Cathy Provins-Churbock, PhD

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A quick-acting, single-dose Ebola vaccine is safe and effective in nonhuman primates, and may lead to a new human vaccine, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.

    The experimental vaccine is effective against the West African Makona strain of Ebol...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola likely won't mutate into a strain that goes airborne or dodges current efforts to develop effective vaccines, tests and treatments for the deadly virus, a new study suggests.

    That's because the Ebola virus has been mutating at its normal ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical science has shown that football can take a terrible toll on the human brain, with repeated hits to the head potentially adding up to brain damage later in life.

    But, it's been unclear whether players actively consider and accept the risk ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The condition of an unidentified American health care worker infected with Ebola in West Africa has been downgraded from serious to critical, doctors at the U.S. National Institutes of Health said Monday.

    No other details about the patient, who w...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola caused major disruptions to health care systems in West Africa and has put hundreds of thousands of children at risk for measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, new research suggests.

    Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were hardest ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Football helmet add-ons may not reduce players' risk of concussion, a new study suggests.

    These safety products include items such as soft-shell layers, spray treatments, pads and fiber sheets.

    "Our study suggests that despite many prod...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) prolong survival among heart patients who face a high risk for sudden cardiac death, a new review of research indicates.

    But, ICDs may not benefit all patients to the same degree, as their effectiven...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNEDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about 40 percent of the nearly $2.9 billion in international aid promised for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa had reached the hard-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone by Dec. 31, a new study found.

    Delays in aid may have cont...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Another study supports the notion that repeated blows to the head in boxing or the martial arts can damage the brain.

    The study, led by Dr. Charles Bernick of the Cleveland Clinic, included professional fighters -- 93 boxers and 131 mixed marti...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As football fans prepare to watch the 49th Super Bowl this Sunday, a new study suggests that boys who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 may face a higher risk for neurological deficits as adults.

    The concern stems from an asses...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new eye-tracking method might help determine the severity of concussions, researchers report.

    They said the simple approach can be used in emergency departments and, perhaps one day, on the sidelines at sporting events.

    "Concussion is ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Automated external defibrillators -- the kind that are installed and ready for use in many public spaces -- can save lives when needed.

    But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that since 2005, it has also received 72,000 reports of the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions may damage areas of the brain related to memory in National Football League players. And that damage might linger long after the players leave the sport, according to a small study.

    "We're hoping that our findings are going to further...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing their loved ones tell familiar stories can help brain injury patients in a coma regain consciousness faster and have a better recovery, a new study suggests.

    The study included 15 male and female brain injury patients, average age 35, wh...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients hospitalized with pneumonia appear to have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease for years afterward, a new study finds.

    This elevated risk was highest in the first month after pneumonia -- fourfo...Full Article