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Released: 1-Apr-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Loyola Medicine Psychologists Offer Tips and Resources for Coping During COVID-19
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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.

Released: 6-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Burn Specialists Issue Warning About Viral "Boiling Water Challenge"
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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.

Newswise: The Silent Pain of Endometriosis
Released: 20-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT
The Silent Pain of Endometriosis
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Loyola Medicine Recognizes Endometriosis Awareness Month

Newswise: How to Talk to Children About Scary World Events
Released: 15-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
How to Talk to Children About Scary World Events
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Physician gives tips on how to have difficult conversations about world tragedies (i.e., shootings).

Newswise: Hyperthyroidism vs. Hypothyroidism: What's the Difference?
Released: 15-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
Hyperthyroidism vs. Hypothyroidism: What's the Difference?
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Loyola's Pauline Camacho, MD, Offers Tips for National Thyroid Awareness Month

Released: 15-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST
Six Tips to Survive Holiday Stress
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how to cope with stress over the holiday month.

Released: 13-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST
Sleep Apnea Symptoms Corrected by ENT Procedure
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Sleep Apnea Symptoms Corrected by ENT Procedure

Released: 7-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST
Six Tips to Survive Holiday Stress
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How to cope with the stresses of the pending holidays.

Released: 23-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Halloween Safety Tips From a Loyola Medicine Pediatrician
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Tips and advice to make sure your child's Halloween stays a safe and fun one.

Newswise: Chicago Marathon Advice from Loyola Sports Medicine Physician
Released: 4-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Chicago Marathon Advice from Loyola Sports Medicine Physician
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Loyola Sports Medicine Physician Offers Tips for Chicago Marathon Runners

Released: 9-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Loyola Ophthalmologist Warns of the Dangers of Improper Viewing of Rare Solar Eclipse
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Loyola Retina Specialist Offers Advice to Keep Eyes Safe During the Solar Eclipse

Released: 1-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Health Tips for a Healthy Fourth of July
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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:

Newswise: Do You Know Your HIV Status?
Released: 1-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST
Do You Know Your HIV Status?
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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.

Released: 8-Sep-2015 4:05 PM EDT
Ten Secrets to a Long and Happy Marriage
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Based on what he has learned during 35 years in the field, Loyola University Health System psychologist Michael Hakimi, PsyD, offers 10 tips for achieving a successful marriage.

Newswise: Contagion in the Herd: How One Person Can Set Off a Measles Outbreak
Released: 2-Feb-2015 2:20 PM EST
Contagion in the Herd: How One Person Can Set Off a Measles Outbreak
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Measles are becoming more commonplace, due to lack of vaccination, says Jorge Parada, MD, medical director of infectious disease at Loyola University Health System.

Released: 17-Sep-2014 5:00 PM EDT
Endocrinologist Recommends Weighing Risks, Benefits of Testosterone Treatment
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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.

Newswise: Dentist Appointment “Do’s and Don’t’s” For Best Results
Released: 16-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Dentist Appointment “Do’s and Don’t’s” For Best Results
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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.”

Released: 6-May-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Resurgence of Measles in U.S. Brings Pain and Suffering to Children
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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.

Released: 6-Feb-2014 12:00 PM EST
Heroin Use on the Rise, Loyola Toxicologist Says
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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.

Released: 20-Sep-2013 12:00 PM EDT
No TGIF As Midwest Is Crippled By Triple-The-Threshold Mold Spores In The Air
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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.

Newswise: Loyola Fights Infectious Disease The Modern Way - With Robots
Released: 21-Jun-2013 10:00 AM EDT
Loyola Fights Infectious Disease The Modern Way - With Robots
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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.

Newswise: Why an Orthopaedic Surgeon Wore a Flight Suit to a Hockey Game
Released: 13-May-2013 4:00 PM EDT
Why an Orthopaedic Surgeon Wore a Flight Suit to a Hockey Game
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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.

Released: 7-Mar-2013 10:00 AM EST
Get a Jump on Daylight Saving Time
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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.

Released: 28-Jan-2013 1:50 PM EST
Will Super Bowl Party be the Death of Your New Year's Diet Resolution?
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Loyola University Health System dietitian Gina Neill offers tips to eat healthy during the Super Bowl.

Newswise: Kids and Cholesterol Testing. Loyola Pediatric Cardiology Expert Available
Released: 25-Jul-2012 3:00 PM EDT
Kids and Cholesterol Testing. Loyola Pediatric Cardiology Expert Available
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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.

Released: 22-May-2012 3:30 PM EDT
Loyola Occupational Medicine Expert Comments on Arlington Heights Explosion
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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.

Newswise: Loyola Toxicologist Notes One NATO Chemical Substance Abuse Incident Reported
Released: 21-May-2012 3:45 PM EDT
Loyola Toxicologist Notes One NATO Chemical Substance Abuse Incident Reported
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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.

Newswise: Loyola Trauma Expert Questions Repeal Of Helmet Law
Released: 14-May-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Loyola Trauma Expert Questions Repeal Of Helmet Law
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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.

Released: 30-Apr-2012 1:45 PM EDT
Derrick Rose's Knee Unlikely to Be 100 Percent After ACL Surgery
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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.


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