Douglas Severance

Bio

Specialties:

  • family medicine

Location:

Activity

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

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Before agreeing to have surgery, ask questions about your condition and the treatment options, an expert says.

    You might want to bring family members or friends with you to ask questions of their own, especially if they'll be helping you recover,...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stressful events can have an almost immediate impact on children's health and well-being, a new study finds.

    Previous research has shown that stressful events in childhood increase an adult's risk of health problems, bu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard to imagine what a child may feel when a mother or father dies. Studies have found this crisis can pose serious psychological and developmental problems for years. Now new research suggests kids' academic performance can also suffer.

    The...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation could help improve mood, sleep and quality of life in teens with cancer, according to a small new study.

    Canadian researchers assigned eight teens with cancer to eight sessions of mindfulness-based meditation. Another five teenage canc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most head lice found in North America now carry a gene mutation that makes them resistant to standard over-the-counter treatments, a new study cautions.

    Head lice infestation is a major public-health issue, the research...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large U.S. study suggests environmental pollution might be contributing to autism risk, although the specific culprit toxins remain unknown.

    Researchers analyzed medical records and found a correlation between U.S. counties' autism rates and ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fathers returning home after military service can have difficulty reconnecting with their young children, a small new study suggests.

    It included 14 American fathers who were returning from combat deployment and had children aged 6 and younger...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure has long been pegged as a risk factor for stroke, but a new analysis suggests that even slightly elevated blood pressure levels raise the odds of suffering a stroke.

    The sweeping review analyzed data from 760,000 study part...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens involved in bullying -- victims and perpetrators alike -- are more likely to think about suicide or attempt it. And cyber bullying appears more strongly linked to suicidal thoughts than other forms of bullying, a new research review fi

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test alone is not enough to diagnose low testosterone levels in men, and it should be used in tandem with a physical exam, a panel of experts says.

    The number of men in the United States diagnosed with low testo...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Special counseling from family doctors had no effect on young people's binge drinking or marijuana use, new research suggests.

    The study included 33 family doctors and pediatricians in Switzerland and nearly 600 patient...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A Connecticut law requiring flu shots for children entering preschool or daycare has reduced flu-related hospitalizations of young children by 12 percent, according to a new study.

    In the United States, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York City ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Head Start, the U.S. government-funded preschool program, provides the greatest benefits to children whose parents give them little help with learning early in life, new research shows.

    The study, published March 6 in the journal Child Develo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Read to your baby, sing and play games. But don't waste money on programs that claim to teach infants to read, a new study suggests.

    Researchers who explored this new twist on early learning effectively closed the book on the subject: "These chi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study in twins is offering clues to the power of genetics in charting the course of the brain-robbing disease Alzheimer's.

    Experts have long known that the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and the brain changes associated with the conditio...Full Article