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Preventing blood clots, varicose veins and more: Tips for healthy arteries and veins

Arteries transport nourishing oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout tissues while veins carry the deoxygenated, waste-filled blood back to the heart, where the process begins anew. Dr. Chelsea Dorsey, a University of Chicago Medicine vascular...
8-Jan-2020 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Shedding light on pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

The University of Chicago Medicine's Xavier Keutgen, MD, one of the few surgeons in the country with advanced expertise in extensive removal of neuroendocrine tumors, talks about this rare disease.
7-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ratings system may penalize hospitals serving vulnerable communities

Analysis of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare rating system shows that hospitals serving vulnerable communities may be judged on social factors outside of their control.
7-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Significant underreporting in safety data found on Nursing Home Compare website

The website Nursing Home Compare is a go-to resource for many families researching nursing home options for their loved ones, however, a University of Chicago researcher has found that the data used by Nursing Home Compare to report patient safety...
6-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Significant underreporting in safety data found on Nursing Home Compare website

Research from the University of Chicago shows some data used by Nursing Home Compare, the go-to resource for many families researching nursing home options for their loved ones, may be highly inaccurate.
6-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Genetic variation gives mussels a chance to adapt to climate change

Existing genetic variation in natural populations of Mediterranean mussels allows them to adapt to declining pH levels in seawater caused by carbon emissions. A new study by biologists from the University of Chicago shows that mussels raised in a...
17-Dec-2019 4:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Triple transplant patients come together to encourage donor registration

Four University of Chicago Medicine patients who received rare triple-organ transplants are encouraging people to register as organ and tissue donors, hoping to raise awareness about giving the gift of life during a holiday season focused on giving.
19-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Tips to manage celiac disease in children during the holidays

if you’re traveling over the river and through the woods for the holiday, here are tips from Ritu Verma, MD, medical director of the University of Chicago Medicine Celiac Disease Center, to help keep your child who is living with celiac disease...
19-Dec-2019 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Wuhan coronavirus: An infectious disease expert explains we know so far about the new virus emerging in Asia

University of Chicago Medicine associate professor and infectious disease expert Dr. Emily Landon explains what public health officials know about new coronavirus virus from Wuhan, China and how to stay safe.
23-Jan-2020 11:45 AM EST

Five ways to prevent back injury while shoveling snow

Orthopaedic surgeon and spine expert Srinivasu Kusuma, MD, from the University of Chicago Medicine Medical Group offers five easy tips to stay safe when shoveling snow.
15-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST

Preventing Holiday Hazards for Seniors

If you’re hosting older relatives and friends this holiday season, you’ll need to prepare your home inside and out to make sure their visit is comfortable and safe. That's because the biggest risk for aging adults in the home is tripping and...
3-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST

Understanding vaping and its risks

8-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST

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Cervical Cancer Expert Available to Comment on New USPSTF Guidelines

22-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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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

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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

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