| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:21 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:32 PM
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.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:16 AM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:08 AM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:03 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Loyola University Medical Center
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...
| Nov 17, 2013
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Sep 21, 2012
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...
| Jan 14, 2013
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...
| Nov 28, 2012
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...