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Having a Purpose in Life May Improve Health of Aging Brain

Having a strong sense that your life has meaning and direction may make you less likely to develop areas of brain damage caused by blockages in blood flow as you age. This research is reported in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.
24-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

New MIND Diet May Significantly Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease


A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even if the diet is not meticulously followed, according to a paper published online for subscribers in March in...
19-Mar-2015 9:30 AM EDT

Dr. Anna Spagnoli Appointed as Chairperson of Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center

r. Anna Spagnoli has been appointed as the Women’s Board Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. Spagnoli joined Rush in late February from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she served as professor and chief of the Division of...
10-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Rush Named One of 100 Top Hospitals in U.S.

Adding to an extensive list of honors, Rush University Medical Center has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics for the second time. The hospitals included in the list were chosen out of the nearly 2,800...
10-Mar-2015 12:05 AM EDT

Rush University Medical Center Receives Highest Rating for Common Lung Cancer Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has designated the Rush Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery a three-star program for lobectomy, a surgical procedure commonly used to treat lung cancer. It is the society’s highest rating and only is...
20-Feb-2015 5:00 PM EST

Physician, Reveal Thyself

Rush University Medical Center has begun including the results of patient surveys in the profiles of individual physicians on its website, The profiles appear on the site’s Find a Doctor section.
18-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

Roadmap Epigenomics Project Releases Latest “Annotations” to the Human Genome

The human genome project captured the public imagination when its first draft was published 14 years ago this week in the international science journal Nature, but the epigenome may hold the real promise for conquering disease.
17-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

More Targeted Pre-Surgery Radiation Significantly Reduces Long Term Negative Impact in Certain Cancers

Using advanced imaging technology to more precisely target radiation beams to treat soft tissue cancers (sarcomas) in the extremities significantly reduces long term side effects without effecting survival rates, according to research results...
10-Feb-2015 6:35 AM EST

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