Dr. Nicole Nelson, MD

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Affiliation:

  • Riverside Emergency and Trauma Center

Activity

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

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests the Zika virus was circulating in Haiti months before Brazil's first cases were reported last spring.

    "We know that the virus was present in Haiti in December of 2014," said Dr. Glenn Morris, director of University of Florid...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're unlucky enough to suffer a jellyfish sting, new research says that heat is better than cold for easing the pain.

    The team at the University of Hawaii at Manoa noted that jellyfish stings are a growing health problem worldwide. But, ther...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 Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seven types of operations, including appendectomy and gall bladder removal, account for four out of five emergency general-surgery deaths in the United States, a new study reports.

    The procedures are: partial removal of the large or small inte...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies in day care catch their first stomach bug earlier than home-based infants, but end up getting fewer of these gastrointestinal illnesses during their preschool years, new research suggests.

    Analyzing a group of more than 2,200 children --...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Flu shots may be more effective when people get them in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study suggests.

    British researchers assessed 276 people 65 and older who received vaccinations against three different flu strains between 2011 and ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Summer, mosquito season and the threat of Zika virus transmission is approaching, and federal health experts on Friday issued guidelines to help protect American workers from infection.

    Infection during pregnancy with the mosquito-borne virus is...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

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

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new two-step Ebola vaccine strategy has shown some promise in early clinical trials.

    The trials involved two candidate Ebola vaccines that were given to volunteers in separate shots, the researchers said. One vaccine was provided first as a "p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Low-cost generic antiviral drugs are as effective and safe as more expensive brand-name drugs in treating people with hepatitis C, researchers report.

    In many countries, people don't have access to a course of brand-name direct-acting antiviral...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Following U.S. health officials' announcement earlier this week that the Zika virus can definitely cause birth defects, many of those same experts are now locked in an unprecedented debate.

    Should government health-care officials recommend that A...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Zika virus is a definite and direct cause of microcephaly and other brain-related birth defects, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday.

    "It is now clear," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sa...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

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

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening of emergency room patients for suicide risk might be an effective way to prevent it, a new study suggests.

    Nurses at eight ERs were trained to screen patients for three suicide risk factors: depression...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In news that's sure to have mothers everywhere saying, "I told you so," scientists have confirmed that a good night's sleep may keep colds and other infections at bay.

    The odds that someone who sleeps five or fewer hours a night had caught a cold...Full Article