Cathy Provins-Churbock, PhD

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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • Sharecare News
    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