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Study finds U.S. nursing homes underreport pressure ulcers in federal data

Researchers assessing the accuracy of star ratings for the Nursing Home Care Compare system found the number and severity of pressure ulcers in patients was underreported, thus questioning the reliability of the self-reported data on patient safety...
10-Aug-2022 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Collaborative between UChicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care supports 18 grassroots organizations helping to keep kids safe this summer

Eighteen South Side community groups are receiving $150,000 to support their grassroots work supporting youth and keeping them safe during the summer — a time when violence and violent injuries typically increases in the Chicagoland area. The...
8-Aug-2022 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UChicago Medicine breaks ground on $121M multispecialty care facility in Crown Point, Indiana

The University of Chicago Medicine broke ground on a new two-story, 130,000-square-foot multispecialty care center and micro-hospital in Northwest Indiana for what will be the academic health system's largest off-site facility and its first...
5-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Primary care doctors would need more than 24 hours/day to provide recommended care

New study highlights the large discrepancy between recommended guidelines and a physician's time, but a team-based care model could be a partial remedy.
3-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rapid Loss of Smell Predicts Dementia and Smaller Brain Areas Linked to Alzheimer’s

New research from the University of Chicago Medicine shows that a decline in a person’s sense of smell over time predicts their loss of cognitive function and can foretell structural changes in regions of the brain that are important in...
26-Jul-2022 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U.S. News & World Report ranks 10 University of Chicago Medical Center specialties among the best in the country

The University of Chicago Medical Center is one of just 24 hospitals nationwide to have 10 specialties that rank on U.S. News & World Report's 2022-2023 Best Hospitals list.
26-Jul-2022 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New fossil shows four-legged fishapod that returned to the water while Tiktaalik ventured onto land

Researchers discover a new fossil that is closely related to other animals that made the transition to land, but with features more suited for swimming and life in the water.
14-Jul-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine, WNBA Chicago Sky renew partnership agreement

The University of Chicago Medicine and the WNBA Chicago Sky renewed their partnership in a multiyear agreement where the academic health system will continue to serve as the team’s official medical provider and a major sponsor.
20-Jul-2022 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UChicago Medicine experts available for interviews surrounding two-year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic

8-Mar-2022 4:15 PM EST

UChicago Medicine experts for American Heart Month

1-Feb-2022 2:55 PM EST

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Neurosurgery Team Performs Groundbreaking Laser Hemispherectomy on Child with Epilepsy

For only the second time in the world, doctors at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital and the Department of Neurosurgery used a minimally invasive surgery to disconnect the right and left sides of the brain, stopping the...
25-Jun-2021 5:05 PM EDT

Putting the Spotlight on Colorectal Cancer Risk and Prevention during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

1-Mar-2021 2:05 PM EST

How to have a safe and fun Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Poj Lysouvakon, pediatric director of the Mother-Baby Unit at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, says it's still possible to have a safe and fun Halloween this year. Here's how.
16-Oct-2020 3:05 PM EDT

How to stay safe from flu during the COVID-19 pandemic

University of Chicago Medicine infectious diseases expert Dr. Allison Bartlett explains what to know to stay safe this winter from both influenza and COVID-19.
15-Oct-2020 3:40 PM EDT

Tips for voting safely during a pandemic

Voting is one of the most important things citizens get to do. University of Chicago Medicine Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Mai Tuyet Pho explains how to vote safely amid a global pandemic.
15-Oct-2020 1:40 PM EDT

Physicians issue warning about rare neurological condition, expected to appear this fall

Pediatricians Henry David, MD, and Madan Kumar, DO, of the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital warn parents of young children to watch out for symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare neurological disorder linked to...
24-Sep-2020 4:30 PM EDT

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