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Groenwald inducted as fellow of NLN's Academy of Nursing Education

Susan Groenwald, PhD, RN, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, Ill., is to be inducted as a fellow of the National League for Nursing's Academy of Nursing Education Sept. 19 at the annual NLN Education Summit in Phoenix.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL, Oncology

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Medical News Today

The cultural threshold for overweight in African-American women higher than the medical definition

African American women and their female children have the highest obesity prevalence of any demographic group and are more likely to underestimate their body weight than white women. Yet, according to new research from Rush University Medical Center, cultural norms for body size may prevent awareness among many African American women about the potential health benefits they and others in their cultural group might achieve through weight loss.

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Related Topix: African-American, Body Image, Health, Life, Food, Nutrition

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Medical News Today

When talking about body size, African American women & doctors may be speaking different languages

African American women and their female children have the highest obesity prevalence of any demographic group and are more likely to underestimate their body weight than white women. Yet, according to new research from Rush University Medical Center, cultural norms for body size may prevent awareness among many African American women about the potential health benefits they and others in their cultural group might achieve through weight loss.

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Related Topix: Body Image, Health

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Medical Daily

Black Women's Ideas Of Fat Far From Doctors'; May Explain Why Greater Majority Is Overweight

Despite anti-immigration propaganda, the most recent U.S. census revealed that 77 percent of the American population classifies themselves as white. Although black people only make up 13 percent of the nation's population, black women have a higher obesity demographic than any other group.

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Related Topix: African-American, Medicine, Life, Food, Nutrition

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Rare respiratory virus found in 11 children in Chicago

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating whether the virus, human enterovirus 68, or EV-D68 - that has been reported in clusters in Illinois and Missouri - is also making children sick in other states. EV-D68, a contagious virus that appears spread through close contact with infected people, causes mild to severe respiratory illness.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Chicago, Sports

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Fox News

Smart hospital technology

A child checks in to have a cyst removed at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and the admissions clerk gives her a disposable ID bracelet loaded with her identification, her date of admission and her physician's name and contact number. Her worried parents get bracelets with smart tracking technology embedded in them, too.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Eugene, OR

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

82 hospitals fined for unwarranted readmissions

Illinois will be collecting $16.3 million in penalties from 82 hospitals that had too many Medicaid patients readmitted to their hospital, the state said Friday. Having people return to the hospital for preventable readmissions can be a sign of deficiencies in the process of care and treatment or the lack of post discharge follow-up.

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Related Topix: Sports

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Newswise

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Welcomes New Chief Nurse Executive and...

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is proud to announce the addition of Angelique L. Richard, PhD, RN. She joins SCCA as Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Clinical Operations, bringing nearly 30 years of experience as a registered nurse.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Lake Forest, IL, Cancer, Health

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Top cardiologist turns vegan, reviving heart-health debate

CHICAGO>> Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Southtown Star

Former Hollywood stuntman turns to the web for help

Len Richardson, of Matteson, IL., is a former Hollywood stuntman. Richardson has worked movies such as Barber Shop and Transformers.

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Related Topix: Matteson, IL, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Medicine

The Southtown Star

Former Hollywood stuntman turns to the web for help

Len Richardson, of Matteson, IL., is a former Hollywood stuntman. Richardson has worked movies such as Barber Shop and Transformers.

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Related Topix: Matteson, IL, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Medicine

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Business Wire

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19 at the annual NLN Education Summit in Phoenix. Dr. Groenwald is one of 20 distinguished nurse educators and two honorary fellows selected this year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Oncology

Mon Aug 25, 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 21, 2014

Newswise

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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