Douglas Severance

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

    TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many hospitals across the United States overuse or misuse antibiotics, which fuels the growth of drug-resistant bacteria, federal health officials warned Tuesday.

    Doctors in some hospitals prescribe three times more antibiotics than doctors in th...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new DNA study begins to explain why girls are less likely than boys to have an autism spectrum disorder.

    It turns out that girls tend not to develop autism when only mild genetic abnormalities exist, the researchers said. But when they are dia...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents play a crucial role in helping children develop a positive body image and healthy eating habits, an expert says.

    "Sometimes we parents forgot how important our words, thoughts, and feelings are in the lives of our kids," Dr. Aaron Krasn...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who receive the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine according to schedule are less likely to end up in the hospital with any type of infection, a large new study from Denmark shows.

    The study appeared in the Feb. 26 issue of the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and have their ovaries removed by age 35 appear to dramatically reduce their odds of developing ovarian cancer and dying, a new international study finds.

    Having this procedure, called oophorectomy, may reduce...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should test middle school-age children for high cholesterol and start screening for depression at age 11, according to updated guidelines from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.

    Doctors should also test older teens for HIV, the AIDS-ca...Full Article

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

    SUNDAY, Feb. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A rare "polio-like syndrome" has caused paralysis in about 20 children from across California, according to a report released Sunday by physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    The children, who are between the ages of 3 and 12, developed what is...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just a few years after its introduction, a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has reduced the risk of precancerous cervical lesions among young women in Denmark, a new study finds.

    According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, infections wit...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. hospitals don't follow rules meant to protect patients from preventable and potentially deadly infections, a new study shows.

    Researchers examined adherence to infection control policies in more than 1,600 ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking moderate to large amounts of alcohol early in your pregnancy may damage your placenta, the organ that sustains your developing baby until it is born, researchers say.

    In laboratory tests, investigators found that amounts of alcohol equal...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They remind you when it's time to take your medicine, coach you through emergency medical procedures and text you their approval when you eat your veggies.

    No, they're not mothers or nurses or family doctors -- they're "talking" medical devices a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vimizim (elosulfase alfa) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare childhood disorder called Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IVA, also known as Morquio A syndrome.

    The disorder is caused by a missing metabolic enzyme t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Following the recent announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the potential hazards of using testosterone supplements in older men, another group of experts is raising concerns about the popular treatments.

    In a statement, spe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation is a common and potentially deadly form of irregular heartbeat that's often tough to detect. Now researchers say that an implantable heart monitor may help spot the disorder in patients who've suffered a unexplained stroke.

    At...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many stroke survivors start driving again without any testing to ensure they can still drive safely, a new survey indicates.

    Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina found that more than half of the 162 stroke survivors in their...Full Article