USF Health In the News – for the week of August 8, 2011

For the week of August 8, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world

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Tampa Bay Rays: Sam Fuld, Matt Joyce perform good deeds 

St. Petersburg Times

OF Sam Fuld, who has Type 1 diabetes, will tour the USF Diabetes Center this morning and meet with young patients there, as well as USF president Judy Genshaft


Tampa Bay Rays’ Sam Fuld cheers patients at USF diabetes center

St. Petersburg Times (My Fox Tampa Bay, Bay News 9; Central Florida News 13‎‎)

Andrew was one of several young patients Fuld met during his two-hour tour of the University of South Florida’s new diabetes center, a 10000-square-foot facility that opened last month in the Carol & Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare…


DaTscan, new drug help with early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

St. Petersburg Times

That figure may be 15 or even 25 percent in practices that don’t specialize in the condition, said Dr. Robert Hauser, director of the USF Health’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center.


Got sleep apnea? Tampa General Hospital may need you to test a new device

St. Petersburg Times

“The system is designed to be permanent,” said Dr. Tapan Padhya, an ear, nose and throat specialist who heads the TGH study and is co-director of the USF ENT Sleep and Snoring Clinic. “But the battery and the housing of the stimulator will have to be


Paging Dr. Google Prescription for trouble

Tampa Tribune (

Most consumers approach their health with an open mind, says Glenn Whelan, a doctor of pharmacy and assistant professor at the University of South Florida


Athletes must be heat smart

Tampa Tribune

as high school football officially begins today in Florida and teams are physician for the University of South Florida‘s athletic department


Athletes Must Pay Attention to Heat

Sports Radio ESPN 1420 ‎

It’s one reason heat-related illnesses lead to so many deaths among high school athletes in the US The University of South Florida’s chief medical physician Eric Coris says athletes face a greater risk early on, when their bodies are not acclimated to


Tampa doctor changed by Children’s Home experience

Florida Baptist Witness (Topix)

Tommy McElroy walks quickly down the hall to his next patient at the Center for Advanced Healthcare on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa.


USF researchers get $2.6 million NIH grant to investigate new post-stroke therapy


University of South Florida Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair faculty members have received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the potential for cells derived from human bone marrow to benefit post-stroke patients by repairing the blood-brain barrier (BBB).


Chubbier baby boomer generation costly for Medicare

Tampa Tribune

an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of South Florida, who also works at the school’s Healthy Weight Clinic.


Chubbier boomer generation costly for Medicare ‎

A greasy diet and dwindling physical activity at work caused boomers’ weights to balloon, said Brian Knox, an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of South Florida, who also works at the school’s Healthy Weight


UPF clothes may work better than sunscreen


“Being sun-aware myself and an outdoor person, it has been a godsend,” said Weinkle, a dermatologist in Bradenton, Fla., and an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at University of South Florida. “It’s not always the most stylish and the cost


Cod Genome Reveals Stunning Gap in Immune System

Science AAAS (Science Now)

“There are other examples of animals that have evolved slightly different immune systems,” says Gary Litman, an immunologist at the University of South Florida in Tampa, who was not involved in the study, “but this stands out as an exceptional


Lee Memorial launching residency program for family physicians

Naples Daily New‎s

At the same time, Fogarty said he knew Lee Memorial was talking to the University of Florida in Gainesville and the University of South Florida in Tampa about partnering for a residency program. Ideally, some of the 30 to 35 medical students each year


BJ’s Charitable Foundation Donates $673650 to Charitable Organizations‎

University of South Florida Foundation’s Ronald McDonald Care Mobile (Tampa) – $12500 for medical equipment maintenance, upgrades and salary support for two key positions that operate the Care Mobile. The Care Mobile is a 40-foot-long by 8-foot-wide


Donation from ‘Motherhood’

Tampa Tribune

With a suggested donation of $1 each (and lots have given more than $1 — with several patrons paying as much as $20), all profits from the sale of the buttons go to the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida…



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