Dr. Nicole Nelson, MD

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Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Riverside Emergency and Trauma Center

Activity

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

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola virus currently raging in West Africa has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's most deadly illnesses. But experts stress that early and intense medical care can greatly improve a person's chances of survival.

    There's no cure...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Each year in the United States, at least 2,000 Americans die from extreme heat or cold, floods or lightning, health officials said Wednesday.

    Heat waves, heat stroke or sun stroke caused nearly one-third of more than 10,600 weather-related deat...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The time at which heart attack patients arrive at the hospital may affect their chances for survival, new research suggests.

    Showing up at the emergency room at night, on weekends or during holidays is associated with a 13 percent higher risk for...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summer's the season for grilling outside, but mishaps can happen even to the most experienced grillmaster.

    Before lighting up your grill, get up to speed on how to treat minor burns. It's also a good idea to learn how to recognize signs of a more...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving a life-threatening illness or injury may be more likely if you're treated at a busy emergency department instead of one that handles fewer patients, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data on 17.5 milli...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mild or moderate concussion may have longer-lasting consequences than previously realized, a new study suggests.

    By comparing brain imaging studies and thinking tests between healthy people and those with relatively minor concussions, the res...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- July Fourth is nearly here, and chances are your weekend plans include at least some grilling.

    Check out the following cooking tips from registered dietitian Elizabeth Murray to help protect yourself and your loved ones.

    "When it comes to...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 80 percent of deaths of Americans age 30 and younger result from injury or violence, U.S. health researchers reported Tuesday.

    More young Americans die from injury than from any other cause, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Dise...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few patients treated at U.S. emergency departments have HIV, but those who do test positive for the virus are in the most infectious stage or have already developed AIDS, a new study says.

    "People may believe that HIV and AIDS are diseases of th...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of methamphetamine-related visits to U.S. hospital emergency departments jumped from about 68,000 in 2007 to almost 103,000 in 2011, the latest year for which such data is available, a new federal government report finds.

    The report, ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Broken bones and concussions are the most common injuries that children who play ice hockey suffer, a new study reveals.

    Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found many of the kids with these injuries needed to be hospitalized or...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with moderate heart failure may live longer with an implanted defibrillator, researchers report.

    A normal heart's pumping ability -- called ejection fraction -- is 50 percent to 70 percent. An ejection fraction below 50 percent signals the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older black trauma patients are 20 percent more likely to survive their injuries than their white peers are, a new study shows.

    The finding is surprising because studies typically show that black trauma patients have worse outcomes than whites, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Numerous factors increase the risk of falls as people age, but there are ways to reduce that risk, a doctor says.

    Blood pressure drugs can cause problems such as dizziness when going from sitting or lying down to standing, said Dr. Jason Rice, a p...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a steep increase in the number of Americans being treated at emergency departments for abuse of the sedative alprazolam, best known as Xanax, federal officials reported Thursday.

    The number of emergency department visits related to a...Full Article