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CODA Appendicitis Trial Shows the Risks and Benefits of Treating Appendicitis with Antibiotics Instead of Surgery

Antibiotics may be a good treatment choice for some appendicitis patients, according to early results from the Comparing Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
23-Nov-2020 7:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Rush University System for Health joins national campaign to #MaskUp

100 of the nation’s top health care systems, representing thousands of hospitals in communities across the U.S., have come together with an urgent plea for all Americans — mask up, because wearing a facemask is our best chance at slowing the...
19-Nov-2020 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Protect Your Bladder: Quit Smoking

Your bladder probably isn’t your favorite topic of conversation, but knowing when to talk to your doctor about it is crucial to your health. If you experience frequent and/or painful urination, or you notice blood in your urine, telling your...
18-Nov-2020 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Rush University Medical Center Surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 Tests

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Rush University Medical Center has been a leader in the Chicago area in developing, expanding and evolving testing efforts. On Friday, Nov. 13, the Medical Center performed its 100,000th test for COVID-19.
18-Nov-2020 10:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Rush University Is Bringing Innovative Education To The Table

Rush University’s Center for Innovative and Lifelong Learning (CILL) is leading the way in innovative education in the field of orthopedics. Launching the Rush International Spine Education (RISE) initiative, the world’s first academically...
17-Nov-2020 10:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Dunkin’, March of Dimes Team Up to Bring Joy to Rush Children’s Hospital

Spider-Man made a surprise visit at Rush University Children's Hospital on Tuesday as it celebrated "Superhero Day" to recognize the strength of young patients and their families.
11-Nov-2020 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Boy Scout Donates 100 Quilts to Rush Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

A Boy Scout who received care in the Rush Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after being born prematurely, donated 100 blankets to the Rush NICU as part of his project to become an Eagle Scout.
9-Nov-2020 6:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Safely Celebrate the Holidays During COVID-19

Families gathered around the table for hours to share food, conversation and laughter — all the ingredients for a joyous holiday -- and the spread of COVID-19. Rush infectious disease specialists and a child psychologist share facts and tips for...
28-Oct-2020 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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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

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

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