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Rush Earns National Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Designation

The National Pancreatic Foundation’s National Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer designation is earned by hospitals that demonstrate the multi-disciplinary approach, social support and advanced research resources needed to treat this...
13-Feb-2020 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Reveal Target in Acute Kidney Injury Prevention

Physician-Scientists and other researchers at Rush University Medical Center, in collaboration with colleagues at other institutions, have revealed a new treatment target that may help change the outcome for patients at risk of AKI.
4-Feb-2020 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Putting Precision Oncology into Practice

Rush University Medical Center is the first health care organization to launch a genomic results module within an electronic medical record. While cancer cells contain the clues needed to identify specific treatments, few providers have the...
3-Feb-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Two Rush Hospitals Receive Five Stars for Quality

Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital again earned high marks in one of the nation’s most respected assessments of health care quality. Both hospitals received five-star ratings, the highest possible, from the Centers for...
30-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Rush’s College of Nursing Vaults to No. 1 in U.S. News’ Online Program Rankings

Rush University College of Nursing rose to the No. 1 spot among 183 schools eligible for the graduate nursing programs category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs list released today. Distance learning plays a key role in...
14-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Can the flu shot help fight cancer?

Physicians and scientists at Rush University Medical Center have found that injecting tumors with influenza vaccines, including some FDA-approved seasonal flu shots, turns cold tumors to hot, a discovery that could lead to an immunotherapy to treat...
6-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rick Sumner Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Rick Sumner, PhD, has spent years studying implants and ways to decrease failure by catching it early. In recognition of his distinguished contributions to understanding bone remodeling around orthopedic implants and developing strategies to...
18-Dec-2019 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Participants Sought for National Trial to Test Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle

The Enhanced Lifestyles for Metabolic Syndrome (ELM) Trial, a multisite test of two lifestyle treatments for a dangerous cluster of sub-disease indicators called the metabolic syndrome, is now accepting applicants at five medical centers around the...
15-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Rush experts can comment on Neuroendocrine cancer, the rare and often aggressive cancer that took the life of Bernie Sanders' daughter-in-law Rainè Riggs, 48

9-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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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 University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH 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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