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2014-08-14 12:28:47

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, and MAYWOOD, Ill., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Loyola University Health System (Loyola) of Maywood, Ill., are partnering to expand the breadth and reach of their pediatric service lines in the Chicago area. This new affiliation will benefit patients by building on and expanding the clinical program strengths of each health system, making them more available to the communities we...

2014-02-06 20:24:29

Good Intentions Founder Speaks at Loyola Medical School CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With state and voter-approved medical marijuana programs gaining momentum throughout the U.S., medical schools need to take a more proactive role in research, patient study and clinical therapy, according to one of the nation's leading experts in the field and founder of the first marijuana business to open in Illinois. "At some point in time, every medical specialty was viewed with great...

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...

2012-06-07 23:01:00

Gregory E. Crovetti, M.D., has joined MidAmerica Orthopaedic Clinic. He treats sports injuries, low back, neck, work-related injuries, overuse injuries and pain syndromes. Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 Gregory E. Crovetti, M.D., has joined MidAmerica Orthopaedic Clinic located at 755 S. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 250, Libertyville. Dr. Crovetti is a Commander in the United States Navy. In 2005, he was deployed to Kuwait where was a physician in the emergency room and clinic. Also, he...

2011-09-09 21:30:00

Larry M. Goldberg, chief executive officer, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., has been selected as the new president and chief executive officer of Loyola University Health System (LUHS). He will officially join the health system in mid-October 2011. Maywood, IL (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 Larry M. Goldberg, chief executive officer, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., has been selected as the new president and chief executive officer of Loyola University Health...

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2010-11-11 11:46:36

Alcohol does much more harm to the body than just damaging the liver. Drinking also can weaken the immune system, slow healing, impair bone formation, increase the risk of HIV transmission and hinder recovery from burns, trauma, bleeding and surgery. Researchers released the latest findings on such negative effects of alcohol during a meeting Nov. 19 of the Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group, held at Loyola University Medical Center. At Loyola, about 50 faculty members,...

2010-02-09 08:04:57

In a new approach to developing treatments for breast cancer, prostate cancer and enlarged hearts, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers are zeroing in on a workhorse protein called RSK. When activated, RSK is involved in cell survival, cell proliferation and cell enlargement. These properties contribute towards cancer progression, heart enlargement and tumors associated with a genetic disease called Carney complex. Loyola researchers have discovered that a...

2009-09-15 09:04:37

Cancer drugs aren't the only culprits A key statistic that consumer groups and the media often use when compiling hospital report cards and national rankings can be misleading, researchers report in a new study. The statistic is called the mortality index. A number above 1.0 indicates a hospital had more deaths than expected within a given specialty. Lower than 1.0 means there were fewer than the expected number of deaths. The study by Loyola University Health System researchers in the...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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