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Hypothyroidism Symptoms Linger Despite Medication Use, Normal Blood Tests

New research gives these patients—who often feel dismissed and forgotten—evidence that their persistent symptoms are not just in their heads. Research conducted by Bianco and other Rush colleagues published Oct. 6 in the Journal of Clinical...
12-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Consumer Ranking Systems for Hospitals May Rely on Faulty Data Sets and Performance Metrics


A study concluded that US News relied on some faulty patient safety data that distorted the patient safety scores of academic medical centers where the most seriously ill patients are transferred
6-Oct-2016 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Abnormal Brain Protein May Contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease Development

A recently-recognized pathologic protein in the brain may play a larger role in the development of clinical Alzheimer’s disease dementia than previously recognized, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The...
30-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Ranks Rush University Medical Center No. 5 Among Leading U.S. Academic Medical Centers

Rush University Medical Center is ranked fifth among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient. It is the fourth consecutive time Rush has been ranked among the top...
30-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Immunotherapy Authority Joins Rush Cancer Leadership


A leading authority on developing innovative immunotherapy treatments is Rush' new division chief of the Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy. Dr. Dr. Timothy Kuzel, a leading expert on cancer immunotherapies, will focus on continuing to assemble...
29-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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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