Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans know little about how Ebola is transmitted and harbor unfounded fears about the possibility of an outbreak in the United States, a new survey shows.

    About four in 10 adults said they are worried that there will be a major Ebola outb...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.

    "We are finally making major progress in being able to treat human RSV infections -- the world's secon...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- African nations hit hard by the Ebola outbreak should start screening all passengers leaving international airports, seaports and major ground crossings, the World Health Organization recommended Monday.

    The United Nations' health agency reiterate...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be far greater than the current statistics indicate, officials from the World Health Organization said Friday.

    Patients are flooding treatment centers that have just been opened, and the recor...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American seniors seen at emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, a new study reveals.

    Among ER patients aged 65 and older, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent were either malnourished...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-related suicide attempts in the United States increased over a recent six-year period, with dramatic increases seen among young and middle-aged adults, health officials reported Thursday.

    Overall, suicide attempts involving prescription medi...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental serum never before tried in people may have been pivotal in helping treat two Americans stricken with Ebola, according to media reports.

    Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 59, both contracted the highly fatal virus while work...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola virus currently raging in West Africa has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's most deadly illnesses. But experts stress that early and intense medical care can greatly improve a person's chances of survival.

    There's no cure...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Each year in the United States, at least 2,000 Americans die from extreme heat or cold, floods or lightning, health officials said Wednesday.

    Heat waves, heat stroke or sun stroke caused nearly one-third of more than 10,600 weather-related deat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The time at which heart attack patients arrive at the hospital may affect their chances for survival, new research suggests.

    Showing up at the emergency room at night, on weekends or during holidays is associated with a 13 percent higher risk for...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summer's the season for grilling outside, but mishaps can happen even to the most experienced grillmaster.

    Before lighting up your grill, get up to speed on how to treat minor burns. It's also a good idea to learn how to recognize signs of a more...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving a life-threatening illness or injury may be more likely if you're treated at a busy emergency department instead of one that handles fewer patients, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data on 17.5 milli...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mild or moderate concussion may have longer-lasting consequences than previously realized, a new study suggests.

    By comparing brain imaging studies and thinking tests between healthy people and those with relatively minor concussions, the res...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- July Fourth is nearly here, and chances are your weekend plans include at least some grilling.

    Check out the following cooking tips from registered dietitian Elizabeth Murray to help protect yourself and your loved ones.

    "When it comes to...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 80 percent of deaths of Americans age 30 and younger result from injury or violence, U.S. health researchers reported Tuesday.

    More young Americans die from injury than from any other cause, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Dise...Full Article