USF Health in the News: For the Week of August 9, 2010

For the week of August 9, 2010 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world



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USF College of Nursing gets $1.3 million training grant

Tampa Bay Business Journal

The University of South Florida College of Nursing received a five-year, $1.3 million federal grant to train nursing faculty throughout the state in the use


It’s no game: Head injuries in high school sports

The Tampa Tribune (American Chronicle)

The small-step manner of recovery is the focus of the USF Concussion Center, which focuses on treatment of patients with post-concussive symptoms. The center opened last month to treat athletes…


Florida Board of Medicine discusses flaw in prescription drug database

The St. Petersburg Times

“I absolutely think it’s an issue,” said Dr. Rafael Miguel, a pain medicine specialist affiliated with the University of South Florida, who feels strongly


Nonmotor Parkinson’s Problems
Parkinson’ Disease Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects the central nervous system. It’s caused by a loss of cells in an area of the brain,
…importantly, Theresa Zesiewicz, M.D., Neurologist with the University of South Florida in Tampa, says the problems are often not recognized ,


SIRT1 gene important for memory
Ethiopian Review

University of South Florida, Medical School, University of South Florida Health, Brain Repair, Neurosurgery, Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair
Boosting SIRT1 in mice does not improve memory, but if gene is missing memory suffers Tampa, FL (Aug. 9, 2010) –
…a paradox, reports an international team of researchers from the University of South Florida, the University of Southern California, Harvard …


Beware when dieting, you may be losing more than pounds
Tampa, Florida – There is the no-carb diet, the low-calorie diet and the all-protein diet. These are just a few of the fad diets people have tried .
…diet. Dr. Brian Knox, Internal Medicine at Tampa General Hospital and USF, says when you cut out carbs or something else altogether, you inadvertently…


Help for people battling eczema, with or without the allergies
Pocono Record (AP)
TAMPA, Fla. — By the time Ethan Russell was 5 months old, it was clear he had inherited more from his mother than her hazel eyes and brown hair . Ethan
Fenske, a Tampa dermatologist and chairman of the department of dermatology at University of South Florida Health, says the diluted-bleach -bath approach…


Community Survival Day To Feature Free Physicals, Health Screenings
Florida Sentinel Bulletin
On Saturday, August 14th, Rev. Dr. Thomas Scott and Lady Marva Scott, and the 34th Street Church of God, will sponsor “
…event, and he is honored. I will be among several doctors from USF as well as residents, and medical students. One event I m looking forward …


You are what you eat
Ventura County Reporter
Going organic: more than a diet, it’s a lifestyle
…hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to a report issued by the University of South Florida, Exposure of the developing child to even the small…


Former islander obtains $16 million grant for HIV/AIDS education program he founded
The News-Herald
Click to enlarge Michael Knox Michael Knox, who grew up on Grosse Ile and is a professor of medicine and global health at the University of South Florida,
incarcerated persons and other underserved populations, Knox said. Knox founded the USF Center for HIV Education and Research in 1988. Knox said he will…


How can my child jumpstart his social skills for school?
Tampa Bay Online
As your child prepares for the new school year, it’s a good time to talk about social-readiness skills. This is especially true if your child is transitioning
Curtwright is coordinator of the Social Communication Skills Clinic at the USF Health Silver Child Development Center. BRENDA CURTWRIGHT , PhD


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