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Article ID: 695640

Many U.S. Women Don't Realize They're Seeking Reproductive Care at Catholic Hospitals

University of Chicago Medical Center

More than one-third of women who go to a Catholic hospital for reproductive care aren’t aware they’re seeking obstetrical and gynecological care at a facility that may have limited health care options due to its religious affiliation.

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5-Jun-2018 3:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695488

UChicago Medicine Awards More Than $50,000 in Grants to Local Grassroots Violence Prevention Programs for Summer 2018

University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine has awarded seven capacity-building grants to support community-based violence prevention, intervention, and recovery efforts on Chicago's South Side.

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1-Jun-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695439

University of Chicago’s Ralph Weichselbaum, MD, to receive ASCO’s Karnofsky Memorial Award

University of Chicago Medical Center

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has chosen Ralph Weichselbaum, Chair of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, Co-Director of the Ludwig Center for Metastasis Research at Univ. of Chicago, to receive the 2018 Karnofsky Award and present the Karnofsky Lecture, a high point of the meeting, on Sat., June 2.

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31-May-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695335

UChicago Medicine Treats 274 Adult Trauma Patients in First Month

University of Chicago Medical Center

UChicago Medicine cared for 274 adult trauma patients during its first four weeks as a Level 1 trauma center, an average of more than nine patients a day.

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30-May-2018 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694986

Timely but Controversial: Early Lactate Measurements Appear to Improve Results for Septic Patients

University of Chicago Medical Center

The controversial Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Early Management Bundle study adds weight to the belief that early lactate measurements can make a big difference. This follow-up study found a two percent increase in mortality for each hour of delay in patients with an abnormal lactate value.

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23-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694712

Comprehensive Care Physician Model Improves Care, Lowers Hospitalization

University of Chicago Medical Center

Patients who need frequent hospitalization account for a disproportionate amount of health care spending. In 2012, the University of Chicago Medicine began enrolling patients in a clinical trial designed to reduce frequent stays. Hospitalization rates for these patients were 15 to 22 percent lower. They also reported a better experience.

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16-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694528

Under Certain Conditions, Bacterial Signals Set the Stage for Leukemia

University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study by researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine shows that bacterial signals are crucial to the development of a precursor condition to leukemia, which can be induced by disrupting the intestinal barrier or by introducing a bacterial infection.

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14-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694178

UChicago Medicine a Preferred Provider for United Arab Emirates Patients

University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine has signed on to be among seven leading hospitals in the United States to provide specialized medical treatment to patients from the United Arab Emirates.

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8-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Study Confirms Curable State Between Single and Widespread Cancers

University of Chicago Medical Center

Using molecular determinants combined with clinical data, UChicago physicians confirm their oligometastasis hypothesis in colorectal cancers with limited spread of disease to the liver.

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7-May-2018 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693801

The DES Saga: Death Risk High for Young Women Exposed in Utero

University of Chicago Medical Center

A letter in the May 3, 2018, NEJM updates reports on the risks of exposure during pregnancy to a supplement, diethylstilbestrol (DES), that is linked to a rare cancer. DES-exposed patients with clear-cell adenocarcinoma had “increased mortality across their life span.”

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