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Research Suggests Trans Fat Bans Lessen Health Risks

People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago...
13-Apr-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ethics Study: Inconsistent State Laws May Complicate Medical Decision-Making

patchwork of state laws creates a labyrinth that can make it confusing to navigate incapacitated patients’ medical wishes. Without clear national standards, the problem may worsen as the nation’s 75 million baby boomers continue to age,...
12-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Gets 11th ‘A’ for Patient Safety From Leapfrog

The University of Chicago Medicine earned an 11th consecutive “A” in patient safety from a prominent industry watchdog organization, according to results released Wednesday.
12-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

As Fins Evolve to Help Fish Swim, So Does the Nervous System

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The sensory system in fish fins evolves in parallel to fin shape and mechanics, and is specifically tuned to work with the fish’s swimming behavior, according to new research from the University of Chicago. The researchers found these parallels...
5-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH-Funded Research to Explore Impact of Economic Stability on HIV Infection

The University of Chicago Medicine's Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation (Ci3) in Sexual and Reproductive Health has launched a research initiative aimed at reducing HIV infection and transmission among vulnerable youth of color,...
7-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Seemingly Innocuous Virus Can Trigger Celiac Disease

Infection with reovirus, a common but otherwise harmless virus, can trigger the immune system response to gluten that leads to celiac disease, according to new research from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh School of...
3-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Earns ‘Leader’ Designation for LGBTQ Health Equality

The University of Chicago Medicine earned the top “leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for the academic medical center’s inclusive policies and practices related to LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.
31-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Research Finds Patients Face Rising Costs for Epipen Allergy Drug

Commercially insured patients who use the life-saving epinephrine autoinjector known as ‘EpiPen’ have experienced skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs since 2007, according to research published March 27 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
27-Mar-2017 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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