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Newswise: Studying and Treating COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact
Released: 14-Jan-2021 6:05 PM EST
Studying and Treating COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact
Rush University Medical Center

The CDC is funding a Rush-led effort in which 8 academic medical centers will track the clinical, physical and mental functioning -- including neuro-cognition and fatigue – of nearly 5000 COVID patients for two years to better assess the long-term outcomes of the disease.

Newswise: Potential COVID-19 Drug Is Successful in Lab Study
Released: 14-Jan-2021 5:20 PM EST
Potential COVID-19 Drug Is Successful in Lab Study
Rush University Medical Center

A new potential therapy for COVID-19 developed by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has shown success in preventing the disease’s symptoms in mice.

Released: 8-Jan-2021 4:40 PM EST
Including Unhealthy Foods May Diminish Positive Effects of an Otherwise Healthy Diet
Rush University Medical Center

Study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center finds adding more foods that are part of Western diet may reduce cognitive benefits of Mediterranean diet.

Newswise: The Link Between Opioid Medication and Pancreatic Cancer
Released: 7-Jan-2021 10:05 AM EST
The Link Between Opioid Medication and Pancreatic Cancer
Rush University Medical Center

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that opioid use might increase a person's risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

Released: 4-Jan-2021 1:00 PM EST
Rush’s MIND Diet Again Ranked Among Best
Rush University Medical Center

For the sixth consecutive year, a diet created, studied and reported on by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has been ranked among the top 10 diets in multiple categories by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Diets” list. The MIND diet was ranked fourth for easiest diet to follow and tied for fifth for best diet overall and best diet for healthy eating.

Released: 30-Dec-2020 4:05 PM EST
5 Things You Must Do While You Wait for the COVID-19 Vaccine
Rush University Medical Center

Even as vaccinations against COVID-19 are under way, the virus continues to kill thousands of Americans every day, making it more important than ever to stay safe and be ready in case it strikes you or your family. Here's what you need to do to prevent and prepare for the novel coronavirus.

Released: 10-Dec-2020 4:35 PM EST
Treatment found to improve cognitive improvement in patients with Fragile X syndrome
Rush University Medical Center

Results from phase two study show improved language and daily functioning among participants

Newswise: Am I Losing My Sense of Smell or Is It COVID-19
Released: 10-Dec-2020 1:55 PM EST
Am I Losing My Sense of Smell or Is It COVID-19
Rush University Medical Center

Do I have COVID-19 or is it something else? Bobby Tajudeen, MD, director of rhinology, sinus surgery and skull base surgery at Rush University Medical Center explains the differences between common smell loss and smell loss as a COVID-19 symptom and when to see a specialist.

Released: 23-Nov-2020 7:55 AM EST
CODA Appendicitis Trial Shows the Risks and Benefits of Treating Appendicitis with Antibiotics Instead of Surgery
Rush University Medical Center

Antibiotics may be a good treatment choice for some appendicitis patients, according to early results from the Comparing Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Newswise: Rush University System for Health joins national campaign to #MaskUp
Released: 19-Nov-2020 1:40 PM EST
Rush University System for Health joins national campaign to #MaskUp
Rush University Medical Center

100 of the nation’s top health care systems, representing thousands of hospitals in communities across the U.S., have come together with an urgent plea for all Americans — mask up, because wearing a facemask is our best chance at slowing the surging COVID-19 pandemic now.

Released: 18-Nov-2020 1:50 PM EST
Protect Your Bladder: Quit Smoking
Rush University Medical Center

Your bladder probably isn’t your favorite topic of conversation, but knowing when to talk to your doctor about it is crucial to your health. If you experience frequent and/or painful urination, or you notice blood in your urine, telling your primary care provider is the first step to diagnosing a problem and finding the right care. More often than not, these symptoms are caused by non-life-threatening conditions like urinary tract infection, overactive bladder or, in men, an enlarged prostate. But they also could be symptoms of bladder cancer, the sixth most common form of cancer in the United States.

Newswise: Rush University Medical Center Surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 Tests
Released: 18-Nov-2020 10:50 AM EST
Rush University Medical Center Surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 Tests
Rush University Medical Center

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Rush University Medical Center has been a leader in the Chicago area in developing, expanding and evolving testing efforts. On Friday, Nov. 13, the Medical Center performed its 100,000th test for COVID-19.

Newswise: Rush University Is Bringing Innovative Education To The Table
Released: 17-Nov-2020 10:50 AM EST
Rush University Is Bringing Innovative Education To The Table
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University’s Center for Innovative and Lifelong Learning (CILL) is leading the way in innovative education in the field of orthopedics. Launching the Rush International Spine Education (RISE) initiative, the world’s first academically supported, international program in blended learning for spine specialists.

Newswise: Dunkin’, March of Dimes Team Up to Bring Joy to Rush Children’s Hospital
Released: 11-Nov-2020 2:50 PM EST
Dunkin’, March of Dimes Team Up to Bring Joy to Rush Children’s Hospital
Rush University Medical Center

Spider-Man made a surprise visit at Rush University Children's Hospital on Tuesday as it celebrated "Superhero Day" to recognize the strength of young patients and their families.

Newswise: Boy Scout Donates 100 Quilts to Rush Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Released: 9-Nov-2020 6:20 PM EST
Boy Scout Donates 100 Quilts to Rush Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Rush University Medical Center

A Boy Scout who received care in the Rush Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after being born prematurely, donated 100 blankets to the Rush NICU as part of his project to become an Eagle Scout.

Newswise: Safely Celebrate the Holidays During COVID-19
Released: 28-Oct-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Safely Celebrate the Holidays During COVID-19
Rush University Medical Center

Families gathered around the table for hours to share food, conversation and laughter — all the ingredients for a joyous holiday -- and the spread of COVID-19. Rush infectious disease specialists and a child psychologist share facts and tips for enjoying the holidays safely.

Released: 27-Oct-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Rush Preparing for COVID-19 Resurgence
Rush University Medical Center

With Chicago and Illinois seeing a surge in cases of COVID-19 and the city and state implementing new restrictions to lessen the spread of the disease, Rush University System for Health is preparing for a resurgence of cases. Rush will continue to diligently prepare and plan its response to the surge to ensure the safety of everyone in Rush hospitals and clinics and within the Rush community.

Released: 26-Oct-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Rush University System for Health Launches New Website
Rush University Medical Center

With Rush’s reputation bolstered by honors such as all three Rush system hospitals receiving high ratings for quality and patient experience from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, achieving Magnet designation, and being awarded high rankings by U.S. News & World Report — including Rush University Medical Center’s inclusion in the Best Hospitals Honor Roll — plus national media attention for Rush’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers increasingly are seeking out Rush University System for Health websites to find health information and health care services.

Released: 12-Oct-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Rush University Medical Center Receives Magnet Nursing Designation for Fifth Time
Rush University Medical Center

For the fifth consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center has received Magnet designation, the highest national recognition given for nursing excellence. The designation recognizes Rush’s nursing staff for overall excellence and for providing the very best care to patients.

Newswise: Rush Receives $3.5 Million in Funding to Address Behavioral Health Disparities in Older Adults
Released: 8-Oct-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Rush Receives $3.5 Million in Funding to Address Behavioral Health Disparities in Older Adults
Rush University Medical Center

As the Rush Center for Excellence in Aging continues its commitment to improving the health of older adults, others are taking notice. Rush was designated a Center of Excellence Behavioral Health Disparities in Older Adults by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Released: 5-Oct-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Rush Focused Ultrasound Program Changing Lives of Patients With Movement Disorders
Rush University Medical Center

A Rush team of neurological and neurosurgical clinicians is the first in Illinois and among the first in the United States to offer an innovative, noninvasive treatment for medication-refractory tremor: MR-guided focused ultrasound.

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.


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