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  • Baseline brain testing grows in popularity

    Baseline brain testing grows in popularity
    Amid growing concerns about concussions, more student athletes are having their brain function tested prior to injury in a procedure called baseline testing that is becoming increasingly mainstream. Baseline tests can be used for comparison to...
  • Be prepared for slippery sidewalks this winter

    Be prepared for slippery sidewalks this winter
    Temperatures are a little too warm for snow, but Maryland rarely goes a season without some of the slippery white stuff. So, it’s best to be prepared. About 1 million people fall every year and about 20,000 die from their injuries, according to the...
  • Flu shots effective in pregnant women with or without HIV

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Tests conducted in 2011 and 2012 show that the influenza vaccine effectively prevents flu infections in pregnant women, whether or not they are infected with HIV. Vaccination also protected newborns during at least the...
  • Cancer risk drives debate over hysterectomy tool

    Cancer risk drives debate over hysterectomy tool
    Last year Martha Montalvo-Ariri underwent a routine hysterectomy to help treat painful uterine fibroids. During surgery, her doctor used a morcellator, a device that cuts the tissue into pieces so it can be removed through small incisions. Ten days...
  • Emily Gilbert, pulmonologist, Loyola University Health System

    Emily Gilbert, pulmonologist, Loyola University Health System
    Pulmonologist Emily Gilbert, MD, has joined Maywood-based Loyola University Health System and is an assistant professor in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She earned her...
  • Shivani P. Shah, pediatrician, Loyola University Health System

    Shivani P. Shah, pediatrician, Loyola University Health System
    Pediatric Endocrinologist Shivani P. Shah has joined  Loyola University Health System. She also is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.  Shah had been a pediatric endocrinologist...
  • Christopher R. Wood, chief medical information officer, Loyola University Health System

    Christopher R. Wood, chief medical information officer, Loyola University Health System
    Christopher R. Wood, M.D., has been named chief medical information officer at Maywood-based Loyola University Health System. In the new role, he will help physicians use data to improve care for their patients. Before joining Loyola, Wood, a family...
  • For new moms and hospitals, baby nursery vs. 'rooming in' is a debate

    For new moms and hospitals, baby nursery vs. 'rooming in' is a debate
    After giving birth by cesarean section — a major abdominal surgery — Kristine Coogan felt like she wasn't the ideal person to care for her infant that first night. But to her surprise, Coogan said, the nurses declined to take her newborn...
  • Dealing with pink eye: 7 tips to keep the lid on conjunctivitis

    Source: Loyola University Medical Center whatdoctorsknow.com As children are hard at work at school, viruses and bacteria are also toiling industriously, spreading from one child to another. One of the most contagious ailments is pink eye. Though not...
  • Improve emergency care

    The American College of Emergency Physicians recently released its national Report Card on emergency care. Illinois, unfortunately, received a D. It ranked 45th of 50 states, down from 27th  just three years ago. This pathetic grade does not reflect the...
  • Short quiz could identify at-risk dialysis patients

     Short quiz could identify at-risk dialysis patients
    Nephrologists are only too familiar with dialysis patients challenged by disabilities and myriad health issues. But a recent study by Johns Hopkins University found that a simple quiz to determine how well dialysis patients perform daily living tasks...
  • Early breech births are more likely to face other complications, study finds

    Early breech births are more likely to face other complications, study finds
    Most babies are born head first. But a minority are born feet, butt or knees first, which doctors call "breech," from the Middle English word "breeches" for trousers. Doctors have long known that a breech birth increases the odds of complications, but a...