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2014-07-15 20:21:22

CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News and World Report, which annually publishes a list of the best hospital specialty programs in the country, just released its 2014 ranking, naming Rush University Medical Center as the #6 orthopedic program in the nation and the top ranked program in Illinois. "This is an honor that we take very seriously," explains Joshua Jacobs, MD, Chairman of the Orthopedic Department at Rush and Partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. "We...

2014-07-15 16:27:42

Rush among 20 advanced organizations throughout the country connecting providers with patients CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rush University Medical Center has been named one of only 20, advanced "Most Wired" hospitals in the nation, according to the 16th annual survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks. Out of 680 participants, Rush was one of only 20 organizations who met the criteria to be considered for "Most Wired--Advanced Organizations." To make...

2014-06-17 08:30:20

Leading clinical partners implement cloud-based benefits management solution CHARLESTON, S.C., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions, today announced that Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital have implemented Benefitfocus HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE® to consolidate the administration of all employee benefits into a single cloud-based enrollment portal. Located in downtown Chicago...

2014-04-23 09:48:55

Rush University Medical Center is the first in the country to use the device along with a unique electrode placement planning system A recently FDA-approved device has been shown to reduce seizures in patients with medication-resistant epilepsy by as much as 50 percent. When coupled with an innovative electrode placement planning system developed by physicians at Rush, the device facilitated the complete elimination of seizures in nearly half of the implanted Rush patients enrolled in the...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.