Archive for December, 2011

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PANDAS: A Controversial Diagnosis
December 16, 2011

This is a classic example of what we think we know and what evidence says. Doctors remain divided on whether to test children who have rapid onset of obsessive compulsive disorder for strep and whether to treat them with antibiotics. Dr. Tanya Murphy, director of the Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry for USF Health, takes a stand […]

Protesting the status quo
December 14, 2011

Here’s an attention-grabbing headline over on Kevin MD’s blog: Why we must Occupy Healthcare. It’s good to see that somebody else sees that our healthcare system is so dysfunctional that we can’t fix it by just playing around with the margins. The sad statistic that poster Dr. Mark Ryan points to is the World Health Organization’s analysis that ranks US healthcare as #37 in the world. I think we even play soccer better than that. At least we are beating Slovenia in both arenas. But with the resources we dedicate […]

A historic day and a new name
December 9, 2011

Thanks to everyone who came out Thursday to celebrate the naming of the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. I am more humbled and grateful than I can say. If you’re lucky, there are a few times in your life when somebody outside of your immediate family changes the course of your life. Carol and Frank Morsani have done that for all those who work and learn at the Morsani College of Medicine. The Morsanis embody the values that make Tampa Bay – and this nation – great. They […]

New details for Thursday's historic announcement
Psst…big news and it’s top secret until tomorrow
December 7, 2011

Join us for an historic day tomorrow.