Dr. Douglas Severance, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • family medicine

Location:

  • San Ramon, CA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to half of very young children use smartphones and tablets in some way before their first birthday, a new study finds. But parents still worry about their children's use of mobile media, a separate study says.

    "We we...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health store employees may encourage teens to buy body-shaping dietary supplements, even though the products' labels state they're for adult use only, researchers report.

    Despite the labeling, it's legal for minors to b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's Dr. Seuss or Beatrix Potter, when parents read to young children it may spur brain activity that supports early reading skills, a new study finds.

    Researchers led by Dr. John Hutton of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Playing a wind instrument may reduce your risk of sleep apnea, a new study suggests.

    Researchers in India tested the lung function of 64 people who played a wind instrument and 65 others who didn't.

    Even though there was no difference in ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows.

    The huge price increases have occurred even though newer drugs have been introduced, something that no...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows.

    The huge price increases have occurred even though newer drugs have been introduced, something that no...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Self-control during childhood is associated with improved job opportunities later in life, a new study suggests.

    Kids who pay attention, stick with difficult tasks and refrain from behaving in impulsive or inappropriate ways are more likely to ho...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncologic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer surgeries have advanced so that surgeons can often remove the tumor while safely conserving the breast, in what's known as lumpectomy.

    But a new study shows that even though this breast-conserving surgery has a high success rate, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using car seats, swings, bouncers and other carrying devices as sleeping places for infants puts them at risk for injury or death, a new study warns.

    "Many parents use sitting or carrying devices, not realizing that there are hazards when they do...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found.

    Leading medical associations recommend use of low-dose aspirin m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When one family member has chronic migraine, the family as a whole can suffer, too, a new study finds.

    Between 3 million and 7 million Americans suffer chronic migraines -- defined as having the debilitating headaches 15 or more days a month, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a challenging job may help people live longer after developing a certain type of dementia, a small study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed the medical charts of 34 people diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. This type of dementia typica...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes, a prominent physicians' organization says.

    There is scant evidence that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, as claimed by manufacturers. And th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans believe that adults should be allowed to use medical marijuana, but far fewer think it's appropriate for children, a new survey finds.

    Nearly two-thirds of respondents said their state should allow medical marijuana for adults. ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Training programs for parents can help improve the behavior of children with autism, a new study suggests.

    After six months of either parent training or parent education, the children's behavior improved for parents in both groups, but the bene...Full Article