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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Illinois faces questions in implementing health overhaul

    Illinois faces questions in implementing health overhaul
    Inside a conference room at Mount Sinai Hospital shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, board members broke into an extended applause. Elsewhere, the chief executive of Cook County's public hospital system, one of the nation's largest, said the U.S. Supreme...
  • Too soon for the flu?

    Too soon for the flu?
    It's time to get your flu shot. Or is it? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask. The sign in the pharmacy window might suggest flu season is already here, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone at least 6...
  • Health tips for freshmen

     Health tips for freshmen
    Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college. There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say. "The thing (about)...
  • More moms choose to limit childbirth pain

    More moms choose to limit childbirth pain
    The exhaustion and nausea were unavoidable during Burnetta Herron-Mitchell's three-day labor, but an epidural analgesia helped keep the pain at bay before she delivered her baby girl Rhys. Typically called an epidural, this type of analgesia is...
  • Hospitals speed up flu testing for hectic season

    Hospitals speed up flu testing for hectic season
    Laboratory testing for the flu has traditionally taken so long to yield results that most people recovered before finding out if they actually had the virus. But about half a dozen Chicago-area hospitals can now diagnose influenza in just more than an...
  • 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...