Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD

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  • Baltimore, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Room Nursing:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of visits to U.S. emergency rooms linked to synthetic pot -- also known as "K2" or "Spice" -- have more than doubled in recent years, U.S. officials reported Thursday.

    "Synthetic cannabinoids are a growing public health risk -- made e...Full Article

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

    SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A health care worker who helped treat the Liberian man who died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital last week has tested positive for the virus, public health officials reported Sunday.

    "We don't know what occurred in the care of the original patient in...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. troops have arrived in the beleaguered nation of Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    Their first mission: to set up an isolation center for doctors and other health-care workers infected with the deadly disease.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although food allergies have garnered a lot of attention lately, a new study reports that medications are actually the biggest cause of sudden deaths related to allergy.

    Over a little more than a decade, nearly 60 perce...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Dallas Ebola patient died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, hospital officials said.

    Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, had entered the United States on Sept. 19, apparently healthy and without any Ebola symptoms...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States is in critical but stable condition, with machines performing life-sustaining functions as he struggles with the deadly virus, federal officials said Tuesday.

    Liberian national Thomas Eric Dun...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An E. coli outbreak at an Illinois hospital was caused by endoscopes that had bacterial contamination despite being disinfected in the recommended way, a new study says.

    The outbreak occurred among patients who underwent procedures with duodenosco...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two groups of researchers report they are refining the vaccine strategies that will be needed if the world ever has to face a "bird flu" pandemic.

    Scientists suspect that avian influenza could change and easily spread to people with no immunity t...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The fifth American to become infected with Ebola in West Africa -- a freelance cameraman working for NBC News -- arrived at a Nebraska hospital Monday to begin treatment for the potentially deadly disease.

    Wearing a white hooded jumpsuit, As...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 50 people in Texas are now being checked daily for possible Ebola infection, based on their prior contact with the Liberian national undergoing treatment in Dallas for the deadly virus, health officials said Friday.

    None of the 50 currently h...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An Italian toddler thought cured of HIV with early aggressive treatment following birth has suffered a relapse, his doctors report.

    The 3-year-old child's viral levels of HIV rebounded two weeks after doctors took him off antiretroviral medicatio...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials in Texas said Thursday that approximately 100 people who came into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are now being monitored for symptoms of the often fatal disease.

    Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for D...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials in Texas are closely monitoring a potential second Ebola patient who had close contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, according to news reports.

    In related news, officia...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Federal health officials are monitoring up to 18 people who were exposed to the man being treated at a Dallas hospital for the first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States.

    Some of the 18 people are members of the unidentified man's family...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first confirmed case of Ebola has surfaced in the United States, involving a man who recently flew here from Liberia, federal health officials announced late Tuesday.

    The critically ill patient, being cared for at Texas Health Presbyterian H...Full Article