Dr. Karyn Springer, MD

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  • Intermountain Healthcare

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are surviving childhood cancers than ever before, but many suffer lingering health problems as adults, a new study finds.

    About 70 percent of adults who survived cancer in childhood have a mild or moderate chronic condition. And...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five young people suffers from what's called "exploding head syndrome," a new study suggests.

    People with the syndrome are startled awake from sleep by sudden loud noises -- even the sensation of an explosion -- that occur in thei...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a quarter of powerful narcotic painkillers that are prescribed for chronic pain are misused, and the rate of addiction among patients hovers near 10 percent, a new review shows.

    The findings raise questions about the benefits of widespre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Serious head injuries may lead to premature brain aging, a new British study suggests.

    "Traumatic brain injury is not a static event. It can set off secondary processes, possibly related to inflammation, that can caus...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three leading groups of heart experts have issued updated guidelines that set blood pressure goals for people with heart disease.

    Specifically, the guidelines reinforce a target blood pressure of less than 140/90 mm Hg for those at risk for hear...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that use of the CoreValve "valve-in-valve" aortic replacement has been expanded to include people at extreme risk for serious complications of traditional open-heart surgery.

    The CoreValve Syst...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds.

    Among kids aged 4 to 19, national health and nutrition surveys show...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Munching each day on a McIntosh, Granny Smith or other apple might not keep the doctor at bay, but a new study finds apple eaters are less likely to need a prescription medicine.

    The study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, looke...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

    In a new report, the nation's leading group of pediatricians reaffirms its stance aga...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Time to toss out the teaspoon and tablespoon when it comes to sick kids: The best way to measure liquid medications for children is in metric milliliters, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians says.

    "Metric dosing is the most precise way to dose ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report.

    The infection is called Clostridium difficile. It causes diarrhea and severe abdominal pain and kills thousands of p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Highly processed foods account for more than 60 percent of the calories in products Americans routinely buy in grocery stores, a new study finds.

    These foods tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than less-processed foods, the researchers said.Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.

    Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medications for children -- even those you can buy over-the-counter -- can be dangerous if a child is given too much, one expert says.

    That's why pharmacist Sheila Goertemoeller, of the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center, wants parents...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Free school breakfasts may help low-income students do better in the classroom, a new study suggests.

    Students at elementary schools that offered free breakfast had 25 percent better math grades, and similarly higher reading and science grades, t...Full Article