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Changing Diagnosis Codes Will Challenge Emergency Medicine

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Emergency medicine faces special challenges during this fall's changeover in how medical diagnoses are coded. Nearly a quarter of all ER clinical encounters could pose difficulties.
26-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Growing Up with Smokers Doubles Risk for Adult Smoking Among Hispanics

For Hispanics/Latinos living in the United States, growing up in a home with a regular smoker nearly doubled their chances of becoming an adult smoker. The findings are based on data from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos...
20-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Chicago Area Has Most Local Governments of All U.S. Metros

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In a report published in the May edition of the Urban Affairs Review, the researchers introduced a "fragmentation index" comparing 51 U.S. metro regions of at least one million residents. The index is intended as a tool for further research, the...
13-May-2015 10:25 AM EDT

Alzheimer Protein's Structure May Explain Its Toxicity

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have determined the molecular structure of one of the proteins in the fine fibers of the brain plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. This molecule, called amyloid beta-42, is toxic...
7-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Beyond the Lithium Ion – a Significant Step Toward a Better Performing Battery

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt.
17-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Surveys Miss Majority of Poisonings, Underestimate Cost by Billions

Health surveys may underestimate the number of poisonings in the United States by 60 percent to 90 percent, according to a report in the journal Clinical Toxicology by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.
14-Apr-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Mayors From Great Lakes, Middle East to Sign Water Pact

Leaders from both regions will convene during Water After Borders: Global Stakes, Local Politics, a two-day University of Illinois at Chicago summit that will focus on strategies for sharing water across political, geographical and cultural...
14-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Unique UIC Center Will Study Alcohol's Effect on Genes

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Funded by a five-year, $7 million federal grant, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine will create a new center, the first of its kind, to study the effect of long-term alcohol exposure on genes.
13-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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