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UChicago Medicine, Chicago Sky break the Guinness World Record for largest basketball lesson

The University of Chicago Medicine and the WNBA Chicago Sky officially broke the Guinness World Record for the largest basketball lesson, which took place during this year’s inaugural #ChicagoFit Health and Fitness Festival.
12-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Altitude Sickness Drug Appears to Slow Progression of Glioblastoma

A drug used to treat altitude sickness may help patients with glioblastoma, according to a study published July 4, 2018, in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
9-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Many U.S. Women Don't Realize They're Seeking Reproductive Care at Catholic Hospitals

More than one-third of women who go to a Catholic hospital for reproductive care aren’t aware they’re seeking obstetrical and gynecological care at a facility that may have limited health care options due to its religious affiliation.
5-Jun-2018 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


UChicago Medicine Awards More Than $50,000 in Grants to Local Grassroots Violence Prevention Programs for Summer 2018

The University of Chicago Medicine has awarded seven capacity-building grants to support community-based violence prevention, intervention, and recovery efforts on Chicago's South Side.
1-Jun-2018 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


University of Chicago’s Ralph Weichselbaum, MD, to receive ASCO’s Karnofsky Memorial Award

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has chosen Ralph Weichselbaum, Chair of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, Co-Director of the Ludwig Center for Metastasis Research at Univ. of Chicago, to receive the 2018 Karnofsky Award and present the...
31-May-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Treats 274 Adult Trauma Patients in First Month

UChicago Medicine cared for 274 adult trauma patients during its first four weeks as a Level 1 trauma center, an average of more than nine patients a day.
30-May-2018 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Timely but Controversial: Early Lactate Measurements Appear to Improve Results for Septic Patients

The controversial Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Early Management Bundle study adds weight to the belief that early lactate measurements can make a big difference. This follow-up study found a two percent increase in mortality for each hour of delay...
23-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Comprehensive Care Physician Model Improves Care, Lowers Hospitalization

Patients who need frequent hospitalization account for a disproportionate amount of health care spending. In 2012, the University of Chicago Medicine began enrolling patients in a clinical trial designed to reduce frequent stays. Hospitalization...
16-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Quitting Cigarettes: One of the Toughest New Year’s Resolutions

Deciding to stop smoking is one of the most common, beneficial and difficult New Year’s resolutions. Smoking reminders are abundant, nicotine withdrawal is difficult and the resolution process itself is flawed.
29-Dec-2017 3:30 PM EST


Quitting cigarettes: One of the toughest new year’s resolutions; UChicago Medicine expert offers tips on getting past “false hope syndrome”

29-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST

Dr. Tao Xie: Researcher and Medical Expert in Parkinson's Disease. @uchicagomed

17-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST


Dr. Bishop @Uchicagomed Knows CAR T-Cell Therapy Backward and Forward

30-Aug-2017 3:55 PM EDT

Neurosurgeon Peleg Horowitz's research focuses on genetics of brain, skull base tumors. #glioblastoma #braincancer #mccain @uchicagomed

19-Jul-2017 9:05 PM EDT

Dr. Daniel Golden is a brain cancer expert. @uchicagomed #mccain #glioblastoma

19-Jul-2017 8:05 PM EDT

FDA Approval Granted to Pediatric Device Used to Treat Esophageal Birth Defect

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted authorization for a magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia, a birth defect that causes abnormal formation of the esophagus. The Flourish™ Pediatric Esophageal Atresia device was...
25-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Raymon Grogan, MD, Studies Thyroid Tumors, Genetic Changes in These Tumors, and the Unexplained Rise in Thyroid Cancer Incidence Worldwide

9-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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