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Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Patients With COVID-19 May Have Higher Risk of Kidney Injury
Rush University Medical Center

According to Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD, the Ralph C Brown MD professor and chairperson of Rush’s Department of Internal Medicine, patients with COVID-19 experience elevated levels of soluble urokinase receptor (suPAR), an immune-derived pathogenic protein that is strongly predictive of kidney injury.

Newswise: Prevent Severe COVID Symptoms With Lifestyle Changes
Released: 21-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Prevent Severe COVID Symptoms With Lifestyle Changes
Rush University Medical Center

Obesity is contributing to worse outcomes in people with COVID-19. Dr. Naomi Parrella, medical director of the Rush Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery, explains how managing your weight can lower your risk for severe COVID symptoms and help you prevent other chronic diseases.

Newswise: How to Keep Children Safe from COVID-19 this Fall
Released: 18-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT
How to Keep Children Safe from COVID-19 this Fall
Rush University Medical Center

With the new school year started and autumn approaching, Colleen Nash, MD, MPH, Rush University Medical Center, pediatric infectious disease specialist, answers questions parents may have about keeping children safe from COVID, social distancing in the classroom and celebrating Halloween.

Released: 16-Sep-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Rush University Awarded “Real Funding To Make Big Progress” in Battling Parkinson’s
Rush University Medical Center

Rush Medical College will be leading one of 21 teams receiving significant funding in hopes of making major advances in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.

Released: 3-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
6 Tips to Avoid ‘Maskne’
Rush University Medical Center

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks have become the new normal. While wearing a mask in public is crucial, it can take a toll on your skin. The good news is there are several ways to prevent and treat acne and irritation caused by frequent face masking usage, also known as "maskne."

Released: 2-Sep-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Participants Sought for National Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center is recruiting participants for a nationwide trial of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in England and AstraZeneca, a multinational pharmaceutical company.

Released: 28-Aug-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Sending Aid to Lebanon
Rush University Medical Center

After the cataclysmic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Aug. 4, Rush University Medical Center sprang into action to help those significantly impacted by the catastrophe.

Newswise: Rush Medical College Receives Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement
Released: 25-Aug-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Rush Medical College Receives Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement
Rush University Medical Center

Rush Medical College has won the American Association of Academic Medical Colleges Spencer Foreman community engagement award for efforts that “go well beyond the traditional role of academic medicine and reaches communities whose needs are not being met through the traditional health delivery system.”

Released: 21-Aug-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Rush System Leads The Way in Age-Friendly Care
Rush University Medical Center

After Rush University Medical Center was designated as an Age-Friendly Health System, the American Hospital Association developed a case study that took a deep dive into the Rush Center for Excellence in Aging and its successful impact on older adult health care.

Released: 13-Aug-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Christine Kennedy Named Dean of Rush University College of Nursing
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University has named Christine M. Kennedy, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for academic programs at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, the fifth John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean of the Rush University College of Nursing.

Newswise: Road Map to Reducing Colorectal Cancer Deaths
Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Road Map to Reducing Colorectal Cancer Deaths
Rush University Medical Center

According to the American Gastroenterological Association’s recently published "Roadmap for the Future of Colorectal Cancer Screening in the United States, ” fewer people would die of colorectal cancer if health care providers adopted a new model of screening that combines better risk assessment, more options for noninvasive testing and more targeted referrals for colonoscopies. Rush University Medical Center’s Joshua Melson, MD is lead author.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Rush University Medical Center and the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation unveil open access, evidence-based PROVIDE Training Compendium to help healthcare professionals bring lifesaving mothers’ own milk to infants in intensive care
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center, supported by the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, has produced a series of educational videos and mother-focused information sheets to train healthcare professionals in mothers’ own milk (MOM) feeding practices in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) worldwide.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Study Seeks to Reduce Barriers to Breastfeeding Premature Babies
Rush University Medical Center

To help increase breastfeeding among premature infants, researchers at Rush University Medical Center will test the effects of an intervention that addresses barriers to breastfeeding.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
How to Celebrate the Fourth of July During the Pandemic
Rush University Medical Center

While parks and friends’ backyards will be open to celebrate July 4, it’s still important to interact safely with others amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Even though more places are reopening in Chicago and around the state, there still is a risk of infection with the COVID-19 virus when outside your home.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
The Future of Emergency Response Is Here
Rush University Medical Center

In the early 2000s, Dino Rumoro, DO, MPH, had a vision for what an emergency department could be, and needed to be.

Newswise: COVID-related Delays in Colorectal Cancer Screening Jeopardizes Preventive Care, Early Treatment
Released: 17-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
COVID-related Delays in Colorectal Cancer Screening Jeopardizes Preventive Care, Early Treatment
Rush University Medical Center

Cancer physicians are concerned that Covid-related delays could reverse important gains in preventing colorectal cancer

Released: 16-Jun-2020 5:55 PM EDT
Rush Health Teams Up With VA Community Care Network
Rush University Medical Center

Recently, an agreement with United Healthcare/OPTUM and Rush Health was signed, giving veterans an option in their health care choices as they seek care for services that may not be available at their area Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Veterans can now access care at Rush University Medical Center, as well as Rush Oak Park and Rush Copley.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:30 AM EDT
Spine Surgeons Face COVID-19 Challenges Worldwide
Rush University Medical Center

Spine surgeons across the world are experiencing effects of COVID-19, including canceled procedures, changes in clinical roles, anxiety and risk of exposure to the disease themselves due to insufficient protective equipment. An international team of researchers reported these findings recently in the Global Spine Journal.

Newswise: $5 Million Grant from Oprah Winfrey Accelerates Rush and City’s COVID-19 Prevention Efforts on West, South Sides
Released: 20-May-2020 4:55 PM EDT
$5 Million Grant from Oprah Winfrey Accelerates Rush and City’s COVID-19 Prevention Efforts on West, South Sides
Rush University Medical Center

Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation has donated $5M to accelerate Rush and West Side United-led efforts to help West Side neighborhoods prevent and battle COVID-19

Released: 15-May-2020 5:15 PM EDT
Asthma Is Associated With Longer Time on Ventilators for Younger COVID-19 Patients
Rush University Medical Center

Patients with COVID-19 between the ages of 20 and 59 years old who also had asthma needed a ventilator to assist with breathing for five days more on average than non-asthmatic patients with COVID-19, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center, who published their findings today in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

Newswise: Rush University Medical Center Reopens Elective Surgery and Outpatient Services
Released: 13-May-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Rush University Medical Center Reopens Elective Surgery and Outpatient Services
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center, one of the nation's most highly rated hospitals for quality and safety, has taken a series of innovative measures that strategically balance patient needs with science and safety as it resumes normal operations.

Released: 11-May-2020 4:20 PM EDT
“None of Us Want to Stand Still” Documentary
Rush University Medical Center

None of Us Want to Stand Still" is a documentary made in partnership with Rush University Medical Center and Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The documentary shines a light onto the reality of how poorly people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are treated in the healthcare system. The film gives voice to advocates to share their stories, as well as experts' opinions on how the healthcare system can improve the treatment of persons with intellectual disabilities and on how changes can be made on all levels of a healthcare organization to better treat these patients.

Released: 1-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Rush Master’s Students Helping Respiratory Therapy Team through COVID Pandemic
Rush University Medical Center

The novel coronavirus pandemic is testing the limits of health care systems while also stretching thin the ranks of respiratory therapists, skilled professionals who were in short supply already. At Rush University Medical Center, a handful of student volunteers who are finishing their master’s degrees in respiratory care are helping out.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Early Predictor of Severe Respiratory Failure in Patients With COVID-19 Identified
Rush University Medical Center

A very high level of a protein known as suPAR in the blood of patients with COVID-19 may be a predictor of severe respiratory failure, according to new research published in the Journal of Critical Care on April 30.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Rush Announces $1 Million Matching Gift Challenge
Rush University Medical Center

Rush is announcing a $1 million matching gift challenge. Inspired by Rush’s COVID-19 response efforts, these philanthropists have agreed to match every donation to Rush’s COVID-19 response funds, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million.

Released: 13-Apr-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Working From Home Without Pain
Rush University Medical Center

According to physiatrist Max Fitzgerald, MD, we should focus on routines that prevent our muscles from getting tight and causing pain. This is increasingly important as we are dealing with both the emotional and physical toll of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Rush Testing Remdesivir as a Potential Treatment for COVID-19
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center is participating in a new clinical trial to test the effectiveness of the drug remdesivir in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Released: 3-Apr-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Rush Offers Priority COVID Testing to First-Responders
Rush University Medical Center

To help stem the spread of COVID-19 and to support Chicago’s first-responders, Rush University Medical Center is providing priority COVID-19 testing for Chicago police, fire, EMS and military personnel, including Illinois National Guard soldiers.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 Anxieties: Six Tips To Avoid Stress Eating When Social Distancing
Rush University Medical Center

Joyce A. Corsica, PhD, director of outpatient psychotherapy and director of bariatric psychology at Rush and Mackenzie Kelly, PhD, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at Rush, shared six tips to avoid emotional eating during social distancing.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Washing Wear: Five Ways to Keep Your Hands from Drying and Cracking
Rush University Medical Center

Now more than ever, hand-washing is important. As we work to battle the further spread of what is now a global pandemic, hand hygiene is our number weapon.

Released: 17-Mar-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Wash your hands, clean your phone
Rush University Medical Center

As we look to minimize the spread of COVID-19 across the country, let’s not forget the mobile devices – the fomites – we carry around with us every day. Yes, wash your hands, but just as importantly, clean your phones.

Newswise: ‘This Is What Rush Was Built For'
Released: 13-Mar-2020 11:50 AM EDT
‘This Is What Rush Was Built For'
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center is officially operating in surge mode, as preparations for a potential sharp increase in patients with COVID-19 move into a new phase.

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Released: 10-Mar-2020 4:05 PM EDT
How Do You Wash Your Hands?
Rush University Medical Center

As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads throughout the United States, it’s important to refresh one’s memory on basic disease prevention techniques. Parents should be passing these techniques on to their children.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 5:20 PM EST
Summit aims to build interprofessionalism within the health care environment
Rush University Medical Center

On March 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., representatives from dozens of health profession institutions will gather at Rush University Medical Center, 1725 W. Harrison St., to address the issue of how to improve communication across diverse health care professions.

Newswise: Rush Earns National Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Designation
Released: 13-Feb-2020 11:20 AM EST
Rush Earns National Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Designation
Rush University Medical Center

The National Pancreatic Foundation’s National Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer designation is earned by hospitals that demonstrate the multi-disciplinary approach, social support and advanced research resources needed to treat this devastating disease.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 1:15 PM EST
Researchers Reveal Target in Acute Kidney Injury Prevention
Rush University Medical Center

Physician-Scientists and other researchers at Rush University Medical Center, in collaboration with colleagues at other institutions, have revealed a new treatment target that may help change the outcome for patients at risk of AKI.

Newswise: Putting Precision Oncology into Practice
Released: 3-Feb-2020 5:05 PM EST
Putting Precision Oncology into Practice
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center is the first health care organization to launch a genomic results module within an electronic medical record. While cancer cells contain the clues needed to identify specific treatments, few providers have the expertise to readily put that information into practice. Integrating genomic test results into the electronic medical record makes the power of cancer genomics part of routine cancer care at Rush.

Newswise: Two Rush Hospitals Receive Five Stars for Quality
Released: 30-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST
Two Rush Hospitals Receive Five Stars for Quality
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital again earned high marks in one of the nation’s most respected assessments of health care quality. Both hospitals received five-star ratings, the highest possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Rush Copley Medical Center received four stars from CMS

Newswise: Rush’s College of Nursing Vaults to No. 1 in U.S. News’ Online Program Rankings
Released: 14-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
Rush’s College of Nursing Vaults to No. 1 in U.S. News’ Online Program Rankings
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University College of Nursing rose to the No. 1 spot among 183 schools eligible for the graduate nursing programs category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs list released today. Distance learning plays a key role in helping to solve the U.S.’s nursing shortage as advanced practice nurses, functioning in both inpatient and outpatient settings, can increase accessibility to high quality and cost-effective care. This is particularly true for underserved rural and urban populations.

Newswise: Can the flu shot help fight cancer?
Released: 6-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
Can the flu shot help fight cancer?
Rush University Medical Center

Physicians and scientists at Rush University Medical Center have found that injecting tumors with influenza vaccines, including some FDA-approved seasonal flu shots, turns cold tumors to hot, a discovery that could lead to an immunotherapy to treat cancer. The study results were published December 30th in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Released: 18-Dec-2019 3:45 PM EST
Rick Sumner Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Rush University Medical Center

Rick Sumner, PhD, has spent years studying implants and ways to decrease failure by catching it early. In recognition of his distinguished contributions to understanding bone remodeling around orthopedic implants and developing strategies to improve implant fixation, Sumner has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Released: 15-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST
Participants Sought for National Trial to Test Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle
Rush University Medical Center

The Enhanced Lifestyles for Metabolic Syndrome (ELM) Trial, a multisite test of two lifestyle treatments for a dangerous cluster of sub-disease indicators called the metabolic syndrome, is now accepting applicants at five medical centers around the country.

Released: 22-Oct-2019 2:10 PM EDT
Combination of More Hospitalizations and Brain Pathologies Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline
Rush University Medical Center

Older people who experienced more hospitalizations and also had more Alzheimer’s pathology in their brain experienced the fastest rates of cognitive decline, according to study results published in the October 15 online issue of the Annals of Neurology.

Released: 18-Oct-2019 2:50 PM EDT
Can Healthy Lifestyle Reduce Dementia Risk?
Rush University Medical Center

Rush is part of national study to test effects of lifestyle intervention on older adults at risk for dementia.

Newswise: Rush’ s Dr. Shikha Jain Among Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders
Released: 17-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Rush’ s Dr. Shikha Jain Among Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders
Rush University Medical Center

Citing her gender equity leadership, Rush University Medical Center oncologist Dr. Shikha Jain has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2019, a group of health care providers, researchers and executives in their 30s who have made significant contributions in the areas of health care administration, management or policy early in their careers.

Released: 16-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Dr. Joshua Jacobs Elected Vice President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center

Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, William A. Hark, MD and Susanne G. Swift Professor and Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, has been elected as Vice President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) for a one-year term.

Released: 8-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Addressing Social Needs in Health Care Delivery Can Improve Health Outcomes
Rush University Medical Center

Addressing social needs as a part of health care delivery can help achieve better health outcomes and potentially address major challenges in the United States health care system, according to a recently published consensus report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM).

Released: 2-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Knock, Knock: In-Home Visits Maybe Key to Reversing Childhood Obesity
Rush University Medical Center

Behavioral medicine experts from the Rush University Prevention Center at Rush University Medical Center are going straight to patients’ homes to see if they can find solutions to address childhood obesity. An ongoing study called, “Creating Healthy Environments for Chicago Kids” (CHECK) is comparing a family-based treatment program delivered in the home versus traditional clinic visits.

Newswise: Rush University Medical Center Ranked # 1 for Highest Quality Care
Released: 20-Sep-2019 12:00 AM EDT
Rush University Medical Center Ranked # 1 for Highest Quality Care
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center was the top ranked large academic medical center in the country in the 2019 Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, which many experts consider to be the most accurate gauge of the quality of care a hospital delivers because it is entirely based on data from all patients, not reputation.


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