Dr. Cathy Provins-Churbock, PhD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who suffer a traumatic brain injury struggle with sleep problems they may not be aware of, Swiss researchers report.

    These patients also can suffer daytime sleepiness for as long as 18 months after their injury, the small study fou...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes may take longer to recover after a concussion if they had psychosomatic symptoms -- aches and pains caused by mental distress -- before their head injury, new research suggests.

    The study included 127 high school and college athletes ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two out of five retired National Football League players may suffer from traumatic brain injuries, a small study suggests.

    Brain scans of 40 former NFL players, age 36 on average, found that nearly 43 percent had significantly more damage to the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying a second shock to the heart in hospital patients with cardiac arrest doesn't improve their chances of survival, suggests a new study that challenges current recommendations.

    A patient undergoing cardiac arrest needs to be treated with a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who use marijuana may be putting their baby at risk for health problems, a new study suggests.

    A review of 24 studies found that pot use during pregnancy is potentially linked to delivering a baby with a low birth weight and the ne...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- NFL players are more likely to suffer concussions and ankle injuries during games played on colder days, a new study finds.

    Canadian researchers analyzed data on the five most common injuries that occurred during two National Football League se...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology:

    MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A vest containing a defibrillator may be an option for some heart patients who can't use an implantable defibrillator -- the device that can shock the heart back to a proper rhythm if needed.

    That's the conclusion of the first science advisory on...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test appeared to detect signs of concussion up a week after patients suffered a head injury, researchers report.

    The test might provide a new way to diagnose concussions, especially in patients without immediate symptoms, the resea...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A North Carolina program to increase bystander action in cases of cardiac arrest saved lives and reduced brain damage among survivors, a new study shows.

    The statewide program trained family members and the general public to recognize the sign...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concussion-prevention rules for college football players may have led to an unintended consequence -- an increase in knee, thigh and ankle injuries among players, new research suggests.

    "Of course concussions sustained i...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players wearing loose helmets suffer worse concussion effects than players whose helmets fit properly, new research suggests.

    Young athletes with loose helmets had the highest rates of concussion symptoms, such as drowsiness, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although U.S. hospitals are making gains in the fight against some antibiotic-resistant superbugs, too many people are still getting these infections in health care facilities, federal health officials report.

    And the U.S. Centers for Disease ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Price and laboratory ratings don't indicate whether a football helmet is better at protecting high school players from concussion, a new study suggests.

    When University of Colorado researchers evaluated helmets and U.S. high school concussion dat...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Paid family leave might lead to reduced risk of abuse-related head injuries in young children, according to a new study.

    Researchers compared data from 1995 through 2011 in California -- which introduced paid family leave in 2004 -- with seven sta...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Spinal Cord Injury Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning rehabilitation soon after a spinal cord injury seems to lead to improvements in functioning for patients, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 4,000 people in the United States who suffered a spinal cord injury...Full Article