USF’s Florida Prevention Research Center garners $4.35 million in CDC funding for projects among population health disparities

 

TAMPA – Lexington Market-East End, a mini-market located in a historically black “food desert” neighborhood in Kentucky, was once considered an eyesore and unsafe place to shop.

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Fifth Third Brings Back Successful Campaign

“Pay to the Order of” benefits customers and Stand Up to Cancer

 

Five years ago, Edith Pena was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After having the diseased thyroid gland and connected lobes removed, she has been cancer-free.

By LYNNE JETER

Three Ways to Lose a Patient

As the New Health Economy forces physicians to become patient-centric, customer service moves to the forefront

 

By LYNNE JETER

Conducting Innovative Public Health Prevention Research

USF’s Florida Prevention Research Center garners $4.35 million in CDC funding for projects among population health disparities

 

TAMPA – Lexington Market-East End, a mini-market located in a historically black “food desert” neighborhood in Kentucky, was once considered an eyesore and unsafe place to shop.

By LYNNE JETER

Exposing Vulnerability

CHS is latest in line of data breaches, this cyber theft affecting nearly 5 million patients spanning last five years

 

Nearly 5 million patients were affected by the Chinese-led data breach targeting Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH), the nation’s largest hospital group by number of beds.

 

By LYNNE JETER

Preventing Obesity at the Ground Level

Good Neighbor Stores provide healthy food, safe shopping experience in food deserts

 

TAMPA—Truly collaborative teamwork is how the Good Neighbor Stores Network succeeded as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded project in Tampa, under the auspices of the Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) at the University of South Florida (USF)

By LYNNE JETER

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Bruce Zwiebel, MD

Chief of staff, Tampa General Hospital

 

TAMPA - As Bruce Zwiebel prepares to wrap up a two-year stint as chief of staff at Tampa General Hospital, he is aware more than ever he made the right decision 22 years ago when he left New York to become one-half of the fledgling interventional radiology program here.

 

By JEFF WEBB

Personalized Medicine: What’s in your DNA?

After 40 years practicing Internal Medicine I remain perplexed by the challenges of really bringing help to a patient that is consistent with the commitment: First do no harm. Easier said than done. Why? The most conscientious among us has been responsible for a medical complication such as an adverse drug event.

 

By JOHN G. LANGDON, MD, FACP

Stop Sending Patients Away: In-House Pathway to Healthy Balance Sheets

By RALPH SWANSON, PNC HEALTHCARE

Florida Fighting Human Trafficking With Orlando’s Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center

In the United States, there are millions of victims of human trafficking; Florida ranks third in the nation in calls to the human trafficking hotline. Attorney General Pam Bondi is out to change that, making Florida a zero-tolerance state for human trafficking by using the eyes and ears of local emergency medicine professionals who will be trained by the Orlando-based Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center (EMLRC).

 

By KEVIN FRITZ

September 2014

Full Stea m Ahead for HCMA Foundation’s Charity Golf Classic

 

The HCMA Foundation’s Charity Golf Classic is only weeks away! The Tournament will be held October 2nd at the beautiful Tournament Player’s Club of Tampa Bay. Time is running out to secure your golfer and sponsorship spots!

 

Medical News TodayCognitive decline 'reversed with personalized treatment plan,' claims researcherMedical News TodayMore than 5 million people in the US have Alzheimer's disease - a major cause of cognitive decline - and this number is expected to almost triple to 16 million by 2050. With figures like these, the race is on to find a cure for the disease. In a new study, ...Alzheimer's Disease: New Research Reclaims Memory LossEmpowHerComplex therapy reverses Alzheimer's memory lossConsumerAffairsTherapeutic program reverses Alzheimer's memory loss, UCLA researcher saysMcKnight's Long Term Care NewsSan Jose Mercury News -Bioscience Technology -Tech Timesall 12 news articles »

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:08

Washington TimesArea known as 'Ellis Island of Dallas' at the center of Ebola scareLos Angeles TimesMany have come to the neighborhood known as Five Points to escape. They wait in the low-slung, working-class apartments to find out whether they will be granted asylum and a shot at a new life away from the violence, poverty and disease that scarred the ...Confusion, concern where Ebola patient stayedWFAAEbola Fear Hits MarketsWealth DailyThursday's Morning Email: Tracing First U.S. Ebola Patient's StepsHuffington PostDallas Observer (blog) -Modesto Beeall 21 news articles »

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 09:51

Daily MailUN Ebola chief raises 'nightmare' that virus could become airborneDaily MailThe longer the Ebola epidemic continues infecting people unabated the higher the chances it will mutate and become airborne, the UN's Ebola response chief has warned. Anthony Banbury, the Secretary General's Special Representative, has said there is a ...Facts & Figures: Ebola Versus MeaslesNew York Times (blog)Texas examining 100 possible Ebola contactsCNBCThe Healthy Dose – Ebola, Part 1Indo American NewsSlate Magazine -The Navajo Post -MyStateline.comall 55 news articles »

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 09:37

Philly.comMost Painkiller Abusers Unprepared for OverdoseWebMDTHURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although teens and young adults who abuse prescription painkillers face a high risk of overdose, most don't know how to respond when one occurs, new research shows. At issue is the increasingly popular, ...Most who abuse painkillers are unprepared if overdose strikesWNCTDrug Abuse Numbers are Down in American AdolescentsHeadlines & Global Newsall 8 news articles »

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 09:47

Free Malaysia TodayNeuroticism linked to Alzheimer's risk in womenFree Malaysia TodayWomen who were the most neurotic and least extroverted were most likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Frustrated mixed race woman with head in hands. Anxious, jealous, moody, distressed women are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease later in ...and more »

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