Dr. Kevin Soden, MD

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  • Charlotte, NC

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies aren't born with the ability to imitate, according to a new study that challenges previous research and beliefs.

    Many studies have suggested that infants naturally imitate facial expressions, hand gestures and vocal sounds in their first week...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The terrible birth defects caused by Zika virus appear to be the result of an immune system response that triggers prenatal brain cell suicide and obstructs fetal brain development, a new lab study reports.

    The virus apparently activates an immune r...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although HIV infection and transmission rates in the United States declined over the past five years, they fell short of White House targets, a new study finds.

    Between 2010 and 2015, new HIV infections decreased 11 percent and transmission of the A...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the dog may be a health boon for older Americans, new research suggests.

    Dog walking helps cut back on excess weight and the overall need to visit a physician while raising overall moderate and vigorous exercise levels among the over-60 set,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Harsh parenting may leave more than psychological scars, it might also leave lasting physical problems -- such as obesity -- even into young adulthood, new research suggests.

    And having one kind, caring parent doesn't seem to counteract the effects ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss surgery could help severely obese teenage boys reduce their risk for heart disease by increasing their levels of "good" cholesterol, a preliminary study suggests.

    The surgery also enhances the protective effects of HDL cholesterol, th...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For people with poor circulation in their leg arteries, a medical procedure to restore blood flow may have greater benefits than exercise, preliminary research suggests.

    People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) experience pain and fatigue whil...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation may have a heightened risk of developing dementia -- and the quality of their drug treatment may play a role, a new study hints.

    Specifically, researchers found, patients on the clot-preven...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping trim throughout your life could help you live longer, while being obese might do the opposite, two new studies show.

    In the first study, U.S. scientists found that slim people had the lowest risk of dying over a 15-year period -- 12 percen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's a strong link between the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation and race, a new study says.

    Whites with heart failure are much more likely to have atrial fibrillation (AF) than blacks or Hispanics with heart failure, the study authors ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart pacemakers and sleep apnea are at much greater risk for a dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests.

    With sleep apnea, breathing stops or becomes critically shallow during sleep. It's very c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Abuse Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls as young as 14 have boyfriends who've pressured them to become pregnant, sabotaged their birth control, or otherwise tried to control their reproductive health, a new study finds.

    The study was small, surveying 77 sexually experienced high ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking cholesterol-lowering statins right before heart surgery, once touted as a way to prevent common postoperative complications, has no benefit and may even cause harm, a new study suggests.

    In that setting, Crestor (rosuvastatin) did not prev...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You probably already know that strength training, such as lifting weights or doing pushups, is good for you, but now new research suggests it may help you live longer, too.

    When people 65 and older did strength training twice a week, they lowere...Full Article