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2014-04-11 12:52:44

Also more likely to specialize in 1 sport, Loyola study finds A Loyola University Medical Center study is reporting for the first time a link between overuse injury rates in young athletes and their socioeconomic status. The rate of serious overuse injuries in athletes who come from families that can afford private insurance is 68 percent higher than the rate in lower-income athletes who are on public insurance (Medicaid), the study found. The study also found that privately insured...

2014-04-09 09:56:02

People who are injured while binge drinking are much slower to heal from wounds suffered in car accidents, shootings, fires, etc. Now a new study is providing insights into why alcohol has such a negative effect on wound healing. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers report that binge alcohol exposure significantly reduced levels of key components of the immune system involved in healing. The study by senior author Katherine A. Radek, PhD, and colleagues from...

2014-03-25 23:29:34

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will offer students a new Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship certificate this fall to meet an increased demand in the job market for trained lawyers who advise entrepreneurs. Law students completing the certificate can also graduate equipped with the skills needed to become entrepreneurs themselves. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will offer students a new Law, Technology and...

2014-03-19 23:29:13

Loyola University New Orleans announced it is now offering a new scholarship that allows alumni to bestow friends, peers and family members $1,000 toward an eligible online graduate program. The Loyola University New Orleans Online Legacy Scholarship will be awarded to 50 alumni-nominated candidates who apply, are accepted and enroll in the Summer 2014 term. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Loyola University New Orleans announced it is now offering a new scholarship that allows...

2014-01-09 23:24:11

The School of Nursing at Loyola University New Orleans continues to excel, earning top rankings for a third year in a row among the 2014 Best Online Program Rankings published by U.S. News & World Report on January 7, 2014. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The School of Nursing at Loyola University New Orleans continues to excel, earning top rankings for a third year in a row among the 2014 Best Online Program Rankings published by U.S. News & World Report on January 7,...

2013-12-03 11:30:36

Loyola Health Sciences research demonstrates additional benefits of supplement Vitamin D decreases pain in women with type 2 diabetes and depression, according to a study conducted at Loyola University Chicago. These findings were presented at an Oct. 24, 2013 research conference at Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus. Type 2 diabetes is associated with depression and pain, but few studies have looked at how pain may affect the treatment of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes and...

2013-12-03 11:15:50

Findings to help physicians guide treatment options for women A study comparing the efficacy and tolerability of two popular osteoporosis drugs, denosumab and zoledronic acid, found that denosumab had a significantly greater effect on increasing spine bone mineral density and zoledronic acid caused more flulike symptoms. These findings were presented recently at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research’s annual meeting. Researchers performed a retrospective chart review and...

2013-11-05 12:29:16

MAYWOOD, Ill., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Loyola University Medical Center has performed its 750th lung transplant, a milestone that places Loyola first in Illinois by a wide margin, and among an elite handful of lung transplant centers worldwide. The 750th patient is John Bauer, 66, of Manteno Ill., who before the transplant had needed an oxygen tank for five years. He now is looking forward to doing normal activities again, such as riding a bike, taking a walk, and...

2013-10-31 23:30:21

Loyola University New Orleans junior Dianna Sanchez is one of five winners in a national Nintendo fan art competition commemorating the re-release of “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker” for the video game corporation’s new console, Wii U. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Loyola University New Orleans junior Dianna Sanchez is one of five winners in a national Nintendo fan art competition commemorating the re-release of “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker” for the video...

2013-09-09 08:54:37

A Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study suggests that omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related dementia. Previous studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse increases the risk of dementia. The Loyola study found that in the brain cells of rats exposed to high levels of alcohol, a fish oil compound protected against inflammation and cell death. The study by Michael A. Collins, PhD, and colleagues was reported Sept. 8 at the 14th Congress of...