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Aspirin Found Not to Prolong Healthy Aging

Taking a low-dose aspirin daily does not prolong healthy living in older adults, according to findings from the ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) trial published online Sept. 16 in three papers in The New England Journal of Medicine.
14-Sep-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush Expert Chosen to Serve on National Academies Committee to Advance a Healthier Nation

Robyn Golden, LCSW, associate vice president of population health and aging at Rush University Medical Center, has been selected to serve as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee on Integrating Social...
14-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Rush Clinical Trial Testing Vaccine for Glioblastoma Brain Cancer

Rush is testing whether a vaccine can help people’s own immune system slow the spread of glioblastomas, a deadly form of brain cancer.
13-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chicago Sudden Infant Death Cases Never Make the News

While news media reporting traffic crashes and fire-related deaths of infants and children is routine and often leads to preventative measures to reduce these deaths, there is little or no news coverage of sleep-related or sudden infants deaths,...
11-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush Ear, Nose and Throat Program Ranked Highest in Three-State Area

Rush University Medical Center’s Ear, Nose and Throat program was ranked higher than any other similar program in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, and 24th in the nation, in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” issue, published...
29-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Innovative Freezing Device Offers Relief from Sneezing and Running Nose—Symptoms of Chronic Rhinitis Affecting more than 24 million Americans

A new treatment that delivers a freezing or near-freezing temperature to the back of the nose of patients can offer relief to people suffering from chronic rhinitis.
27-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Rush University Medical Center Launches Angelman Syndrome Clinic

Rush University Medical Center and the Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF), a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Aurora, Ill., announced the official opening of the Angelman Syndrome Clinic at Rush Children’s Hospital. The Angelman...
22-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Standard Hypothyroidism Treatment Falling Short

A research team headed by Elizabeth McAninch, MD, a assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, found higher cholesterol levels in the blood of hypothyroid patients treated with appropriate doses of levothyroxine (LT4)—a...
21-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT 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


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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