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Loyola Receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Eighth Year in a Row

For the eighth year in a row, Loyola University Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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Pediatric Patient Fighting Rare Brain Tumor Named “Hero” of Loyola Health, Hope and Heroes 5K Run/Walk 

Mariana was brought to Loyola Medical Center to treat a rare brain tumor at the young age of five. Her treatment process was extensive, including surgery, radiation and intense chemotherapy. Throughout it all, Mariana kept an optimistic attitude.

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UT Southwestern Joins International, Multicenter Study Examining Effectiveness of Different Stroke Treatments

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UT Southwestern Medical Center has joined an international consortium of leading universities to study the effectiveness of various stroke treatments from the patient’s perspective.

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Doctors Changing Their Approach to Common Heart Attack Treatment

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Doctors change practice trends as debate continues on optimal time to administer antiplatelet therapy.

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Novel Lab Test May Advance Diagnosis of Rare but Dangerous Pregnancy Condition

A laboratory blood test developed at Johns Hopkins for the diagnosis of a rare genetic red blood cell disorder also shows promise in identifying HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening high blood pressure condition affecting 1 percent of all pregnant women.

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Lowering Target Blood Pressure Would Save Lives and Money

A study from Columbia University Medical Center found that lowering blood pressure goals for people with cardiovascular risk factors could save tens of thousands of lives annually and reduce costs.

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Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy, Genome Analysis Leads to Clues About Rare Cancer, and more in the Cancer News Source

Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy, Genome Analysis Leads to Clues About Rare Cancer, and more in the Cancer News Source

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Diagnosing Mononucleosis, Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs, Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks, and more in the Public Health News Source

Diagnosing Mononucleosis, Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs, Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks, and more in the Public Health News Source

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Sex Disparity in Statin Therapy, New Treatment for PAD, How Atherosclerosis and Osteoporosis Are Linked, and More in the Cardiovascular Health News Source

Sex Disparity in Statin Therapy, New Treatment for PAD, How Atherosclerosis and Osteoporosis Are Linked, and More in the Cardiovascular Health News Source

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Drug-Like Peptides Show Promise in Treating 2 Blood Diseases

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Synthetic peptides called minihepcidins may potentially treat two serious genetic blood diseases: beta-thalassemia and polycythemia vera. The compounds restored red blood cell levels of red blood cells and controlled iron absorption in animal models.

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Can Athletes Get Abnormal Blood Clots? Yes!

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University of Vermont blood-clotting expert Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., talks about the reasons why sometimes fatal blood clots occur in elite athletes like the Portland Trail Blazers' Jerome Kersey, tennis great Serena Williams and most recently, the Miami Heat's Chris Bosh.

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Study Finds Improvements in Warfarin Use for Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Necessary to Protect Kidney Function and Heart Health

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Atrial fibrillation patients taking warfarin, a popular anticoagulation drug, are at higher risk of developing kidney failure if anticoagulation levels are not properly managed, according to a new study from researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.

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New Research Finds Islet Transplantation Effective to Treat Type 1 Diabetes Complicated by Severe Hypoglycemia

Northwestern Medicine researchers are co-investigators in a breakthrough clinical trial that found transplanted human islets prevent hypoglycemic events and provide excellent glycemic control for patients with Type 1 diabetes with severe hypoglycemia. The results of the multi-center, single arm, phase III study are published in Diabetes Care on Monday, April 18.

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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

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McMaster Scientists Uncover New Way to Grow Rare Life-Saving Blood Stem Cells

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Discovery provides a serious advantage in determining how to maximize blood stem cells in therapeutics and could help ease current stem cell shortages.