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2011-04-18 14:47:33

Loyola study finds a patient's binge drinking may mislead doctors about a blood test used in timing an operation A Loyola University Health System study has found another reason to not binge drink alcohol. Binge drinking, researchers found, could change the body's immune system response to bone injuries. "This tremendously complicates the trauma care of these patients," said bone biologist John Callaci, PhD, senior author of the study. The study, which was based on a rodent model, is being...

2011-04-07 23:15:00

Program speeds access to treatment The availability of an in-house, around-the-clock interventional cardiology team dramatically decreases the time it takes to restore blood flow to heart attack patients, according to data presented this week. These findings were reported by researchers from Loyola University Health System (LUHS) at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting in New Orleans. In April 2009, Loyola became the first hospital in Illinois to launch a Heart Attack Rapid...

2011-04-05 00:00:28

Loyola University New Orleans students have partnered with Edible Schoolyard New Orleans at Samuel F. Green Charter School, a project that teaches young students the value of healthy eating and how to grow organic produce in their own back yard. New Orleans, La. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 04, 2011 Loyola University New Orleans students have partnered with Edible Schoolyard New Orleans at Samuel F. Green Charter School, a project that teaches young students the value of healthy eating and how to...

2011-03-25 00:00:29

A new autism memoir, "One of Us: A Family's Life with Autism", by Loyola University Maryland professor Mark Osteen, shares the reality of living with autism on the eve of April as National Autism Awareness Month. Osteen offers insights and advice for families during educational events and book talks in the Eastern United States this spring. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 On the eve of April as National Autism Awareness Month, Loyola University Maryland Professor Mark Osteen reveals...

2011-03-18 00:00:26

Loyola University's New Orleans School of Nursing is gaining a lot of attention because of the convenience and affordability of its newly-implemented Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program. Federal funding is also available to pay up to 85 percent of graduate degree loans in return for four years of full-time employment as a faculty member in a U.S. school of nursing upon graduation. New Orleans, Louisiana (Vocus/PRWEB) March 16, 2011 Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing is...

2011-01-25 11:55:24

Recommendations provide diagnosis, treatment guidance for postmenopausal women The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has released new medical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Loyola physician Pauline Camacho, MD, was part of a committee that developed the guidelines to manage this major public health issue. These recommendations were developed to reduce the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures and improve the quality of life...

2010-11-18 17:11:06

Taking time off from certain osteoporosis drugs may be beneficial to bone health, according to a study conducted at Loyola University Health System. Researchers found that bone density remained stable for three years in patients who took a drug holiday from bisphosphonates, a popular class of osteoporosis drugs that can cause fractures in the thigh bones and tissue decay in the jaw bone. "These drugs are potentially harmful when taken for long durations, yet little has been known until now...

2010-11-15 20:47:42

Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at higher risk in adulthood for mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, Loyola University Health System researchers report. A new Loyola study has found that exposing adolescent rats to binge amounts of alcohol permanently altered the system that produces hormones in response to stress. This disruption in stress hormones "might lead to behavioral and/or mood disorders in adulthood," researchers reported. Senior author Toni Pak, PhD,...

2010-10-19 13:06:29

Loyola researchers evaluate impact of supplement on lung transplant outcomes Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a significant increase in lung transplant rejection, according to research conducted at Loyola University Health System (LUHS). These data were presented Monday at The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2010 annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario. "Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among lung transplant recipients," said Pauline Camacho, MD, study investigator and...

2010-10-12 10:24:00

Biodiesel Fuel Manufactured From Cafeteria Waste Oil and Sold to Area Businesses CHICAGO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Loyola University Chicago Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy's (CUERP) Biodiesel Program has become the first school program in the United States to be licensed by state and federal authorities to produce and sell its biodiesel fuel. The program has received the approval of the Environmental Protection Agency, Internal Revenue Service, Illinois...


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