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

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

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

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

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

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!

 

Metro.usWant to help? A guide to breast cancer charitiesToday.comIn the United States an estimated 296,000 women and 2,240 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and almost 40,000 women and 410 men will die of the disease. That's one death every 14 minutes, according to the National Breast Cancer ...Breast cancer awareness month: Coimbatore hospital launches mobile ...Times of IndiaGenetic Technologies Launches BREVAGenplus(R) Breast Cancer Risk ...MarketWatchHarris Health staff share breast cancer survivor storiesYour Houston NewsThe North West Star -Bundaberg News Mail -Telecompaper (subscription)all 88 news articles »

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 05:46

Ardelyx Reports Positive Results from Its Phase 2b Clinical Trial Evaluating ...MarketWatchFREMONT, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardelyx, Inc. ARDX, -1.25% a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on cardio-renal, gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases, today announced positive results from its 371 patient Phase 2b clinical ...Ardelyx Phase 2b Trial Of Tenapanor Meets Primary EndpointRTT Newsall 3 news articles »

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 05:07

India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS programmeEconomic Times"In the long run it (the tender approval) is going to help, but in the immediate term it's already too late," said Loon Gangte of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, South Asia, who has been tracking the nation's HIV/AIDS drugs status.and more »

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 05:50

InterlochenBRAIN Initiative Bets on Wearable Scanners, Laser-Controlled CellsInterlochenEighteen months after its launch, President Obama's plan to explore the mysteries of the human brain is finally taking shape. During separate events Tuesday, the White House and National Institutes of Health offered details about which projects are being ...and more »

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 17:10

Exclusive: India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS programReuters CanadaBy Aditya Kalra. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs program in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs ...and more »

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 03:41