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.


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.



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)


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.


Three Ways to Lose a Patient

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




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!


ABC NewsHarvard Hosts Spoof Nobel Awards for Silly ScienceNDTVNew York: Spoof Nobel prizes that honor the humor in science were handed out at Harvard University Thursday, celebrating the physics of stepping on a banana skin and the neuroscience behind spotting Jesus in toast. The 24th edition of the annual Ig Nobel ...Ig Nobel Prizes 2014: Jesus Toast, Dog Poop and Raucous ScienceLiveScience.comIg Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleedsBusinessweekSlippery banana study wins Ig Nobel prizeABC Science OnlineWHP Harrisburgall 68 news articles »

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 21:27

Voice of AmericaWorst Ebola outbreak on record tests global responseReuters(Reuters) - International agencies and governments are fighting to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The fever, which causes external and internal bleeding, has killed at least, 2,630 people in West Africa.Main Ebola hit countries to lose 809 million dollars by 2015: World BankXinhuaUN urges end to Ebola travel restrictions, as Sierra Leone enters lockdownDeutsche WelleSierra Leone begins three-day Ebola lockdownBBC NewsReuters UK -USA TODAY -The Australianall 649 news articles »

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 21:10

BBC NewsBreast cancer test 'Angelina Jolie effect' foundBBC NewsReferrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie announced she had had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. The actress revealed in May last year she had had the surgery, after being told she had an 87% ...Angelina Jolie Effect Sees Breast Cancer Test Referrals IncreaseGuardian Liberty VoiceThe 'Angelina Effect' was not only immediate, but also long-lastingScience Codex'Angelina effect' on cancer testsYahoo TV UKMynextfone -Irish Mirrorall 52 news articles »

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 18:13

Sedentary lifestyle linked to depressionReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new analysis of previous studies ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression. Based on dozens of studies covering hundreds of thousands of participants, Chinese ...and more »

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 16:07

Daily DigestNew research shows antidepressants rapidly alter brain architectureDaily DigestA team of German researchers found changes in brain architecture only hours after a single dose of any of the common selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. Who would have guessed that a single dose of an antidepressant could alter the ...Antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture, study findsLos Angeles Times1 Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections?WebMDOne Dose of An Antidepressant Can Change Your Brain, Study SaysNewsweekScience World Report -LiveScience.comall 23 news articles »

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 21:09