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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

Telemedicine in Parkinson’s Disease Care


Consultations via video link save patients time and difficulty By Charlie Jolie June 27, 2016 Like countless other patients, Ann Johnson, a retired veterinarian, has been willing to travel long distances and devote an entire day to be treated by a...
28-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Support Children's Cancer Treatment at First Chicago Decathlon

Chicago area resident-athletes will have the opportunity to participate in a Decathlon at Lane Tech Stadium, Chicago, on August 6 and 7 to raise funds for pediatric cancer research at Rush. The Decathlon is a world-class athletic event for...
28-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Enhance Academic Medicine in Western Suburbs

Chicago, IL —­­ Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center announced today they intend to redefine their existing relationship to expand academic medicine in Chicago’s western suburbs. Under their common parent, Rush...
15-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Call for Better Prevention, Screening, Monitoring and Managing Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

In an editorial letter being published in the June 14 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, experts at Rush are calling upon federal and state government agencies, health care facilities and social service and health professional organizations to...
13-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Suggests Another Look at Common Treatments for Hemophilia

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on May 26 showed that participants who received a recombinant therapy— the present standard in the United States — developed antibodies or “inhibitors” to the treatments at almost...
13-Jun-2016 10:05 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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