Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD

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  • Baltimore, MD

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  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    If you come upon someone who is out in the elements and appears to be suffering from hypothermia, here are some things you can do:
    • Start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if he or she has no pulse or is not breathing.
    • Call 911.
    • Move the victim to a warm area and remove any wet clothing.
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gaining peoples' trust is key to efforts by health workers to rein in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a new study suggests.

    The study found that a lack of trust among the affected people of Guinea was a major reason the Ebola outbreak got out o...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A doctor from Sierra Leone who lives in the United States and became infected with Ebola in his native country will be flown Saturday to a specialized hospital in Nebraska for treatment, according to published reports.

    Dr. Martin Salia is to be tr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although their health depends on working technology, many kidney-failure patients on dialysis are not prepared for natural disasters or other emergencies, new research finds.

    But the study from Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the last patient hospitalized for Ebola in the United States, left Bellevue Hospital in New York City Tuesday and is now free of the virus, his doctors say.

    "Today I am healthy and no longer infectious," Spencer said at a morni...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the only patient currently hospitalized for Ebola in the United States, is now free of the virus and will be discharged Tuesday morning from the New York City hospital where he has been treated, The New York Times reported.

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

    FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About $2.7 million in personal protective gear has been ordered for health care workers at U.S. hospitals treating Ebola patients, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

    The Ebola-specific protective equipment is being ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' fears about Ebola seem to be waning somewhat, though many still believe the virus is a public health threat to the United States, according to a new HealthDay/Harris Poll.

    The online poll, which surveyed more than 2,000 adults bet...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City doctor who became infected with Ebola while treating patients in West Africa apparently feels well enough now to ride a stationary bike, practice yoga and play the banjo while under quarantine.

    Dr. Craig Spencer, who has been und...Full Article

  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    If anything, sugar should have a calming effect. That's because foods high in carbohydrates, including sugar, temporarily produce a high concentration of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is the biochemical messengers of the brain that has soothing anti-anxiety effects. Even studies done on children...Read More
  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    Any infection has the potential to get worse and make you septic. Some tips that may help:
    • Take all infections seriously.
    • Make sure you quickly treat any potential infection.
    • Take all your prescribed antibiotics until finished or consult your doctor to see if you must finish them.
    • Don’t
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    SATURDAY, Nov. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The condition of a New York City doctor who became infected with Ebola while treating patients in West Africa has been upgraded to stable, hospital officials reported Saturday.

    Dr. Craig Spencer has been undergoing treatment at Bellevue Hospita...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The World Bank pledged Thursday an additional $100 million in the fight against the Ebola outbreak wreaking havoc in West Africa.

    The money, which brings the World Bank's total pledge to more than $500 million, will be used to attract more forei...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola outbreak in Liberia -- one of three West African nations ravaged by the disease -- may be slowing, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.

    Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO's assistant director general, said there's been a decline in...Full Article

  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    Good hand washing is key to preventing both colds and the flu.  So try not to touch your face, eyes, nose and mouth during this cold and flu season without washing your hands since this is how viruses can be transmitted. Cover your sneezes and cough with the inside crook of your elbow (if you don’t...Read More