Cathy Provins-Churbock, PhD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- At least 650 children sustained severe head injuries during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new study.

    About one-quarter of those children died from their head injuries, the research revealed.

    Using the Joint Theater Trau...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- At least 650 children sustained severe head injuries during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new study.

    About one-quarter of those children died from their head injuries, the research revealed.

    Using the Joint Theater Trau...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While many experts have called for a ban on "heading" the ball in youth soccer because they believe it is a leading cause of concussions, a new study suggests the body contact that often occurs during such play is to blame for most brain injuries.

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

    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While many experts have called for a ban on "heading" the ball in youth soccer because they believe it is a leading cause of concussions, a new study suggests the body contact that often occurs during such play is to blame for most brain injuries.

    Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. middle school and high school coaches may not be sufficiently trained and equipped to quickly recognize concussions in student athletes, two new studies suggest.

    Without solid concussion training, coaches may mishandle a student's head injury...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players appear to be twice as likely to have migraines as the average person, which may be due to head injuries and concussions the athletes endure during play, two small new studies suggest.

    The first study found that one-t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Finding a job can be difficult for U.S. veterans who suffered a brain injury while deployed in recent wars, a new study finds.

    For the study, researchers compared 67 veterans who had suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving in Iraq and A...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation early and using smartphone alerts to increase rates of bystander CPR can save people with cardiac arrest, two new studies find.

    When CPR was started before an ambulance arrived, twice as many cardiac-arre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Add rugby to the sports that can lead to degenerative brain disease, a new study suggests.

    The first case of a rugby player who died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) -- a condition associated with repeated concussions -- is outlined in a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are at increased risk for road rage, a new study finds.

    "These data suggest links between traumatic brain injury and hazardous driving behaviors, but at this early stage we can't be sure if these r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens recovering from a concussion may experience difficulty with school work until they fully recover, a new study suggests.

    "The most notable finding was the range and degree of problems and concerns that students with concussions an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most concussions among high school and college football players occur during practice, a new study finds.

    Data on more than 20,000 young football players across the United States revealed that more than 57 percent of concussed high school and colle...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Taiwan uncovers more evidence that women may have a tougher time recovering their memory after concussions.

    Scientists don't know why the brains of women seem to respond to these brain injuries differently from those of men. Bu...Full Article

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    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