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New Robotic Technology Enhances Spine Surgery

A new technology that increases the safety and precision of spinal fusion surgeries while reducing the time needed for the procedure now is available at Rush University Medical Center. Called the Mazor X Robotic Guidance Platform, the technology...
3-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rush's Dr. Shikha Jain Named ResearcHERS Program Ambassador

Rush University Cancer Center oncologist Shikha Jain, MD, has been named an ambassador for the American Cancer Society's ResearcHERS program — a unique effort to fund women with innovative research ideas and dedication to discovering lifesaving...
20-May-2019 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Define Alzheimer’s-like Brain Disorder

A brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease has been defined with recommended diagnostic criteria and guidelines for advancing future research on the condition. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center and scientists from...
30-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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One Woman's Cancer Fight: a Case Study in Structural Racism

The experience of one woman’s breast cancer fight illustrates how institutionally and culturally embedded racial hierarchies prevent people of color from meeting their basic needs
22-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dr. Larry Goodman to Retire as CEO of the Rush University System for Health and Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Larry Goodman, CEO of the Rush University System for Health (RUSH) and Rush University Medical Center will retire in the next several months. Two current Rush leaders to fill roles
13-Mar-2019 7:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rush University Receives High Grades from U.S. News

Rush University earned high rankings in the U.S. News & World Report's 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools: Two College of Nursing programs were ranked as the best in the nation and Rush University has eight graduate programs ranked in the top...
12-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rush Breast Cancer Experts Lead Chicago Conference

Rush University Medical Center physicians will headline the March 13 State of the Science Summit on Breast Cancer meeting in Chicago
11-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Infection Control Technique May Reduce Dangerous Infections in Patients With Catheters, Drains

Each year, approximately 5 million patients in the United States receive treatment that includes the insertion of a medical device such as a catheter, which puts them at increased risk of potentially life-threatening infection. Researchers have...
4-Mar-2019 4:20 PM 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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