During the first 24 hours after a stroke, attention to detail --such as hospital bed positioning -- is critical to patient outcomes.
30-Oct-2014 1:25 PM EDT
Though the walking from door to door on Halloween night is a great way to get kids to exercise, the bags full of candy at the end of their route are a scary reminder of the childhood obesity epidemic.
28-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT
The Gottlieb Allergy Count pollen and mold reporting season ended on October 15, 2014 and founder Joseph Leija, MD, retired allergist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, offers a look back at this year.
27-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) today announced that it received Magnet redesignation for its hospital and outpatient clinics. Loyola is among 5 percent of health-care organizations with the elite redesignation from the American Nurses...
24-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Doctors at Loyola University Medical Center say Lauren Bank suffered one of the worst lupus attacks they had ever seen. Virtually every organ in her body was under attack.
But she made an extraordinary recovery, and now is in remission.
23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
It dominates the headlines and is striking fear and panic in many communities around the world, Ebola. The constant barrage of information and so much unknown can be especially difficult for children, making it all the more important for parents to...
22-Oct-2014 1:35 PM EDT
Hollywood starlets, heads of state and just about every tween, teen and young adult has snapped a selfie at one time or another.
While self-portraits have been around since the 1800s, the phenomenon of “selfies” has taken on a life of its own...
22-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Autumn brings tales of scary delight, but none terrifies parents so much as the note home from school that a case of lice has been detected. “While the make-believe vampires are prowling for candy, head lice are looking for a real blood meal,”...
22-Oct-2014 11:45 AM EDT
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
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
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...
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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.
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