Dr. Cathy Provins-Churbock, PhD

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

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Students who suffer a concussion may face more school difficulties than their peers with other sports-related injuries, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that concussed high school and college students had more trouble performing at a normal ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes should not take a blow to the head lightly. New research suggests delayed treatment for concussion could prolong recovery.

    Many college athletes, however, don't immediately recognize or report concussion symptom...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated blows to the head can cause near vision to blur slightly, even if the individual impacts aren't strong enough to cause a full-fledged concussion, a new study says.

    During a regular football season, about two dozen college players develop...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neuromusculoskeletal Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Professional football players aren't at greater risk of suicide than the general U.S. population, federal health officials report, although players are far likelier to suffer concussions.

    For the study, the researchers calculated the suicide dea...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A small group of patients uses one-third of intensive care unit resources, a new study contends.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than one million ICU patients in Australia and New Zealand, and found that just 5 percent of them accounted for 3...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, a new study contends.

    Johns Hopkins University researchers analyzed eight years of U.S. data and concluded that more than 250,000 people died each year due to medical erro...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable defibrillators -- devices that detect and correct an abnormal heart rhythm -- are associated with a high risk of long-term complications, a new study suggests.

    "An [implantable cardioverter-defibrillator] is a highly effective treatment ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players are more likely to suffer more symptoms after a concussion, and to need more recovery time than their college counterparts, a new study finds.

    But those who play in youth football leagues are the most likely to get back ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (Healthday News) -- For some kids, playgrounds aren't all fun and games. Playground-related brain injuries have risen significantly in the United States over the last decade, health officials say.

    Despite improvements in playground safety and...Full Article

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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