USF Health in the News — For the Week of June 4, 2012

For the week of June 4, 2012 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news in Tampa Bay, across the country and around the world

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USF study: Coffee lowers risk of  Alzheimer’s in older adults
 ABC Action News –
June 6, 2012
…It’s not protection but the USF and University of Miami study suggests drinking coffee can reduce your risk…

‘One in Forty Million’ tells story of arriving at the ER uninsured and the nightmare that followed
 ABC Action News – June 6, 2012
…Jay Wolfson, a professor at USF Health, agrees that catastrophic insurance is a good safety net if you can afford it…

Contact lenses causing problems
MyFox Tampa Bay WTVT – June 1, 2012
…you’re not aware of it until that last day, and that last days too late,” says Dr. Chuck Slonim is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with USF

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Caffeine in Coffee Linked With Delayed Alzheimer’s Onset
Huffington Post –
June 7, 2012
Researchers from the University of South Florida and University of Miami have found that higher caffeine consumption — a big source being coffee — is linked with a delayed onset of Alzheimer’s disease…

(This USF-led study linking caffeine and avoidance of Alzheimer’s was picked up by more than  80 media outlets, including CBS, Fox, Science Blog, French Tribune,, Scottish Daily Express, Smart Planet, PsychCentral,  WUSF-News)

Sheryl Crow’s brain tumor can cause memory problems, but is easily treated
Tampa Bay Times – June 7, 2012
…Dr. Clifton Gooch, professor and chair of neurology at the University of South Florida, said such tumors…

Rebuilding Brains
The Tampa Tribune – June 6, 2012
USF researcher Cesar Borlongan and his colleagues are experimenting with the use of hyperbaric chambers.

Backpacks with outdoor toys encourage kids to stay active this summer
Tampa Bay Times –
June 8, 2012
USF public health student Natasha Dowell shows students what’s in the backpacks they’re about to receive…

USF Physicians Group to restructure faculty salaries
The Oracle – June 7, 2012
Against a backdrop of national health care reform, USF is looking to save about $5 million by restructuring faculty pay to reflect the number of patients seen.
Nursing schools, organizations pledge to help veterans and their families – June 4, 2012
…Therapy and encouraged him to enroll in a study through the University of South Florida’s College of Nursing in Tampa…

Bugged? Survive the ferocious pesky pests with preparation and prevention
Naples Daily News –
June 5, 2012
…Brett E. Stanaland, M.D., prescribed an ongoing treatment for him. Dr. Stanaland is clinical associate professor of medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine

Stem cells may help LaBelle toddler hear
The News-Press – June 4, 2012
…according to a 2008 published report in the University of South Florida journal Cell Transplantation…

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