Dr. Douglas Severance, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • family medicine

Location:

  • San Ramon, CA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eczema isn't just a painful, chronic problem for many -- it's a big drain on the pocketbook, too, a new study finds.

    Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago report that adults with eczema have higher health...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although they may just be learning how to say the word coffee, about one in seven 2-year-olds in Boston drinks the caffeinated beverage, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed information from 315 mothers and their babies. They discovered that...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Friends play a major role in youngsters' levels of physical activity, new research indicates.

    "Clinically, much of the focus on increasing physical activity involves engaging the family and encouraging the patient to be more active, but this stud...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new French study questions the need for giving a sedative to surgical patients to calm them down before anesthesia is administered.

    The investigators found that the sedative lorazepam (Ativan) did not improve patients' experience, and was tied ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes.

    This estimate -- which differs significantly from other recent appraisals -- is based on data from 175 prior studies conducted ove...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat a wide range of health problems may be associated with an increased risk of pneumonia, a new study suggests.

    Anticholinergic medications include those used for conditions such as allergies (for example, Benadryl), overactive b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen may not be as safe as previously thought, with larger doses and long-term use linked to increased risk of health problems, a new report contends.

    Best known in the United States under the brand name Tylenol, acetaminophen is the most...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in turn might reduce the risk for heart attack, a new study suggests.

    "We found that drinking three to five cups a day...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines for helping U.S. high school athletes with mental health problems are outlined in a new policy statement from the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

    The types, severity and percentages of mental illnesses are growing in young adu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.

    In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pres...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking children for growth problems may help identify those with celiac disease, according to a new study.

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body has an immune reaction to a component of wheat calle...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking children for growth problems may help identify those with celiac disease, according to a new study.

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body has an immune reaction to a component of wheat calle...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children's vaccinations -- and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds.

    In a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors, researchers found that 93...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure that delivers the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to nerves in the back of the nasal cavity appears to offer significant relief to migraine sufferers, preliminary research indicates.

    Early findings ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests.

    The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at t...Full Article