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