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UChicago study shows "Bystander Effect" not exclusive to humans

A rat is less likely to help a trapped companion if it is with other rats that aren’t helping, according to new research from the University of Chicago that showed the social psychological theory of the “bystander effect” in humans is present...
8-Jul-2020 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nitrous oxide may bring relief to veterans suffering from PTSD, new study suggests

A small pilot study provides an early glimpse of how some veterans struggling with PTSD may benefit from one simple, inexpensive treatment involving nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas.
2-Jul-2020 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chicago Cubs player Jason Heyward supports COVID-19 response for UChicago Medicine healthcare workers and South Side community

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward is donating $100,000 to University of Chicago Medicine to help alleviate hardships experienced by frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand contact tracing efforts on Chicago’s...
30-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Summit on Interventional Pharmacoeconomics to Discuss Ways to Lower Drug Costs

The University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Personalized Therapeutics is hosting a virtual summit from June 9 to July 1 to discuss interventional pharmacoeconomics.
23-Jun-2020 7:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chicago healthcare organizations band together to take action on systemic racism in healthcare

Calling systemic racism a public health crisis, three dozen Chicago healthcare organizations are pledging to do more to overcome health disparities in minority communities and ensure greater health equity across the city.
19-Jun-2020 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study finds nearly 16% of Illinois COVID-19 cases linked to spread from Chicago jail

Using data from Cook County Jail, researchers analyzed the relationship between jailing practices and COVID-19 community infections. They found that cycling through Cook County Jail—which accounts for the period of time from arrest to awaiting...
8-Jun-2020 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Thomas Jackiewicz Appointed President of University of Chicago Medical Center, COO of UChicago Medicine health system

Thomas E. Jackiewicz, a leader with extensive experience in top academic health systems and medical schools, has been appointed the new president of the University of Chicago Medical Center and chief operating officer of the UChicago Medicine health...
28-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Top Chicago Universities Launch Social Movement to Team Up the Public & Researchers in Fight Against COVID-19 & Other Diseases

Nine top universities and hospitals have launched a social movement and free tool to match the public with health research opportunities that need volunteers in the hunt to discover treatments, vaccines, and what the pandemic’s long-term impacts...
28-May-2020 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Wuhan coronavirus: An infectious disease expert explains we know so far about the new virus emerging in Asia

University of Chicago Medicine associate professor and infectious disease expert Dr. Emily Landon explains what public health officials know about new coronavirus virus from Wuhan, China and how to stay safe.
23-Jan-2020 11:45 AM EST

Five ways to prevent back injury while shoveling snow

Orthopaedic surgeon and spine expert Srinivasu Kusuma, MD, from the University of Chicago Medicine Medical Group offers five easy tips to stay safe when shoveling snow.
15-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST

Preventing Holiday Hazards for Seniors

If you’re hosting older relatives and friends this holiday season, you’ll need to prepare your home inside and out to make sure their visit is comfortable and safe. That's because the biggest risk for aging adults in the home is tripping and...
3-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST

Understanding vaping and its risks

8-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST

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Cervical Cancer Expert Available to Comment on New USPSTF Guidelines

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Quitting Cigarettes: One of the Toughest New Year’s Resolutions

Deciding to stop smoking is one of the most common, beneficial and difficult New Year’s resolutions. Smoking reminders are abundant, nicotine withdrawal is difficult and the resolution process itself is flawed.
29-Dec-2017 3:30 PM EST

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Quitting cigarettes: One of the toughest new year’s resolutions; UChicago Medicine expert offers tips on getting past “false hope syndrome”

29-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST

Dr. Tao Xie: Researcher and Medical Expert in Parkinson's Disease. @uchicagomed

17-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST

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