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  • Wide Use of Weight-Loss Surgery

    Wide Use of Weight-Loss Surgery
    After spending the majority of her 48 years trying to slim down, Veronica Mahaffey was still 50 pounds overweight - not morbidly obese but still far from the size she wanted. Worried about her health, she called a San Diego weight-loss surgery clinic last...
  • How to Change Unhealthy Habits

    How to Change Unhealthy Habits
    When it comes to improving our health, we all know what to do. Exercise. Eat right. Quit smoking. Drink alcohol only in moderation. And wash our hands. It sounds simple. So why don't more of us do it? Probably because it isn't so simple. Getting healthy...
  • New MS Drug

    New MS Drug
    For more information about MS and the new drug dalfampradine, go to www.rush.edu or call the Rush MS Center at (312) 942-8011. Finally a drug to really help multiple sclerosis patients. Doctors here in Chicago were the first to test it back in the 1980'...
  • Can Flip-Flops Ease Knee Pain?

    Can Flip-Flops Ease Knee Pain?
    If you have arthritis in the knees, Dr. Najia Shakoor may have the shoe for you. Shakoor, a rheumatologist at Rush University Medical Center, discovered that flat, flexible shoes, like sneakers and flip-flops, may be easier on the knees than the kinds of...
  • Former leukemia patients work toward master's degrees in nursing at Rush University

    Former leukemia patients work toward master's degrees in nursing at Rush University
    After getting a bachelor's degree in theatre, Dana Merk decided that she couldn't survive on an actor's salary. Worried that she would live her life as a starving artist while working as a waitress on the side, Merk decided that she would take a leap into...
  • Novilase for Benign Breast Tumors

    Novilase for Benign Breast Tumors
    For more information about Novilase, check out www.novianhealth.com. Dr. Kambiz Dowlat is a surgeon at Rush University Medical Center. For more information about Dr. Dowlat, check out www.rush.edu. For more info about Fibroadenomas, or benign breast...
  • Combat Wounds Simulation

    Combat Wounds Simulation
    Combat in Chicago. Illinois Army and Air Guard medics simulating conditions on the battlefield ... to help them seal their skills to treat wounds fast. The sounds of battle: choppers, weapons and the wounded. "I got one here." But the patients are...
  • The Verdict on Vitamins

    The Verdict on Vitamins
    In tonight's cover story -- what's in a pill? If it's a supplement some say an insurance policy for good health and a risk for infection. Mom always said take your vitamins ... but how? Tonight we try to answer that question. Look at the label ... jam...
  • Unhealthy habits often hard to break

    Unhealthy habits often hard to break
    When it comes to improving our health, we all know what to do. Exercise. Eat right. Quit smoking. Drink alcohol only in moderation. And wash our hands. It sounds simple. So why don't more of us do it? Probably because it isn't so simple. Getting healthy...
  • Swine flu Q & A

    Swine flu Q & A
    Part of a baby's protection against the H1N1 flu depends on its most natural interactions with its mother, but other measures are needed as well. Below, Tribune reporters address questions from readers about the swine flu virus: Q: Do newborn children...
  • Doctors, nurses ready to deploy

    By noon Thursday, Dr. Joseph Pulvirenti and his informal team of a dozen other stranded doctors had done all they could from the sweltering, overcrowded confines of the New Orleans Ritz-Carlton. First they had taken over the hotel's French Quarter Bar...
  • Nothing up sleeve but friendship

    A wire snakes from the EKG monitor, swoops past the rolling cart with the chocolate milk and orange wedges, up the bed, past the pink teddy bear and around Sarah's thumb. Inside Room 504 at Rush Children's Hospital, the EKG monitor blips. Sarah's heart...