Dr. Mark Morocco, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • emergency medicine

Affiliation:

  • UCLA Emergency Medical Center

Activity

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

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola likely won't mutate into a strain that goes airborne or dodges current efforts to develop effective vaccines, tests and treatments for the deadly virus, a new study suggests.

    That's because the Ebola virus has been mutating at its normal ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all emergency room doctors surveyed order pricey MRIs or CT scans their patients may not need, mainly because they fear malpractice lawsuits, according to a new report.

    Of 435 ER physicians who completed the survey, 97 percent admitted to...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical science has shown that football can take a terrible toll on the human brain, with repeated hits to the head potentially adding up to brain damage later in life.

    But, it's been unclear whether players actively consider and accept the risk ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The condition of an unidentified American health care worker infected with Ebola in West Africa has been downgraded from serious to critical, doctors at the U.S. National Institutes of Health said Monday.

    No other details about the patient, who w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most current guidelines suggest that when seniors report new back pain to their primary care physician they should quickly be sent for diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans or MRIs.

    But a new study suggests that early imaging may actually be a wa...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used herpes drug also seems to help people with the HIV virus, even if those people don't also have herpes, a new small study found.

    The researchers said their findings challenge the belief that drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) requires the ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Several other Americans may have been exposed to a U.S. health worker who was recently infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday afternoon.

    The unidentified, infected worker was flown in ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola caused major disruptions to health care systems in West Africa and has put hundreds of thousands of children at risk for measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, new research suggests.

    Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were hardest ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine may have prevented the disease in a doctor who was at high risk of infection, according to a new report.

    The report comes on the heels of news from the World Health Organization that trials of the vaccine, called VS...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Crashes cause 65 percent of on-the-job deaths of truck drivers in the United States, making it the top cause of work-related deaths in that occupation, a federal government report shows.

    There are about 2.6 million people in the United States who...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the days and weeks following a concussion, it's often tough to give patients a clear sense of their recovery time.

    Now, a new study of college football players suggests that measuring blood flow in the brain might hel...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Football helmet add-ons may not reduce players' risk of concussion, a new study suggests.

    These safety products include items such as soft-shell layers, spray treatments, pads and fiber sheets.

    "Our study suggests that despite many prod...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Urgent action is needed to reduce gun injuries and deaths in the United States, say several leading medical groups that offer a number of recommendations to achieve that goal.

    "Along with our colleagues in law and public health, those of us who r...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If an American becomes infected with HIV, chances are he or she contracted the virus from someone who didn't know they were infected or wasn't getting proper treatment.

    That's the message of a new U.S. study, which found that undiagnosed and untre...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- HIV hid deep inside a young Mississippi girl born with the virus who suffered a disappointing relapse last July, after more than two years in which she appeared to have been cured by early, aggressive drug treatment, her doctors report.

    They no...Full Article