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Vascular Surgeries Enable Patient to Eat and Walk Normally Again

Every time she ate, Carol Werkman felt terrible abdominal pain. And whenever she walked more than a few hundred feet, her legs would begin to hurt. Vascular surgeon Bernadette Aulivola, MD, successfully treated both problems, which were caused by...
28-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Teen Returns to Participate in Loyola 5K Walk After Recovering From Life-Threatening Condition


Thanks to Loyola’s care, Mason Patterson plans to join an estimated 2,500 people in the 4th Annual Health, Hope & Heroes 5K Run/Walk at 9 am on Sunday, June 14, on the campuses of Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital...
27-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Charcot Foot, a Crippling Diabetes Complication, Is Increasing


A growing number of diabetics are being diagnosed with a debilitating foot deformity called Charcot foot. Charcot foot often confines patients to wheelchairs, and in severe cases can require amputation. But a surgical technique that involves an...
27-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Marilyn Parker, BSN, RN, Named Loyola’s Fanchon Knight Nurse of the Year


Marilyn Parker, BSN, RN, was named Loyola University Health System’s Fanchon Knight Nurse of the Year during its annual Nurse Excellence Award Ceremony on Wednesday, May 6. Parker, who has worked at Loyola for 39 years, was honored for her...
26-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Parents Are Integral in Stopping Rise as Teen E-Cigarette Usage Triples

Though many think e-cigarettes are helping to reduce the number of smokers in the US, research is showing the opposite is true when it comes to teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released data showing that in just one...
22-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Does Growing Up in a Bilingual Home Cause Speech and Language Issues?

“The growing diversity of American households is causing parents to debate on the benefits and detriments of raising their children to be bilingual” says Megan Riordan, speech-language pathologist at Loyola University Health System. “Many...
19-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Emotional High School Graduation Expected for Double Lung Transplant Recipient


It will be an especially emotional moment when double lung transplant recipient Rachel Sweet walks across the stage during her June 2 high school graduation. Through extraordinary discipline and determination, Rachel has managed to graduate on time,...
19-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Loyola Audiologist Offers Tips for Protecting Your Hearing This Summer

“Noise-induced hearing loss can be permanent. The damage to the ear cannot be repaired, but there are options to improve the hearing,” says Candace Blank, AuD, audiologist chief, Loyola University Health System. Here are sample decibels of...
19-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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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

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