Dr. Kevin Soden, MD

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  • Charlotte, NC

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Along with reducing your flu risk, a flu shot may protect you from a common heart rhythm disorder that significantly increases stroke risk, researchers report.

    Their study of about 57,000 people in Taiwan found a significant association between...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the potential risks to their baby's health, roughly one in 10 women smoke in the three months before getting pregnant, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    And only one-quarter of those women quit before they become pregnant, the r...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs have different levels of intelligence that can be measured, and researchers say this new finding might one day help improve understanding of the link between health and intelligence in people.

    British researchers created a dog IQ test to a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The thousands of babies born in Brazil with abnormally small heads and brains -- believed to be caused by infection in the womb with the Zika virus -- typically face a lifetime of health challenges, doctors say.

    But not all are destined to a life ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine & Occupational Environmental Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution can increase the risk of premature death, even decades later, one of the longest running air pollution studies suggests.

    British scientists found the negative health effects of air pollution -- such as a higher risk of lung and heart...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Experts are warning about the dangers of a potentially deadly homemade concoction known as "dewshine," which is a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew, a soft drink.

    In a recent case, two Tennessee teens died after drinking the toxic combinatio...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early treatment with the antiviral drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may shorten hospital stays for pregnant women with the flu, especially those who are severely ill, new research suggests.

    Pregnant women are at increased risk for serious illness, compl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eye defects may occur in babies born with microcephaly that seems to be linked to infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, researchers report.

    Since a Zika virus outbreak began in Brazil last April, there has been an unusual rise in the numb...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The brain relies on several areas on the left side (hemisphere) of the brain to spell words, a new study says.

    Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore pinpointed these regions by studying the brains of 33 stroke patients who lost the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason why.

    Metabolic syndrome inc...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care doctors should screen all patients between 12 and 18 years of age for major depression, but not younger children, preventive health experts say.

    Screening of adolescents needs to be accompanied by accurate diagnosis, effective treatmen...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Greater exposure to cold viruses may help explain why children with asthma tend to suffer their worst symptoms when their school reopens after a break, a new study suggests.

    "The school calendar predicts common cold transmission, and the common col...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Infectious Diseases:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The measles outbreak that first began in California's Disneyland last year may have changed some parents' minds about childhood vaccinations, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that parents with "high awareness" of the outbreak were more likel...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When do you think more clearly: winter or summer? What time of year is your short-term memory at its best?

    A small new study suggests your brainpower may be stronger at certain times of year. The research isn't definitive, and the apparent differen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Urologists are far more likely than primary care doctors to do prostate cancer screenings known as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, a new study reports.

    For the test, a blood sample is taken and sent to a laboratory to check for levels of a...Full Article