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Study Questions Strategy of Asking Patients to Self-Report Their Physical Fitness Before Surgery

A study calls into question whether common, pr-surgical screening questions actually give physicians an accurate assessment of patients’ fitness levels.
9-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

84 UChicago Medicine physicians make 2019 ‘Top Cancer Docs’ list

Eighty-four University of Chicago Medicine physicians were acknowledged for being at the forefront of cancer care by being named to Chicago magazine’s 2019 list of top cancer doctors – the most of any Chicago-area health system.
9-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Violence linked to social isolation, hypervigilance and chronic health problems, new studies show

Exposure to violence can negatively impact a person’s physical and psychosocial health, according to two new studies published in the policy journal Health Affairs.
7-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Pediatrician Selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership Program

Anna Volerman, MD, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine, has been selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Clinical Scholars leadership program.
3-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

HIV testing to expand with UChicago Medicine’s $4.5 million grant

More HIV testing will be available in the Chicago area, thanks to a five-year, $4.5 million federal public health grant recently awarded to the University of Chicago Medicine.
3-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago geneticist receives NIH award for innovative research by early career scientist

Xiaochang Zhang, PhD, an assistant professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award for 2019.
3-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Babies with hydrocephalus caused by toxoplasmosis have good outcomes with prompt treatment

A new study led by University of Chicago Medicine researchers suggests the faster a baby with congenital toxoplasmosis can be given a fluid-draining shunt to treat their hydrocephalus – even in cases of severe hydrocephalus – the better their...
3-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Treating the Whole Patient: Health Care Challenges Faced by Transgender People of Color

Research shows how transgender people who are also racial and ethnic minorities have a difficult time finding a health care setting where all aspects of their identity are welcome, understood and addressed
3-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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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

Dr. Daniel Golden is a brain cancer expert. @uchicagomed #mccain #glioblastoma

19-Jul-2017 8:05 PM EDT

FDA Approval Granted to Pediatric Device Used to Treat Esophageal Birth Defect

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted authorization for a magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia, a birth defect that causes abnormal formation of the esophagus. The Flourish™ Pediatric Esophageal Atresia device was...
25-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT

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