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Rush University Medical Center Again Honored for Equity of Care


For the second time in three years, the American Hospital Association has chosen Rush University Medical Center an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award, which recognizes hospitals and health systems for their efforts to reduce health care...
21-Jun-2017 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows How an Opportunistic Microbe Kills Cancer Cells and Identifies Specialized Vesicles Responsible for Cell Reproduction

New study results show for the first time how dying cells ensure that they will be replaced, and suggests an ingenious, related new approach to shrinking cancerous tumors. A research team from Rush University Medical Center will publish a new paper...
19-Jun-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush Begins Offering ‘Digital Medicine’ That Supports Medication Adherence

Rush University Medical Center has begun to offer “digital medicine.” Called Proteus Discover, it’s an FDA-approved medical “device” that pairs medication with an ingestible sensor the size of a grain of sand, which works together with a...
7-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Clinical Benefit of Clot Retrieval Now Proven Up to 24 Hours After Major Ischemic Stroke

Results of an international, randomized controlled research study show that mechanical thrombectomy, which is an endovascular treatment to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in the brain, is effective in some patients even when performed within 6 to...
6-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alternative to Blood Thinners Available for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Rush University Medical Center is offering a new, implantable cardiac device to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, providing an alternative to the long-term use of blood thinners.
6-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

An Officer and a Physician

Rush University will recognize more than 800 graduating students at its 45th commencement ceremony Thursday, May 25, from 4-6 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion (525 S. Racine Ave., Chicago). Christopher B. Howard, DPhil, MBA, president of Robert Morris...
25-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Skin Color No Shield Against Skin Cancer


The misconception that people with more pigment in their skin cells are protected from cancer-causing ultra-violet rays can be deadly. Melanoma, the least common form of skin cancer but also the deadliest, are more likely to be caused by genetics...
23-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush University to Celebrate 45th Commencement

Rush University will recognize more than 800 graduating students at its 45th commencement ceremony Thursday, May 25, from 4-6 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion (525 S. Racine Ave., Chicago).
22-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rush Anesthesiologist Pushes For Opioid Alternatives on CDC Expert Panel

As one of 18 pain management experts on the CDC Stakeholder Review Group asked to provide input on the CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, Rush University Medical Center’s director of orthopedic anesthesia Asokumar...
16-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Better Visual –and Video -- Skills Can Lead to Earlier, More Accurate Movement Disorder Diagnoses. Two High Profile Examples Illustrate

23-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST

Terrible News, Great Outcomes

A father and daughter each got a fighting chance against lung cancer, thanks to early detection and Rush's top-rated lung surgery program.
27-Sep-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Blood Pressure Under Pressure

People with high blood pressure may need to lower it much more than previously thought, according to the recently announced results of a major study. A heart health expert discusses the implications.
27-Sep-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Running Into Trouble

Injuries are on the rise as runners ramp up their training for the Chicago Marathon. Doctors explain what can go wrong, and when to seek medical attention for those aches and pains.
16-Sep-2015 8:05 PM EDT

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