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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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)


Three Ways to Lose a Patient

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



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.


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.



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.



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.



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.



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


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).



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!


Dumb-OutEnterovirus Outbreak Stuns Health OfficialsDumb-OutWhat began in the Midwest, the respiratory disease known as enterovirus -68 (EV-68), now has spread its wings across the country and has health professionals stunned and baffled. Hospitals, public health departments and the Centers for Disease Control ...Ebola could infect up to 500k by January: ReportPress TVBriefly NorthwestThe Register-GuardCDC: Severe respiratory illness now in 22 statesOnline AthensWashington Post -KHAS-TVall 115 news articles »

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 22:09

KFOX El PasoHundreds of babies possibly exposed to TB at Texas HospitalReuters(Reuters) - More than 700 newborns and 40 employees of a Texas hospital may have been exposed to a worker who had an active case of the sometimes-deadly tuberculosis, health officials said on Friday. The employee, working in a nursery at Providence ...700 Babies Maybe Exposed to TB at Texas HospitalABC Newsall 64 news articles »

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 00:16

MiamiHerald.comHigh School Students Rise to ALS Challengeithaca.comFriday, September 12, Trumansburg high school students and teachers took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during a special school assembly, dumping buckets of ice water on their heads to support a local family affected by the disease. Posted: Saturday ...Ice Bucket Challenge close to Sammons' heartReno Gazette JournalEHOVE students raise money and get coldSandusky RegisterFormer St. Charles Mayor Norris takes Ice Bucket ChallengeKane County ChronicleMidland Daily News -CBS News -New Baltimore Voice Newspapersall 33 news articles »

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 23:30

Fairness evolved to favour co-operationMumbai MirrorThe human sense of fairness, which aims at equality not for its own sake but for the sake of continued co-operation, has been an evolutionary puzzle until now... The human response to unfairness evolved in order to support long-term co-operation, according ...and more »

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 13:39

CNNBanana peel study, ugly art study win Ig Nobel spoof awardsTimes of IndiaBOSTON: Researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels, the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds, and the reactions of reindeer to humans in polar bear suits were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for comical scientific ...Ig Nobel prize winners announced: The winners are...LOLTech TimesJesus toast, banana peels, ugly art research wins Ig Nobel prizeThe Star OnlineApparently This Matters: Slipping on banana peelsCNNall 12 news articles »

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 20:31