Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds.

    Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 ye...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American medical missionary who survived infection with Ebola has donated blood to a colleague who's struggling to fight his own infection with the often deadly virus.

    Dr. Rick Sacra was given blood transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly last Fr...Full Article

  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    Meningitis is an aggressive infection that can be fatal within 24 hours. Other serious forms of a meningococcal infection occur when the bacteria gets into the blood stream and causes sepsis, often with gangrene of extremities. Survivors can have permanent brain damage, deafness and kidney failure and...Read More
  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    It is important to educate our children in college, as well as ourselves, about how to prevent communicable disease in general, by getting plenty of rest, eating well and discouraging any sharing of food or drinks. However, it is even more important to know the warning signs and symptoms to recognize...Read More
  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    Meningitis is a serious, sometimes life-threatening infection of the protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It is one of those very serious diagnoses that if suspected in the emergency room, doctors act on quickly -- usually with a spinal tap to look at and test the fluid around those...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A respiratory virus has stricken more than 1,000 children across 10 states, causing many to wind up in the hospital and prompting concerns of a wider outbreak.

    About 15 percent of more than 300 children treated for respiratory illness in Missouri ...Full Article

  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    There are 12 known serotypes (strains) of meningococcal bacteria, but A, B, C, Y and W cause most meningitis infections. An approved vaccine by the brand name Menactra covers four out of the five serotypes (groups A, C, Y, W-135), which are the most common cause of meningococcal disease in the U.S....Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The third American medical missionary worker infected with the Ebola virus while working in West Africa arrived Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment.

    Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at the 10-bed special isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Ce...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the Ebola outbreak continues to overwhelm health-care workers in three West African nations, medical experts from the United States and the United Nations called on Tuesday for a concerted international response to stem history's biggest outbreak of t

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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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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