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Changing Diagnosis Codes Will Challenge Emergency Medicine


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


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


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


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


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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