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For Older LGBTQ+ Adults, Entering a Nursing Home Can Feel Like Coming out All Over Again

A research team at Rush University Medical Center set out to find out how older LGBTQ+ adults felt in long-term care facilities and what guidelines were in place in these facilities to protect its residents.
4-Aug-2021 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Future of Masking Post-Vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccine is your best defense against the virus, but when and where should you continue to wear a mask? Rush infectious disease expert Michael Lin, MD, answers questions about wearing a mask post-vaccination.
4-Aug-2021 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rush Named Top Hospital to Work for in Chicago

Rush University Medical Center ranks No. 11 on LinkedIn’s newly released 2021 Top Companies list in Chicago, which uses the iconic professional development and networking platform’s data to rank the top 25 local employers by how well they help...
29-Jul-2021 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Connect Chicago Initiative Expands Community COVID-19 Testing

As COVID-19 cases rise in the U.S., Connect Chicago — new initiative between the Chicago Department of Public Health, Rush University Medical Center, and Esperanza Health Centers — is aiming to redouble testing efforts in Chicago communities...
27-Jul-2021 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rush University Medical Center Again on U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll

Of the more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals evaluated, Rush University Medical Center ranked No. 19 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, with nine of specialties rated among the country’s very best.
27-Jul-2021 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rush University Medical Center Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Workers

Rush University Medical Center will require all staff, contractors and volunteers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 1.
26-Jul-2021 5:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rush Leader Serving as President of American Academy of PAs

Jennifer M. Orozco, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA, director of advanced practice providers at Rush University Medical Center, is beginning her term as president of the American Academy of PAs for the 2021-22 leadership year. 
20-Jul-2021 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rush System Nears Zero Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19

Rush system hospitals now have few or no patients with COVID-19 as vaccines’ impact increases.
1-Jul-2021 5:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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5 Things You Must Do While You Wait for the COVID-19 Vaccine

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...
30-Dec-2020 4:05 PM EST

How to Celebrate the Fourth of July During the Pandemic

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...
1-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT

COVID-19 Anxieties: Six Tips To Avoid Stress Eating When Social Distancing

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...
26-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EDT

Washing Wear: Five Ways to Keep Your Hands from Drying and Cracking

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.
18-Mar-2020 5:10 PM EDT

Wash your hands, clean your phone

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.
17-Mar-2020 3:10 PM EDT

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

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