Cathy Provins-Churbock, PhD

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

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola outbreak in Liberia -- one of three West African nations ravaged by the disease -- may be slowing, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.

    Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO's assistant director general, said there's been a decline in...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second Dallas nurse who became infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian man -- the first diagnosed case of the disease in the United States -- has recovered and will be released Tuesday from the hospital.

    Amber Vinson, 29, has been und...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses to be infected with Ebola while caring for a patient, is now free of the virus, officials at the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Friday.

    Pham, 26, has been treated at a special isolation unit...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large influx of international aid is needed, and soon, if West Africa is to avoid tens of thousands of deaths from the widening Ebola crisis, a team of Yale University researchers predict.

    Using a specially designed mathematical model, the re...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four hospitals that are home to advanced biocontainment facilities have become America's ground zero in the treatment of Ebola patients.

    Their special isolation units feature layer upon layer of safety measures to prevent the spread of nightmar...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with sepsis are more likely to survive this life-threatening bloodstream infection if they're treated in a hospital that handles a large number of sepsis cases, a new study shows.

    Researchers analyzed data from ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese seniors are more likely to survive a life-threatening bloodstream infection called sepsis than those who are at a normal weight, according to a new study.

    The results are surprising because obesity often leads to worse, not better, health ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Enriching the feeding-tube nutrition of intensive care patients on ventilators with agents that boost the immune system might cause more harm than good, researchers say.

    This type of supplementation doesn't reduce risk of infection and could be as...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving a life-threatening illness or injury may be more likely if you're treated at a busy emergency department instead of one that handles fewer patients, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data on 17.5 milli...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with moderate heart failure may live longer with an implanted defibrillator, researchers report.

    A normal heart's pumping ability -- called ejection fraction -- is 50 percent to 70 percent. An ejection fraction below 50 percent signals the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive-care unit patients who receive steroids seem to be at greater risk of developing delirium, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.

    Steroids are given to ICU patients for a number of reasons, including to reduce inflammation...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of concussions in U.S. high school athletes more than doubled between 2005 and 2012, new research shows.

    The trend probably reflects an increased awareness and more legislation governing concussions in student athletes, and not more dang...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all the U.S. patients who receive implanted heart defibrillators have insurance and most of them are men, a new study reports.

    "The striking results show that major disparities are present with [implantable cardioverter defibrillator] implant...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Serious head injuries may be linked to children's lack of ability to interact with others, a new study indicates.

    Researchers looked at a group of children who had suffered a traumatic brain injury three years earlier...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes who suffer from concussions are complying more with the recommended return-to-play guidelines, according to new research.

    Compliance was tracked from 2005 through 2013, using a database of high school sports-related injuries, sai...Full Article