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

For the week of October 31, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world

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

Dr. Daniel Buffington talks about the FDA drug shortage on WFTS ABC Action News



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OCD’s roots in children beginning to be explored

USA Today

Although vulnerability to OCD remains, about half of kids will achieve a complete remission after a few months of appropriate treatment, says Eric Storch, associate professor at the University of South Florida.


Pediatricians Group Urges Routine HIV Testing for Teens
Time Healthland

“Our youth are having sex and our youth are getting HIV,” says Patricia Emmanuel, a professor of pediatrics at the University of South Florida and co-author of the report.
CDC Panel Votes to Extend HPV Vaccine to Young Boys

ABC News
“Vaccination is perhaps the greatest invention of medicine,” said Dr. John Sinnott, director of the Division of Infectious Disease at the University of South Florida. “It is a tragedy that this vaccine has become politicized.”


Joel Richter – People on the move

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Dr. Richter recently joined USF Health to direct the College of Medicine’s Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition and the Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders. He also holds the Hugh F. Culverhouse Chair for Esophagology.


Doctors, patients find robots may be a cut above for hysterectomies

St. Petersburg Times

Doctors say it’s a matter of training, time and the preferences of doctors and patients. Many veteran ob-gyns aren’t trained in newer techniques, said Dr. Larry Glazerman, director of the minimally invasive gynecologic surgery program at the University of South Florida.


The Power of Green Tea

The Lakeland Ledger

Patients with HGPIN usually have symptoms and go to their urologists, said Kumar, who is also a professor of oncologic sciences at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.


Robotic-Assisted Surgery Symposium at Winter Haven Hospital

The Lakeland Ledger

“We’ve found we can do more complex things than we could before,” said Dr. Lennox Hoyte, a scheduled speaker from the University of South Florida who specializes in urogynecology. “I do a lot surgically now I could not have imaged two years ago.”

AAP Backs HIV Tests for Teens

MedPage Today

If the local community prevalence is lower, pediatricians should offer the test to all sexually active patients as well as to those with other risk factors, such as drug use, according to Patricia J. Emmanuel, MD, of the University Of South Florida, and colleagues on the academy’s Committee of Pediatric AIDS.

Prescription drug crisis hits newborns in Florida

The Miami Herald

Catherine Lynch, M.D., is associate vice president for Women’s Health, professor and director of General Obstetrics and Gynecology at the USF College of Medicine. Ellen Daley, Ph.D., MPH, is associate professor at the USF College of Public Health and program director for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health.


How to keep the Thanksgiving gobbling in check

Offering fewer choices often results in fewer calories consumed, says Dr. Denise Edwards, director of the Healthy Weight Clinic at the University Of South Florida (USF).

Early Identification and Treatment of Childhood OCD is Key
Babbel (Blog)

The good news is that almost half of the children who present with OCD will “achieve a complete remission after a few months of appropriate treatment,” observes Eric Storch, an associate professor at the University Of South Florida.

Bert Fish hospital board to weigh options for future
The Daytona Beach News-Journal

And that’s because of pronounced trends in the health-care world, said Jay Wolfson, an adjunct professor of health law at Stetson University and associate vice president of health law, policy and safety at the University Of South Florida.

SELECT Students at University of South Florida Join ACPE

American College of Physician Executives UPDATE

As medical schools throughout the country examine the importance of integrating leadership skills into the traditional curriculum, ACPE has created learning opportunities for a group of students at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.


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