puerto Rico participating in the two studies, which are sponsored and […]

Dr. Keefe headed for NYU; Dr. Lynch OB-GYN interim chair

August 31, 2009

Dr. David Keefe August, 31, 2009 — David Keefe, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at USF Health, has accepted a position as the Kaplan Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tish and Belleview Hospitals. Catherine Lynch, MD, has been appointed interim chair of OB/GYN by Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, CEO for USF Health and dean of the USF College of Medicine. “While this is a loss for us, I’m happy that Dr. Keefe is […]

Focus on Females radio show features USF Health doctors

June 25, 2009

USF Health urogynecologist Lennox Hoyte, MD, will be featured as the guest medical expert 1 to 2 p.m., this Sunday, June 28, on the Focus on Females Radio Healthcare Clinic aired on Talk Radio 860 AM. Dr. Hoyte, director of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at USF, will discuss “Pelvic Pain” with the show’s host Dr. Steven Maskin and listeners who call in. Dennis Ledford, MD, a professor of medicine and pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at USF Health and the James […]

Program offers at-risk moms and babies a healthy start

May 29, 2009

Healthy Start mother Selena Scott went to Capitol Hill recently to advocate for the USF COPH administered program, which aims to lower infant mortality rates in Central Florida. Some might see Selena Scott as an unemployed single mother living in one of Tampa’s poorest neighborhoods. But she is more than that. Scott, 35, is determined to be the best mother to her son, 8-month-old Jayden, that she can be. And so she is transforming herself into a community activist with the help of a program that assists mothers and babies: […]

Urogyn and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery expands to Sarasota

April 21, 2009

Tampa, FL (April 21, 2009) — The University of South Florida Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery program has opened an office in Sarasota. The program offers a full range of medical and surgical therapies for women with urogynecological problems, including overactive bladder syndromes, uterine and bowel prolapse, chronic pelvic pain, cystitis, incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, and complications related to pelvic floor reconstructive surgery. Program director Lennox Hoyte, MD, has begun seeing patients monthly at the offices of Physician Care Clinical Research, 1931 South Tuttle Ave, in Sarasota. Patients have […]

Spousal violence increases risk of losing pregnancy

February 16, 2009

USF Health’s Amina Alio, PhD, was lead author of the new study in Lancet, finding a strong link between spousal violence and fetal loss. Women victimized by spousal abuse are at significantly increased risk of losing at least one pregnancy. A study of more than 2,500 women in Africa by the University of South Florida College of Public Health’s Amina Alio, PhD, and colleagues found that women who experience domestic violence of any kind were 50 percent more likely to have a least one episode of fetal loss (stillbirth or […]

Simulation center set for virtual hysteroscopic training

February 4, 2009

Dr. Larry Glazerman, director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at USF Health, teaches fellow OB-GYN faculty member Dr. Amanda Alvelo-Malina how to use the new hysteroscopic simulator. The USF Health Simulation Center at Tampa General Hospital recently added a state-of-the-art hysteroscopy simulator to its growing collection of high-fidelity simulators that allow physicians and other health professionals to practice clinical skills in a controlled setting, without risk to patients. “USF Health now has the only hysteroscopy simulator in North America,” said Deborah Sutherland, PhD, associate vice president for USF Health and […]

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