Loyola University Health System
Maywood, IL USA

Our News on Newswise

Next Generation Sequencing Revolutionizing Genomics


Next generation sequencing enables researchers to sequence DNA and RNA much more quickly and cheaply than an older technology called Sanger sequencing. The technology is revolutionizing genomics (the study of genes and their functions) and molecular...
6-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EST

Check Your Smoke Detectors When You Change Your Clocks


“Half of all home fire deaths happen between 11 pm and 7 am when people are sleeping,” says Sanford. “One-quarter start in the bedroom, another quarter in the family room and 16 percent in the kitchen.”
6-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EST

Pediatric Critical Care Expert to Lead Loyola’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


Julie Fitzgerald, MD, brings her expertise in caring for critically ill children to the Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital at Loyola University Medical Center where she is the division director for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She also is...
6-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EST

Sam Marzo, MD, FACS, Named Chair of Loyola’s Department of Otolaryngology


Sam Marzo, MD, FACS, who for almost 20 years has helped Loyola University Medical Center’s Otolaryngology Department become an internationally known center for patient care, research and education, has been named chair of the department, effective...
5-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EST

Get a Jump on Daylight Saving Time

It's not too early to begin adjusting to Daylight Saving Time, which begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. A sleep expert explains why you should begin going to bed earlier in the days leading up to the time change. Also, expose yourself to sunlight in the...
4-Mar-2015 6:05 PM EST

Novel Approach Helps Prevent Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Early menopause can be prevented and fertility may be preserved in young women with early stage breast cancer, according to a study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.
27-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Loyola Doctors Use Acupuncture to Ease Patient’s Debilitating Pain

At age 12, Rachael Fellers developed a debilitating form of pelvic pain that at times prevented her from standing, walking or going to the bathroom. Mrs. Fellers saw several doctors who determined that she had endometriosis. They unsuccessfully...
4-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EST

Loyola Nurse Saves Friend Who Collapsed on Ice While Playing Hockey

Young dad has second chance at life thanks to friend.
2-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

Contagion in the Herd: How One Person Can Set Off a Measles Outbreak


Measles are becoming more commonplace, due to lack of vaccination, says Jorge Parada, MD, medical director of infectious disease at Loyola University Health System.
2-Feb-2015 2:20 PM EST

Endocrinologist Recommends Weighing Risks, Benefits of Testosterone Treatment

U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers will make a recommendation today on testosterone-replacement therapy for men and the potential risk of heart attacks associated with its use. Loyola University Health System (LUHS) endocrinologist Norma...
17-Sep-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Dentist Appointment “Do’s and Don’t’s” For Best Results


Many dread a trip to the dentist but there are important things you need to do, and not do, in advance to have a successful visit. Communicating with your dentist before the visit is often critical. “If you have experienced a serious health...
16-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Resurgence of Measles in U.S. Brings Pain and Suffering to Children

According to the Centers for Disease Control the U.S. is seeing the largest outbreak of measles in decades. In 2000, the disease was considered eliminated from the country thanks to vaccines, but a combination of frequent international travel and a...
6-May-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Loyola Expert to Comment on Central Illinois Measles Outbreak

11-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Loyola Sports Medicine Experts Available to Comment on Injuries During Olympic Games

11-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

Heroin Use on the Rise, Loyola Toxicologist Says

In the wake of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, Loyola University Health System toxicologist Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FACMT, is available to talk about the rise she has seen in heroin overdoses in recent years.
6-Feb-2014 12:00 PM EST

Loyola Smoking Cessation Expert Believes E-Cigarettes Encouraging Youth to Try Nicotine


23-Jan-2014 11:50 AM EST

Our YouTube Videos