Jeffersonians in the News
Recent Print Coverage
Recent Television Coverage
- José Caro, MD, chairman of the department of medicine,
was the senior co-author of a paper published in the January 31 issue of
The New England Journal of Medicine on leptin, the hormone
product of the obesity gene and its effect on human obesity. The story was
covered in the Philadelphia Inquirer (circulation 504,903),
Wall Street Journal (circulation 1,852,863), and USA
Today, (circulation 1,506,708) among other national placements.
- Christine Laine, MD, instructor, department of medicine, division
of internal medicine, gave advice to women on how to communicate better
with their doctors in the January 1996 issue of Glamour magazine,
- Guy F. Webster, MD, PhD, assistant professor of dermatology and
director, Center for Cutaneous Pharmacology, advised men on dry skin in
the February 1996 issue of Men's Health magazine (circulation
- George Brainard, PhD, director of Jefferson's light research
program, professor of neurology and associate professor of pharmacology,
commented on the use of melatonin in the St. Paul Pioneer Press
(circulation 212,648) on 12/29/95. This was a piece written by Faye Flam
of the Philadelphia Inquirer and picked up by Knight-Ridder
Recent Radio Coverage
- On February 1, department of medicine chairman José Caro,
MD, appeared on several stations including the ABC national morning
show "Good Morning America" and on NBC, CBS and
the national cable stations CNN and CNBC to discuss his research
published in The New England Journal of Medicine on leptin,
the hormone product of the obesity gene, and its effect on human obesity.
Co-author Robert Constadine, MD, assistant professor of medicine,
division of endocrinology, discussed the finding for WMAR (ABC in
Baltimore). This study was also covered on WHDH (NBC in Boston),
KTVU (Fox in San Francisco) and WTVJ (NBC in Miami).
- E. Marshall Goldberg, MD, professor of medicine, division of
endocrinology, appeared on the NBC national morning show "Today"
on January 2 to comment on older people diagnosing their own health problems
and on January 25 to discuss chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Rod B. Murray, PhD, director of academic computing and instructional
technology, discussed the use of virtual reality to train medical students
on WPVI (Channel 6) "Prime Time" on January 27.
- Janis G. Chester, MD, instructor, department of psychiatry and
human behavior, commented on how to combat "cabin fever" during
this winter's severe snowstorms for the Inquirer News Tonight
(Channel 17) on January 9.
- Theodore A. Christopher, MD, clinical assistant professor of
surgery (emergency medicine) and associate director, division of emergency
medicine, spoke about injuries to pedestrians trying to get around in the
snow for KYW (Channel 3) news on January 12.
- On February 4, department of emergency medicine physicians Ross Bauer,
MD, and George Becker, MD, spoke with KYW (Channel 3)
and WPVI (Channel 6) news respectively on how to keep warm and prevent
frostbite in the cold weather.
- Stephen L. Schwartz, MD, clinical associate professor, department
of psychiatry and human behavior, explained why many new year's resolutions
don't work and what to do about it on WPVI (Channel 6) news on January
- Exercise physiologist Lynn Van Ost, MEd, clinical specialist
in Jefferson's Sports Medicine Center, appeared on WPVI (Channel
6) news on January 12 with advice on how to exercise when you can't get
to the gym.
- Susan Gordon, MD, clinical professor of medicine, division of
gastroenterology and hepatology, commented on the misuse of over-the-counter
antacids to treat ulcers on Fox (Channel 29) news on January 24.
Watch For . . .
- Jay Greenspan, MD, director, division of neonatology, and associate
professor of pediatrics, discussed premature infants on National Public
Radio's "Science Friday" show on January 5.
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
Craig A. Winkel, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
The March 3, 10, 17 and 24 episodes have been preempted and will air later
in the season.
Program times and dates are subject to change without notice. To avoid
missing topics of interest to you, please check your local TV listings.