Cathy Provins-Churbock, PhD

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  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- City kids are more likely to suffer concussions playing sports while children in rural areas tend to sustain these head injuries while using dirt bikes and other motorized vehicles, a new Canadian study finds.

    Hockey accounted for 40 percent of th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A stay in an intensive care unit can lead to muscle weakness that continues to cause significant physical limitations for up to two years later, according to a new study.

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Sch...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When someone suffers a concussion, it can be hard to tell how serious it is and how long recovery will take, but a new blood test might help answer those questions.

    Swedish researchers report they have found a way to test blood for a protein ca...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially life-saving devices called automated external defibrillators are common in public places across the United States and can help rescue people suffering a sudden cardiac arrest, government health officials say.

    Sudden cardiac arrest -- a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Be careful when you plunk your youngster into a shopping cart on your next trip to the grocery store.

    New U.S. research finds that one child winds up in the emergency room every 22 minutes because of an injury related to shopping carts.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Be careful when you plunk your youngster into a shopping cart on your next trip to the grocery store.

    New U.S. research finds that one child winds up in the emergency room every 22 minutes because of an injury related to shopping carts.

    Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the future, lifesaving pacemakers, defibrillators and other implantable devices might be powered not by limited-lifespan batteries but by the limitless energy generated by the movement of a patient's own bodily organs, new animal research suggests....Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have suffered a traumatic brain injury appear to have a much higher risk of dying prematurely, a new study suggests.

    These risks include having another brain injury, being assaulted and suicide. The risks are even higher for those wi...Full Article