Dr. Brad Spellberg, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • infectious disease

Affiliation:

  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu season is off to a slow but detectable start. And it appears to be a typical one that's likely to peak in January or February, a leading U.S. health official says.

    "We are starting to see a little more flu in the country, but we a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've mapped the genome -- the genetic "blueprint" -- of a tapeworm extracted from a British man's brain, in hopes it might help others with this very rare infection.

    As reported Nov. 21 in the journal Genome Biology, the t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A kiss isn't just a kiss: It's also an opportunity to transfer millions of germs.

    That's the word from new Dutch research that suggests 10 seconds of lip lock can translate into 80 million germs moving from one person to the other. And two people ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gaining peoples' trust is key to efforts by health workers to rein in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a new study suggests.

    The study found that a lack of trust among the affected people of Guinea was a major reason the Ebola outbreak got out o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A doctor from Sierra Leone who lives in the United States and became infected with Ebola in his native country will be flown Saturday to a specialized hospital in Nebraska for treatment, according to published reports.

    Dr. Martin Salia is to be tr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to identify different types of hemorrhagic fevers -- including one related to Ebola -- before people develop symptoms, according to new research.

    Scientists studied two hemorrhagic fevers, including a cousin of Ebola called Ma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Advanced Practice Nursing:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health workers in hospitals wash their hands less often as they near the end of their shift, a new study has found.

    And this lapse -- likely due to mental fatigue -- could contribute to hundreds of thousands of patient infections a year in the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men are at increased risk for oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection if their female sex partners have oral and/or genital HPV infections, a new study shows.

    The findings suggest that HPV transmission occurs through both oral-oral and oral-g...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the last patient hospitalized for Ebola in the United States, left Bellevue Hospital in New York City Tuesday and is now free of the virus, his doctors say.

    "Today I am healthy and no longer infectious," Spencer said at a morni...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the only patient currently hospitalized for Ebola in the United States, is now free of the virus and will be discharged Tuesday morning from the New York City hospital where he has been treated, The New York Times reported.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About $2.7 million in personal protective gear has been ordered for health care workers at U.S. hospitals treating Ebola patients, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

    The Ebola-specific protective equipment is being ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans traveling to the Caribbean and Central and South America this winter need to be aware that an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya continues to spread in those areas, U.S. federal health officials said Thursday.

    There is n...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' fears about Ebola seem to be waning somewhat, though many still believe the virus is a public health threat to the United States, according to a new HealthDay/Harris Poll.

    The online poll, which surveyed more than 2,000 adults bet...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- He died in war-torn France of dysentery almost a century ago, but a World War I soldier is giving today's scientists important new insights into the gastrointestinal disease.

    Researchers focused on a bacterial sample retrieved from the British so...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City doctor who became infected with Ebola while treating patients in West Africa apparently feels well enough now to ride a stationary bike, practice yoga and play the banjo while under quarantine.

    Dr. Craig Spencer, who has been und...Full Article