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Hospitals given latitude to select heart transplant candidates don’t always prioritize sickest patients

Analysis of more than 29,000 adults listed on the national heart transplant registry from 2006 to 2015 shows how rules that give hospitals discretion in determining who gets a transplant result in large discrepancies in how sick patients are when...
7-Nov-2019 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine earns 16th straight “A” for safety from industry group

The University of Chicago Medicine has earned its 16th consecutive “A” in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, further validating the academic medical center’s patient-safety track record as being among the best in the nation.
7-Nov-2019 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study calculates links between prescription medications and risk for suicide

A review of 922 prescription medications taken by almost 150 million people over an 11-year period shows that just 10 of these drugs were associated with an increased rate of suicide attempts.
5-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Human rights activist awarded MacLean Center ethics prize

Physician and human rights activist Steven Miles, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Bioethics at the University of Minnesota, won the 2019 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics and Health Outcomes.
4-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What you need to know about pancreatitis

Pancreatitis causes more than 360,000 hospitalizations each year. Sajan Nagpal, MD, a medical pancreatologist at the University of Chicago Medicine, answers common questions about this painful condition.
31-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene discovery solves 51-year-old mystery cause of inherited pancreatitis

What began as a 51-year-old mystery comes down to a single gene, as researchers from the University of Chicago and University of California, San Francisco discovered the cause of a new inherited form of pancreatitis.
29-Oct-2019 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers create Amazon Alexa skill to help older adults stay active

A new research effort is helping some senior citizens on Chicago's South Side stay active with a little assistance from Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker Alexa.
29-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Expert advice on varicose vein prevention and treatment

Millions of Americans are affected by varicose veins, which can be uncomfortable and even incredibly painful. The common condition can be treated with same-day, minimally invasive procedures that don't require general anesthesia or a trip to the OR.
23-Oct-2019 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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