Loyola University Medical Center and Gottlieb Hospital were awarded ‘A’ grades for safety in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing hospital achievements for protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.
As fall and winter sports are in full swing, youth athletics will see a rise in injuries. Tens of millions of children and teens participate in organized sports, and more than 3.5 million sports injuries occur every year.
Never again.After we turn back the clocks one hour on the morning of Nov. 3, Washington University in St. Louis chronobiologist Erik Herzog wants us to just keep it that way.“Just lock it in,” Herzog said. “Forever.”Herzog is a professor of biology in Arts & Sciences and president of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR), a scientific organization dedicated to the study of biological clocks and sleep.
Detailed three-dimensional images of an extensive landslide on Mars, which spans an area more than 55 kilometres wide, have been analysed to understand how the unusually large and long ridges and furrows formed about 400 million years ago.
The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.
Cutting back considerably on high-calorie foods, even full meals, in the days or weeks before Thanksgiving in anticipation of pigging out on turkey, sweet potato pie and other traditional dishes on the big day is a common pre-holiday diet plan.
As we sit down to partake of the annual Thanksgiving feast, it’s worth noting that much of what we eat comes from Florida farmers, say University of Florida researchers. Better still, scientists with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences try to see if they can breed and grow certain crops in Florida to help growers and consumers.
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without cranberries. But how much do you know about these tart berries? The Nov. 7 Sustainable, Secure Food blog has loads of cranberry facts, ripe for your feasting table!
Beheaded stuffed peppers, graveyard chocolate hummus and creepy crawly pumpkin bars were among the Halloween-themed treats created by students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry who were learning how to cook as part of a new program in partnership with UTHealth School of Public Health.
Professor Cindy Ott can delve into the history and importance of the orange gourd as makes its return for autumn and dominates everything from food and scents to holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. She is an expert on American food and culture.
Parkinsonism – slowed movement, muscle rigidity and tremor – is a classic set of neurological symptoms most often seen in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Because neuron loss in the substantia nigra – a region of the brain associated with motor planning – is the hallmark characteristic of Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism has long been thought to originate there. However, parkinsonism can occur in patients who have other conditions that leave the substantia nigra intact, making the true source of the suite of symptoms a mystery.
Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., president of New York NYIT, today announced the appointment of Junius J. Gonzales, M.D., as the university’s next provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Gonzales’ background includes high-level leadership roles across academia, government, and the private sector. Since January 2015, he has been serving as senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina System.
Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.
The SAD season is upon us. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression triggered by shorter days and reduced light. “We are in the midst of the full-blown SAD season,” said said Loyola Medicine psychiatrist Angelos Halaris, MD, PhD.
No-Shave November is a movement encouraging men and women to discontinue shaving and donate the savings instead during the month of November. No-Shave November, a nonprofit, is splitting the funds raised in 2017 between three charities, one being Fight Colorectal Cancer.
An Atlantic Giant pumpkin weighing in at 943 pounds was delivered this morning to patients, their family members, faculty and staff at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, N.C. This is the 18th year that local grower, Gail Newsom, has donated a giant pumpkin to the children’s hospital. Newsom’s pumpkins are grown at his farm in Pinnacle, N.C.
October is a month that is known for pumpkin picking, hayrides and beautiful fall foliage. The month is also synonymous with breast cancer awareness and features walks, fundraisers and nationwide comradery to raise awareness, as well as funds, to beat the disease. This cause is as important as ever, with approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States developing invasive breast cancer during her lifetime.