USF Health In the News: for the week of December 13, 2010

For the week of December 13, 2010 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world

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Should you trust mobile health screening?

The St. Petersburg Times

Dr. Leslie Miller, chairman of the department of cardiovascular sciences at USF Health in Tampa, says preventive screening has merit if the tests are administered…

Does your blood really thin out?

My Fox Tampa Bay

“We do see some changes in certain tests that happen in eight to 10 days,” explained Dr. Eric Coris of USF Health, and director of the USF Sports Medicine…


Key Brain Cells Assisted in Survival, Maturation by Human Umbilical Cord Blood Cells

Med India

As we age, cognitive function tends to decline,” said Alison E. Willing, a professor in the University of South Florida’s (USF) Department of Neurosurgery and Brain repair and lead author for the study.

USF Medical School Gets C in Rating of Drug Conflicts

St. Petersburg Times
The University of South Florida got a relatively low grade — a C — compared to other schools in the state for its conflict-of-interest policies on a national scorecard released this week.

Drug Combinations That May Cause Major Drug Interactions Common Among Seniors Who Take Antidepressants

Forums Digital Media Net

The study was funded by Sanofi Aventis. Co-authors include Vijay N. Joish, Ph.D., now with Bayer Pharmaceuticals; Joel W. Hay, Ph.D, from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy; and David V. Sheehan, M.D., M.B.A., from the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

WAO President Calls for Focus on Asthma Comorbidities

World Allergy Organization

“I don’t believe you can take care of an asthmatic without addressing their comorbid conditions, and there are many of them. In my opinion, diagnosis and treatment guidelines should also address these comorbid conditions,” Dr. Lockey said.

Christmas trees and decorations may trigger allergies

The Seattle Times (The News Chief, The Republic, ScrippsNews, World News, StandardNet)

for a year and it can certainly cause problems,” says Dr. Richard Lockey, director of the allergy and immunology division at USF Health in Tampa…

Osteoporosis Risk with Asthma and COPD Therapies Needs More Vigilance

Medscape Medical News

Dennis Ledford, MD, from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and All Children’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, presented the latest data and his strategy for managing patients who are likely to be at risk.

5 Immunity boosting tips for moms

CNN (CNN International)

immune system during this time of life,” says Maureen Groer, Ph.D., professor of nursing at the University of South Florida College of Nursing in Tampa

Smokers feel the burn in hospital hiring

The Daytona Beach News-Journal

an adjunct professor of law at Stetson University and an associate vice president of health law, policy and safety at the University of South Florida…

Federal stimulus money helped Florida colleges avoid deep cuts

The Palm Beach Post (The Chicago Tribune, The Hartford Courant)

At the University of South Florida, a $6 million grant was used to develop technology that will allow doctors to write prescriptions electronically

People on the move

The Tallahassee Democrat (Pensacola News Journal)

Escamilla has been appointed an affiliate professor in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of South Florida…

Collier County business looks at Lee land

The Tallahassee Democrat (The News-Press)

She said she would really like to see Arthrex, Jackson Lab and the University of South Florida work together to attract more high-end jobs in Collier and

UCF med school scores well on conflict-of-interest policies

The Orlando Sentinel (The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, The Sun-Sentinel, The Hartford Courant)

University of Florida College of Medicine and FSU’s medical school all earned B’s, while University of South Florida’s and Nova Southeastern’s medical


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