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New updates to federal guidelines revamp asthma management

The National Institutes of Health today announced 19 recommendations in six key areas of asthma diagnosis, management and treatment.
3-Dec-2020 8:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study on placenta membrane cells identifies new genetic markers associated with preterm birth

A new research study from the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center led by investigators at the University of Chicago has identified new genetic markers associated with gestational length, providing new insights into potential risk factors for...
2-Dec-2020 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ingalls Memorial piloting forensic mental health unit with IDHS

In an effort to help address the stressed state-operated hospital system, UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital is partnering with the Illinois Department of Human Services to provide inpatient behavioral health care to individuals with...
1-Dec-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine and UIC researchers to study expanded access to rapid COVID-19 testing

As part of the NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics program, researchers will provide at-home COVID-19 tests and digital educational tools to underserved communities in the Chicago area.
24-Nov-2020 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Motor neural population activity patterns are different for reach and grasp behaviors

A new study from researchers at the University of Chicago has found that neuronal population dynamics in the motor cortex are very different during reaching and grasping behavior, challenging a popular theory that indicated intrinsic, dynamic...
17-Nov-2020 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

University of Chicago Medicine begins recruiting participants for phase 3 COVID-19 investigational vaccine clinical trial

The University of Chicago Medical Center will be a testing site for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson’s Phase 3 clinical research study, ENSEMBLE trial, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Janssen’s...
2-Nov-2020 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Clinical trial shows experimental drug safely slows progression of diabetic kidney disease

Patients with diabetic kidney disease can potentially be treated with a new investigational medication that may slow the progress of their illness without harmful side effects to their hearts, according to the results of a global clinical trial...
22-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Key details about broadly neutralizing antibodies provide insights for universal flu vaccine

New research from an immunology team at the University of Chicago may shed light on the challenges of developing a universal flu vaccine that would provide long-lasting and broad protection against influenza viruses.
22-Oct-2020 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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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

.@UChicagoMedicine experts can discuss #Tocilizumab research; Drug may reduce need for ventilators in #COVID19 pneumonia

18-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT

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

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