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Regenerative Medicine Restores Movement After Paralysis

Four of six people with paralyzing spinal cord injuries who were treated with a new cell therapy have recovered two or more motor levels on at least one side, new study results show.

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Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers Announces Intent to Join Rush System

Representatives of the Rush system and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) announced today that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent for LCMH to join the Rush system. Under the proposed arrangement, LCMH would remain a Catholic ministry.

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Study Tests "Smart Shoe" Intervention for Knee Arthritis

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A study is testing whether a pressure-detecting shoe insole can help people with knee osteoarthritis walk in a way that reduces knee strain

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Study Ranks Rush No. 4 Among 107 Leading U.S. Academic Medical Centers

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Rush University Medical Center ranked fourth among 107 leading academic medical centers in the United States, up from fifth last year, in a national study conducted by the health care services company Vizient. It is the fifth consecutive time Rush has been ranked among the top five in the annual Quality and Accountability Study and the ninth time since the University HealthSystem Consortium, now part of Vizient, began the study in 2005.

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Rush Pediatric Primary Care Clinic Opens in North Riverside Community

Rush University Medical Center has begun offering pediatric primary care services offsite for the first time, with the opening of Rush University Children’s Hospital North Riverside. The clinic, located at 7222 W. Cermak Road, brings personalized care to meet the health needs of the community. The clinic will focus on the chronic medical conditions that disproportionately affect Latino children, including asthma and childhood obesity.

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Protein Shown to be Predictor of Kidney Damage in Children

High levels of a protein known as suPAR, which has been shown to be a marker and likely cause of kidney damage, is as reliably predictive in children as in adults, according to results of a study published online today in JAMA Pediatrics, a clinical publication of the American Medical Association.

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Rush Clinical Trial Tests Genetic Screening for Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

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A new clinical trial is testing whether a common genetic mutation makes Parkinson’s Disease patients more likely to suffer cognitive decline after deep brain stimulation surgery. This information would neurologists identify the best candidates for this procedure, and should perform that procedure differently based on that genetic information

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Eclipse's Dark Sky Still Threat to Eye

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While the moon blocks most of the visible sunlight during an eclipse, dangerous ultraviolet light is still entering the eye and damaging the retina

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Rush Ranked Among Best Nationwide in Eight Specialties by U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report ranked eight specialty care programs at Rush University Medical Center among the best in the country in its annual “Best Hospitals” issue.

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Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Menopausal Symptoms, menopausal transition, Menopausal Symptomatic Relief, Menopausal Women, Menopause

New Center Addresses Unique Health Needs of Women Entering Menopause

Rush has launched an innovative program dedicated to the comprehensive care of women 40 years of age and older. The Rush Midlife Center provides women going through perimenopause with a specialized resource they can turn to for diagnosis, treatment and support. It is one of only five such comprehensive, multidisciplinary centers in the United States.







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