THE VILLAGES – When Jeff Lowenkron, MD, joined USF Health in January 2012 after working in the mid-Atlantic states for 17 years, refining ways for an integrated care delivery model to succeed, it seemed like a natural fit for him to mold the nation’s first true university-community partnership.

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TAVR Comes to Bradenton’s Blake Medical Center

In an effort to keep up with cutting edge technology (pun intended) physicians at the Heart and Valve Institute at Bradenton’s Blake Medical Center (BMC) recently began implementation of the Sapien Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for patients experiencing severe senile aortic valve stenosis.

 

By WENDY R. LEVINE

USF Physicians’ Group CEO explains how The Villages’ model is setting a new standard of care

THE VILLAGES – When Jeff Lowenkron, MD, joined USF Health in January 2012 after working in the mid-Atlantic states for 17 years, refining ways for an integrated care delivery model to succeed, it seemed like a natural fit for him to mold the nation’s first true university-community partnership.

By LYNNE JETER

Exploring Safer Lithium Therapy

USF Health researchers release preclinical study on toxicity, discovery of viable option

 

Reflux KO

Torax Medical rolls out LINX procedure for GERD patients to select specialists

 

LYNNE JETER

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Joelle Angsten, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Tidewell Hospice

 

SARASOTA - When Joelle Angsten began working at Tidewell Hospice in 2006, time was not on her side. She was coming off seven years in primary care practice, first at First Physicians Group and then at the North County Health Center, and she had three children , 10, 7 and 2, who needed more of her time.

 

By JEFF WEBB

April 2014

TEACHING HOSPITAL APPROVED for HIGHLY SPECIALIZED ADULT KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PROGRAM

 

Largo Medical Center is proud to announce it has been approved to offer one of the most highly specialized adult kidney transplant programs on the west coast of Florida.  The program will serve the state’s Transplantation Area 2 comprised of 13 counties*.

 

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Formerly conjoined twins leave Dallas hospitalSan Jose Mercury NewsDALLAS (AP) — Twin boys who were born conjoined have been released from the Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth. Owen and Emmett Ezell were joined at the abdomen and shared a liver and intestines when born. They were separated at ...and more »

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:20

6abc.comFormerly conjoined twins leave Dallas hospital6abc.comIn this Tuesday, April 15, 2014 photo provided by Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas, Jenni and Dave Ezell visit their twin 9-month-old boys Owen, left, and Emmett, who were born joined at the abdomen. The conjoined twins, separated last summer, ...and more »

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:54

Daily MailResearchers: Exercise could make your skin look youngerThe Week MagazineResearchers have discovered yet another benefit of exercise: It not only helps skin look younger, but may even reverse skin aging in those who begin exercising later in life. According to The New York Times, scientists at McMaster University in Ontario, ...Exercise Reverses Skin's Aging Process, Study FindsHuffington PostIs Exercise Your Skin's Best Anti-Aging Solution? How Working Out Fights ...Medical DailyReduce wrinkles with exercise, study suggestsParent Heraldall 13 news articles »

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 23:18

BBC NewsChild bullying victims still suffering at 50 - studyBBC NewsChildren who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King's College London. Their study tracked 7,771 children born in 1958 from the age of seven until 50.Bullying at school leaves lifelong scarsIrish IndependentResearch reveals the lasting impact of bullyingHerald ScotlandForty years on, bullying takes its toll on health and wealthReutersDetroit Free Press -Irish Examiner -ITV Newsall 19 news articles »

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 20:08

Mediterranean diet may slow diabetes progressionReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, eating lots of olive oil, fish and whole grains slows progression of the disease more than restricting fat, according to a new analysis. In a trial that followed participants for more ...Mediterranean diet linked to lower platelet, white blood cell countsHealioall 4 news articles »

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