Jeffersonians in the News
Recent Print Coverage
Recent Television Coverage:
- A study by Peter Sharkey, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic
surgery, on the ineffectiveness of wrist guards for preventing rollerblade
injuries, was featured in La Opinion, a Spanish language newspaper
in Los Angeles, Ca. (circulation 109,558).
- David Levin, MD, chairman of the department of radiology, was
interviewed for a December 1 United Press International (UPI)
story on the potentially dangerous consequences of having untrained staff
do X-rays in private offices. UPI is an international news wire service
that is used by hundreds of newspapers around the world.
- On November 15, The Philadelphia Inquirer covered a Jefferson
Medical College study, led by Stephen A. Feig, MD, of the department
of radiology, finding that mammograms are cost effective and save lives
among women in their 40s (circulation 504,903). This study was also featured
in the Houston Chronicle (circulation 416,004) and The
Philadelphia Tribune (circulation 111,000).
- The December issue of Philadelphia magazine featured Geno
Merli, MD, chairman of the department of internal medicine, in an advice
column/cartoon explaining why we get colds and flus when it is cold outside
- Ed Barr, support services manager in the department of environmental
services and Jefferson's recycling coordinator was quoted in the December
8 issue of The Philadelphia Business Journal on the benefits
of hospital recycling (circulation 20,000).
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- Michael Savage, MD, director of Jefferson's cardiac catheterization
laboratory and associate professor of medicine, published a study in the
journal Circulation with fellow Jefferson researchers on the
beneficial effects of aspirin after coronary angioplasty. Dr. Savage was
interviewed about the study on December 1 by Channel 10 and Channel
- On December12, Victor Ho, MD, of Jefferson's emergency department,
was interviewed by Channel 6 on the dangers of frostbite.
- On December 8, ninth grade students from Downingtown school district
delivered hug pillows to kidney and liver transplant patients at Jefferson.
The story was covered by Channel 6.
- John Moore, MD, as part of Operation Smile and its work with
local children, rebuilt the left ear of a 13-year-old. The story appeared
on the Fox Channel 29 news on December 1.
- Channel 10 news on November 21 featured an interview with patient
Becky Hauser, who suffered a cardiac arrest, was given CPR by a co-worker
and was revived at Jefferson in time for Thanksgiving. This story also appeared
in The Philadelphia Daily News on November 22.
- Channel 6 announced December 1 that Jefferson is taking part
in nationwide test for a new drug to prevent the complications of diabetes.
- Craig Winkel, MD, chairman of the department of reproductive
endocrinology, appeared on Channel 10 news on December 6 to comment
on a national study concerning the timing of intercourse and fertility.
Dr. Winkel cautioned against douching to influence the sex of one's baby.
The piece was rebroadcast on December 7.
- Does television reflect reality was the question posed by Channel
10's "Time Out" program to Joseph Zeccardi, MD, chairman
of the department of emergency medicine, and emergency department nurses
Maryann Bisula, RN and Randy Horness, RN, who discussed whether
the program "ER" is true to life on November 18. · Jefferson's
Atrium cafeteria was the location for Channel 10's early morning
news feature, the Coffee Camera, on November 22. Sous chef
P. Martin Frazier was interviewed on what it's like to prepare holiday
meals for hundreds of patients.
Jefferson Health System partners are pleased to co-sponsor "Health
Matters," a new medical news and information television series on KYW-TV,
Channel 3. If you'll tune in Channel 3 on Sundays at 12:30 p.m., our specialists
will fill you in on the latest medical treatments and offer tips on the
Lasers and Skin
Eric F. Bernstein, MD, Dermatology.
Alan R. Spitzer, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics, Director, Division of Neonatology.
Breast Self Exam
Emily F. Conant, MD, Radiology.
R.A. Carabasi, MD.
*These episodes will appear on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Program times and dates are subject to change without notice. To avoid
missing topics of interest to you, please check your local TV listings.