Dr. Robert L. Silge, MD

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  • Intermountain Healthcare

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The health benefits of exercise appear to outweigh the potential harm of air pollution, according to a new study from Denmark.

    The findings show that air pollution should not prevent people who live in cities from going outdoors to exercise, sa...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic fatigue syndrome show a distinct pattern of immune system proteins in their spinal fluid -- a finding that could shed light on the "brain fog" that marks the condition, researchers say.

    The new study found that, compared with...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical / Laboratory Immunology:

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests.

    "We found that risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for asthma exacerbation decrea...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stuffy noses are common among babies, but many parents aren't sure how to help, an expert says.

    "Babies can't blow their nose, so caregivers can feel helpless in offering relief," said Dr. Andrew Hotaling, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Loyola U...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems, a small new study suggests.

    "Exposure to air poll...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, two new studies suggest.

    In one, researchers confirmed a long-studied connection between air pollution and cardiovascular health -- finding evidence that...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new treatment to prepare the United States for the potential release of deadly inhalational anthrax has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Anthrasil (Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous) is sanctioned, when combined with...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    SUNDAY, March 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain air pollutants may boost the potency of a birch tree pollen that plays a big role in seasonal allergies, researchers say.

    In laboratory tests and computer simulations, researchers found that two pollutants -- oz...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With winter loosening its icy grip on most of the United States, it's time to think about spring allergies, a doctor says.

    Allergies to spring pollens cause sneezing, stuffy and runny nose, and watery eyes. Other symptoms include itchy nose, mou...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A child may face an increased risk of asthma if the child's mother experienced depression during her pregnancy or she took an older antidepressant to treat her condition, new research suggests.

    However, more than 80 percent of the women in the stu...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who contract pneumonia during the first three years of life appear to face a higher risk of developing asthma, new research suggests.

    These findings raise concern that early childhood respiratory problems may have an enduring and negative...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of small-particle air pollution can increase your risk for narrowing of the neck (carotid) arteries, which may raise your risk for stroke, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed the results of cardiovascular screening tests from more t...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children in southern California may be breathing easier these days compared with the 1990s, thanks to a big reduction in air pollution, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that as air quality improved in five Los Angeles-area communities ov...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be linked to specific changes in a person's immune system, particularly increased amounts of chemical messengers that regulate immune responses, researchers report.

    The study adds to growing evidence that chroni...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Giving peanut products to infants at high risk for peanut allergy may reduce the risk of developing the allergy by 80 percent, a new study suggests.

    For years, the conventional wisdom was to avoid giving peanuts to infants who were at risk for de...Full Article