Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Most medical devices approved for use in children are not tested on pediatric patients before they are marketed, a new Harvard study finds.

    Since Congress passed the Pediatric Medical Device Safety and Improvement Act in 2007, which was designed to s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    TUESDAY, April, 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for summer swimming and boating season comes a grim government report: Drowning deaths are still a problem in the United States, even though overall deaths from drowning are down.

    "Death rates overall have declined 9 percent, but f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people with epilepsy are more likely than kids without the neurological disorder to suffer broken bones or burns, a new large study from England finds.

    Surprisingly, the study also found that those under the age of 24 who have epilepsy face...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Serious head injuries may be linked to children's lack of ability to interact with others, a new study indicates.

    Researchers looked at a group of children who had suffered a traumatic brain injury three years earlier...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes who suffer from concussions are complying more with the recommended return-to-play guidelines, according to new research.

    Compliance was tracked from 2005 through 2013, using a database of high school sports-related injuries, sai...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weather-related power outages and snowstorms may increase the risk of potentially fatal carbon monoxide poisoning, a new study finds.

    Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can reach dangerous levels in unventilated areas...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Early signs and symptoms of stroke are often missed by emergency department doctors, a new study finds.

    Every year, tens of thousands of Americans with symptoms such as dizziness or headache are misdiagnosed in the ER in the days or weeks before t...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- City kids are more likely to suffer concussions playing sports while children in rural areas tend to sustain these head injuries while using dirt bikes and other motorized vehicles, a new Canadian study finds.

    Hockey accounted for 40 percent of th...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering a potentially fatal narcotic overdose now can receive lifesaving treatment from folks around them, using a new device just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Evzio is a hand-held auto injector that delivers a sin...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of calls to poison control centers for nicotine poisoning from e-cigarettes has risen dramatically in recent years, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

    Calls related to poisoning from the liquid nicotine used in these devices wer...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Medical Toxicology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a big increase in prescriptions for powerful narcotic painkillers given to headache patients at hospital emergency departments, a new U.S. study finds.

    This increase has occurred even though guidelines from a number of medical grou...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though more study needs to be done, new research suggests that a simple blood test could help predict the heart attack risk of patients experiencing chest pain.

    The Swedish study found that patients with chest pain who have undetectable levels o...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol's role in U.S. traffic deaths is significantly under-reported, a new study shows.

    Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System, which notes the blood-alcohol l...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More and more Americans are being prescribed powerful narcotic drugs when they visit the emergency department for problems such as low back pain or a pounding headache, a new study finds.

    Between 2001 and 2010, emergency departments in the United...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every 15-minute delay in receiving a clot-busting drug means stroke survivors will have about one month less of a disability-free life, while every minute sooner that they receive the drug translates into more than one extra day of healthy life.

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