USF Health In the News – for the week of May 7, 2012

For the week of May 7, 2012 – 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


Women turn to USF menopause clinic for help with all aspects of midlife’s transition

ABC Action News – WFTS Channel 28

Doctor Barry Verkauf runs USF’s new Menopause Clinic at TGH. Their sole goal is to treat women like Laurel for their specific symptoms

The science behind those senior moments


“It’s kind of stressful and embarrassing,” explains Dr. Amanda Smith, medical director at the USF Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute.


Dangerous infections from contact lenses


“It only takes one day, one bad event, where some bacteria got under a lens and you’re not even aware of it until the next day, and that next day could be too late,” says Dr. Chuck Slonim, USF Health Ophthalmologist.


New state-wide screening program for babies
WTSP 10 News
Dr. John Sleasman says the newborn screening program will catch SCID much earlier.


Study: triplets fare well as teenagers

Fox News

Not much has been known about older kids, according to Dr. Rajan Wadhawan, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg.

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New Push to Treat the Other Diabetes
The Wall Street Journal
People who test positive are asked to join a monitoring study that estimates the level of risk for developing the disease, says Henry Rodriguez, a TrialNet principal investigator at the University of South Florida.


Informed Patient: Doctors Ramp Up Type 1 Diabetes Screening
The Wall Street Journal (Blog)
For Type 1 patients with a family history, participation in the study includes close monitoring and the potential to prevent or delay the onset of the disease, says Henry Rodriguez, a principal investigator at the University Of South Florida.


USF researcher gets attention with “Parkinson’s personality” study
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Trying to come at the problem from a different angle, Kelly Sullivan, an epidemiologist in the neurology department at the University of South Florida, interviewed 89 Parkinson’s patients, including many at the Southeastern Center for Parkinson Disease in Sarasota

Parkinson’s disease patients more risk averse, USF researchers find

Tampa Bay Times

Kelly Sullivan, a researcher in neuroepidemiology at USF’s Morsani College of Medicine, says there is evidence of an intriguing link between personality and Parkinson’s disease.


Caring for fading memories
The Observer News
On April 26, Eileen Poiley, Educational Coordinator at the University of South Florida Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, began training Sun Towers staff members on issues involved in working with people with dementia.



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