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Two Chicago School Cafeterias to Use Technology to Create a Healthy...

Childhood obesity is a national issue and many communities have looked to their schools for help.

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Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Modern Healthcare

Rush's operating margin holds steady; revenue gains slightly outpace expense increases

Rush University Medical Center's operating revenue and operating expenses grew at nearly the same rate during fiscal 2014, leaving the Chicago-based hospital system to report no change in its operating margin from the previous year.Rush reported a fiscal 2014 operating margin of 4.2%, the same as... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com ... (more)

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Dangers of back pain 'quick fix'

Researchers found treatment of central spinal stenosis in the lower back using epidural injections of steroids plus anaesthetic offered minimal or no short-term benefit as compared with anaesthetic alone.

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Courthouse News Service

Hospital Loses Bid for 'Pure Research' Funding

Rush University Medical Center cannot bill Medicare for the time residents and interns spend doing "pure research" unrelated to direct patient care, the 7th Circuit ruled Monday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, University of Chicago

Medical News Today

Examining the brain's chromosomal make-up in relation to Alzheimer's disease

A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, reveals how early changes in brain DNA methylation are involved in Alzheimer's disease .

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Mental Help Net

Bidirectional Association for Cognitive Function, Stroke

Lower cognitive function is associated with increased risk of stroke in older adults, and cognitive decline increases after stroke versus before stroke, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Stroke .

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

DNA methylation involved in Alzheimer's disease

A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, reveals how early changes in brain DNA methylation are involved in Alzheimer's disease.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Neurology, Kentucky

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Freshnews

Leading ALS Researcher Joins the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug.14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences announces the appointment of Jingsong Zhou, Ph.D., as a research investigator and professor of physiology in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, Medicine, Osteopathy, Alzheimer's, Health, Vanderbilt University

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Hispanic Business

Rush University Medical Center Sells AMPYRA Royalty Rights to...

Walking disability is one of the most common and debilitating symptoms of the disease.

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Related Topix: Multiple Sclerosis, Health, Inventions, Science / Technology

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Medical Daily

Mental Decline In Old Age Could Be A Warning Of A Stroke To Come

Though strokes have long been linked to subsequent mental decline, a new study now finds that the opposite may also be true.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Circulation

Association of Cognitive Functioning, Incident Stroke, and Mortality...

From the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Department of Internal Medicine , Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center , Department of Neurological Sciences , and Department of Behavioral Sciences , Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; and Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis .

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, University of Minnesota

Thu Aug 07, 2014

HON

Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds

Age-related declines in memory and thinking abilities may increase a senior's risk of stroke and death, researchers say.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

WebProNews

Depression A Risk Factor For Dementia: New Study

A new study published in the scientific journal Neurology on July 30 showed that depression is a risk factor for dementia.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Dementia, Medicine, Alzheimer's

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Chicago Chronicle

Undocumented Chicago cancer patient now cancer-free

An undocumented cancer patient who was treated here in Chicago is now cancer-free.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL

Fri Aug 01, 2014

PsychCentral

Reduce Depression, Decrease Dementia

Although prior studies have shown that people with symptoms of depression are more likely to develop dementia, the relationship has remained obscure.

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Related Topix: Depression

Wed Jul 30, 2014

HON

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia

Older people with depression are more likely to develop dementia, but researchers have been unable to explain the exact nature of the relationship between the two.

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Newswise

How Is Depression Related to Dementia?

A new study gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia.

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Related Topix: Depression, Medicine, Neurology

Tri-cityherald.com

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a recent history of drug or alcohol abuse.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Illinois, Illinois Government, Hepatitis, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Chicago Chronicle

Rush Northwestern Studying New Anti-Dementia Drug

CHICAGO Alzheimer's researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University have launched a study to test a new treatment for Alzheimer's Disease, and are looking for volunteers to take part.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Northwestern University

USA Today

Student has sights set on curing colon cancer

Sure, he likes to hang out with his friends, loves music - everything from Beethoven to Kanye West - and is involved in campus activities.

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Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison, Pensacola, FL

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