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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: 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: 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: Rush Brings Leadership in Health Care IT to White House
Released: 17-Aug-2018 2:55 PM EDT
Rush Brings Leadership in Health Care IT to White House
Rush University Medical Center

At a recent White House event designed to engage more application developers, Rush University Medical Center CIO Dr. Shafiq Rab and chief application architect Modi Boutrs presented an app for mobile phone that provides patients with access to their electronic medical lets them better communicate with their doctors.

Newswise: New Procedure Brings Chemo to Melanoma
Released: 1-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST
New Procedure Brings Chemo to Melanoma
Rush University Medical Center

Surgical oncologist Dr. Cristina O’Donoghue is one of less than 30 surgeons in the country to trained to perform isolated limb infusion, which delivers high doses of chemotherapy to an affected arm or leg but not the rest of the body

Released: 16-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Rush Anesthesiologist Pushes For Opioid Alternatives on CDC Expert Panel
Rush University Medical Center

As one of 18 pain management experts on the CDC Stakeholder Review Group asked to provide input on the CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, Rush University Medical Center’s director of orthopedic anesthesia Asokumar Buvanendran recommended the CDC take several actions including: -Making prescribing physicians aware of opioid alternatives -Clearly conveying the safety and effectiveness of the alternatives -That insurance companies should cover alternatives

Released: 27-Sep-2015 1:05 AM EDT
Terrible News, Great Outcomes
Rush University Medical Center

A father and daughter each got a fighting chance against lung cancer, thanks to early detection and Rush's top-rated lung surgery program.

Released: 27-Sep-2015 1:05 AM EDT
Blood Pressure Under Pressure
Rush University Medical Center

People with high blood pressure may need to lower it much more than previously thought, according to the recently announced results of a major study. A heart health expert discusses the implications.

Released: 16-Sep-2015 8:05 PM EDT
Running Into Trouble
Rush University Medical Center

Injuries are on the rise as runners ramp up their training for the Chicago Marathon. Doctors explain what can go wrong, and when to seek medical attention for those aches and pains.

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