Dr. Nicole Nelson, MD

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Affiliation:

  • Riverside Emergency and Trauma Center

Activity

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute counts for stroke victims who need clot-busting medications quickly to restore blood flow to their brain and prevent further damage.

    Now, new efforts to hasten treatment in both ambulances and emergency rooms appear to have signif...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children -- lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) -- found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness.

    Although previous studies gave the edge to Ativan, Dr. Jame...Full Article

  • 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