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Organ Transplant Candidates with Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Not Need to Delay Transplantation

New research led by a team from the University of Chicago Medicine suggests treatment guidelines for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients who are waiting for an organ transplant or who are post-transplant.
3-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Video games take cardiology training to the next level

Video games have become more than just entertainment and become teaching tools in medicine. That's why University of Chicago Medicine cardiologist Atman Shah, MD, has been working as a physician adviser with a Chicago technology startup to create...
25-Nov-2019 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Tips for enjoying your holiday meal while managing GERD

Experts from the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Esophageal Diseases share their tips on how to celebrate Thanksgiving without feeling the sting of acid reflux.
25-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Enjoying a gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner

With a little planning, Thanksgiving dinner can be an easy meal to make gluten-free, according UChicago Medicine dietitian Macy Mears.
25-Nov-2019 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Strike by NNOC/NNU closes UCMC Level 1 trauma program, cutting critical service to the community

The University of Chicago Medical Center has temporarily closed its Level 1 trauma center for adult and pediatric patients ahead of the holiday strike called by the National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU). It’s the...
20-Nov-2019 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hospitals given latitude to select heart transplant candidates don’t always prioritize sickest patients

Analysis of more than 29,000 adults listed on the national heart transplant registry from 2006 to 2015 shows how rules that give hospitals discretion in determining who gets a transplant result in large discrepancies in how sick patients are when...
7-Nov-2019 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine earns 16th straight “A” for safety from industry group

The University of Chicago Medicine has earned its 16th consecutive “A” in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, further validating the academic medical center’s patient-safety track record as being among the best in the nation.
7-Nov-2019 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study calculates links between prescription medications and risk for suicide

A review of 922 prescription medications taken by almost 150 million people over an 11-year period shows that just 10 of these drugs were associated with an increased rate of suicide attempts.
5-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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

22-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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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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Dr. Bishop @Uchicagomed Knows CAR T-Cell Therapy Backward and Forward

30-Aug-2017 3:55 PM EDT

Neurosurgeon Peleg Horowitz's research focuses on genetics of brain, skull base tumors. #glioblastoma #braincancer #mccain @uchicagomed

19-Jul-2017 9:05 PM EDT

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