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2014-04-17 23:01:47

Research conducted at Rush University Medical Center suggests that short sleep duration may increase a child’s risk of obesity in low-income households. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggests that short sleep duration may increase a child’s risk of obesity in low-income households. And, the link between sleep duration and children’s weight status can be traced back to aspects of the home environment....

2014-04-08 10:51:48

A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center reviews research that suggests that the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease among older African Americans may be two to three times greater than in the non-Hispanic white population and that they differ from the non-Hispanic white population in risk factors and disease manifestation. The study results will be published in the April 7 issue of Health Affairs. “The older African American population is growing at a rapid...

2013-11-11 23:24:54

Mistakes during surgical procedures are the most common medical error in 2013, and LifeWings, a team of international patient safety experts, offers three proven solutions to prevent these traumatic patient-harming events. http://www.SaferPatients.com (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 The nation’s largest inspector of hospital safety and quality, The Joint Commission, reports that sixty serious surgical mistakes were reported in the first half of 2013. Surgical mistakes included performing...

2013-10-31 23:25:03

People with high amounts of abdominal fat in their middle age are 3.6 times as likely to develop memory loss and dementia later in their life. This sparks the creation of the SlimPlate System. Rock Hill, Sc (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 An interesting study from Rush University Medical Center was recently published in Cell Reports. It highlights a whole new area of concern over fat, and what it can do to the human body. Now it has come to light that abnormal fat metabolism poses a risk of...

2013-10-17 20:25:39

CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC announced the 10 top-performing academic medical centers that have been awarded the 2013 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to UHC member academic medical centers that have demonstrated superior performance in delivering high-quality patient care as measured by UHC's 2013 Quality and Accountability Study, which analyzed data from 101 UHC member academic medical centers nationwide. The 2013 winners are: -- NYU Langone Medical...

2013-10-16 08:35:55

Helping Military Members Transition to the IT Workforce CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Professionals from the leading healthcare IT companies in Chicagoland and Rush University Medical Center came together at AHEAD's Chicago, Illinois headquarters on September 26 to organize, inform, and plan for transitioning veterans back into the local job market. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131016/MN97853) Recognizing the needs of Chicago area veterans and their...

2013-10-07 16:25:08

CHICAGO, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a half million adults each year are sidelined by chronic hip pain and are forced change to their lifestyle to accommodate their discomfort. The specialists at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR), who perform more hip and knee replacements and hip arthroscopy procedures than any other group in Illinois, want to help these bench warmers return to play as soon as possible. They are offering "Hip Pain: Solutions for Active Adults"...

2013-09-16 16:25:11

HOUSTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Vein Center, the leading vein clinic of Texas, is pleased to announce the hiring of three board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional radiologists to work in its flagship Sugar Land vein clinic, and its Katy and Clear Lake locations, both of which are now operating full-time. Doctors Eric Hardee, A.J. Valenson, and Tonie Reincke have been trained by HVC founder and medical director, Dr. Carlos R. Hamilton, and are experts in...

2013-07-29 11:18:41

The results of a new study by neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center show that a sudden decrease of testosterone, the male sex hormone, may cause Parkinson’s like symptoms in male mice.  The findings were recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. One of the major roadblocks for discovering drugs against Parkinson’s disease is the unavailability of a reliable animal model for this disease....

2013-04-29 08:28:12

128 Patient MuGard Study Underscores the Powerful Clinical Impact MuGard Provides Cancer Patients Suffering with Oral Mucositis DALLAS and NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP), an emerging biopharmaceutical company, announced that Carrie Daly, MS, RN, APN, AOCN of Rush University Medical Center presented data from a MuGard study, performed by the Institution, at last week's Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress in Washington, DC....