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  1. Scalp Cooling Treatment Reduces Risk of Chemotherapy Hair LossRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Newswise

    Newswise - MAYWOOD, IL Loyola Medicine is offering cancer patients a treatment that reduces the risk of hair loss by cooling the scalp. During chemotherapy sessions, the patient wears a silicone cooling cap.

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  2. One Antiplatelet Drug After Heart Valve Replacement Works as Well as Two, with Fewer ComplicationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL Current treatment guidelines say patients who undergo minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacements should receive two antiplatelet drugs to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots. A new Loyola Medicine study has found that giving patients a single antiplatelet drug may work as well as giving two drugs, with significantly lower risks of life-threatening bleeding and other complications.

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  3. Rethinking the Stroke Rule "Time is Brain"Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | Newswise

    Newswise - MAYWOOD, IL In 1993, neurologist Camilo R. Gomez, MD , coined a phrase that for a quarter century has been a fundamental rule of stroke care: "Time is brain!" "Unquestionably the longer therapy is delayed, the lesser the chance that it will be successful," Dr. Gomez wrote in an editorial 25 years ago. "Simply stated: time is brain! " But the "time is brain" rule is not as simple as it once seemed, Dr. Gomez now argues in his most recent paper, published in the August 2018 Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases .

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  4. Only 10 Percent of Non-Dialysis Kidney Patients Ever See a DietitianRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL In patients with chronic kidney disease, medical nutrition therapy can slow the progression and significantly reduce healthcare costs. But 90 percent of non-dialysis kidney disease patients never meet with a dietitian, according to a report in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics .

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  5. Loyola Offering Intraoperative Radiation Therapy to Broad Range of Cancer PatientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL Loyola Medicine is among the select centers that offer a broad range of cancer patients a leading-edge form of radiation therapy that is delivered during surgery. The treatment is called intraoperative radiation therapy .

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  6. Intractable Hiccups May Be More Common Than We ThinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL Everyone gets hiccups, but some people suffer intractable hiccups that last longer than a month, according to two Loyola Medicine neurologists . "Intractable hiccups can occur more often than we realize and present to multiple medical disciplines," Stasia Rouse, MD, and Matthew Wodziak, MD , wrote in the journal Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports .

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  7. Loyola Medicine Radiologist Wins Award for Best Clinical Research PaperRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL Loyola Medicine radiologist Jennifer Lim-Dunham, MD , and colleagues have received the Society for Pediatric Radiology's prestigious Walter E. Berdon Award for best clinical research paper appearing in the journal Pediatric Radiology in 2017. The award was given during the society's recent annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  8. How Tendon Transfer Surgery Restored Hand and Arm Functions to Spinal Cord Injury PatientRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL After suffering a severe cervical spinal cord injury from a bad fall at work, Scott McConnell had little function remaining in his hands and arms. Loyola Medicine orthopaedic surgeon Michael Bednar, MD, was able to restore key functions with a series of operations called tendon transfers.

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  9. Hepatitis C Vaccine Could Dramatically Reduce Transmission in People Who Inject DrugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL Among the most serious consequences of the opioid epidemic is the spread of hepatitis C among injecting drug users. A major new study shows that if a hepatitis C vaccine were successfully developed, it would dramatically reduce transmission of hepatitis C among drug users even though it's unlikely such a vaccine would provide complete immunity.

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  10. Loyola Medicine Gynecologic Surgeon Helps Patient Feel Relief from Endometriosis PainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | Newswise

    Tara Alonzo spent years suffering from the pain of endometriosis before meeting Loyola Medicine's Linda Yang, MD. After undergoing a minimally invasive procedure to remove the endometriosis, Tara is able to enjoy life again, thanks to the care from Dr. Yang and the staff at Loyola Center for Health at Elmhurst.

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  11. Robotic Surgery as Effective as Open Surgery for Bladder CancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL Robotic surgery is as effective as traditional open surgery in treating bladder cancer, according to a landmark study published in the journal Lancet . Three Loyola Medicine urologists, Marcus Quek, MD , Gopal Gupta, MD , and Alex Gorbonos, MD , are co-authors of the study.

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  12. Loyola to Pursue NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center DesignationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL Loyola Medicine's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine are expanding their renowned cancer program to advance the pursuit of National Cancer Institute designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As a major part of this initiative, Stritch is launching a new Department of Cancer Biology to study cancer at the molecular level.

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  13. Loyola Medicine, Palos Health First in Illinois To Offer MRI-Guided Radiation TherapyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL The Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research at Palos Health South Campus in Orland Park is the first center in Illinois and only the fifth in the country to offer a groundbreaking MRI-guided radiation therapy that targets tumors with millimeter precision. Called MRIdian Linac, the FDA-cleared, state-of-the-art system delivers radiation precisely to the tumor, even if body functions such as breathing cause the tumor to move during the radiation treatment.

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  14. New Findings on Bacteria in Female BladdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL Scientists and physicians at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine were the first to publish groundbreaking research that debunked the common belief that urine in healthy women is sterile. Expanding on this finding, a new study published in Nature Communications has found that the bladder not only contains bacteria, but the microbes are similar to those found in the vagina.

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  15. Jose Biller, MD, is Co-editor of New Textbook on Uncommon Causes of StrokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL Loyola Medicine neurologist Jos Biller, MD , is co-editor of an authoritative new textbook on uncommon causes of stroke. "Uncommon Causes of Stroke" , published by Cambridge University Press, is a comprehensive guide for neurologists, neurosurgeons, internal medicine specialists and other healthcare professionals diagnosing, treating and assessing complex causes of strokes and other cerebrovascular disorders.

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  16. Floppy Eyelids May Be Sign of Sleep Apnea, Loyola Study FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL A Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea. In a study published in the journal The Ocular Surface , corresponding author Charles Bouchard, MD , and colleagues reported that 53 percent of sleep apnea patients had upper eyelids that were lax and rubbery.

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  17. Loyola Medicine Offering Free Screening for Abdominal Aortic AneurysmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, Ill. -- More than one million Americans are living with an undiagnosed silent killer called an abdominal aortic aneurysm .

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  18. Study Finds 2.6 Percent Mortality Rate Among Children Hospitalized for StrokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL A major international study has found that 2.6 percent of infants and children hospitalized for stroke die in the hospital. Loyola Medicine neurologist Jos Biller, MD , a nationally known expert on strokes in children, is among the co-authors of the study , published in the journal Pediatrics .

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  19. Landmark Study Finds More Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Forgo ChemotherapyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL A 21-gene test performed on tumors could enable most patients with the most common type of early breast cancer to safely forgo chemotherapy, according to a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine . Loyola Medicine oncologist Kathy Albain, MD, is among the main co-authors of the study and a member of the clinical trial's steering committee.

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  20. Loyola Medicine Survey Finds 16 Percent of Burn Patients Test Positive for PTSDRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | Newswise

    MAYWOOD, IL A Loyola Medicine survey has found that 15.8 percent of adult burn patients screened positive for post-traumatic stress disorder . The survey by clinical psychologist Elizabeth Simmons, PsyD , licensed clinical social worker Kelly McElligott, AM, and colleagues from Loyola Medicine's Burn Center was presented at the annual meeting of the American Burn Association, where it was named the top poster in the psychosocial category of the poster session.

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