Dr. Nicole Nelson, MD

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Affiliation:

  • Riverside Emergency and Trauma Center

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Add rugby to the sports that can lead to degenerative brain disease, a new study suggests.

    The first case of a rugby player who died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) -- a condition associated with repeated concussions -- is outlined in a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While chest pain sends many people to the nearest hospital emergency department, most patients may not need a costly hospital stay as a result, a new study suggests.

    According to a news release from Ohio State University,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Room Nursing:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frequent visits to emergency departments appear to be a predictor of death from a prescription drug overdose, a new study finds.

    People with four or more ER visits in the past year were 48 times more likely to die of prescription drug overdose co...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are at increased risk for road rage, a new study finds.

    "These data suggest links between traumatic brain injury and hazardous driving behaviors, but at this early stage we can't be sure if these r...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Noroviruses -- those notorious stomach bugs that have infected scores of people and ruined countless cruise ship vacations -- can spread through the air and infect people several feet away, according to new research.

    These findings suggest that c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most concussions among high school and college football players occur during practice, a new study finds.

    Data on more than 20,000 young football players across the United States revealed that more than 57 percent of concussed high school and colle...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. emergency room doctors are cautious when prescribing narcotic painkillers that carry a high risk of abuse, a new study shows.

    Researchers analyzed data collected from more than 27,000 patients seen at 19 emergency departments (EDs) across the U...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many rural residents with severe heart attacks drive or are driven to the hospital, but they have a better chance of survival if they call 911, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 774 people in rural Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota who...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Taiwan uncovers more evidence that women may have a tougher time recovering their memory after concussions.

    Scientists don't know why the brains of women seem to respond to these brain injuries differently from those of men. Bu...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug being tested on Ebola victims in Sierra Leone has proven effective in treating infected monkeys during laboratory trials, a new study reports.

    The antiviral drug, TKM-Ebola, cured three monkeys infected with Ebola, said st...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven't already been exposed to the human papillomavirus.

    "HPV is a local infection that can separately ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 people worldwide will have a seizure in his or her lifetime, experts say. Now, two medical groups have issued a new guideline on how to treat them.

    The decision to treat a patient after a first seizure is complex because doctors must we...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potent new designer drug called "flakka" is making headlines across the United States, driving many users into fits of screaming, naked rage accompanied by vivid hallucinations.

    Why naked? Because the drug sends body temperatures skyrocketing...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine has been launched in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

    The trial, which will include 6,000 health and other frontline workers in five d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A liquid form of medical marijuana may help people with severe epilepsy that does not respond to other treatments, according to a new report.

    The study included 213 child and adult patients with 12 different types of severe epilepsy. Some of them...Full Article