| 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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:24 PM
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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2012
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...