Expert says the new normal for high school and college athletes will include frequent testing, adherence to safety guidelines and flexibility as science and data evolveLoyola Medicine
The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly and drastically changed day-to-day life in the U.S., causing fear and anxiety. Loyola Medicine clinical psychologists Elizabeth Simmons, PsyD, and Laura Wool, PsyD, provide tips for coping and staying positive during this time, as well as resources for securing additional help and care, in two, new Loyola Medicine videos.
The challenge involves throwing boiling water into the air and watching it turn into a cloud of steam. People can accidently spill boiling water on their feet or spray it on to their face or body. "There is no safe way to do it," said burn surgeon Arthur Sanford, MD.
Loyola's Pauline Camacho, MD, Offers Tips for National Thyroid Awareness Month
Tips and advice to make sure your child's Halloween stays a safe and fun one.
Loyola Sports Medicine Physician Offers Tips for Chicago Marathon Runners
Loyola Retina Specialist Offers Advice to Keep Eyes Safe During the Solar Eclipse
Fireworks. Parades. Outdoor sports. Barbecues. The Fourth of July holiday weekend is a time to celebrate with family and friends, not spend time in the emergency room. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 230 people go to the emergency department every day during the month surrounding the July Fourth holiday with fireworks-related injuries alone. Here are a few tips from Loyola Medicine experts to protect your health this summer holiday season:
Loyola offers HIV testing to all ED patients. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of the 1.2 million Americans living with AIDS, one in eight do not know they are infected. To raise awareness for the importance of this potentially deadly infectious disease, December 1 is World AIDS Day.
Measles are becoming more commonplace, due to lack of vaccination, says Jorge Parada, MD, medical director of infectious disease at Loyola University Health System.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers will make a recommendation today on testosterone-replacement therapy for men and the potential risk of heart attacks associated with its use. Loyola University Health System (LUHS) endocrinologist Norma Lopez, MD, is available to comment on this. Dr. Lopez believes testosterone therapy should be prescribed on an individual basis after weighing the risks and benefits.
Many dread a trip to the dentist but there are important things you need to do, and not do, in advance to have a successful visit. Communicating with your dentist before the visit is often critical. “If you have experienced a serious health condition such as a surgery or been diagnosed with a chronic condition, you need to tell your dentist before you come for your appointment,” says Martin Hogan, DDS, division director of dentistry at Loyola University Medical Center. “Depending on the illness, you may need to be premedicated with antibiotics to prevent infection.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control the U.S. is seeing the largest outbreak of measles in decades. In 2000, the disease was considered eliminated from the country thanks to vaccines, but a combination of frequent international travel and a trend against vaccinating children has led to its resurgence.
In the wake of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, Loyola University Health System toxicologist Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FACMT, is available to talk about the rise she has seen in heroin overdoses in recent years.
The Midwest is experiencing very dangerous levels of mold in the air which will result in headaches, itchy throats and runny noses for those with sensitive respiratory systems. Gottlieb Allergy Count, the official allergy count for the Midwest, reports the mold count today is 125,000, a high for 2013, and well over the 50,000 threshold that signals a dangerous air quality warning.
Hospitals are synonymous with cleanliness and now Loyola University Health System is the first academic medical center in Illinois to take disinfection to futuristic levels. Nicknamed “Ralph” by the housekeeping staff at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and “little Joe” at Loyola University Medical Center, 3-foot upright cylindrical robots provide the finishing touches to room sanitation. A rotating telescopic head emits cidal ultraviolet (UV) rays for 15 minutes in closed, unoccupied rooms to systematically kill germs dead.
Dane Salazar, MD, a major in the U.S. Air Force and an orthopaedic surgeon, wore his flight suit to a recent Chicago Blackhawks playoff game. Salazar had been chosen to stand on the rink and salute the flag during the National Anthem.
Many people will go to work sleep deprived on Monday because they will have trouble adjusting to Daylight Saving Time. A sleep specialist recommends that in the days leading up to Daylight Saving Time, start adjusting by going to bed and getting up a few minutes earlier each day.
Loyola University Health System dietitian Gina Neill offers tips to eat healthy during the Super Bowl.
Joel Hardin, MD, director of pediatric cardiology at Loyola University Health System, is willing to comment on the merits and controversy surrounding a recent recommendation for universal cholesterol testing during childhood.
The explosion that occurred in an Arlington Heights factory that killed one and injured several others may have a long-lasting physical and emotional impact on fellow workers and community members, according to Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer, MD, medical director of occupational health at Loyola University Health System.
News report of unidentified chemical substance used on a police officer and threat of continued protest noted by Loyola toxicologist, Christina Hantsch. As wind gusts pick up in the area, "You don't spit into the wind, and you sure don't spray either," says the former Illinois Poison Center medical director.
Nearly 5 billion was absorbed by the non-riding public due to lack of helmet laws, and Michigan is now the 31st state to abandon helmet laws. Loyola trauma surgeon offers grim statistics on increase in fatalities, crashes when helmet laws are not in force.
Surgery to repair the type of ACL knee injury suffered by Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is successful in 90 percent of cases, according to sports medicine orthopedic surgeon Dr. Pietro Tonino of Loyola University Medical Center.