Kelly Traver

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Specialties:

  • Internal Medicine

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infections with the superbug known as Clostridium difficile have been the most prevalent in the Northeast during the past decade, new U.S. research shows.

    University of Texas researchers looked at slightly more than 2 million cases of infect...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After seeking medical treatment in the emergency room for an asthma attack, women are much more likely than men to need hospitalization, researchers report.

    Scientists analyzed the likelihood that 2,000 patients treated in the ER for asthma would n...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgeons are making regular and potentially dangerous "off-label" use of a suturing device in patients with abnormal heart rhythms, researchers report.

    Though the Lariat device can be used to tie off a part of the heart that raises stroke risk...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While electronic health records are touted as the holy grail of a transparent health care system, a new study finds they don't improve treatment results for some stroke patients in the United States.

    Patients fared about t...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine that is given to preteens loses a large measure of effectiveness within a few years, new research reveals.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation may help explain a recent sur...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests.

    The researchers from Northern Ireland als...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study.

    The eating disorder is called loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES). As the name implies, people ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many rural residents with severe heart attacks drive or are driven to the hospital, but they have a better chance of survival if they call 911, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 774 people in rural Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota who...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers were very obese going into pregnancy may face an increased risk of emotional and behavioral problems, a new study suggests.

    Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that when moms were severely ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of ways you can reduce your risk of stroke, a neurologist says.

    "Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and a leading cause of disability," Dr. Jose Biller, chair of Illinois-based Loyola University's dep...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports.

    Left ventricular assist devices are surgically implanted in patients with adva...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports.

    Left ventricular assist devices are surgically implanted in patients with adva...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have successfully linked certain byproducts of digestion to the risk of excess body fat.

    Eventually, these findings might lead to more personalized interventions for people who are identified as "at-risk" for obesity, inclu...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients live longer if they're treated at high-performing hospitals -- those with lower 30-day death rates, a new study indicates.

    Hospitals are often rated based on the percentage of heart attack patients who die within 30 days o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who live in regions with low sunlight may have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, possibly because they don't get enough vitamin D from the sun, new research suggests.

    "If you're living at a high latitude or in a place with a lot of hea...Full Article