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The Future of Joint Replacement is Now

At Rush, orthopedic surgeons Vasili Karas, MD, MS, and Denis Nam, MD, are using new technology to perform joint replacement surgery. Karas and Nam have been using and studying three different types of robotic-assisted surgery in both knee...
7-Apr-2021 1:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush Adds Telemedicine Management of DBS for Parkinson’s, Essential Tremor

First-of-its kind technology allows Rush doctors to remotely deliver a digital prescription for patients with brain stimulation therapy for Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor.
29-Mar-2021 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush Partners With Abbott to Prepare for Future Pandemics

Rush University Medical Center is the first partner in the United States in the Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition, an effort led by Abbott to detect future pathogen outbreaks that could become pandemics.
16-Mar-2021 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Making Communication Clearer During COVID-19

Realizing that wearing a mask can make communication harder for people with hearing loss, Rush University Medical Center is now offering transparent face masks. These clear masks can help ease stressful situations and it make it less likely for...
16-Mar-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Black Women More Likely To Gain Weight Than White Women After Menopause

In a study published published in the medical journal PLOS ONE, researchers from Rush Institute for Health Aging find that racial disparities play a role in weight gain in older women.
15-Mar-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Understanding Heart Inflammation and COVID-19 for Athletes and Others

Myocarditis can affect anyone, even healthy young adults and children. Adenoviruses and enteroviruses, such as Coxsackieviruses (hand, foot and mouth disease), are among the most common culprits. But SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) may cause heart...
15-Mar-2021 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush University Medical Center Ranked Among Top 100 Hospitals Worldwide by Newsweek

Newsweek has ranked Rush University Medical Center No. 75 among hospitals in the world and No. 19 among hospitals in the United States in its latest rankings for 2021. Last year, Newsweek ranked the Medical Center No. 24 in the U.S.
4-Mar-2021 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Rush University Medical Center to Hold Screening for Documentary, Feb. 24

Rush University Medical Center will hold a virtual screening and panel discussion of a new documentary about regenerative research that features surgeon and researcher Richard Fessler, MD, PhD.
22-Feb-2021 6:05 PM EST 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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