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Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD, approaches the topics on ER 101 from her perspective as an emergency room physician. Expert guests from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) join Dr. Leigh to discuss weekly news, healthcare and pop culture health issues, as well as how to keep you and your family safe in an unsafe world.

Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD, approaches the topics on ER 101 from her perspective as an emergency room physician. Expert guests from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) join Dr. Leigh to discuss weekly news, healthcare and pop culture health issues, as well as how to keep you and your family safe in an unsafe world.
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Rolling Meadows, IL

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Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD, approaches the topics on ER 101 from her perspective as an emergency room physician. Expert guests from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) join Dr. Leigh to discuss weekly news, healthcare and pop culture health issues, as well as how to keep you and your family safe in an unsafe world.

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Episodes

Can Your Fitness Tracker Save Your Life in the ER?

4/8/2016
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Your fitness tracker may be able to save your life in the emergency room. Changes in your heart rate from your tracker can provide doctors with valuable information.A healthy man with a history of seizures forgot to take his medicine one morning. He had a seizure at work, and his blood pressure was high when the ambulance arrived to retrieve him. Using his Fitbit, emergency physicians were able to spot when his atrial fibrulation was triggered and treat him for the condition. If you use...

Duration: 00:09:40


Varicose Veins: Health Impact & Treatment Options

4/8/2016
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What are varicose veins and how do you get rid of them?Varicose veins are lumpy, enlarged veins that are usually found in the legs and feet. With the legs and feet supporting the weight of the body, these veins are under a lot of pressure. Varicose veins are often just a cosmetic issue for people. In most cases, the blood can still make its way back to the heart through these twisted cords. However, some varicose veins come with serious medical consequences. There are new treatments for...

Duration: 00:09:41


Link Between Birth Control Pills & Knee Injury

4/8/2016
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Birth control pills may help prevent knee injuries in teen girls.A recent study at University of Texas Medical Branch showed that teen girls who take birth control pills may be less likely to suffer knee injuries. Study author Aaron Gray, an MD and PhD student, found an association between these factors but did not find that taking birth control pills prevents knee injuries. Many young athletes take birth control pills for predictable and light periods. Injury risk may be an additional...

Duration: 00:09:41


Happy Childhood Helps Heart Health

4/8/2016
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A happy childhood can reduce risk of heart disease.A recent study showed that children who had a happier childhood were less likely to suffer from coronary artery calcification. Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is the the result of calcium deposits in coronary arteries. CAC causes blood vessels to narrow and harden over time. The study, which was conducted in Finland, analyzed children between three and 18 years and looked at them again 27 years later. Researchers took into...

Duration: 00:09:40


Poison Prevention

3/11/2016
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What are some common sources of poison within the home?National Poison Prevention Week is March 20-26. Children are susceptible to poisoning when they are uneducated on the dangers of using or consuming goods that are not meant for little bodies. Adults can be poisoned by errant chemical combinations, using household products incorrectly, overdosing, and taking the wrong medication. Common sources of poisoning: Toxicologist and emergency physician, Dr. Paul Kolecki, discusses poison...

Duration: 00:09:43


Teledermatology: Who is Providing Your Care?

3/11/2016
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Who is making your dermatology diagnosis when you use telemedicine?As technology develops and schedules become tighter, telemedicine is a great alternative to an in-person office visit in many cases. There are a number of websites and apps dedicated to dermatology diagnosis. With the options available for telemedicine, the level of care varies. Not everyone on the other end of the app is a dermatologist. Who is making your dermatology diagnosis when you use telemedicine? Listen in as...

Duration: 00:09:42


Risks for Women after PCI Heart Surgery

3/11/2016
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Women are at risk of worse outcomes among young people undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).Women are at risk of worse outcomes among young people undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI is angioplasty with stent, a non-surgical procedure that uses a catheter to place a stent in the heart to open up blood vessels that have been narrowed by plaque buildup. Factors that may influence the risk of target vessel and target lesion failure in women include...

Duration: 00:09:42


Can Plastic Surgery Make You Happy?

2/26/2016
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As popular as plastic surgery is for looking good on the outside, can it make you feel better about yourself on the inside?Butt lifts, nose jobs, and breast enhancement are all procedures intended to make people look and feel their best. Plastic surgery is a strong consideration for anyone who has wanted to make an appearance change. As popular as these procedures are for looking good on the outside, can they make you feel better about yourself on the inside? Can plastic surgery make you...

Duration: 00:09:42


Depression: Physical Effects & Fitness Concerns

2/26/2016
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How do the physical effects of depression relate to fitness?When depression kicks in, you may not feel like doing anything, much less exercise. The problem is that sadness releases chemicals in the brain that can release inflammatory proteins. These inflammatory proteins contribute to stroke, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. You don't feel great. Good eating habits fall out. Achy joints, stiff muscles, and headaches don't help get you moving. There goes your fitness...

Duration: 00:09:42


Sex: Good for Your Heart

2/25/2016
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How can sex help your heart?You may be hesitant to get frisky after a cardiac event and worry that it could make your ticker worse. You may also fear the worst case scenario: having a heart attack while engaged with your partner. The good news is that less than one percent of acute heart attacks are linked to sex, according to a 2012 study published in the American Journal of Cardiology. With clearance from your doctor, you can engage in sexual activity after a cardiac event. In fact,...

Duration: 00:09:44


Heart Health: Men vs. Women

2/12/2016
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What do you need to know about women's heart health?Heart disease is the number one killer of women, surpassing all cancers, diseases, and injuries. The Red Dress campaign was started for heart disease awareness for women, using the first Friday of February to enlighten women on heart health and encourage them to reduce their risks for heart disease. Even though heart disease is prevalent in women, there is concern about it being treated less aggressively than in men. The symptoms in...

Duration: 00:09:51


Could Exercise Shut Down Heart Effects of Depression?

2/12/2016
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What kinds of physical activity may help ease depression and cardiovascular risk?Early markers of heart disease can be worse when you're depressed. An observational study recently showed that the association between heart disease and depression can be lessened or eliminated with regular physical activity. Those associations were consistent when adjusting for a number of variables, including weight, age, and some cardiovascular risk factors. What kinds of physical activity may help ease...

Duration: 00:09:43


Irregular Heartbeat Risks for Women

2/12/2016
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Why are women more at risk for a cardiac episode or death from atrial fibrillation than men?Irregular heartbeat can be caused by several factors: genetics, smoking, drinking alcohol or caffeine, medications, stress, hard physical exercise, certain supplements, and illness. Atrial fibrillation is a specific kind of irregular heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation occurs when rapid, disorganized electrical signals cause the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) to contract in a sudden and...

Duration: 00:09:42


Ovarian Cancer Screening May Cut Cancer Deaths

1/29/2016
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Why does ovarian cancer have a poor prognosis?According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year about 200,000 women in the U.S. develop ovarian cancer. It is often referred to as the silent killer, because the warning signs such as painful sex, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue are often mistaken for something else. Recently, a study was conducted on ovarian cancer screening and mortality in the UK. In the study, researchers randomly selected women between the ages...

Duration: 00:09:43


6 Foods Causing Your Adult Acne

1/29/2016
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Why do certain foods trigger acne?It's not just your hormones that play a role in whether or not you have acne breakouts. Your diet is also a major contributor to the health of your skin. Sugary drinks, desserts, and fast food meals are just a few of the foods notorious for causing breakouts. What are the six foods that cause adult acne? Listen in as Debra Jaliman, MD, shares why the food you eat can cause acne and the six foods that may be contributing to outbreaks.

Duration: 00:09:43


What Pregnant Women Need to Know About the Zika Virus

1/29/2016
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If a patient has been exposed to an infected mosquito, what are the chances the Zika virus will cause mutation in her unborn child?If you've been watching the news lately, you might have seen a few stories on the Zika virus. Back in 2015, Brazil was the first country to notice an increase of birth defects that were also coinciding with the Zika virus outbreak the country was dealing with. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the virus is "spreading explosively" in...

Duration: 00:09:43


Miscarriage Misconceptions: When Can You Try Again?

1/29/2016
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Most doctors recommend waiting 3-6 months post-miscarriage to try again. New research disputes that advice.If you've been trying to start a family, it can be extremely heartbreaking and painful to hear that you've miscarried. It might even make you terrified to try again. However, a recent study conducted the by National Institutes of Health found that couples who attempt to conceive within three months after losing an early pregnancy (less than 20 weeks gestation) have the same chances, if...

Duration: 00:09:40


Is the No Shampoo Trend a Healthy One?

1/22/2016
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How often should you really wash your hair?When it comes to beauty health, the phrase "less is more" might be appealing, especially when it comes to washing your hair. Recently, there has been a lot of hype around how often you should be washing your hair, or if you should be skipping shampoo altogether. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, and Gwyneth Paltrow all swear by the 'no poo' trend and believe that the detergents in shampoo strip hair of its healthy, natural...

Duration: 00:09:43


2016 Diet Guide Departs from Previous Recommendations

1/22/2016
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How do this year's recommendations differ from 2015?The U.S. government released the new dietary guidelines for 2016, and many experts were unhappy. The 2016 dietary guidelines closely resemble the 2010 version but with an added focus on dietary patterns, and not so much on individual foods. With health diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease on the rise within the U.S., the dietary guidelines recommends reducing the amount of added sugars and sugar sweetened drinks from the...

Duration: 00:09:43


Feeling Sick? The Cure Might Be in Your Cupboard

1/22/2016
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Is wild oregano oil able to kill the new super strains of drug resistant bacteria?If you have a wintertime runny nose, congestion, cough, cold, sneezing, sore throat, or general achiness, you might be coming down with something. Unfortunately, for the common cold, there's really nothing you can do except take common medicines like NyQuil and let it take its course. What if you did have the cure to your symptoms and they were right there in your kitchen cupboard? You might be surprised to...

Duration: 00:09:42

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