Latest Rush University Medical Center in Chicago Stories

2012-03-22 22:56:14

 Wellness Survey Show Employers Target Lifestyle Habits to Improve Employee Health Organizations in the Chicago area report an increase of health-improvement and wellness programs according to a survey conducted in September 2011 by Aon Hewitt in partnership with Rush Health. The survey results will be released at the 9th annual Employer Symposium at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago on Thursday, March 22. The symposium is sponsored by Rush Health, not-for-profit...

2012-03-22 13:39:30

A new study published in the March 21 issue of Neurology suggests that older adults who are hospitalized may have an increased risk of subsequent cognitive decline. The study, conducted by researchers at the Rush Alzheimer´s Disease Center and the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, found that hospitalization of older adults was associated with increased memory and thinking problems. “Our study is timely as the United States population continues to...

Undetected Lesions Could Cause Symptoms of Old Age
2011-09-02 05:50:47

  Tiny, blocked blood vessels in the brain, undetectable by modern-day technology, could be to blame for tremors, slower walking and changes in posture typically associated with aging, researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago have discovered. Reporting their findings in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, lead author Aron S. Buchman and colleagues analyzed brain autopsies of more than 400 nuns and priests, who died at an average age of 88 and had...

2010-10-26 10:11:00

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, one of the top academic medical centers in the United States, has awarded a five-year, $25 million contract for medical equipment and health IT consulting services to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. With the addition of Siemens medical imaging equipment and software, Rush will become one of a select group of medical centers in the country incorporating the concept of an interventional platform within its...

2010-03-23 11:44:41

No differences in decline among African American and white patients People with Alzheimer's disease experience a rate of cognitive decline four times greater than those with no cognitive impairment according to a new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The results of the study, which is only the second population-based study to quantify the rate of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease, are published in the March 23, 2010 issue of the journal Neurology, the...

2008-10-07 09:10:28

A new study of scald burn injuries shows that microwave ovens are a serious safety issue to young children. An evaluation of records from the University of Chicago Burn Center indicates that hot foods or liquids from microwave ovens are the fourth principal reason of scald injuries in children under 5 years old. "Parents do need to teach their toddlers and their older children that the microwave is a potential source of danger as much as the stove is," said one of the researchers of the...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'