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Providers Weigh In: Hepatitis Testing Can Save Your Life

Providers Weigh In: Hepatitis Testing Can Save Your Life

07/22/2016

Nearly 400 million people worldwide are infected with viral hepatitis, according to the World Health Organization, and most don’t know they have the infection. Testing is the only way to know about your infection — and the first step toward saving your life. Read More

UI Health Listed Among ‘Health Care’s Most Wired’ Organizations for 2016

UI Health Listed Among ‘Health Care’s Most Wired’ Organizations for 2016

07/06/2016

The hospital has received the designation 6 consecutive years Read More

Providers Weigh In: A Healthy Heart is the Best Way to Prevent Hypertension

Providers Weigh In: A Healthy Heart is the Best Way to Prevent Hypertension

06/10/2016

Hypertension can afflict you without any warning signs, but exercise and a smart diet can help you decrease your risk Read More

Redesigned Mobile App Offers New Services, Improved Patient Experience

Redesigned Mobile App Offers New Services, Improved Patient Experience

05/31/2016

Latest version of UI Health app gives patients more ways to manage their health Read More

Providers Weigh In: It’s Not Worth the Weight

Providers Weigh In: It’s Not Worth the Weight

05/27/2016

Obesity threatens the health of the new generation, but healthier choices can lead to a healthier life. Read More

Mile Square Health Center to Treat Opioid Addiction

Mile Square Health Center to Treat Opioid Addiction

05/19/2016

Medication therapy part of addiction-treatment offerings under support from new grant Read More

Cuban Health Officials to Observe, Advise at Mile Square Health Center

Cuban Health Officials to Observe, Advise at Mile Square Health Center

05/16/2016

Physicians to evaluate women and children’s health, cancer prevention programs Read More

Providers Weigh In: Stroke — Know the Signs. Have a Plan.

Providers Weigh In: Stroke — Know the Signs. Have a Plan.

05/04/2016

Every 4 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from stroke. Knowing the warning signs and immediately taking action can save a life. Read More

UI Health Recognized for Inclusive Care and Policies for LGBT Patients, Visitors, and Employees

UI Health Recognized for Inclusive Care and Policies for LGBT Patients, Visitors, and Employees

04/28/2016

Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality’ designation given to facilities that meet non-discrimination policies and practices Read More

UI Health Receives Full Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer

UI Health Receives Full Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer

04/20/2016

Accreditation recognizes Cancer Center’s commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient-centered cancer care. Read More

Providers Weigh In: Vaccinations are Vital to Keeping the Public Safe and Healthy

Providers Weigh In: Vaccinations are Vital to Keeping the Public Safe and Healthy

04/18/2016

Vaccines have helped eliminate the threat of many diseases, which is why they remain so important today Read More

UI Health Bariatric Surgery Program Receives Blue Distinction Center+ Designation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

UI Health Bariatric Surgery Program Receives Blue Distinction Center+ Designation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

04/18/2016

Program recognized for delivering quality, specialty care and its cost-of-care measures for gastric stapling and gastric banding Read More

UI Health Is On Your Team

UI Health Is On Your Team

04/13/2016

We’re committed to being a part of the community, which is why we’re proud to partner with the Chicago Fire to expand health awareness and education across Chicago. Read More

National Museum of Mexican Art Celebrates Children’s Day

National Museum of Mexican Art Celebrates Children’s Day

04/13/2016

Día del Niňo Promotes Health, Fitness, and Family Read More

UI Health Research Helps Expand Medicare Coverage for Sickle Cell Patients

UI Health Research Helps Expand Medicare Coverage for Sickle Cell Patients

04/07/2016

Research from Dr. Damiano Rondelli is cited in decision to cover bone marrow transplantation for specific blood disorders. Read More

Providers Weigh In: Organ Donation is a Gift of Life — Even Without a Match

Providers Weigh In: Organ Donation is a Gift of Life — Even Without a Match

04/06/2016

UI Health’s team of experts have been able to successfully transplant across incompatible individuals. One donor alone can save or improve the lives of up to 50 people. Read More

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Names UI Health Blue Distinction Center + for Maternity Care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Names UI Health Blue Distinction Center + for Maternity Care

03/23/2016

New designation recognizes the UI Health’s commitment to quality, affordable maternity care. Read More

With Little Hope for Life-Saving Transplant, Woman Receives Kidney in Unique Procedure

With Little Hope for Life-Saving Transplant, Woman Receives Kidney in Unique Procedure

03/23/2016

Orphan drug called Eculizumab used to suppress patient’s antibodies to lessen chance of organ rejection Read More

Health Science Colleges at UI Health Recognized on 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings

Health Science Colleges at UI Health Recognized on 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings

03/18/2016

Colleges of Pharmacy, Applied Health Sciences, and Nursing achieve high national rankings. Read More

Providers Weigh In: Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

Providers Weigh In: Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

03/15/2016

Colonoscopy can find and remove abnormalities early, helping individuals reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Read More

The Center for Breast Care at UI Health Receives Full Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers

The Center for Breast Care at UI Health Receives Full Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers

03/11/2016

The Center for Breast Care now has full accreditation from the three bodies it recognizes for establishing care standards. Read More

Providers Weigh In: A Sharp Mind Starts with a Good Night’s Sleep

Providers Weigh In: A Sharp Mind Starts with a Good Night’s Sleep

03/01/2016

More than 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Learn how to avoid chronic sleep deprivation, which can lead to permanent brain changes. Read More

Olympic ‘Flame’: Dr. Mark R. Hutchinson to Serve on Medical Team at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Olympic ‘Flame’: Dr. Mark R. Hutchinson to Serve on Medical Team at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

02/29/2016

The selection is fulfillment of lifelong dream for UIC athletics head physician. Read More

UI Health’s Partnership with The Chicago Lighthouse Provides Jobs to Underrepresented Work Force

UI Health’s Partnership with The Chicago Lighthouse Provides Jobs to Underrepresented Work Force

02/10/2016

Since starting in 2014, UI Health now employs nearly 60 staff members from The Chicago Lighthouse Read More

Dr. Susan Bleasdale Educates Chicagoans About Zika Virus

Dr. Susan Bleasdale Educates Chicagoans About Zika Virus

02/07/2016

As spring travelers embark for warm destinations, it’s important they know how the virus can be contracted and transmitted. Read More

UI Health Will Help Link Chronically Homeless Patients to Housing Services

UI Health Will Help Link Chronically Homeless Patients to Housing Services

01/27/2016

A $100,000 grant will allow UI Health to develop a way to link homeless patients to housing services improving their health and reducing overall healthcare costs Read More

Providers Weigh In: Don’t Let Type 2 Diabetes Control Your Life

Providers Weigh In: Don’t Let Type 2 Diabetes Control Your Life

01/26/2016

About 27 million people in the U.S. have type 2 diabetes. Many don’t even know they have it. Left uncontrolled, it can lead to complications and even death. Read More

Federal, Local, and State Leaders Visit UI Health Encouraging People to get Health Insurance

Federal, Local, and State Leaders Visit UI Health Encouraging People to get Health Insurance

01/14/2016

Danny Davis and other Federal, Local, and State Leaders Visit Mile Square Health Center Encouraging People to get Health Insurance Read More

UI Health Recognized for Treatment of Rare Blood Vessel Disease

UI Health Recognized for Treatment of Rare Blood Vessel Disease

01/13/2016

The Sturge-Weber Foundation has designated the UI Health a Center of Excellence for patients living with Sturge-Weber syndrome, a rare vascular disorder that can cause neurological abnormalities and glaucoma. Read More

Providers Weigh In: Regular Eye Checks are Crucial to Prevent Blindness

Providers Weigh In: Regular Eye Checks are Crucial to Prevent Blindness

01/05/2016

Over 2.7 million people in the U.S. over age 40 have Glaucoma. This number will reach 4.2 million in the next 15 years, reports the National Eye Institute. Awareness can slow down the disease. Read More