Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD

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  • Baltimore, MD

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  • 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:
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  • 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

  • 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