Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD

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  • Baltimore, MD

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug being tested on Ebola victims in Sierra Leone has proven effective in treating infected monkeys during laboratory trials, a new study reports.

    The antiviral drug, TKM-Ebola, cured three monkeys infected with Ebola, said st...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven't already been exposed to the human papillomavirus.

    "HPV is a local infection that can separately ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 people worldwide will have a seizure in his or her lifetime, experts say. Now, two medical groups have issued a new guideline on how to treat them.

    The decision to treat a patient after a first seizure is complex because doctors must we...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potent new designer drug called "flakka" is making headlines across the United States, driving many users into fits of screaming, naked rage accompanied by vivid hallucinations.

    Why naked? Because the drug sends body temperatures skyrocketing...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine has been launched in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

    The trial, which will include 6,000 health and other frontline workers in five d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A liquid form of medical marijuana may help people with severe epilepsy that does not respond to other treatments, according to a new report.

    The study included 213 child and adult patients with 12 different types of severe epilepsy. Some of them...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An agreement to help create an African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was signed Monday by the United States and the African Union.

    "The West African Ebola epidemic reaffirmed the need for a public health institute to support African ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A quick-acting, single-dose Ebola vaccine is safe and effective in nonhuman primates, and may lead to a new human vaccine, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.

    The experimental vaccine is effective against the West African Makona strain of Ebol...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the emergency room might be a good place to try to end the vicious cycle of gun violence among young adults.

    "This study shows that youth seen and treated in urban emergency departments for an assault also have an elevat...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer people are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for strokes caused by blood clots in the brain, which experts read as a sign that current stroke prevention methods are working.

    The rate of emergency department visits for either a stroke o...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in California and Colorado between 2012 and 2014.

    The researchers found the genetic signature of a specif...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola likely won't mutate into a strain that goes airborne or dodges current efforts to develop effective vaccines, tests and treatments for the deadly virus, a new study suggests.

    That's because the Ebola virus has been mutating at its normal ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all emergency room doctors surveyed order pricey MRIs or CT scans their patients may not need, mainly because they fear malpractice lawsuits, according to a new report.

    Of 435 ER physicians who completed the survey, 97 percent admitted to...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical science has shown that football can take a terrible toll on the human brain, with repeated hits to the head potentially adding up to brain damage later in life.

    But, it's been unclear whether players actively consider and accept the risk ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The condition of an unidentified American health care worker infected with Ebola in West Africa has been downgraded from serious to critical, doctors at the U.S. National Institutes of Health said Monday.

    No other details about the patient, who w...Full Article