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Decolonization Protocol Can Prevent Dangerous MRSA Infections Among Discharged Hospital Patients

Hospital patients who have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can prevent future MRSA infections by following a standard bathing protocol after discharge, according to research results published in the February 14 issue of the New...
14-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

First Clinical Study Shows Mavoglurant Improves Eye Gaze Behavior in Fragile X Syndrome Patients

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center and the MIND Institute at UC Davis have found that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as an mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile...
15-Jan-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Moving More in Old Age May Protect Brain from Dementia

Older adults who move more than average, either in the form of daily exercise or just routine physical activity such as housework, may maintain more of their memory and thinking skills than people who are less active than average, even if they have...
11-Jan-2019 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Emergency and Urgent Hospitalizations Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Emergency and urgent hospitalizations are associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults, report researchers at Rush University Medical Center. Results of their study, published in the Jan. 11, 2019, online issue of...
11-Jan-2019 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Rush Just 3rd Hospital to Achieve “Pinnacle” of Predictive Analytics Functionality

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society recognizes Rush University Medical Center for reaching Stage 7 on the Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity
9-Jan-2019 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Stopping Cancer from Recruiting Immune System Double Agents

Cancerous tumors trick myeloid cells, an important part of the immune system, into perceiving them as a damaged part of the body; the tumors actually put myeloid cells to work helping them grow and metastasize (spread). A research team co-led by...
4-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rush’s MIND Diet Again Ranked Among Best

For the fourth consecutive year, a diet created, studied and reported on by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has been ranked among the top five diets in multiple categories by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Diets”...
3-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Rush Oak Brook Outpatient Center Brings Nationally Ranked Programs to Western Suburbs

Rush will expand access to academic health care for people living in the western suburbs of Chicago with the opening of a new, medical professional building in Oak Brook in January 2019.
10-Dec-2018 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites


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Rush Brings Leadership in Health Care IT to White House

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...
17-Aug-2018 2:55 PM EDT

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New Procedure Brings Chemo to Melanoma

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
1-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST

Rush Anesthesiologist Pushes For Opioid Alternatives on CDC Expert Panel

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...
16-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Better Visual –and Video -- Skills Can Lead to Earlier, More Accurate Movement Disorder Diagnoses. Two High Profile Examples Illustrate

23-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST

Terrible News, Great Outcomes

A father and daughter each got a fighting chance against lung cancer, thanks to early detection and Rush's top-rated lung surgery program.
27-Sep-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Blood Pressure Under Pressure

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.
27-Sep-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Running Into Trouble

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.
16-Sep-2015 8:05 PM EDT

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Rush is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the patients and the diverse communities it serves with nationally recognized health care, education and research, as well as a commitment to community partnerships. The Rush system comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.

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