Cathy Provins-Churbock, PhD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with the hormone progesterone doesn't benefit patients with traumatic brain injury, a new study finds.

    "These results are plainly disappointing," lead investigator Dr. David Wright, an associate professor and vice chair for research i...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even after they're cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players' batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests.

    "Although players who sustain a concussion may be symptom-f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of emergency department visits in the United States rose from about 130 million in 2010 to a record 136 million in 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The findings also showed that fewer people were ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gaining peoples' trust is key to efforts by health workers to rein in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a new study suggests.

    The study found that a lack of trust among the affected people of Guinea was a major reason the Ebola outbreak got out o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About $2.7 million in personal protective gear has been ordered for health care workers at U.S. hospitals treating Ebola patients, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

    The Ebola-specific protective equipment is being ...Full Article

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    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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