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Clinical Trial Offers Hope to Restore Limb Function in Man with Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

Physicians at Rush University Medical Center became the first in Illinois to inject AST-OPC1 (oligodendrocyte progenitor cells), an experimental treatment, into the damaged cervical spine of a recently paralyzed man as part of a multicenter clinical...
13-Sep-2016 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Outpacing Pain: New Relief for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome


Rush University Medical Center ’ Dr. Timothy Lubenow is first doctor in country to use a more advanced form of spinal cord stimulation that sends electrical pulses to Dorsal Root Ganglia; 90+ percent of chronic pain patients report substantial...
30-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush University Medical Center Ranked Among Best Nationwide in Nine Specialties by U.S. News & World Report

For the second consecutive year, Rush University Medical Center improved in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings in the annual “Best Hospitals” issue, which became available today. U.S. News ranked Rush among the best hospitals in the country...
2-Aug-2016 12:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush University Medical Center to Launch Mobile Stroke Unit

The Rush Comprehensive Stroke Center is planning a mobile stroke unit that literally will bring immediate stroke diagnosis and treatment to patients’ homes. The unit, serving in parts of the western suburbs, will be the first in Illinois and one...
28-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush Hospitals Receive Four Stars in New Federal Quality Rating


Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital both received four stars in a new quality rating system for hospitals nationwide that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced on Wednesday. CMS, as the centers are...
28-Jul-2016 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush Is First to Receive Honor for Excellence in Life Support Using Temporary, Mechanical Assistance for Heart, Lung Functions

Rush University Medical Center received the ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support – the most prestigious designation in critical care by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. Rush is the only full service adult and pediatric academic...
6-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cerebrovascular Disease Linked to Alzheimer's

While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain, separate from stroke, and how they relate to dementia. Diseased blood vessels in the brain itself, which commonly...
1-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CDC Awards Rush and Cook County $9.45 Million to Combat 'Superbugs'


A collaboration between Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Health and Hospitals System, considered a national model for developing strategies to combat drug resistant bacteria, was awarded nearly $10 million by the CDC
28-Jun-2016 5:05 PM 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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