Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD

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  • Baltimore, MD

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  • 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
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    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
  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    Some may mistakenly think caffeine powder is safe because everyone drinks coffee or caffeine in some form. Nothing could be further from the truth. Caffeine is a very a potent stimulant that affects the heart, brain and central nervous system. Everyone can relate to the common jittery sensation that...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second Dallas nurse who became infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian man -- the first diagnosed case of the disease in the United States -- has recovered and will be released Tuesday from the hospital.

    Amber Vinson, 29, has been und...Full Article

  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    While some studies show those who skip breakfast may be heavier it is probably not that they are eating later in the day but the fact they are overeating later in the day. Researchers carried out experiments on female monkeys found no link between when the animals ate and whether or not they put on weight. For the monkeys...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only about 6 percent of American hospitals have infection control procedures in place to effectively and safely handle Ebola patients, a new survey reveals.

    Of the 1,039 acute care hospitals that responded to the survey, about 6 percent said they ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large influx of international aid is needed, and soon, if West Africa is to avoid tens of thousands of deaths from the widening Ebola crisis, a team of Yale University researchers predict.

    Using a specially designed mathematical model, the re...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Riding a bus or an elevator full of sniffles, coughs and sneezes is one of the more unpleasant aspects of the flu season.

    Those same coughs and sneezes can be downright terrifying these days, given that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has spre...Full Article

  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    Parents may not realize that caffeine exists in pure powder form, can be easily obtained online, and is growing in popularity with teens. Powdered caffeine can be bought by the bag -- some sites sell bags as big as 25 kilograms (more than 55 lbs) -- and the substance is legal, inexpensive and easily...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Public health officials plan to actively monitor all U.S. residents returning home from one of the three Ebola-affected nations in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

    The new monitoring program, whic...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four hospitals that are home to advanced biocontainment facilities have become America's ground zero in the treatment of Ebola patients.

    Their special isolation units feature layer upon layer of safety measures to prevent the spread of nightmar...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measures taken by Firestone officials at the company's rubber tree plantation in Ebola-ravaged Liberia may have limited the spread of the disease there and could prove effective elsewhere, researchers report.

    The Firestone Natural Rubber Co. pro...Full Article

  • 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