The University of Chicago Medicine's Center for Asian Health Equity has received a five-year, $4.25 million federal grant to increase colorectal cancer screenings, particularly among underserved and rural Illinois communities.
Loyola University Medical Center is ranked 4th in the state of Illinois and has been ranked among the top 5 hospitals each year since U.S. News hospital rankings started in 2013. Loyola has five nationally ranked specialties and is “high performing” in 11 other specialties, conditions and procedures in U.S. News & World Report's 2020-2021 Best Hospitals rankings.
Loyola is nationally ranked in five specialty categories: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (21st in the U.S.), Nephrology (37th), Pulmonology (45th), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (48th), and Neurology & Neurosurgery (50th). Five Loyola specialties are high performing: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Orthopaedics and Urology.
Using data from Cook County Jail, researchers analyzed the relationship between jailing practices and COVID-19 community infections. They found that cycling through Cook County Jail—which accounts for the period of time from arrest to awaiting hearings and trials—is associated with 15.9% of all documented COVID-19 cases in Chicago and 15.7% of those in Illinois.
Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago present further evidence that deaf children who received cochlear implants (implanted electronic hearing device) before 12 months of age learn to more rapidly understand spoken language and are more likely to develop spoken language as their exclusive form of communication.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced that Bryan Hitchcock has joined the association as the Senior Director of Food Chain and Executive Director of the Global Food Traceability Center.
Thanks to a study that combines the power of supercomputing with data science and experimental methods, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Cambridge in England have developed a novel “design to device” approach to identify promising materials for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).
The firearm homicide rate for black male adolescents in Chicago declined by 25 percent from 2016 to 2017. The lower 2017 rate for black male adolescents is still 35 times higher than that for U.S. adolescents and 13 times that of all other adolescents in Chicago.
A study published in Nature Communications found that an inhibitor of an enzyme called ACVR1 slows tumor growth and increases survival in an animal model of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) – the most deadly brain tumor in children. Currently, there are no approved drugs for treating DIPG. This research opens the door to a promising new treatment strategy.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new software model that can help analyze the dynamics in the cylinders of spark-ignition engines during operation.
Board-certified dermatologist George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology on Tuesday, March 5, at the conclusion of the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting in Washington.
Research presented at the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Washington indicates that people with hyperhidrosis are more likely than the general population to have anxiety, depression and attention deficit disorder.
Data presented at the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting in Washington indicate that there is no significant difference in the frequency of depression between acne patients treated with isotretinoin and those who receive other types of therapy.
Despite the addition of some healthful menu items, fast food is even more unhealthy for you than it was 30 years ago. An analysis of the offerings at 10 of the most popular US fast-food restaurants in 1986, 1991, and 2016, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, demonstrates that fast-food entrees, sides, and desserts increased significantly in calories and sodium and entrees and desserts in portion size over time. It also shows that while the variety of entree, sides, and dessert options soared by 226 percent, new or discontinued items tended to be less healthy than those available throughout the study period.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics opposes a February 25 rule issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that weakens hiring standards in small school districts, the second regulatory rollback from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in the last three months.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has appointed Susan Babinec to drive a comprehensive strategy that expands Argonne’s future grid vision to include a range of optimized energy storage capabilities. By integrating its deep resources in grid design and energy storage with national and industry needs, Argonne will provide innovative solutions for the future grid.
Argonne scientists have developed a way to control the motion of swimming bacteria using 3-D-printed microscopic pillars. This advance might eventually influence microscopic transport, biomedicine and even microrobotics.
Loyola Medicine sports medicine physicians Douglas Evans, MD, and Haemi Choi, MD, will serve as official team physicians for American hockey teams competing in the 2019 Winter World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia March 2-12.
Diabetes specialists from across the U.S. and beyond can now register for AADE19, the largest conference dedicated to diabetes educators as well as nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals working with people affected by diabetes, prediabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Arkansas Society of Anesthesiologists (ARSA) strongly oppose SB 184 and HB 1283, which will dismantle the anesthesia care team model in Arkansas by allowing nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia without physician supervision. HB 1283 will also allow nurse anesthetists to provide analgesics, opening the door for nurses to provide powerful pain-relieving drugs such as opioids.
Futurist Mike Walsh, CEO of innovation consultancy Tomorrow and award-winning, bestselling author of Futuretainment, is delivering the keynote address at the American Association of Endodontists’ annual meeting known as AAE19 in Montréal, taking place April 10-13.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Queensland University of Technology of Australia, have developed a device that can isolate individual cancer cells from patient blood samples. The microfluidic device works by separating the various cell types found in blood by their size. The device may one day enable rapid, cheap liquid biopsies to help detect cancer and develop targeted treatment plans.
A combination of X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy assisted in a collaborative effort to obtain the highest-resolution structure of the fungal protein Hsp104, which may serve to hinder the formation of certain degenerative diseases.
In a new survey released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), Chicago parents identified gun violence, bullying and poverty as the biggest social problems for children and adolescents in the city. The survey included parents from all 77 community areas in Chicago.
Every baby deserves the very best right from the start, including the best oral health. Starting in February, as the oral health community turned its attention to the pediatric population, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) began partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on the Protect Tiny Teeth campaign.
New research, led by teams from Carnegie Mellon University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has identified how and when tiny gas pockets in manufactured products, which lead to cracks and other failures, form. The team has also developed a methodology to predict their formation – information that could dramatically improve the 3D printing process.